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Fearless Forecast

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Fearless Forecast

Don't look now, but that's 2017 looming just around the corner, so let's take a look at my 17 most hotly anticipated movies of 2017. Live by Night (Jan. 13). Ben Affleck has directed three of my favorite films of this century: Gone, Baby, Gone; The Town; and Argo. Now

TLT tackles a classic

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TLT tackles a classic

Tacoma Little Theatre begins 2017 with John Steinbeck's classic tale, Of Mice and Men, directed by Niclas Olson, founder and managing artistic director of New Muses Theatre Company. "It's been a pleasure working with the cast to find new layers in Steinbeck's classic," Olson said. "What jumps out at me every

Art Deco collection at the Museum of Glass

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Art Deco collection at the Museum of Glass

Vases, vases and more vases crowd two large galleries in Tacoma's Museum of Glass - more than 100 Art Deco vases, statuettes, glass plates and wall hangings from the collection of David Huchthausen, famous as an artist and collector. Not coincidentally an exhibition of Huchthausen's own outstanding glass art closed

South Sound desserts

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South Sound desserts

There are times when our need for sweets takes over and we just need that fix. If you are like me, it takes more than a warm cookie - which I can make at home - to get me off my couch and out the door to fill that need.

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Biscuits in the International District

ANNOUNCER: The stretch along South Tacoma Way, between Hwy 512 and 84th Street, is known as Lakewood's International District, and is the place to find some of the area's best Asian cuisine.  A biscuit house, serving egg dishes for breakfast and lunch, plus some additional lunch items, seems a bit

Perpetual nervousness

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Perpetual nervousness

When it comes to progressive rock, I've never had the ability that my dad does, to be able to let tricky time-signatures, disorienting tempos, and almost aggressively grandiose scopes simply wash over me. The same music that relaxes him, and many other prog-rock aficionados, has a tendency to rattle my

Anchors aweigh

Attractions

Anchors aweigh

Anyone who works all week at either of Pierce County's military installations isn't likely to want to spend the weekend at another military installation. A trip north to Sinclair Inlet - home to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard - may change your mind. Almost 50 years after Lewis and Clark mapped

Wheels up

Attractions

Wheels up

AM "Tex" Johnston would like the Boeing's Museum of Flight. He was the pilot, who on a Sunday in August 1955, took the Boeing Company's new jetliner prototype, the Model 367-80, and executed two perfect barrel rolls over Lake Washington. The maneuver stunned everyone, including then Boeing president William Allen.   Moments later,

The Beach

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The Beach

The AT&T payphone on the right side of the doorway leading into a room full of beer kegs dialed up some memories. "It still works," said Dan Lean, the owner of the Beach Tavern for the past 35 years. "People call in and we answer." Established just a half-a-year after Prohibition ended in

Poet in peril

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Poet in peril

Geoffrey Chaucer, a poet and raconteur who plied his trade in the politically fraught London of the late 14th century, is now regarded by scholars as the father of English literature. His unfinished work The Canterbury Tales is a dreaded but frequent college assignment six centuries later - yet the

Oh the horror

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Oh the horror

The Rocky Horror Show - in its several incarnations, first as a stage musical, then as a film, and finally as its endlessly running combination of the two - is iconic in spite of itself. Richard O'Brien's original play was created at a time when cult productions and irony weren't

Annual postcard show

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Annual postcard show

There are something like 360 art works by approximately 120 artists in the annual postcard show at South Puget Sound Community College. But who's counting. Actually, I am. I counted 118 names on the announcement card, but sort of lost my place while counting, and I multiplied that by three

Mountain fresh

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Mountain fresh

ANNOUNCER: It is hard not to like any place that holds beer meetings and gatherings around here, especially calling them Lodge Meetings at Base Camp - that's a great salute to the area.  And it is only one of the many things we like about Peaks and Pints.  Now, for

Baby be good

Music

Baby be good

It can't be understated the enormous role nostalgia plays in how we ingest all matter of art, but especially music. Much in the same way that smells have an uncanny way of triggering astonishingly vivid memories, music has the ability to transport you back to a specific moment in time,

Outdoors

Winter trips with JBLM experts

With the holidays in the rearview mirror, the upcoming months become the ideal time to explore the beautiful wilderness all around Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and the Northwest Adventure Center and Adventures Unlimited is here to help you explore. “The winter time is the best time to be

Soldiers find no sign of D.B. Cooper

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Soldiers find no sign of D.B. Cooper

Forging through the brush and forest near Lake Merwin, Washington, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment soldiers from Fort Lewis returned to the base at the start of the 1970's without finding the famed hijacker D.B. Cooper. F.B.I. agents requested assistance from the Army to search the area where Cooper was believed to

Doolittle raid: History began on McChord Field

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Doolittle raid: History began on McChord Field

On the day after the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, flight crews from McChord Field's 17th Bombardment Group began patrols along the Washington and Oregon state coastlines, searching for Japanese submarines to prevent another attack on the United States. But soon the 17th Bomb Group would play an

Steins, Vines and Grinds: Washington's story of beer, wine and coffee

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Steins, Vines and Grinds: Washington's story of beer, wine and coffee

During the last several decades, the state of Washington has become famous around the globe for its world-class beverages. Some of the finest beer, wine, and of course coffee, is made right here in this beautiful state. However, what is not so well known is the role that these beverages

Crash bang boom

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Crash bang boom

The history of the percussive performance group known around the world as Stomp began in 1981. Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas of Brighton, UK, were members of a street band, the amusingly named Pookiesnackenburger, which played most of that decade at the Edinburch Festival. As part of Cressell and McNicholas'

Traffic Light Night Tacoma

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Traffic Light Night Tacoma

Every once in awhile we all need a night on the town, to unplug and unwind. Maybe you have a favorite hangout, or you want to try something new and go somewhere you have never been before. However when you have a 9 to 5 or even a 5 to

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