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The politics of dancing | A Moment's Notice

"At the root of the varied manifestations of dancing lies the common impulse to resort to movement to externalize states which we cannot externalize by rational means. This is... — Updated 3/12/2021

 

Across the border, Vietnamese sandwiches | Arts & Appetite

I broke the rules a little bit for this Arts & Appetite restaurant review. I traveled over the border – the Snohomish-King County border, that is. It is barely a quarter-mile... — Updated 3/4/2021

 

The books that rewrite our stories | A Moment's Notice

"It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive." – James... — Updated 2/26/2021

 

Teriyaki: The yummiest of Seattle originals | Arts & Appetite

Ah, teriyaki. We all remember in our teens or 20s and feeling like we had found this amazing "real meal" when we were just starting to form our own eating habits and preferences. He... — Updated 2/19/2021

 

Pizza Diaries, Volume 2 | Arts & Appetite

After the first volume of the Pizza Diaries in The Beacon's Art & Appetite column last month, Beacon readers shared many of their experiences searching for the perfect pizza pie in... — Updated 2/4/2021

 

A refreshing lack of complexity

The Inca lived by three simple rules: “Do not lie. Do not steal. Do not be lazy.” This lovely and simple approach to life was the code of conduct that guided most aspects of Incan culture, and if the staggering complexity and... — Updated 1/29/2021

 

Pho: Classic comfort food at Than Brothers

Sometimes, especially on a chilly, cloudy day, nothing sounds better than a big bowl of noodles in steaming hot broth. Pho, the Vietnamese soup traditionally made with broth, rice... — Updated 1/22/2021 Full story

 

The Roller Coaster of Mores | A Moment's Notice

Who likes a roller coaster as much as I do? Strapped in tightly by a three-point restraint to a plastic seat, looking about anxiously from several stories high, anticipating (and... — Updated 1/15/2021

 

A change in political climate? | A Moment's Notice

We must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. When we talk about the climate these days, it is the political climate, not the environment, that is on most minds.... — Updated 12/3/2020

 

In Lynnwood: The perfect potato – and much more | Arts & Appetite

Peruvian cuisine is known for its potatoes. After all, more than 4,000 varieties of native potatoes grow in the Andean highlands of Peru, Boliva, and Ecuador. But Rinconcito... — Updated 5/31/2019

 

For the love of trees at Cascadia Art Museum | Arts & Appetite

Cascadia Art Museum’s current exhibition, “Woodland Reverie: The Art of Helen Loggie,” surrounds you with trees, just like many of our favorite spots in Washington. Helen... — Updated 4/18/2019

 

From Scriber students: Another form of ‘Light’ | Arts & Appetite

This past Saturday evening, more than 120 guests were treated to a remarkable performance for the Scriber Lake book release at Edmonds Lutheran Church. Titled “Listen: Young... — Updated 2/23/2019 Full story

 

Bringing art home in Lynnwood | Arts & Appetite

The Lynnwood Arts Commission took a larger than expected step toward initiating its mural program and supporting more public art throughout the city as more than 350 patrons attended the inaugural Art of Food & Wine... — Updated 2/10/2019

 

Holiday cheer at Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds | Arts & Appetite

With its current exhibition, “Vintage Christmas Cards by Northwest Artists, 1909-1990,” Cascadia Art Museum shows us the personalized family holiday card before the age of photo greeting cards. The cards are colorful,... — Updated 12/14/2018

 

2 restaurants that taste like home

They say you can’t go home again. But you can eat like home again. My husband and I were both born and raised outside of Washington. He is from New Mexico, and I grew up in Philadelphia. Both places evoke strong memories because... — Updated 11/14/2018

 

The stories behind the images at Cascadia Art Museum | Arts & Appetite

With its current exhibition, “Invocation of Beauty,” Cascadia Art Museum achieves another milestone in the northwest arts community – the first in-depth study of the work and l... — Updated 11/2/2018

 

A great stop for Greek food | Arts & Appetite

When I mentioned the great, “new” Greek place I found called One Stop Market & Deli, they all said, “Oh yeah. It’s been there for three years. I love that place.” The family of seven stops there between games because... — Updated 9/21/2018

 
 By Maria A. Montalvo    News

Connecting means creating hope

Suicide leaves its mark on all age groups. On June 16, a 33-year-old woman jumped in front of a BNSF train in Edmonds in an incident witnessed by many, including children. And... — Updated 9/20/2018

 

Demonstrating artistic range and influence | Arts & Appetite

Growing up, I was surrounded by visual art painted by women – the majority by my mother, but I also vividly remember constantly studying art books with Mary Cassatt and Georgia O’Keefe and finding works by Berthe Morisot at the... — Updated 8/23/2018

 

Why can’t I just eat my waffle?

Just over 10 years ago, then-presidential candidate and Sen. Barack Obama sat in a diner as a reporter questioned him on a litany of subjects, including Middle East peace. He answered with what must have been a rhetorical... — Updated 7/18/2018

 

Why can’t I just eat my waffle? | Arts & Appetite

Just over 10 years ago, then-presidential candidate and Sen. Barack Obama sat in a diner as a reporter questioned him on a litany of subjects, including Middle East peace. He... — Updated 7/13/2018 Full story

 

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