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Scott Kelly

To me, musicians’ side projects have long been a source of fascination. Since I’ll probably never get to go rummaging through any of their medicine cabinets or read their diaries, side projects are one of the means by which formerly familiar musicians reveal the deeper mysteries that drive them.

Even for those auxiliary bands whose intentions are only half serious—take, for instance, Queens of the Stone Ages’ Josh Homme’s Eagles of Death Metal—the devotion of time and precious

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This Week

The Gristle

Good, Bad, Ugly

Good, Bad, Ugly: As the Holy Roman Empire was risible in all three of its nominative declarations (neither Roman nor empire) so too is the Majority Caucus Coalition®, the unified whole of the Republican caucus in Olympia empowered by a lone traitorous DINO, Democrat Tim Sheldon of the archly named community of Potlatch, to make mischief on a hairsbreadth Democratic majority. All three of its declarations of bipartisan consensus and brotherhood must be uttered with a smirk and a hard swallow.

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News

An Obscure Little Election

Conservation District helps farmers thrive

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“Whatcom County faces several natural resource challenges that threaten our health, culture, economy and quality of life,” notes Joy Monjure. “We’ve made progress towards salmon recovery, but still have a long way to go to improve habitat conditions. Shellfish harvest areas continue to close due to worsening water quality. The impacts of climate change, including warmer temperatures and more extreme weather events, are expected to drive a significant migration of ‘climate refugees’

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Music

Scott Kelly

Taking the Road Home

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To me, musicians’ side projects have long been a source of fascination. Since I’ll probably never get to go rummaging through any of their medicine cabinets or read their diaries, side projects are one of the means by which formerly familiar musicians reveal the deeper mysteries that drive them.

Even for those auxiliary bands whose intentions are only half serious—take, for instance, Queens of the Stone Ages’ Josh Homme’s Eagles of Death Metal—the devotion of time and precious

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Visual

Still Life

When old is new again

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Showing off stunning recent acquisitions by La Conner’s Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA), Exhibitions Director Lisa Young has assembled “Still Life”—which is, incidentally, an excellent introduction to the unique and vibrant art of the Northwest.

The colorful and influential Mark Tobey was the center of the early 20th century “Big Four,” along with Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, and Guy Anderson. The Tobey painting on display, “Pink Flower” (1928), shows the inspiration of natural

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Food

Winter Warmers

Drinking local, lifting spirits

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It’s that time of year again, when the chilly weather and the short, dark days usher us indoors. Fortunately, winter beers, also called winter warmers, are here to lift our spirits.

“Winter” beer is a loose category of seasonal ales and lagers that are released during the winter months. There is no strict style guideline, but they tend to have a big malt presence (from lightly sweet to heavily sweet), a relatively high amount of alcohol (most commonly 6 to 9 percent alcohol by volume, or

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On Stage

Late Nighters

Staying up at the iDiOM

Tobias Childs has a couple of simple tricks that allow him to stay up late; he gets at least eight hours of sleep a night and drinks lots and lots of coffee—“a gravy boat of coffee,” he says.

That regimen will come in handy over the next four months, when the actor, improviser and writer both performs in and hosts a plethora of late-night shows every weekend at Bellingham’s iDiOM Theater.

PETER Comedy, the trio Childs developed with Levi Friedman and Jacob Foerg—fellow improvisers he

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Outdoors

The Boys in the Boat

Of rowing and reading

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In 1948, my uncle, Warren DeHaven Westlund, was the stroke-man of the American boat that won the gold medal in the coxed four event during the Summer Olympics in London, England.

But until I started reading more about Daniel James Brown’s book The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, I didn’t realize how important the games “Uncle Warren” competed in were—or how much those who rowed before them had risked to make the same athletic

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Film

Foxcatcher

The American Nightmare

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An ominous pall hangs over Foxcatcher, an aura of dread and unnerving quiet that announces right from the start of the film that things are not going to end well. The story of the strange relationship between billionaire John E. du Pont (Steve Carell) and Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) has been widely documented in the news media, but for those who come into the movie not knowing what awaits, that discomfiting feeling that permeates the early scenes is not your imagination.

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Best of Bellingham

What's the best neighborhood? The one you live in, judging from this fiercely competitive category. With more than 2,400 entries in the Cascadia Weekly readers choice awards, every neighborhood was named again and again. But with so many terrific places--Trader Joe's, Hardware Sales, Kulshan Brewing Company, Jeckyl & Hyde, Homeskillet, on and on--Sunnyland comes out on top.

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Today

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Winter Fish: Learn to prepare Alaskan true cod and petrale sole using various techniques at "Winter Fish" courses with Chef Robert Fong from 6-8:30pm Tuesday at the Cordata Community Food Co-op and 6:30-9pm Wednesday at the downtown Community Food Co-op. Entry is $45, with a $7 wine option payable at class. more »

Sign Language Classes: The Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center offers American Sign Language classes as a free service to the community from 12-1pm on the first three Tuesdays of each month in Bellingham. Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. more »

Pierogi Party: Learn how to make Polish dumplings at a "Pierogi Party" at 4pm in Anacortes at Potluck Kitchen Studio, 910-A 11th St. Entry is $50 and includes recipes, instruction and a light appetizer, green salad, roasted vegetables and wine pairing. more »

All-Paces Run: Staffers and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes—by the water or through the woods. During these cold, dark months a headlamp or flashlight is required. Entry is free. more »

Waxing Basics: Expert technician Kristi Kucera will focus on "Ski/Snowboard Waxing Basics" at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. The free class will focus on a wide variety of subjects including base preparation, structure, and minor repair. Please register in advance. more »

Nerd’s Night Out Comic Book Convention: Sell your comics, trade your comics, buy comics, talk shop, have drinks and more at the latest iteration of Pacific Nerdwest's "Nerd's Night Out" from 6-9pm at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. Entry to the mini comic book convention is free. more »

Writing Workshop with Christina Nelson: Village Books and Whatcom Community College team for a Chuckanut Writers class focusing on "Creating and Sustaining a Writing Practice" with instructor Joel Gillman starting tonight from 6:30-8pm at the Fairhaven Village Inn. Classes continue weekly through Feb. 24. Entry is $95. more »

Bellingham Reads: Discuss Daniel James Brown's Boys in the Boat as today's Bellingham Reads book group at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. New members are always welcome. more »

Paddleboard Class: "Loft, Build, Paddle: A Complete Paddleboard Experience" will be the focus of a class starting tonight at 6:30pm at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. The class continues Tuesdays and Thursdays through Feb. 26. Entry is $260 and includes the process of constructing a paddleboard. more »

Bite of Bali: Nourish's Lisa Samuel will helm a "Bite of Bali" course at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. The menu items will feature recipes Samuel picked up on her recent travels to the island. Entry is $58. more »

Ayurvedic Cuisine: Balabhadra will focus on "Ayurvedic Cuisine" at a course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Guest Juliet Jivanti of Bellingham's Ayurvedic Health Center will talk about khichari in relation to Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of health. Entry is $35. more »

Carnivore Recovery: Mitch Friedman, Conservation Northwest's Executive Director, will focus on "The Status of Carnivore Recovery in Washington State" at an Audubon Society presentation at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Population status/trends, recovery efforts and legal protection information for Washington's gray wolves, grizzly bears, lynx, fishers and wolverines will be on the roster. Suggested donation is $3. more »

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