Happy Birthday, Frank Herbert

Published on September 10th, 2015 | by Editorial Staff

This year author Frank Herbert would have turned 95. This brilliant, passionate Northwest writer continues to have a growing influence on literature, environmental stewardship, and the identity of the City of Tacoma. See, as Erik Hanberg ... Read More


Later, Lozen

Published on September 10th, 2015 | by Lili Nimlo

Lozen, A killer band, made more powerful by the strength of the friendship behind it, ventures in new directions with the recent move of drummer and vocalist, Justine Valdez. Fans of the beloved Tacoma band may ... Read More


Coffee roasters in Tacoma

Published on September 8th, 2015 | by Timothy Thomas McNeely

The difference is between a factory and a workshop. A factory is immense, impersonal and aimed at the bottom line. A workshop is small, intimate and focused on craftsmanship and quality. You don’t want to live ... 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

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