Father Bix by RR Anderson

Tacoma’s Saint Bix

Published on March 13th, 2015 | by M. Morford

If anyone should be Tacoma’s patron saint, that person should be Father Bix. Bix was born in Tacoma, and like many of us, left his home town to do great things. But Bix came home to ... Read More



MLKBallet Presents: Ten Tiny Dances #9

Published on March 6th, 2015 | by Lorraine Constantine

Last year Tacoma’s one and only tuition-free ballet school, MLKBallet, made a very difficult yet necessary decision to close its studio doors. However, MLKBallet’s mission to make dance accessible to everyone is still alive and dancing. ... Read More



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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