Umbrella up

Published on February 26th, 2015 | by Kris Hay

I admit it. I don’t particularly understand the local disdain for umbrellas. The largest arts festival in the region is named for an umbrella (Bumbershoot); but dare to tote an actual umbrella? Suddenly, people sneer. I ... Read More



Discovering Buffalo Soldiers

Published on February 25th, 2015 | by Bryce Smith

Mr. Danny Glover came to Tacoma on Sunday, January 25th, and I wish it had drawn more kids like me–unaware of the “V8” bump to the head they needed. The evening began, without our guest of ... Read More


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Luminous green early Spring

Published on February 24th, 2015 | by Jeff Libby

Already birds are courting. The camellias out. Crocuses wide open. Now and soon. Spring. Just yesterday the sun leaked all afternoon like a blue field into our back yard. We sat in the red plastic chairs ... Read More


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Contributors Forum on March 9

Published on February 20th, 2015 | by Editorial Staff

We are hosting a Contributors Forum at King’s Books on Monday, March 9 at 6:30 pm. Who should come? – writers, artists, and photographers who want to share their work with a public audience. We feature both established ... Read More


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Tradition and transcendence with Les Ballets Trockadero

Published on February 18th, 2015 | by Ricky German

The stringent culture of ballet is regularly portrayed as a cut-throat world in which hard work, dedication, and discipline rarely pay off for young hopefuls. The culture of ballet is brutal. Long hours, misshapen feet, eating disorders, ... Read More



Good Sex: A Column for the Curious

Published on February 14th, 2015 | by Mike Hunt

Sex can be hard. It’s tricky. Things have to go places and sometimes you have … questions. We all know that there is a shortage of good sex advice out there and so in the spirit of ... Read More

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