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A Shot through the Wall
Filmmaking with Passion and Purpose: Aimee Long takes on the Hard Conversation

Aimee Long is not afraid to take on difficult topics.  In her first feature-length film, “A Shot through the Wall,” Long confronts systemic racism through the story of an Asian American police…

Concha on a plate
Conchas: The Mexican Culinary Treat with a Loaded History

Move over, churro; there’s another delicious symbol of Mexican heritage headed for a Latinx bakery near you.  The humble concha, a type of pan dulce (sweet bread) has a history as rich…

paint by numbers
Paint by Numbers: The Popular Foray into the Oldest Art Medium

The first patent for the paint by numbers technique was filed in 1923. But the famous crafters’ take on painting didn’t become a marketable product until 1951. The Palmer Show Card Paint…

Ecosystem
Building an Ecosystem for Earth Day: The Shire in my Backyard

In honor of Earth Day, we are building a shire in our backyard. Not the dictionary definition of a shire, (meaning a county in England).  But rather, the fantasy world one, as…

tetrachromats
Tetrachromats and Trichromats: What do you see?

How many colors can you count in the image above? Fewer than 20, you’re a dichromat. Between 20 and 32, you’re a trichromat. Above 32, you’re in the select few known as…

Breakfast Sandwiches are the Champion We Need

Breakfast foods come in all shapes and sizes. Sweet or savory? Pancakes, French toast or crepes? Would you like your eggs poached, scrambled or sunny side up? Bacon or Sausage? And when…