About Katy Evans

Katy Evans Founder and Co-Managing Editor at Post Defiance, Katy writes and fundraises for Tacoma. Follow her @katynicoud.

Author Archives: Katy Evans


How to First Night

Published on December 30th, 2015 | by Katy Evans

In Tacoma, all parties fade in the gleaming light of our annual downtown revelry known as First Night. This family friendly New Years celebration does everything right: it activates, it welcomes, it shows off how cool ... Read More


How to Tacoma Film Fest

Published on October 7th, 2015 | by Katy Evans

Perhaps you are like me and love movies and love The Grand Cinema but have never gone to the Tacoma Film Festival. This, I think should be considered an embarrassment for multiple reasons: First, the Tacoma ... Read More


Tacoma artists versus the art world establishment

Published on September 3rd, 2015 | by Katy Evans

It’s been more than three years since Tacoma has a reliable, respected local art gallery. Three years ago I wrote about the closing of the Tacoma location of the William Traver Gallery and the questions I ... Read More


Learning to love the Cross Orbweaver Spider

Published on September 1st, 2015 | by Katy Evans

As commonplace in Northwest fall as clouds, the Cross Orbweaver spider (Araneus diadematus) takes up residence for the season, their pervasive webs stringing across windows, from tree to tree, from dahlia to chrysanthemum. But what are these guys really about? Is there more to this web spinner than meets the eye... Read More


I love freedom and fireworks but…

Published on June 29th, 2015 | by Katy Evans

I really dislike Freedom Fair. Summer festivals are typically a bit more than I can handle but Freedom Fair always seems especially oppressive, grueling, and sticky. But can I find a better reason to hate an event than stickiness... Read More


Humble altars everywhere

Published on June 9th, 2015 | by Katy Evans

Our town is filled with secret and not so secret places where I can reliably make the mundane sacred; where I can, dare I say, transcendentally shake off the stress. (Which basically means I compiled a list of things I like to eat and look at.) Here are 20 places I go or things I do in Tacoma to feel less stressed; to shake off a pervasive headache; to reset; really, to just try to be a better, kinder, more considerate person... Read More

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