1. CJM Online first
 Xia, Eugene Z.

The algebraic de Rham cohomology of representation varieties
The $\operatorname{SL}(2,\mathbb C)$representation varieties of punctured surfaces
form natural families parameterized by monodromies at the punctures.
In this paper, we compute the loci where these varieties are
singular for the cases of oneholed and twoholed tori and the
fourholed sphere. We then compute the de Rham cohomologies
of these varieties of the oneholed torus and the fourholed
sphere when the varieties are smooth via the Grothendieck theorem.
Furthermore, we produce the explicit GaussManin connection
on the natural family of the smooth $\operatorname{SL}(2,\mathbb C)$representation
varieties of the oneholed torus.
Keywords:surface, algebraic group, representation variety, de Rham cohomology Categories:14H10, 13D03, 14F40, 14H24, 14Q10, 14R20 

2. CJM 2008 (vol 60 pp. 109)
 Gurjar, R. V.; Masuda, K.; Miyanishi, M.; Russell, P.

Affine Lines on Affine Surfaces and the MakarLimanov Invariant
A smooth affine surface $X$ defined over the complex field $\C$ is an $\ML_0$ surface if the
MakarLimanov invariant $\ML(X)$ is trivial. In this paper we study the topology and geometry of
$\ML_0$ surfaces. Of particular interest is the question: Is every curve $C$ in $X$ which is isomorphic
to
the affine line a fiber component of an $\A^1$fibration
on $X$? We shall show that the answer is affirmative if the Picard number
$\rho(X)=0$, but negative in case $\rho(X) \ge 1$. We shall also study the ascent and descent of
the $\ML_0$ property under proper maps.
Categories:14R20, 14L30 

3. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 1145)