The next generation will look back at today’s media consumption habits and chuckle that the most luxurious theater still contained just a 2D box we stared at for hours. VR delivers full immersion interactivity (presence). When you suddenly have a three dimensional media sphere 360 degrees all around you, possibilities become infinite.Read More
Competitive roller skating originated in the early 20th century, but in just the last few years took off in its modern form. Women have popularized the sport through theatrical costumes and performances, spunky nicknames, and “tough-girl” body slamming similar in aggression to football tackles — all on roller skates. Every player has her own stage name or alternate identity like “Pixie Hollow,” “Jo Hurt,” “Ivana Thrasher.”Read More
The Light Between Oceans is a beautifully written, poignant story of the choices good people make for good reasons, and the guilt they must live with when facing the consequences of those choices.Read More
Aren’t we fortunate that local businesses and organizations sponsor free outdoor summer concerts in our communities? The lineup of performers is amazing this year (see listing, page 30). What fun to throw together a snack box — or go all out and devise a “designer picnic” to share with family and friends, while relaxing and enjoying live music in one of our beautiful parks. There is even summer music on our local volcano, Mt. St. Helens!