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Great job, gutter blossoms. Photo courtesy of Instagram user @katynicoud.

Why Poetry Needs Tacoma

Published on April 17th, 2014 | by Timothy Thomas McNeely

Every month has its evangelists, spreading the good news of that month’s theme. April is National Poetry Month, and even now advocates are distributing their literature on the merits of poetry. “Why do we need poetry?” ... Read More



For the love of the Lunar Chronicles

Published on March 10th, 2014 | by Madeline Robert

Ever since I read The Giver, I’ve been an avid reader of dystopian fiction, devouring everything from The Hunger Games to Fahrenheit 451. I’m always looking for something new and different to read, and though I ... Read More


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A Tacoma Valentine: Joe

Published on February 14th, 2014 | by Rachel Ervin

I haven’t always loved Tacoma. I would get off work from Seattle or Spokane or San Francisco and make my way along I-5, the top of the Dome glittering and beckoning like a magnetic lasso, drawing ... Read More



Monkeyshines 2038

Published on February 7th, 2014 | by Daniel Salas

It wasn’t cold on Pacific Avenue, despite the frigid winter air that chilled downtown Tacoma. A heavy smog hung menacingly over the abandoned husks of buildings that had long ago comprised the City of Destiny but ... Read More

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