Vivid Landscape Paintings by Phan Thu Trang

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Vietnamese artist Phan Thu Trang takes the landscape as her subject, simplifing individual elements to their bare essentials. With a limited palette, the artist prefers the use of texture to define her subjects. Smooth areas of bright monotone paint together with the lush, painterly impasto used to define tree leaves.  Works in gradations of blue appear as pre dawn or early evening with their soft, cool tones. Works in green and white are akin to mid morning light, while works in shades of yellow, orange and red exude the searing heat of the mid-afternoon sun.  Her paintings depict her passion to showcase the radiance and freshness of the landscapes in Vietnam.

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Illuminating an illness without end: Fellows Friday with Jennifer Brea

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Three years ago, Jennifer Brea, then a PhD student in political science, was struck down by what appeared to be a severe flu. It turned out to be the beginning of a long illness — including neurological dysfunction and extreme exhaustion — that she has yet to recover from. Discovering that the medical community did not recognize her illness and worse, dismissed it as hysteria, Brea did her own research and discovered that there is a name for what she was experiencing: myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), a devastating, misunderstood and ignored disease affecting millions.

To call attention to the plight of those suffering from ME, Brea is making a film, titled Canary in a Coal Mine, to offer firsthand insight into what it feels like to live with this debilitating disease. Its Kickstarter campaign, launched just days ago, has already almost met its target, a clear indication that the…

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5@5 — Barbecue sides get a boost

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5@5 is a food-related list from chefs, writers, political pundits, musicians, actors, and all manner of opinionated people from around the globe.

Whether you go with pulled pork, brisket or ribs, every fall barbecue is going to need some complementary side dishes.

Christopher Kostow from the acclaimed The Restaurant at Meadowood in St. Helena, California, offers all the fixins’ — with a little extra flair.

How to Elevate Barbecue Side Dishes: Christopher Kostow

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