Misericordia University English professor’s book examines ‘Renaissance Encyclopaedism’

DALLAS TWP. — W. Scott Blanchard, a professor of English at Misericordia University, collaborated with Andrea Severi, a research fellow at the University of Bologna, Italy, to edit the academic research book, “Renaissance Encyclopaedism: Studies in Curiosity and Ambition.’’ Published by the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies at Victoria College in the University of […]

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Is there a real haunted house in Clarks Summit?

CLARKS SUMMIT — Homes aren’t supposed to shake on their own. They may creak, they may grumble, but a living room’s walls usually won’t shudder without a catalyst. Despite logic, that’s what we experienced in the living room of The Bedford House – and it wasn’t even the most illogical thing to happen on a […]

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Scranton’s on the Fringe for the second year in a row; film festivals, workshops and performances are set to take place

SCRANTON — A drag queen playing eight Gameboys, a young family trapped inside an Applebee’s, and a show about farts. It’s not MTV’s Thursday fall lineup — it’s the Scranton Fringe Festival. From Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, the second Scranton Fringe Festival takes over venues throughout downtown Scranton with more than 50 performances produced […]

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