Homebody: documenting house arrest

Published on May 25th, 2015 | by Alana Tamminga

Environmental portraiture – also called location portraiture – is all about capturing the essence of someone’s personality in context. The subject’s surroundings and expression all contribute to a photo that tells a story. This is the ... Read More


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The weight of losing

Published on May 21st, 2015 | by Heidi Stoermer

All bodies are good bodies. I want to make that clear right from the beginning. There is nothing wrong with having a fat body. All bodies are good bodies. When I was asked to write about ... Read More


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Skate Tacoma: the designated spots

Published on May 18th, 2015 | by Bryce Smith

Originally published June 2014. With national Go Skateboarding Day around the corner and our own Go Skate Tacoma about to take over Tollefson Plaza’s Red Blocks in June—complete with skate clinics, sessions, competitions, and prize giveaways—I ... Read More



The marvelous makings of poet Troy Kehm-Goins

Published on May 13th, 2015 | by Katy Evans

Perhaps, as a local who has explored our maturing Tacoma/South Sound blogosphere, you have run across the delightful blog, Troy’s Work Table. Troy Kehm-Goins, a local writer and proud Puyallup resident, has been sharing his passion for ... Read More


Hot yoga practitioners at Expand Yoga in downtown Tacoma

Terror and transcendence: Bikram yoga is more than working up a sweat

Published on May 12th, 2015 | by Rachel Scanlon

Tacoma now features three different hot yoga studios, even further limiting our excuses to not try Bikram yoga. But even with a 66% increase in its hot yoga studios, most Tacomans remain unaware of the practice. Rachel Scanlon apologetically and fervently extolls hot yoga's virtues and falls just short of demanding that you immediately come and sweat in extreme temperatures with her... Read More


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The Grand Cinema presents 30 films in the 253

Published on May 8th, 2015 | by Rachel Ervin

For the past few years, local filmmakers have poured their grit, spit, and tears into producing short films for the 72 hour film competition, hosted by the Grand Cinema. And if you’ve read our story on ... Read More

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