I’d decided to stop eating meat some years before she came into my life, and I had to figure out what would be OK to consume. Only plants? Nothing with a face? No one who runs away?
Until about a hundred years ago, the worth of a poem was measured by how noble and elevated was its subject and its manner of delivery, but with the appearance of modernism all hell broke loose and suddenly there were all sorts of subjects one had license to write about.
Plenty of Native people still celebrate the holiday, too. Everyone has the time off and no one is against gratitude. It’s complicated. And I would never condemn a Native person or family for having a meal together. The problem is deep and systemic.
The great value of travel is the opportunity it offers you to pry open your hometown blinders and broaden your perspective. And when we implement that world view as citizens of our great nation, we make travel a political act. Here are my top 10 tips for doing just that:
Although few Americans made literature out of the First World War, European writers – men who served, women who waited and people who opposed the war – produced novels, memoirs and poetry that are still almost unbearable to read for their painful evocation of the battlefield and the emotional costs of war.
Squirrels hide many more acorns than they can find, and thus we have oaks. And a child might hide precious belongings, then hide the map that gives their location, then hide the clue to where the map is hidden. Dan Gerber, who lives in California, remembers just such a hiding place, as well as a place and time that’s far beyond finding.
Rick Steves has been guiding Americans through Europe for so many years, it’s like an old friend leading us along the ancient cobbled streets. His book, “Travel as a Political Act” urges Americans to go beyond tourist attractions and dig deeper in their travels, to engage with the people we meet and understand what makes us different – and how we are the same.
On Monday, the night before one of the most hotly contested midterm elections in recent U.S. history, Nicholas Kristof will be at Gonzaga University in Spokane talking about the state of American journalism in the era of “fake news” and President Donald Trump’s assertion that journalists are enemies of the people
“Bing Crosby: Swinging On a Star – The War Years 1940-1946,” Giddins’ second Crosby biography, hits shelves Tuesday.
A young father and his two small children, tucked into a comfortable old chair at the end of a day. What could feel better than that?
Jack Nisbet discusses his book about them, “The Dreamer and the Doctor,” his interest in the Leibergs, how he came to learn of them and the footprint they left behind.
After more than four decades and nine drafts, acclaimed Grays Harbor author and butterfly expert Dr. Robert Michael Pyle has released his first novel.
This column originates from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, and a half-hour’s drive south there’s a creek with flat stones on its floor where wagons passed down and over the muddy bottom, up the other bank, and on west to Oregon. Here’s a poem about that great migration, by Kim Lozano, a poet from St. Louis.
Local author Claire Rudolf Murphy leads a panel on Youth Leadership in the spirit of her latest nonfiction work, “Martin and Bobby.”
The state also honors former poet laureate Tod Mashall for his work on the Washington poetry anthology “WA 129.”
Oakes won for “The Arsonist” and Marshall received a special award for “WA 129.”
“I listened to the police officer and in that moment had to decide. Who do I want to be in the world?”
Spokane got a taste of that humor Wednesday evening at the Bing Crosby Theater, where “Longmire” author Craig Johnson was featured as the most recent author of The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club.
The Spokesman-Review published "100 Things to Do in Spokane Before You Die" on Oct. 1 and we invited readers to share their local favorites and bucket list picks. Here's what readers are saying.
Sometimes it can be hard to tell where author Craig Johnson ends and his signature creation, Sheriff Walt Longmire, begins. Both live in small-town, rural Wyoming, drive battered old trucks, wear big cowboy hats and are known for their decency and generosity of spirit.
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