Emma Jacobs http://upr.org en Holdout Pennsylvania Pelted With Gay Marriage Lawsuits http://upr.org/post/holdout-pennsylvania-pelted-gay-marriage-lawsuits In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act said that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages from states that allow them. Since the decision, couples in states which do not recognize same-sex marriages have filed a flurry of lawsuits.<p>Conditions are ripe for litigation in those states, like Pennsylvania. In July, a rogue county clerk outside Philadelphia started granting marriage licenses to gays and lesbians, defying the state's ban.<p>Pennsylvania filed suit against D. Sun, 06 Oct 2013 20:51:00 +0000 Emma Jacobs 31427 at http://upr.org Holdout Pennsylvania Pelted With Gay Marriage Lawsuits To Catch A Suspect — On Pinterest http://upr.org/post/catch-suspect-pinterest Pinterest is known as a place where people share recipes, crafts or fashion. But a new set of images have started showing up on the social media site: mug shots.<p>Bonnie Stankunas has come to the post office in Pottstown, Pa., her entire life. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 07:53:00 +0000 Emma Jacobs 17358 at http://upr.org To Catch A Suspect — On Pinterest Kind of Like 'eFarmony': Matching Farmers With Urban Landowners For Fun And Profit http://upr.org/post/kind-efarmony-matching-farmers-urban-landowners-fun-and-profit Many farmers want their farms to be located close to a city - especially organic farmers who'd like to sell their produce at big urban farmers markets. But the price of land within range of a big city is sky high and only getting higher.<p>Most small farmers buy their land, but some are now looking to lease in suburban or exurban areas. And to do that, they're using something straight out of <a href="http://youtu.be/59Hj7bp38f8">Fiddler On The Roof</a>: A matchmaker.<p>Marilyn Anthony is one such matchmaker. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:28:00 +0000 Emma Jacobs 16310 at http://upr.org Kind of Like 'eFarmony': Matching Farmers With Urban Landowners For Fun And Profit America's First Celebrity Robot Is Staging A Comeback http://upr.org/post/americas-first-celebrity-robot-staging-comeback Before IBM's Watson and Deep Blue, there was another celebrity robot: Elektro.<p>The first robot introduced to Americans, Elektro was the 7-foot-tall man who greeted millions of visitors who streamed through the gates of the 1939 World's Fair. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 21:10:00 +0000 Emma Jacobs 5088 at http://upr.org America's First Celebrity Robot Is Staging A Comeback An Inuit Builder Crafts His Last Canoe http://upr.org/post/inuit-builder-crafts-his-last-canoe In a remote corner of northern Canada, Joe Goudie is at work on his very last boat for sale.<p>The Inuit community in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador once used wood and canvas canoes to navigate the rivers of Labrador.<p>Goudie, 72, is Inuit, but grew up as that tradition was drawing to a close.<p>Today, he's the last person building wooden canoes in this corner of Canada.<p>"The one thing you need to remember — not just [about] building canoes, but working with wood — the wood is going to want to assume its natural shape," Goudie says at his workshop. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 16:30:00 +0000 Emma Jacobs 3392 at http://upr.org An Inuit Builder Crafts His Last Canoe Newfoundland Gives Whole New Meaning To Ice Cold Beer http://upr.org/post/newfoundland-gives-whole-new-meaning-ice-cold-beer The year the <a href="http://www.quidividibrewery.ca/award-winning-beers/iceberg/">Quidi Vidi Brewing Co.</a> started brewing beer with iceberg water, a giant iceberg floated up against the cliffs around St. John's, Newfoundland.<p>"It was a big berg and it jammed right across the harbor here," says Charlie Rees, the brewery's tour guide.<p>Rees says Newfoundlanders have a curious relationship with icebergs. On the one hand, they're a fact of life. On the other, when that iceberg was in the harbor's mouth, hundreds of people came down to gawk. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 08:27:00 +0000 Emma Jacobs 3260 at http://upr.org Newfoundland Gives Whole New Meaning To Ice Cold Beer