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Winter in Missoula, Montana

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Winter in Missoula, Montana

Missoula, Montana, turns into a winter wonderland during the colder months of the year. About an eight-hour drive from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, it makes a great base for winter fun. For some, snow means skiing and snowboarding, and just a short 12-mile drive northwest of Missoula is the Montana Snowbowl. The

Nourishing nibbles

Features

Nourishing nibbles

I was meandering through the produce aisle at the grocery store yesterday when I noticed something. All of the prepackaged salads were ... gone. Mixed greens, spinach, baby arugula. All of them. It looked odd to see an entire display case completely void of the neatly packaged, twice washed greens,

The 10 most forgettable movies of the year

South Sound Cinema

The 10 most forgettable movies of the year

If I'm going to endure nonsense such as The Dark Tower and The Great Wall and Rough Night and Wonder Wheel -- and those disasters somehow escape even finding a spot on this list -- I might as well commit to ranking the absolute worst movies of 2017. So hold your

Three easy pieces

South Sound Cinema

Three easy pieces

In Three Easy Pieces, I examine a specific subgenre of pop culture from its birth, through its development, and arriving at how it looks today. This month, as we march forward into a new year, I'm looking at coming-of-age movies. Growing up is never easy, but movies sometimes have a

Millville Pizza Co.

Reviews

Millville Pizza Co.

ANNOUNCER: This week, Jackie and Dutch were hankering for a slice of pizza pie and an apple wood-fired pizza oven lured them into Gig Harbor's Millville Pizza Co. JACKIE: Like many dining establishments in Gig Harbor, the space is intimate. With warm accents throughout, a record player, framed historic photos and

Children's theater

Stage

Children's theater

Our children are the future of theater in the South Sound region. The child you see on stage in a TMP Family Theater show or in an Olympia Family Theater Playtime show might very well be the adult performer you thrill to in a mainstage production at any area theater

Glass and steel fused together

Arts

Glass and steel fused together

I was truly impressed by "Complementary Contrasts: The Glass and Steel Sculptures of Albert Paley" at Museum of Glass, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Prior to visiting this show, I had seen only photographs of Paley's work, which is much more powerful when seen in person. Photographs do not come

Fizzy hooks

Music

Fizzy hooks

I first heard the Pixies in much the same way that I imagine many people of a certain generation did: in the ending credits for Fight Club. As Project Mayhem's ultimate plan comes to fruition, and Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter stare helplessly as several financial buildings are demolished, the

Adventuring on the Alaska Ferry

Travel

Adventuring on the Alaska Ferry

Imagine waking up in your warm, pillowy sleeping bag, then unzipping your tent to look out at the stunning scenery of the Alaska coastline as it drifts by. Fog rises off the water surrounding you, and you remember you're not on land. You're onboard the Alaska Ferry, a ferry system

Let the games (and drinks) begin

Bars & Clubs

Let the games (and drinks) begin

Is it just us, or has the world of bar games expanded far beyond the classic lineup of darts, pool and hook and ring toss? Don't get us wrong, any bar game can turn a lackluster outing into an evening of lighthearted fun, but a little variety never hurts. Luckily,

Modern Moses

Stage

Modern Moses

Half a century ago this week, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was launching his "Poor People's Campaign" for economic equality. "The issue is injustice," he told the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee, April 3, 1968. After recounting past struggles, he predicted, "We've got some difficult days ahead. But it really

Movies to look forward to in 2018

South Sound Cinema

Movies to look forward to in 2018

Get your mind out of the Jedi, people! It's 2018, which means it's time to take a look at 18 for ‘18 -- the list of films I'm most keenly anticipating.The 15:17 to Paris (Feb. 9)      Clint Eastwood's newest film is about the 2015 terrorist attack on a Thalys train

The Bread Peddler

Reviews

The Bread Peddler

ANNOUNCER: This week, Jackie and Dutch head south to visit the 222 Market in historic Olympia. The Bread Peddler has been baking up fresh pastries and sandwiches long before the market was in existence, and has now become an anchor for the success the market has become.DUTCH: Full disclosure? I

American Idiot

Stage

American Idiot

There's a lot to like in American Idiot, the Tony-winning adaptation of Green Day's mega-hit concept album of the same name, even for people (like myself) who might charitably describe themselves as indifferent to the band. Still, this is a musical that succeeds only inasmuch as the songs and the performances

Brain appeal

Arts

Brain appeal

There are two large exhibitions at Museum of Glass that seem to have been chosen as companion shows which contrast and complement one another interestingly. Albert Paley's glass and steel sculptures, reviewed last week in this column, are visually impressive, while Michael E. Taylor's "Artificial Intelligence Codes/Rosetta Stone" appeals more

Rock your lizard brain

Music

Rock your lizard brain

Sometime last year, I had the opportunity to see and review a production of The Buddy Holly Story at Tacoma Musical Playhouse. While I have always enjoyed the music of Buddy Holly, and I knew the basic outline of his life -- boy from Texas makes it big in the music business,

France to Vietnam: Nightmares of a Baby Boomer

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France to Vietnam: Nightmares of a Baby Boomer

One thing that this country of ours has had a hard time wrapping its head around is the notion of post-traumatic stress disorder. It occurs in our everyday citizens' lives, making its home in the minds of our friends and family members in the days, months and years following harrowing

The Personal is Political

Arts

The Personal is Political

You'll find the good, the bad and the you-gotta-be-kidding-me at the annual postcard exhibition at South Puget Sound Community College. There are professional artists in the show, including many of Olympia's best, and there are many rank amateurs. Well over half of the works are crudely executed and either corny

Art-rock appetite

Music

Art-rock appetite

It's kind of hard to predict which instruments will fall into and out of style -- much more so than which genres will keep plugging along. The secret to why this is may be kind of a no-brainer: every instrument is good, when used in the proper context or, more

Mount Rainier

Outdoors

Mount Rainier

When people talk about the things they love here in the South Sound, the majesty of our mountain on the horizon is almost always a part of the dialogue. Mount Rainier is a not-so-far-off iconic locale worthy of a visit for outdoorsy types and those looking for a little adventure

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