Northampton Press

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Art of technology

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Focus

In the exhibition, “Still Rendering,” through Jan. 15, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, artists Anthony Panzera and Chris Coleman apply science and technology to aesthetics.

Leonardo da Vinci’s writings and anatomical renderings are the inspiration for Panzera’s “The Leonardo Series,” including “AP 149” (sanguine pencil on paper with ink on Mylar overlay; 24 in. x 24 in.), above.

Bobby Collins: bi-partisan laughs return to Easton’s State Theatre

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by DEB BOYLAN in Focus

Bobby Collins may be one of America’s favorite comedians. He’s performed his stand-up before the Clintons at the White House for Chelsea Clinton’s birthday in 1999 and appeared in front of guests at President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Winter White House, Palm Beach, Fla., in early 2017.

He’s played rooms in the deepest of red states as well as liberal enclaves in blue states and has proven that well-crafted observational humor results in bi-partisan laughs.

‘El Dia de los Reyes’ in Bethlehem again

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by The Press in Focus

“El Dia de los Reyes,” a cherished cultural and religious tradition in many Latin American countries, also known as “Three Kings Day,” will be celebrated 3 - 6 p.m. Jan. 7, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

The event is free and open to the public.

For many Christians, especially in Central and South America, the holiday season continues through the 12th day of Christmas, when it is believed in their faith that baby Jesus was visited by the Three Kings, also known as the Three Wise Men or The Magi.

Healthy Geezer: probiotics

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Are probiotics safe?

There is debate over the precise definition of probiotics. The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization and the World Health Organization call probiotics “live microorganisms, which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.”

Microorganisms, or microbes, are living organisms that can be seen only under a microscope. Microbes are everywhere. The human body contains billions of them.