Sam Shepard: In Memoriam

The great playwright, actor, and author Sam Shepard passed away this past week from complications of Lou Gehrig's disease. Over the years, he wrote 55 plays and acted in more than 50 films. Shepard was also an accomplished screenwriter. His work was critically acclaimed and honored by numerous awards as well. The poet and musician […]

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Favorite Fictional Families

They say you can pick your friends, but you can't pick your family. This may be true, but it doesn't mean that we all can't get along to some degree with our parents and other family members. And yet still, however much I love my blood relatives, I also believe in the power of the […]

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Meet the Girls @

Each March we celebrate Women's History Month, and this year's theme is Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business. At there are loads of amazing online exhibits and collections curated from some of the major Washington D.C. cultural institutions, including the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress. In just a quick glance, I found several subjects […]

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Seattle: The Edible City

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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Family Gathering Survival Guide

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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