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2019 – the end, 2020 – a beginning

Even for a person who has spent the last 40+ years in genre fandom such as Doctor Who, Star Wars, X-Men, Avengers, 2019 was a memorable year for endings.  I’ve been a Star Wars fan from 1976 when I first … Continue reading

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Hokusai the master

In the time between Christmas and New Year’s,  there is usually chaos in Washington D.C.. Gift returns, shopping for yourself, watching streaming television… it’s exhausting. So take some time out for peace and beauty. Go see Hokusai, Mad About Painting. … Continue reading

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Summer reading is mostly memoirs

I read a lot but too much of it is on my computer. So I choose carefully when I decide to pick a up a book, and am likely to put one down if I am not taken with it. … Continue reading

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Coming this April strong women abound on SF and Fantasy screens

Captain Marvel. Wonder Woman. Princess Leia.  Shuri. Natasha Romanoff the Black Widow. Mon Mothma. Okoye. Arya Stark, Elsa, Maz Kanata.  In the last decade, there has been an explosion of strong women in movie and television’s science fiction/fantasy genre. (I … Continue reading

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Make time for the Empresses of China

“The only person the Emperor would bow to is his mother,” says Jan Stuart, the Melvin R. Seiden Curator of Chinese Art at the Freer Gallery of Art. That is real power. Along with co-curator Daisy Yiyou Wang of the … Continue reading

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A service for the end of World War I

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the guns fell silent. The Veterans Day memorial service for WWI Armistice Day Centennial was held at the Washington National Cathedral started with the boom of drums that … Continue reading

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Inspiration for Star Wars fangirls… and other dreamers

It’s Your Universe, You Have The Power To Make It Happen by Ashley Eckstein. For those unfamiliar with the name, Ashley Eckstein is the actress who voiced the Star Wars animated character Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: Clones, and in the … Continue reading

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