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5 Excellent Animated Films NOT produced by Disney

Princess Aurora, Cinderella, and Ariel

It is true that for decades Disney studios have produced widely popular films for children. It is also true that Disney films are regularly criticized for portraying cultural, racial, and gender stereotypes that cause many parents to question the problematic messages they give to children. Despite the controversies associated with Disney films, I admit that I have enjoyed the occasional screening of Sleeping Beauty and other […]

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Seattle: The Edible City

Seattle Maki Roll

From now until September 2017, Seattle's Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) will be presenting the exhibit Edible City, a guide to what, where, and how people experience food in the Emerald City. If you aren't already aware of the many delicious products grown and produced in the Puget Sound region, here is an introduction to some […]

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YA Books To Help You Survive Your Winter Break

The two weeks of winter break are fast approaching and if you're looking for a way to pass the long, dark, cold hours I suggest you check out one of these winter or holiday-inspired books. Each book is set during the winter months and pairs perfectly with a cup of something hot. From tree decorating, […]

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Family Gathering Survival Guide

Norman Rockwell Painting of Family eating Thanksgiving dinner together

What makes you the most nervous about spending the holidays with your extended family? Is it the nosy relative who needs to know every last detail of your personal life? Or maybe it's the inevitable heated argument about politics that you know can't be stopped this election year? Regardless of the source of your discomfort, […]

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