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  After seeing her star-making turn in Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” last year all that Hulu had to do to get me to watch its true-crime miniseries … more
When I hear Zero Waste So flashy, all or nothing, one of those bossy change maker fad ideas. ZERO Waste is daunting, and unsustainable in its absoluteness, and not welcoming with an … more
  I'd meant to see "Dumb Money" near the end of last year, but recent absurdities in the news had me feeling weirdly nostalgic for the comparatively quaint online firestorms of the COVID … more
  Once a quarter I’m taking you into my kitchen for a look at what I’m learning, and how it adds to a kitchen life.   New Cuisine—Africa I’m … more
“What has happened to Olympic Pride?” is a question posed frequently over the past few months. The answer is positive and affirming. While the non-profit organization “Olympic … more
I somehow missed "Saint Maud," the 2019 debut film by writer-director Rose Glass, but after seeing "Love Lies Bleeding," which Glass directed and co-wrote with Weronika Tofilska, I'm definitely … more
Sidonie Maroon, Culinary Educator for the Food Co-op   My inner spring cleaning happens while at the sink with soapy hands, hanging up a pot, or grabbing the milk bottle from the … more
For generations, straw bales have been used to grow a steady supply of fresh vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Like other traditional gardening practices, they’re enjoying a resurgence as … more
By Kirk Boxleitner   For all the films that have been so hotly debated this Oscar season — I will now remind everyone forever that Godzilla is no longer just "King of the … more
By Sidonie Maroon Culinary Educator for the Food Co-op   Life Lessons My Grandma, Winnie A. Dennis Wilson, born February 29, 1916, gave me cooking lessons every weekend of my … more
By Kirk Boxleitner   In adapting Martin Amis' 2014 novel, "The Zone of Interest," to the big screen, writer-director Jonathan Glazer takes seriously the phrase, "the banality of evil," … more
By Sidonie Maroon Culinary educator for The Food Co-op   As cooks, we’re the gatekeepers of our family’s health, and we decide how the pantry is stocked. This goes for … more
Curated by Katherine Darrow   One hundred years ago in Port Townsend, a branch of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) was located at Washington and Taylor Streets at the … more
      I know I’ve done my job when the first reaction to a spoonful of soup is a long sigh with closed eyes and a smile.The more you make wonderful soup, the more … more
    The previous week's weather had me housebound, so no trips to the movie theater for me. Instead, I bunkered down and caught up on streaming series, as two shows ended their … more
    As a Washington state boy, there’s no way I wasn’t reviewing this week’s premiere of “The Boys in the Boat,” based on the 2013 book by Daniel … more
    "Ferrari" is every inch a Michael Mann film. Its acting, cinematography and production are all impeccable, but I didn't find the end result entirely compelling. Mann has … more
  Look back to remember what works If you’re serious about improving your culinary skills, then sit down with a cup of coffee close to the New Year and reflect on what … more
      Friday, January 4th, 1924   Canned: Shine Man Says Hundreds of Tons of Fine Fruit Now Going to Waste W.R. Hicks, of Shine, known as one of the … more
By Carole Marshall   Downstairs in the finished basement of my home is a mixed bag. One portion is a jumble, but open the door to the back room and you’ll find a neat and tidy … more
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