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Beer Food

Hot Beer in the Winter Time

While many of us hunker down for this long dreary month, recovering from the winter holidays, we look for ways to get and keep warm. So, do we turn our backs on our beloved cold beverages and drink hot toddies? Ignoring delicious winter beers that are likely desperately crying out “Drink me!” in our refrigerators? Our Beer expert, Dikla Tuchman, has a way to use those lonesome ales: The Wassail.

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Cinema Media Performing Arts Television

KCTS’ Long Shorts – 1/2/2012: Some Great, Some Bad, Some In-Between

Though there are venues for local filmmakers to present the fruits of their labor, it could hardly be said that opportunities to reach a large audience are plentiful in the area. KCTS’s Reel NW, a program that’s a little over a year old, represents a rare chance to show a project to a potential audience that reaches most of Western Washington; this last Monday, they aired four short subject films. Jose Amador discusses them in length.

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News

Evening Edition: Well, Come On, Really

The introduction of another regular feature: Evening Edition, an end-of-the-day round-up of news items, editorial pieces and other ephemera to keep you informed as you head into the beginning of your evening.

Performing Arts Theater

This Week In Theater: Another Year’s Work Begins

It seems like an eternity since we last spoke, even though it’s only been two weeks. A mere fortnight. Lots has happened in those fourteen days; some year end lists were released, some awards were given out (with others still to come); a nice way to take a breather after the end of a busy year — your correspondent’s ruminations on that year will be coming soon. The time for rest is over; time to see if we can improve upon last year’s achievements.

Music News

Pali Chant Suite: For Strings and Thai Yoga

This 70-minute class includes a 10-minute introduction, a 50-minute piece performed by three violinists, percussionist, and backing track, while two yogis lead the class in thai yoga, a 2500 year-old sequence of simple healing poses.