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“Knavery,” wrote England’s King George III to Lord Shelburne on this day in 1782, “seems to be so much the striking + more

Putting the “Pro” in Pro Bono Publico

Our Helveticahaus friend and cheerful supporter, Craig Sweat, recently helped us out on our fall apparel photoshoot. Along with his assistant Chris + more

Starbucks Famous

We love Starbucks. Their branding, packaging, store, merchandise, and hell, we even love their commercials. We. Love. Starbucks. We also + more

Spokane Scene no. 23

Just another autumn afternoon at Lincoln Park, a little oasis in the midst of South Hill suburbia. Of its 50-odd acres, + more

Word of the Day

yugen (noun; Japanese) A sense of indescribable depth and profundity. After reading Aaron’s latest blog post, Courtney was suddenly overcome by + more

Better Writing through Reading

Grammar got you down? There’s a solution. “We know that grammar lessons alone do not improve writing much, if at + more

Get Outside while You Still Can

With Tri-Cities area daytime temperatures still in the 50s and 60s, now’s a great time to explore the Hanford Reach + more

But Wait—There’s More

I recently wrote about visiting the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography at NYC’s Cooper Union. But what I didn’t + more

Today in History

From the diary of Samuel Pepys, October 13, 1660: “I went out to Charing Cross, to see Major-General Harrison hanged, + more

“If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”

It’s Elmore Leonard’s birthday today. He would have been 91. Fifteen years ago Leonard published “Easy on the Adverbs, Exclamation Points + more

Quote of the Day

William F. Buckley, Jr., April 14, 1973: I guess I was seven when I first heard the maxim that only + more

Snobbery Alert!

So this article calls Midcentury Modern design “the pumpkin spice latte of the design world.” There’s a lot wrong with that comparison. + more

A Tale of Two Theories

“Grammar is credibility,” says Amanda Sturgill, PhD, associate professor of communications at Elon University. “If you’re not taking care of + more

“I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

Is a robot gunning for your job? If you’re a telemarketer, it’s already happening. And if you’re a bank teller, + more

Spokane Scene no. 22

Delanna Studi moderates a panel discussion following a screening of the 1998 film Smoke Signals at the inaugural One Heart Native + more

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