We at Post Defiance are getting a little giddy about our one year anniversary and it is clear that we need some merchandise to celebrate. Let us know if you want in on this action:
Local artist, designer, and undeniable talent Sean Alexander was kind enough to design a completely brilliant design for various accoutrements we are considering manufacturing, namely t-shirts and tote bags.Read article
The Tacoma Art Museum recently announced a major donation by Erivan and Helga Haub and family of 280 major works of American Western Art along with a contribution for a new 15,000 square foot gallery and lobby expansion to house the collection, as well as endowment funds for the care of the collection.
This significant donation of iconic works will transform Tacoma Art Museum into one of the leading museums in the country featuring American Western Art.Read article
As some of you may or may not know, local heroes Barry and Renee Watson will, this fall, open Pint Defiance, a new specialty beer and taproom over by Tacoma Community College.
And although (like most good adult Tacomans) I love beer, particularly specialty beer, I also (like most good Tacomans of any age), love Tacoma-centric t-shirts and swag.Read article
Summer has officially hit Tacoma, which means you may have already contemplated escaping the heat by heading to the movies. But did you know that there’s a Tacoma connection with a current big-screen blockbuster?
You may be surprised to discover that a young classical violinist now youtube sensation from Tacoma just happens to make an appearance in the documentary “Katy Perry: Part of Me.”Read article
75 years ago, a grizzly bear was on the loose in Tacoma. The 600 pound bear escaped from his cage never to be found and how he escaped is still a mystery today. His successor, a bear named Butch, also escaped, but was recaptured when his stomach betrayed him after almost three weeks on the lam. Zoos serve an important purpose, but we can’t help but love a good animal escape story!Read article
Tacoma’s summer stage was set—fathomless blue sky slowly melting toward the West into a cocktail of red and orange. The perfect backdrop for a live performance.
Earlier this month, locals gathered in the historic lobby of the Pantages Theater, downing libations and little bites before being breezed away via shuttle to two different house shows presented by the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts.Read article
The Tacoma Pride Festival is a celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Allied Community and includes nine days of events. Check out the events and join us in celebrating equality – be proud, Tacoma!Read article
The first self-evident truth listed in the Declaration of Independence is this: “All men are created equal”. That’s the first thing we said when we wrote our letter to the King of England. We followed it by saying that equal men have inalienable rights: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Our rights as Americans are based upon equality. Freedom means nothing if it is not shared equally by all citizens.
So why don’t we celebrate equality? It’s an easy concept – much easier and less fraught with ethical complexities than the concept of freedom. No one is better than anyone else. We have the right to equal access and equal protection under the law.Read article