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Woman Around Town: Joan Giordano—
A Painter Finds Her Passion for Paper

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
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During the last presidential election, Joan Giordano became very involved watching the political process unfold. “I was totally sucked in,” she said. “All these talking

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Robert Crais Tackles Human Trafficking in Taken

Sunday, February 26th, 2012
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Human trafficking has been identified as the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. It’s easy to see why. Trading vulnerable human beings for the

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Woman Around Town: Nancy Lee—
Celebrating the Year of the Dragon

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
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According to the Chinese calendar, Nancy Lee was born in the Year of the Monkey, specifically the Fire Monkey whose traits include strength and determination.

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Blue Caravan—”A Home to Feed My Guests”

Monday, June 13th, 2011
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Chef/Owner Mei Chau loves the color blue. She loves flamenco. And quite naturally, as a native of Malaysia of Chinese heritage, she loves multi-cultural cuisine.

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Biutiful—Javier Bardem as a Father Racing Against Time

Monday, January 31st, 2011
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Alejandro González Iñárritu’s film, Biutiful, exposes the underbelly of Barcelona, that part of the city inhabited by immigrants from Asia and Africa, who earn their

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Boneshaker—Young Adult Novel in the Steampunk Genre

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
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As my introduction to the Steampunk genre, Boneshaker by Cherie Priest is an adventure in intrigue, survival and family secrets. Just in case anyone else

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Masa 14—The Marriage of Two Cuisines

Friday, October 1st, 2010
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Fusion of Mexican and Asian?! Two favorites, that’s for sure!! The trick is to combine these two ethnic foods so that they compliment rather than

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Ann Volkwein Saxton—Mixt Salads

Sunday, June 20th, 2010
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Ann Volkwein Saxton is a study in contrasts – pretty, blonde and brainy, her cookbook roster boasts a wide swath of good eating. Italian cooking

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