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Jack Garrity can still remember the first time he met Pacita Abad. In 1973, he found himself at a World Affairs Conference in Monterey, California, representing Stanford, where he was a student. Amid the sea of people there, he immediately took notice of Abad, who had a “funky, Madonna-in-the-East Village look.”

“Pacita always stood out,” Garrity continues. “You would walk into a crowd and notice her—and if you didn’t notice her, you’d hear her because she had this real guttural belly laugh. Everybody remembers that deep, deep laugh.”

Their affair wasn’t meant to last past the weekend. “I said, ‘I’m heading off to Korea,’ and she said, ‘Well, I think I’ll go with you,’” Garrity recalls. They ended up staying together for more than 30 years.

At the time, Abad wasn’t an artist yet. She was at the conference to represent her own school, Lone Mountain College (now part of the University of San Francisco), and was determined to become an immigration lawyer. The daughter of two Filipino politicians, she had developed a political and social consciousness from her youth, routinely leading student demonstrations during the dictatorial regime of President Ferdinand Marcos. Such actions put a target on her back in Manila, so for safety Abad was urged by her parents to move abroad.

That context significantly informed Abad’s life as an artist. As she traveled with Garrity, who would become an economist for the World Bank, her eyes were opened up to the world: refugee camps in Thailand, farmlands in Bangladesh, the townships of Papua New Guinea, and more. (Abad’s friend Jeeva Perumalpillai-Essex once called her “a real social-scientist artist.”) At about the same time, she started crafting. “First, she did some embroidery on my shirt, and then she embroidered her skirt,” Garrity says. “She would go out

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DR. WALLACE: I’m a teenager who likes to doodle and paint, but my father thinks it’s a waste of time. My mother is quite artistic, and she’s a fantastic decorator in our home. She has a keen and tasteful eye for decor and fashion, but my father is more rigid and less interested in the arts.

My mom recently told me painting and creating art can be beneficial for a young person. Can you confirm this? If so, I’d like to show my letter to you and your reply back to me to my dad so he might ease up on telling me I’m wasting my time. — I Like to Paint, via email

I LIKE TO PAINT: I agree with your mother that you are indeed not wasting your time. Painting can nurture brain activity, and this has been supported by research on this topic.

Think about how a child learns to use a crayon to color in a coloring book. Even the child’s first rudimentary scribbles serve an important function in advancing eye-hand coordination and cause the brain to engage in cognitive processing. Even young children who take the time to draw pictures demonstrate better concentration and focus. This benefit continues throughout life’s development, and the teen years also derive a good benefit accordingly.

Creating art has positive effects on the human body both mentally and physically. It boosts creativity, soothes anxiety and elevates self-esteem. I side decidedly with your mother on this topic.

DR. WALLACE: I’m going to be hosting a party for several of my fellow students to celebrate a special event next month. I’m not experienced as a host at all.

Since this is my event, to be held on a Saturday afternoon into the early evening, everyone else in my family

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Many locals know Alison Kenyon from her many years (28, if you’re counting) as Penney The Clown as well as her appearance on the television reality program Skin Wars, where she placed a close second for her body painting abilities.

About seven years after she was gracing the screens of houses across America, Kenyon has retired Penney and is looking forward to the next chapter of what her career will bring her.

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She asked for some pliés. “I did two pliés, and she said, ‘Forget it,’” Walczak said. “‘She will never dance. She has no talent.’ And I was destroyed. For two days, I cried. My parents didn’t know what to do with me. And then I said, No. I’m going to dance.”

At around 14, she auditioned for the School of American Ballet and got in, later performing with Ballet Society, a subscription-based company formed in 1946, in Balanchine’s “The Spellbound Child.” She was insistent on another point, too: “I just really was not his cup of tea.”

She referred to herself as “one of the numbers.” She never auditioned. “He knew that I was a very fast learner,” she said. “He knew he could always count on me. That no matter what happened, I would learn it. I’d get through it. And I think that was the main thing he respected about me. And I think he saw that I loved to dance.”

