Local musician and much beloved friend and citizen Luke Stevens suffered severe injuries due to an on-the-job fall. The accident resulted in five serious fractures to his spine, the most threatening located at C-6: the cervical spine/neck. The harsh reality is that he and his family will need some financial assistance in the coming month to pay rent, bills, and medical expenses.Read article
Though books of style etiquette may often gather dust today, Tacomans formerly celebrated Straw Hat Day, when men would exchange their winter hats for straw hats come the end of May.Read article
It wouldn’t occur to most people to think of pole-dancing as a workout. They instead associate pole-dancing with strippers and strip clubs, lap-dances and champagne rooms, and oversexed, ogling men.
But spend one hour on the pole at Poledello and experience a radical and rigorous perspective shift. Practicing pole can significantly increase stamina, strength, and endurance, because, as Poledello owner Noelle Wood puts it, “Pole is not for the faint of heart.”Read article
Great art and cultural dialogue and emerging new identities bubble just below Tacoma’s surface. Tucked away in plain sight. Enter the rich and revolutionary exhibition “HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture” into the city’s artistic landscape. That’s right—you won’t find it occupying the revered sleekness of LACMA or SFMOMA. You’ll find it here at Tacoma Art Museum—at least until June 10.Read article
In December of 1984, Bruce Springsteen was Rolling Stone magazine’s cover story, as he has been many times. But the first three paragraphs of that story – an interview by Kurt Loder (of MTV fame) with the meteoric mega-star – were all about Tacoma and its infamous aroma.Read article
Restaurants like Harbor Lights, Stanley and Seafort’s, and Johnny’s Dock have been around the block for a long while and have clearly stood the test of time. Where other restaurants could not survive the throes of the economic downturn or increasingly high rents and food costs, these have thrived.Read article