Have you ever felt dissatisfied with your formal education? That you learned Shakespeare’s first name or memorized the periodic table, but not anything practical?
Eli Voorhies (he/him) is the opinions editor this quarter. Previously, he was a city life reporter and editor. In his free time, he climbs, photographs and spends more time messing around than working at Legendary Vinyl Records. You can reach him at email@example.com.
I may not be welcome in my home after this article is published. All three of my roommates love Madonna. Over the past two weeks, we launched into a series of debates – somewhat friendly, more parts fiery – over her music.
I was probably 10 years old. I zigzagged through the metal poles and balconies of a play structure, evading my dad in a game of tag. Jimmy Cliff’s sweet, melodic voice pumped in my ears through an iPod.
Attendees of Empty Bowls 2023, hosted by Boundary Bay Brewery on June 17, will get to take home a custom bowl — donated by local artists or schools – and can expect soup, bread, a silent auction and live music.
The faded superhero panels pasted on window panes outside of The Comics Place disguise the flood of color that greets people when they enter the interior — comic books, figurines, board games and playing cards of all sorts line every inch of the space.
The Bellingham Centennial History Pole — reinstalled in front of the Whatcom County Courthouse as of April 17 — tells the story of Lummi Nation leaders welcoming early European settlers. Lummi story poles invite viewers to follow their carvings up one side and down the other, communicating an event or legend.
The opening of Village Books and Paper Dreams helped to revitalize Fairhaven in the 1980s. Since then, the bookstore has stuck to its motto of “building community, one book at a time” with its regular readings, writing workshops and family-friendly events.
After 13 months of providing art and poetry to the community, the treasured Corridor zine – name inspired by the I-5 corridor – is closing its press.
Since the first Earth Day in 1970, events around environmental protection have evolved. Originally, more than 20 million participants were involved — to some degree — in protests, marches and other events across the nation, fighting to create political change.