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Best Independent Newsstand

Crescent Tobacco Shop and Newsstand

Newsstands are a common delight in cities like New York, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, but here on the frontier, an independent newsstand is a rare treat, one to be savored like ice cream and supported like a baby's head. Sure, you could just go online and read the latest news from around the world for free, but shouldn't you really be paying for the news—like you do your computer applications and music? Crescent Tobacco keeps it real, with copies of everything from International Socialist Review to Homeland Security Today—and plenty of XXX magazines. Grab a magazine and a cigar; you won't find this stuff at Borders. Support a dying system, and buy your news on paper.