Rachel Ervin

About Rachel Ervin

Rachel Ervin Co-Managing Editor, freelancer of everything, UWTacoma alumna, parent, partner, lover of beans. You can follow her thoughts on feminist weather patterns @RacheErvKorbski.



Author Archives: Rachel Ervin

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Stars align at the Zodiac Supper Club

Published on July 6th, 2015 | by Rachel Ervin

If I were a 1970s Playboy bunny, I would need a comfortable watering hole to let down my ears after a long day at the grotto. It would have to be cool, not stuffy.  A place ... Read More


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Homeless in Tacoma, part three: our invisible youth

Published on June 24th, 2015 | by Rachel Ervin

Read part one and part two.  Over 1,000 miles stretch between Washington and Arizona. Aija packed her things at milepost one without any laid plans—best or otherwise—for what she would do after mile 999. She was just 19. ... 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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Homeless in Tacoma, part one: waiting in line

Published on April 20th, 2015 | by Rachel Ervin

On an early Wednesday morning, I walk onto the campus of the new Nativity House location on South Yakima. It is cold and drizzling; crowds of people huddle beneath a tarp outside of the hospitality kitchen, ... Read More


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Tacoma’s magical paths: Puget Creek

Published on November 19th, 2014 | by Rachel Ervin

The stairs to the bottom of the gulch were coated with light sand, like they were just steps away from the ocean. I had wanted to hike this trail for years; its entrance tucked behind a ... Read More


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Radical Roots: talking Home with Justin Wadland

Published on October 13th, 2014 | by Rachel Ervin

Over breakfast one morning, my husband and I were talking about the town of Home, Washington, an area on the Key Peninsula that was founded as an experimental anarchist colony in 1896. Having just come home ... Read More


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The karaoke files: week 10, get high

Published on August 20th, 2014 | by Rachel Ervin

This is the conclusion in a three part series, The Karaoke Files, set in The Westgate Bar and Grill in Tacoma’s West End neighborhood. The events written about took place over ten weeks. Some names have ... Read More


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The karaoke files: week 3, veterans

Published on May 29th, 2014 | by Rachel Ervin

This is the second part in a three part series, The Karaoke Files, set in The Westgate Bar and Grill in Tacoma’s West End neighborhood. The events written about took place over ten weeks. Some names ... Read More


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