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Washington State Magazine :: Spring 2013

Spring 2013

Matters of taste

In This Issue...


How Washington Tastes—The Apple meets Cougar Gold :: One need not be an expert taster to appreciate the chemistry between the apple and Cougar Gold. by Tim Steury

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Guide: Heirloom apples in Washington }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Infographic: The Cheddar cheese lexicon }

Passing the Smell Test :: Throughout the living world, the nose leads the way, pioneering a course through the environment with the ability to spot virtually invisible perils and prizes. by Eric Sorensen

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Video: Simple scents in retail }

Patrick Rothfuss ’02—World builder :: Life’s a fantasy for best-selling author Patrick Rothfuss. He invites us into his worlds, one real and one of his own invention. by Hannelore Sudermann

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Story: Tribble Trouble :: WSU professor emeritus Paul Brians and a look at the Icons of Science Fiction at Seattle’s Experience Music Project}

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Story: Literary Taste :: Experts' takes on the seminal works in literary genres}

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Gallery: The art of Nate Taylor ’02 }


Taste, an Accounting in Three Scenes :: I’d be lying if I claimed not to prefer the golf swings of Bobby Jones or Sam Snead to that of Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey. So I guess I’m a snob. by Bill Morelock ’77


{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Video: Replays, multiple views, and info in iStadium A look at the 3D-4U Solutions technology }


:: First Words: Tastes like Beethoven

:: Posts

:: In Season: The essential egg

:: Sports: Down Under to Pullman

:: Sports Extra: One happy ending

:: Last Words: Fruitful history

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Story: Training for Good Eggs The Shoups and the Puyallup poultry course }


{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Gallery: Labels and branding from No-Li Brewhouse }

New media

:: Treasure, Treason and the Tower: El Dorado and the Murder of Sir Walter Raleigh by Paul Sellin ’52

:: Montana Before History: 11,000 Years of Hunter-Gatherers in the Rockies and Plains by Douglas H. MacDonald ’94

:: Academic Motherhood: How Faculty Manage Work and Family by Kelly Ward and Lisa Wolf-Wendel

:: That One Spooky Night by Dan Bar-El, illustrated by David Huyck

On the cover: “Snow White” by Jung Von Matt for Ed. Wüsthof Dreizackwerk KG.

Spring 2013
Web Exclusives

A Nate Taylor (’02 Fine Arts) sampler

by Hannelore Sudermann | © Washington State University

Here is a small collection of the lively illustrations Taylor has created for his friend and WSU Classmate, fantasy writer Patrick Rothfuss ’02 MA as well as some of Taylor’s other work. The first images are linked to Rothfuss’s on-line blog at www.patrickrothfuss.com, the second section is from Taylor’s own site: www.natentaylor.com.

Taylor and Rothfuss started their friendship at WSU. Now Rothfuss is a well-known writer living in Michigan and Taylor, who lives in the Puget Sound region, has a career as an illustrator as well as game artist for Zipline Games.

From the release of Book 2—to work with a Dr. Seuss-ian blog entry playing with the notion that the fans were upset with Rothfuss because they had waited so long for the second installment.

Comic of Rothfuss and fans in Suessian poem. Courtesy Nate Taylor

Pat as “dungeon master” leading players in a role playing game. It accompanied a blog entry offering an auction to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. Bidders got a chance at playing in “a one-shot role-playing geekfest set in the Four Corners world.”

Comic of Rothfuss and fans role-playing game. Courtesy Nate Taylor

The cover image for Pat’s facebook page.

Rothfuss Facebook cover image. Courtesy Nate Taylor

And from Nate’s own portfolio, a smattering of different illustrations that he has done. All are from http://natentaylor.king-sheep.com/.

The title characters from The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle.

The title characters from The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle. Courtesy Nate Taylor

The map of the Four Corners world.

map of the Four Corners world. Courtesy Nate Taylor

Family making snowman. Courtesy Nate Taylor

Witch in forest. Courtesy Nate Taylor

Art from Slots Tycoon—a Zipline Games app for your phone or tablet that offers a casino slots game.

Slots Tycoon art. Courtesy Nate Taylor

Categories: Alumni, Visual arts | Tags: Artists, Illustrators