Walczak was also a sharp observer. (With the dancer Una Kai, she wrote “Balanchine the Teacher,” a jewel of a book examining the fundamentals that shaped the company’s first generation.) “What made him zero in on a dancer was not only the physical, the technical, the height, the look, whatever — and Suzanne Farrell’s the perfect example of it,” she said, referring to Balanchine’s muse of the 1960s and ’70s. “It’s the intangible, uncontrollable timing of her body.”

Walczak, who works with dancers and also designs veils and headpieces for brides, left the company in 1960, realizing that she wasn’t going to go any further. Coming offstage in “Scotch Symphony,” she met Balanchine in the wings. “He said, ‘You know, dear, you are very good dancer, but the ones that are coming are going to be

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After what felt like the most confusing September of all time, the freak hot weather has finally cooled down. And whilst it’s not quite time to start wearing scarves, tights and faux fur coats, we are excited to ready ourselves to hunker down and make the most of the cosiest season in the calendar by wearing jumpers, jackets, boots and more of autumn/winter 2023’s biggest trends.

For those who had gleefully packed away their “sensible clothes” in favour of swimwear and linen, I regret to inform you that now is definitely the time to start rebuilding your cold-weather wardrobe. But if you’re bored by the thought of wearing the same autumnal outfits on rotation, fear not. I’ve searched through social media to find some autumn outfit inspiration that is anything but samey. 

If the giant bows, head-to-toe leather and femme fatale dresses that made their way down the A/W 23 runways weren’t exactly what you had in mind for this season’s dressing, I’ve come up with nine entirely more wearable ways to tackle the trends, so all you have to do is chose your favourite aesthetic and let it inspire the rest of your wardrobe. 

From Emily Wells’ take on dressy minimalism to Emili Sindlev’s adorable nod to balletcore, keep scrolling to shop the chic influencer-approved outfit ideas we’re already re-creating this season. Now, just to order a Pumpkin Spice Latte…

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I’m trying to improve my son’s behavior. People have recommended taking away something he likes. I’ve punished him by taking away his toys and video games, but nothing seems to work.

The purpose of punishment (or, as we are required to call it in education, “consequences”) is to make it more uncomfortable for children to do things the wrong way than the right way. Over time, they learn that bad behavior has bad repercussions, and they stick to the preferred path.

It’s true that punishing kids quite often comes in the form of removing something they like. You mentioned toys and video games. Cell phones, TV time, and sports are others. If they’re old enough, there’s always the car or money. “Grounding” also falls under this category.

Note: Just because your child tells you he doesn’t care about losing any of these privileges doesn’t mean it’s true. We all have this thing called “pride” that can preclude us from admitting defeat, even when we’re clearly licked. When students are sent to in-school suspension they invariably return to tell the class how much fun they had. But when I offer to send them back, they quickly clam up.

The point is that punishment can take time to work. Your son may not care about losing his video games for a day, but what about a week? Or two weeks? Or a month? In many cases, ineffectiveness is not a matter of the consequence being too light, but being too brief.

Assuming you’ve taken things away for a suitable period of time and none of it has worked, then it’s time to add something. Losing a privilege is uncomfortable, but so is taking on a burden. For many parents, this is the favored method.

It can entail administering a chore. The

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WESTON, Vt. (AP) — Members of a beloved Vermont acting company were sleeping in theater housing when torrential rains and flooding forced them to flee, with water inundating the playhouse’s vast basement of dressing rooms, costumes and props and reaching into the first floor.

The July storms left the large, column-fronted white Greek Revival building with layers of mud and debris, and as volunteers and others dug out of the mess, the Weston Theater Company eventually kept performing — on higher ground. The shortened season came to end last week on a smaller stage on higher ground, and the actors are now figuring out how to make up for some of the losses and rebuild their leased playhouse to be more flood resistant in the tiny riverside town.

The prominent playhouse sits in the center of the 620-resident southern Vermont community of Weston along the West River. The oldest professional theater company in Vermont draws people from around the country, including part-time residents and visitors who want to see actors from the New York City area without traveling to the Big Apple.

When the theater flooded, some actors who were about to arrive for “Singin in the Rain” rehearsals were delayed for days. The basement also flooded during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. This time around the floodwaters were about 2.5 feet (0.7 meters) higher.

