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Sea Food
Dinner in the bay

A couple of years ago, my manfriend and I spent the Fourth of July aboard our friend’s boat at Squalicum Harbor dining on pulled pork sandwiches and a plethora of side dishes while watching the fireworks light up the night sky. And even though we didn’t motor into Bellingham Bay to watch…

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Great Pretenders
Of Hollywood and history

Just in time for hammock season comes local author Laura Kalpakian’s latest novel (her 16th), The Great Pretenders

Set in Hollywood in the 1950s, it’s got the right blend of glitz and pop culture so you can while away a sun-filled Saturday, allowing yourself to recuperate after your…

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Elizabeth Park
A tale of tells

In poker, a tell is an unconscious behavior that gives away something about a player’s hand. Maybe they scratch their ear every time they’re about to bluff. Or they drum their fingers on the table in a particular rhythm when they’ve got a good hand. The thing about a tell is that…

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Going Greek
Sophocles and beyond

iDiOM Theater isn’t known for its restraint. Not long after wrapping up its regular season with a mainstage production of Sarah Ruhl’s genre- and gender-bending play Orlando at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, the most prolific theater company around announced its Summer Rep lineup.

They…

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