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Northwest Passages stories from The Spokesman-Review

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Reading the Northwest: Book club authors share their 2018 favorites

The Spokesman-Review launched Northwest Passages just over a year ago as a book club and community forum with a mission to get people reading – and talking. If anything, we underestimated the passion of our readers, as crowds packed some of the biggest venues we could find to hear writers including Craig Johnson, creator of the Longmire mysteries; Jess Walter, the best-selling Spokane novelist; and Tara Westover, debut author of a celebrated memoir about overcoming her difficult upbringing in rural Idaho.

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The Instant Pot meets fine dining – for a good cause

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 7:04 a.m.

The evening’s guests will savor a gourmet feast cooked right in front of them and displayed on three large video boards across the room. They’ll also learn tips and tricks for using an Instant Pot at home.
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Chef’s grand idea goes in the pot … the Instant Pot

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 7:10 a.m.

Spokane chef Chad White thought it would be fun to try to prepare a four-course, fine-dining experience using just an Instant Pot. So he’ll do it, with help from best-selling Instant Pot cookbook author Laurel Randolph, in a Dec. 5 event from the Northwest Passages Book Club.
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10 tips for travel as a political act

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:
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Reading the Northwest: Why Rick Steves sees travel as a political act

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

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.
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100 Things To Do In Spokane: Reader Submissions

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.