Vol. 12.31.2017 | Sunday Selects

December 31, 2017

MEL DEWEES

Creating art is an essence, way of being. Since early childhood art was an escape from a troubling and humbling life. Through the loss of my parents, I came face to face with a world that was unforgiving and full of hardship.

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OBJECTS

Exhibit by Aberson has been searching for and acquiring objects from around the world. A fusion of modern design and primitive form, these design objects are hand-selected to add texture and interest to spaces.

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ROBERT MARS

Robert Mars’ artwork chronicles an evolving fascination with the Golden Age of American popular culture and celebrates the icons of the 1950’s and 1960’s. His paintings evoke a vintage quality of design and pay homage to the idealized age of growth and hopefulness that was prevalent in the USA at the end of the Depression.

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STEPHEN WILSON

Stephen is anything but traditional. The medium used for his pieces is predominantly fabric and thread, combined with sculptural 3D printing, laser engraving, and painting.

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THE BEST ROUTE TO BIG FITNESS? SMALL STEP

Ignore the urge to post a heroic effort and focus instead on the daily grind of steady improvement.

R E A D

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SLOW-COOKER CHICKEN CONGEE

Congee is a savory rice porridge often served for breakfast in China. Here, we simplify it by using boneless, skinless chicken thighs cooked with rice in a slow-cooker for a super comforting set-it-and-forget-it dinner.

E A T

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LOSE YOUR SHOES COCKTAIL

Bartender Kaiko Tulloch riffs on the Champagne cocktail with a more floral and herbal version at Lucky Liquor Co. in Edinburgh. The name for the dangerously delicious drink comes from a customer who claimed she would lose her shoes if she had a couple more.

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THE NEVER-ENDING MARATHON OF MR. DHARAM SINGH

This is the story of Dharampal Singh who, according to himself and four hastily arranged forms of ID, is 119 years old. While living that long would be a feat unto itself, it’s all the running that got our attention.

W A T C H

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TOAST OF THE NATION 2017

The New Year holiday tradition continues with the Toast of the Nation jazz party. Spirited, improvised and swinging, each hour was recorded live at Blue Note venues throughout the country and the world.

L I S T E N

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