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April 1, 2016

Get To Know Sherman Brown Jr.

Sherman Brown Jr. will tell you as directly as the doctors told him. He has incurable cancer. “I didn’t like what they said to me, but we’re gonna run it ’til there’s nothing left,” he says. “I’m a year and one week out, and I’m still…

Opa!

If you’ve been to a farmers market lately, you’ve probably seen an abundance of spinach — one of the first crops of spring with so many uses: spinach salad (warm or chilled), omelets, creamed spinach and stuffed pasta, to name a few. One of…

Plants, People and Place

On a Sunday morning in early spring, parakeets are chirping somewhere in Helmi’s Gardens as the wind picks up and buffets the plastic on the greenhouse outside. The warm morning sun causes the roof to creak and shift as it expands…

Back in the Saddle, Again

By Jack Wax I stopped riding a bike when I didn't want anyone to think of me as a child. When I was 14, I got off my bike and started walking, hitchhiking or begging my older brother for a ride when I needed to go somewhere too far…

Halcyone Ewalt Perlman

Anyone who’s ever met 80-year-old dance instructor, Halcyone Ewalt Perlman, will readily agree that she’s a lady, and a lovely one at that. She’s an artist with a penchant for beauty and her south-side Columbia home is evidence of…