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By Brianna Wray
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Renaissance in Review

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April 25, 2019

Brianna Wray

Weezil has been twisting wire and forging blades for many seasons. At his booth, everyone is welcome to hammer out a ring of their own. Getting the size right is the tricky part. "You can't make them smaller again," jokes Weezil, "If it's too big and you still want it to fit, then what you have to do is just hit that finger the right amount to make it swell. That'll fix it for ya, but you have keep doing it."

WALLA WALLA-This past weekend in the shadow of the Whitman clock tower, time rewound for the 50th Annual Renaissance Faire.

The word renaissance in French and English (rinascita in Italian) refers to a "rebirth" of art and culture and a revived interest in classical cultures. In the 14th century it meant a revived enthusiasm for Greek and Roman philosophy that had been lost, left unnoticed or was cast aside in the Middle Ages.

Today, we revive the revival. Tournaments with violent outcomes were considered, at the time, to be evidence of the novel concept of democratic election. Those batt...

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