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Theater Review Round-Up (Seattle): ‘The Comparables,’ ‘Chinglish’ & ‘Next to Normal’

Keiko Green, Cheyenne Casebier and Linda Gehringer in 'The Comparables.' Photo by Alabastro Photography

Reviews of shows from Seattle Repertory Theatre, ArtsWest, and SecondStory Repertory. Read More »

Tommy John Surgery – Three Words No MLB Pitcher Wants to Hear

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Back in 1974 when Los Angeles pitcher Tommy John had a 13-3 record before hurting his elbow, who could have guessed that the surgery Dr. Frank Jobe performed on him would save his career? More importantly, this surgery, which repairs the ulnar collateral ligament in the medial elbow by replacing it with a tendon from another part of the patient’s ... Read More »

Running Shoe Review: Topo Runventure

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Is the Topo Runventure simply a trail running shoe, or is it more? Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Old Paper Houses’ Created by Piehole with Texts by Bernadette Mayer

Old Paper Houses by Piehold at Irondale Center

In Piehole's tale of utopian communities gone sour, the company's inventive energy shines through the suffocating snows, but some shovels and a plow are desperately needed. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Boko Haram: Inside Nigeria’s Unholy War’ by Mike Smith

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Boko Haram is a growing threat, but an even bigger threat is not understanding how they got here. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘The Flick’ by New Century Theatre Company

(l to r) Emily Chisholm, Sam Hagen and Tyler Trerise in NCTC's 'The Flick.' Photo by John Ulman.

Annie Baker’s Pulitzer-winning 'The Flick' is, in some ways, the theatrical equivalent of the slow cinema school. Read More »

The Best Free Budgeting Apps

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You can use any of these highly rated free apps for all of your budgeting needs. Read More »

Gadget Review: Bamboo Keyboard & Wooden iPhone case from Impecca

Impecca Bamboo Wireless Keyboard

Impecca gives you two new eco-friendly products to bring your gadgets a little closer to Earth. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Off-Broadway): ‘The Nomad,’ a New Musical by Elizabeth Swados and Erin Courtney

'The Nomad' at the Flea Theater. Photo by Isaiah Tanenbaum

Swados's newest musical expands out of its narrative thinness with sheer artistic energy, solid performances, and, not least, commitment to its highly stylized presentation. Read More »

Opera Review (NYC): Handel’s ‘Semele’ Directed by Zhang Huan at BAM

Jane Archibald Canadian Opera Company Semele Handel BAM

Some critics disdained this production when it settled in Canada in 2012. But while in some respects it may confound, it feels honest, both musically and theatrically. Plus: Sumo wrestlers! Read More »