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  • A Bittersweet Journey
  • A Bittersweet Journey

    After an eight-year break, fans and critics wondered, had Gillian Welch lost her muse?
      could channel the arcane mysteries of the American folk tradition while simultaneously capturing the struggles and triumphs of modern life in her timeless ballads. She was an artist — along with her close musical collaborator and duo partner David Rawlings — who had staked out her own singular territory, and was here to stay.
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  • The Song of the Summer
  • The Song of the Summer

    The anthem of this season is about a girl who kinda, sorta wants you to call her
      Not every summer has a song, but when a Song of the Summer arrives, you will know. There is no democratic process behind its selection; there is no pop music electoral college. It just happens. And this summer it happened to a cut called “Call Me Maybe” by someone named Carly Rae Jepsen.
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  • Mortgage Millions
  • Mortgage Millions

    How Washington and Idaho are using millions meant to ease the foreclosure mess
      After a divorce and medical problems in 2008, Young, 42, got a three-month forbearance from her bank. She thought that meant she had those months paymentfree to catch up on her other bills, and that those months’ payments would be moved to the end of her mortgage.
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  • For Your Consideration
  • For Your Consideration

    The Charles Dickens of graphic novels. Plus, new work from Joan Didion and a vegetarian baking book
      keeps the storyâeuro;™s location ambiguous, he makes clear comments on the similarities between Islam and Christianity. After reading the 672-page graphic novel, one reviewer called Thompson the âeuro;œCharles Dickens of the genre.âeuro;�.
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  • What Things Remain
  • What Things Remain

    A local artist on little black dresses and how so much of creation is about erosion.
      McWilliams’ art works with notions of creation and destruction, both mental and environmental, so it’s fitting that her artist’s studio — a disintegrating, two-story brick storefront across from Piggy Mart on Third Avenue — is, in her words, “condemnable.
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  • Schmooze Sisters
  • Schmooze Sisters

    It’s one meshuggeneh after another in this Sisters play. They’re crazy!
      But with whom did audience members have to identify, after all? The hotsy-totsy banker? All these other limousine liberals, jetting all over the world? No, my friends. But the wife and mother from suburban Boston — the middle sister, this one they call Gorgeous Teitelbaum — her.
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  • Digging Out
  • Digging Out

    Why watch a depressing movie about a dead kid? Because sometimes even sadness contains laughter and hope.
      In the film’s seemingly peaceful opening, Becca (Nicole Kidman) is attentively working her spacious garden, “trying to get things back in order,” she says to a neighbor. When her husband, Howie (Aaron Eckhart), comes home from work, she’s smiling, putting together a nice dinner for them.
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  • Snow, Racists, and a Found Volkswagen
  • Snow, Racists, and a Found Volkswagen

    While some undeniably important things happened in the Inland Northwest this year, the following crap is what we’ll be remembered for
      As a broad spectrum of generally annoyed conservative people were loosely gathering themselves into a “movement” that more closely resembled gripe sessions in retirement communities, one woman from North Idaho briefly became the face of the Tea Party after the New York Times.
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  • Graveyard Girls
  • Graveyard Girls

    Ever since Harry, Abe and Murray passed, their wives have been sniffling, dithering and prowling
      Getting together with the girls can be fun, but clubs that meet in somber settings are doomed to fracture — and sure enough, Doris, Ida and Lucille differ in their grieving styles, their attitudes toward tradition, their willingness to re-enter the social scene.
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  • Princess Ka'iulani
  • Princess Ka'iulani

    Take everything from one spoiled princess and all you’re left with is drama.
      there used to be a time when pineapple wasn’t securely brought to us by Dole. a time when hawaii was a sovereign nation, with a beautiful palace and an even more beautiful royal family in control of the throne. as the 19th century grew to a close, however, american businessmen began to see the financial potential of the annexation of hawaii.
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  • Big Hair, Big Laughs
  • Big Hair, Big Laughs

    In laughing and crying, in camaraderie and tragedy, the Civic’s six-woman ensemble mostly succeeds in Steel Magnolias
      Spoiled, perhaps, by the beloved 1989 film adaptation, viewers may forget how difficult it is to get the tone of Harling’s play just right. His dialogue teeters between being delightfully heightened for the stage and being too clever to be credible: “The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.
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  • Ascetic Love
  • Ascetic Love

    The Last Station, covering the final year of Tolstoy’s life, highlights the struggle between natural impulses and restraint
      Their disagreement, which has big ramifications for the international Tolstoyan movement circa 1910, may sometimes seem like a marital spat in director Michael Hoffman’s film and is, on occasion, played for comedy. (Here’s Dame Helen Mirren creeping along a balcony.
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