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Banff Film Festival–an adventure without the work

Banff Film Festival–an adventure without the work

Endurance and perseverance were two of the words that came to mind while watching the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Chico State earlier this month. While the local event is two nights, I only went to the one April 5. The actual festival in Canada was last fall. This...

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Table Mountain wildflowers slow to sprout in chilly spring

Table Mountain wildflowers slow to sprout in chilly spring

With it being such a cold, wet spring, the flowers at Table Mountain were far from their peak on the first Friday of April. The good thing about this is that we were also able to see plenty of water flowing from the falls. In other words, we were on sensory overload...

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‘Burning Man’ becomes comedic musical in Baja Sur

‘Burning Man’ becomes comedic musical in Baja Sur

I can finally say I’ve been to Burning Man, well, sort of, and not really. I’ve seen the play. I’m sure that counts. Burning Man the Musical is the whimsical, satirical brainchild of Dillon Porter, who founded Teatro Pescadero in November 2020. The inspiration for...

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Book Review: The doctor who wanted to cure the world

Book Review: The doctor who wanted to cure the world

Paul Farmer was a man who wanted to change the world—and he did. No one gets out of this world without being touched by some infectious disease. After all, we just lived through a pandemic. AIDS and tuberculosis were two of the biggies Farmer dealt with. While he...

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