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Keaton’s The General

Keaton’s The General
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Roger Ebert wasn’t even sure if Buster Keaton’s The General (1927) was his best film, yet it appears to be one of his favorites. “Keaton defies logic with one ingenious silent comic sequence after another.” “Keaton was ambitious and fearless.” Buster Keaton was not the Great Stone Face so much as a man who kept […]

Hearts & Flowers 2016

Hearts & Flowers 2016

The day of love, Valentine’s Day, is swiftly swooping our way and it is time, once again, for The Folk Tree’s fun, beautiful, whimsical, and creative Hearts & Flower exhibit. Swearing off red roses and all things chocolate this Valentine’s Day? Come at Beverly Crist‘s unique ceramic pieces. Crist uses stamps on her slab-built plates, […]

Trained Dogs for Adoption.org

Trained Dogs for Adoption.org

Loyal, personality, special, companion. These are the traits that TrainedDogsForAdoption.org look for and develop in its last-resort rescue dogs. TDFA was founded to train and help place German Shepherds, which traditionally are difficult to place. “To our knowledge, no local rescue has ever specialized in the rehabilitation of high-drive and sometimes mischievous working shepherds residing […]

Bold Color & Tea

Bold Color & Tea

During some mundane moment—perhaps maneuvring through another twisting, tiny-tiny Trader Joe’s parking lot or balancing on the top of the step ladder while on tippy-toes trying to reach the cobwebs with a faux feather-shedding duster—and as we were entering what is defined as middle age, it finally dawned on us that A. A. Milne’s characters […]

Sasha Vom Dorp: Prequel

Sasha Vom Dorp: Prequel

It may look like CG, but according to artist Sasha vom Dorp, his work is “good ol’ fashioned photography. Sound, sunlight, and H2O.” Vom Dorp writes: I’ve made these photographs to better know my place in the universe.… I’ve built a machine in an attempt to observe elemental transactions. I’ve created a mechanical solution to […]

Art of the City Wall: Mixed Message

Art of the City Wall: Mixed Message

As a quick intro, there are four things to know about Bill Wishner: —He is 74 years old. —Though retired from his medical practice, Dr. Wishner is still a professor of medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at USC “helping to teach medical ethics.”¹ —For thirty years his focus was photography, primarily on-stage portraits […]

Pulling Down the Curtain: Walter Plunkett’s Hollywood Legacy

Pulling Down the Curtain: Walter Plunkett’s Hollywood Legacy

Walter Plunkett, a man responsible for hundreds of celebrated designs in more than 260 films over a forty-year period, is not a household name. Plunkett’s career as a self-taught costume designer included one of the most iconic film costumes of all time: Scarlett O’Hara’s Curtain Dress. Plunkett (1902-1982) also designed costumes for Singin’ in the […]

Vampire Mermaids, Tyrannical Aliens & Magical Watches

Vampire Mermaids, Tyrannical Aliens & Magical Watches

Julia Edwards is a writer. A lover of writing. A groupie of words. And she wants to spread the delight and adventure of writing. Her 2-year-old StoryLab continues to expand its creative classes. The mission? Get kids to dig the written word. From treasure hunts to The Scallion student-created newspaper, from playwriting to create-your-own class, […]

Pretty, Powerful, Pasta

Pretty, Powerful, Pasta

Pretty, Powerful, Pasta Recipe from Living Luxe Gluten Free by Michelle Lee This recipe came together when my pantry and fridge were bare. Unable to get to the store, I was limited to tomatoes, broccoli, and Trader Joe’s quinoa fusilli pasta. I combined them all then added garlic, olive oil, and anchovies to the mix. […]

Cellar by Minette Walters

Cellar by Minette Walters

Cellar by Minette Walters begins as a story of enslavement in modern day London that tugs at the heartstrings, then accelerates into a psychological thriller and becomes downright creepy. It’s claustrophobic, taking place primarily within the home of the main characters who hate, detest, and demean one another, yet cannot stop, cannot walk away. The […]

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