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Can't Wait for GeekGirlCon

Published on October 3rd, 2011 | by Katy Evans

There are most definitely a few geeks on staff here at Post Defiance and this means at least one of us (me) is very much looking forward to the inaugural GeekGirlCon... Read More


History

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Tacoma Rock and Roll Wall of Fame

Published on October 3rd, 2011 | by Daniel Rahe

The event is called "Tacoma Rock and Roll Wall of Fame Banquet". In this age of Bon Iver, H&M and academi-hop, I can think of few things less likely to attract a young audience - with the possible exception of a deviled-egg convention. But that's because I stupidly hadn't done my homework... Read More


Music

Maltoberfest at Bob's Java Jive

Maltoberfest: The Destroyer

Published on October 3rd, 2011 | by Robert Gale

When German meets Gangsta, antithetical worlds collide for a blurry, wild night at the sixth installment of Maltoberfest. October 8 at Bob's Java Jive... Read More


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Post Defiance Date Night

Published on October 3rd, 2011 | by Katy Evans

As much as we enjoy writing about and sharing all the excellent activities available to us here in Tacoma, conveying just doesn’t equal experiencing first hand. Which is why the staff and contributors at Post Defiance would like to invite you, our readers, to go out with us!... Read More


Stage/Screen

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Higher Ground: A Vision of Faith

Published on October 1st, 2011 | by Raye Watts

This story shows us that no one, not even the film itself, can claim to be free of contention, small-mindedness, and uncertainty - a pointed reminder to both the faithful and non-believers to curb the derisive impulses of moral superiority... Read More


Galleries

Woolworth's, a 1950's superstore. Photo courtesy of Tacoma Public Library Image Archives

10 Years of Art in the F.W. Woolworth Building

Published on October 1st, 2011 | by Lisa Kinoshita

Today, the Woolworth Building's broad storefront windows provide a unique, open-air exhibition space for art, and no longer advertise the inexpensive household goods that attracted window shoppers from 1950 on... Read More


CULTURE

Detail of "Bramble" by Amy Bay, 2011

Worthy of Woolworth?

Published on October 1st, 2011 | by Katy Evans

Artist Amy Bay installed "Bramble" in the Woolworth Window but the finished work fails to communicate her vision as she explores nature and civilization... Read More


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The Broadway Center’s Fall Free For All

Published on September 28th, 2011 | by Katy Evans

The Fall Free For All, an explosion of more than 75 events and activities all over the downtown Theater District, is all-ages, all weekend long and COMPLETELY FREE. Now our biggest issue is narrowing down the options to a manageable schedule... Read More


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The 2011 Tacoma Film Festival

Published on September 27th, 2011 | by Scott Jobe

Beginning October 6th, film enthusiasts from the Pacific Northwest will be coming to Tacoma to celebrate independent filmmakers and films for 8 days. Hosted by Tacoma’s own The Grand Cinema, this year’s weeklong festival is shaping up to exceed expectations... Read More


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Film Review: The Help

Published on September 13th, 2011 | by Mhana

If you're someone who either knows nothing about history or is able to suspend your knowledge for the sake of enjoyment, it is likely you'll enjoy this film... Read More


CITY LIFE

The Tacoma Comedy Club - 9th and Market

Distracted Drinking In The Comedy Clubs of Tacoma

Published on September 13th, 2011 | by Daniel Rahe

Doubtful of the necessity and sustainability of so many comedy venues, I resolved to visit each one in the space of a week, not only to determine what made each unique, but to see if there is a distinctive "Tacoma comedy" culture... Read More


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