The damage is heartbreaking, especially after the struggle to recover from the pandemic shutting down performances in 2020, said Susanna Gellert, the company’s executive artistic director. The company performed under an outdoor tent in 2021 and didn’t start returning to pre-pandemic numbers until this year, she said.

“The real casualty of it is on our earnings,” she said.

Most of the water was pumped out of the the Playhouse but the damage was

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“The more you shoot, the more it’ll make sense over time.”

You typically reserve your kits to vintage shirts, such as those from the 1980s to mid 2000s. Why so?

Because they make me feel nostalgic. My dad grew up with football in the ’80s and ’90s, so that era of football surrounded me. I’m 28, so I grew up around football in the late ’90s and early ’00s. These are all kits that remind me of my childhood. Also, the older kits just look great when being shot. Many shapes and colors resemble clothes in paintings that I have used in my work.

If you could, how would you define your approach to visual storytelling?

It’s important to be stubborn with the identity in your work. If you enjoy stamp collecting and have metal, then try and connect it. If you have two interests and find a way to make a project out of it, you’ll constantly want to work on it. I tend just to shoot because I enjoy the process of photography and having to wait for an image that I got an excellent gut feeling about.

When you’re following trends and you shoot things that Instagram thinks is cool, you’ll quickly get bored of it. This results in you not taking pictures as it feels like a chore rather than something that makes you feel good. With the storytelling, I’m wondering what I can say there; however, there will likely be a reason for doing it over time. I always feel that the more you shoot, the more it’ll make sense over time. Please just be sure to be patient.

Are there any upcoming projects you’d like to share, such as exhibitions or client work?

No exhibitions, I’d love to do one for ‘Flat 92’.

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London-based brand Palace is just as ready as you are for the Spring/Summer season, which before you know it has already arrived. But don’t worry, because the British imprint has it all under control and just shared its new lookbook and collection, which combines the brand’s athletic DNA and relaxed, sometimes ravish style.

The 2000s are an endless source of inspiration for everyone, which is why the Palace creative team has decided to travel back in time to get inspired and receive the necessary influences for the creation process of some garments like a series of button-up shirts with ice prints and sunsets reminiscent of old album covers.

From the Y2K aesthetic, we move on to athleisure, or sportswear, to talk about the selection of running and cycling-inspired garments on offer, some of which feature illustrations of inflated balloons accompanied by the inscription “Tour de Force”. Football, a sport loved by many and attracting thousands of fans, also has a strong influence in this line, just look at the sweatshirts with the brand’s four-star emblem and the inscription “Paláce Tecnical”.

Still sporty, but more outdoors-focused, we find the forest camouflage print on various flight suits and paired with ’90s washed jeans, biker t-shirts, crumpled shirts, and corduroy trousers. And yes, corduroy, you know what British summer is like and you know that from time to time you might need either a GORE-TEX windbreaker like the ones in the collection or any of the bucket hats or trucker hats for the sunnier days.

When and where will the first installment of Palace’s Spring/Summer 23 collection be available for purchase? From May 5th, in selected shops and online.

Check out the images below to discover Palace’s Spring/Summer 23 lookbook:

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There’s a group of locals who get together, dress up as pioneers, have a good time and help others in the process. 

Emily Marasco is part of The Wildies and said they are a community who both entertains and educates on various trailblazers in our history.

“We’ve got infamous outlaws, and famous leaders, and rebels, and really they were people who made significant contributions during their time.”

Right now, they’re looking for members and they’re not just limited to women. 

“We’ve got lots of different roles, we’re looking to really expand our diverse representations of history. We’re very inclusive, we’re very welcoming, really anybody can be a Wildie, you don’t have to be over 18 either, we welcome the younger participants.” 

The club participates in various parades in Alberta including the Calgary Stampede. They also make other appearances at events. 

Their busy season is May to September. 


All of the members play the part of a real person who lived between the 1820s to 1920s.

They have an artistic director who will work with each member to make sure your persona is authentic. 

Marasco portrays Lucy Maud Montgomery, who is best known for being the author of the Anne of Green Gables books.

She said “We’re also looking for mounted members, we also have Klondike Kate, she was the first female member of the North-West Mounted Police.”

The group has held fundraisers in the past and has helped to raise money for local non profits including Big Hill Haven.

You can find more information about The Wildies HERE.

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