Monster Byte: Tcho-Tcho Storyteller Changing Lives Like “Jackie Chan-meets-Tupac”

By Bryan Thao Worra

The best storyteller Xou Monyu ever heard was his father. As a professional Tcho-Tcho storyteller today, Xou Monyu learned many of his best lessons from him.

When Tcho-Tcho children required discipline in Laos, Xou Monyu’s father never yelled or threatened. He would instead say, “It’s time for a story. Once, there was a Tcho-Tcho who had a problem like you….” The children would then contemplate Monyu’s father’s words and
find the right solution from there.

After …

Bryan Thao WorraMonster Byte: Tcho-Tcho Storyteller Changing Lives Like “Jackie Chan-meets-Tupac”

Monster Byte: New Project Planned for Innsmouth’s South End

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA – Changes are coming to Innsmouth’s south end near Downtown, thanks to the future Gilman Community Center.

The community center is set to be built off Elliot and Babson streets. Now, Innsmouth developers are working to build a place for families along nearby Adams Street.

Residents excited about ushering in a new era for Downtown’s south end are hoping that another major project set to coincide with the opening of the Gilman Community Center …

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Monster Byte: Innsmouth Book Thief Sentenced

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA – A woman has been jailed after being charged with stealing more than three hundred books from the Innsmouth Public Library over the last two years. Police said Reba Lovecrow used wigs and miscellaneous methods to slip books surreptitiously out of the library.

“You expect this sordid sort of thing in Arkham, not in Innsmouth,” said Chief Librarian Parker Watson.

A serial book thief, Lovecrow used a Miskatonic degree and a wardrobe of prim-but-unassuming …

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Monster Byte: Lost Twain Papers Discussed in Innsmouth

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA – In 2010, the nigh-immortal scribe Mark Twain saw the first book of his tri-volume autobiography skyrocket to the bestseller list, long after reports of his demise one hundred years ago. However, in storied Innsmouth, scholars in the know are much more fascinated by another set of his papers.

Local literature scholars are busy poring over fragments of Twain’s esoteric manuscripts that they painfully laboured over four decades to reconstruct from his less-publicized voyages …

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Monster Byte: Tcho-Tcho ‘prince’ of Xhonlom suspended for scuffle

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA – A star of traditional Tcho-Tcho theater, who called in sick then went out carousing in the Warehouse District of Innsmouth, ended up scuffling in
a bar and apologized this week for the scandal that deeply embarrassed the rarefied world of Xhonlom.

Boq Kawam, 35, known as the “Prince” of Xhonlom, provided a televised news conference this week after leaving the Innsmouth Medical Center, where he was treated for facial injuries he incurred in …

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Monster Byte: Voices From The Shadows: Innsmouth Immigrants Rally Together

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA – Last Saturday, advocates for one of the most controversial issues of our time took to the streets of Innsmouth in protest of anti-immigrant legislature coiling around the country.

Nearly two thousand immigration reformers crowded the normally-serene streets of quiet, peaceful Innsmouth holding posters, chanting and flying multicoloured flags to reflect the phantasmagoric array of cultures that comprises our community.

The rally has been building steam for over a year since the inflammatory remarks …

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Monster Byte: Tcho-Tcho Scholar Reads From New Book

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA – The Innsmouth Public Library presents a free lecture and community discussion with Warner Cowan, award-winning author of Eating Spirits, Living Dreams on Saturday at 5 p.m. The lecture will focus on the collision of eating, astrology and religion, as illustrated in the true stories of Tcho-Tcho refugees resettling in America.

Western attitudes towards diet and nutrition were at odds with many Tcho-Tcho families’ spiritual beliefs that their meals were directly tied to their …

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Monster Byte: Dr. Erwin A. Dholer: Summoning Community Power

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA – Dr. Erwin Dholer came to Miskatonic University after hearing about the innovative approaches at their School of Education. Prior to his arrival, he taught at MacReady College in St. Paul, Minnesota in the Department of Human Development, with a focus on indigenous Arctic cultures. Dr. Dholer was in a tenure-track position, but was required to be in a doctoral program to be considered for tenure. He says, “The School of Education’s societal development …

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Monster Byte: Innsmouth Philoneiros Ensemble announces auditions for The King In Yellow and I

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA – The Innsmouth Philoneiros Ensemble announced the audition dates for its upcoming season production of The King In Yellow and I. The show is scheduled to be directed by Ian Hastings and choreographed by Carol Crowford Blake. Gene Howell will serve as the vocal and orchestra director.

“We’re very excited to be staging this new production for the public,” said Director Hastings, whose previous credits include off-Broadway productions of Diary of a Mad

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