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Walla Walla, Washington

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Walla Walla, Washington

Walla Walla is a beautiful town in Eastern Washington. It's internationally renown for its more than 140 wineries. The downtown area is charming and there is such a family feel about the area.  "It feels like what it was like when I was a child, riding your bike to school and

Battle of the sexes

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Battle of the sexes

Editor's Note: Last week, Alec Clayton previewed the opening of Lysistrata. This week, Adam McKinney offers his review.   The battle of the sexes has been a trope, in fiction, for practically as long as there has been fiction. Along the way, it's been approached with varying levels of humor, tragedy, righteous

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

Summer, summer, summer time has finally arrived! Festival season is in full effect luring the masses to local parks and sometimes the streets to stroll, shop and (my personal favorite) eat!  While some festivals add foodie fun to elevate the festival experience, others embrace our love of all things culinary fully,

Separation Anxiety

Music

Separation Anxiety

When I was first becoming aware of singer-songwriters' individual perspectives and modes of expression, my preferences began to lie in two diametrically opposed camps: the personal and the universal. In more specific terms, I gravitated towards artists who were all about bearing their souls and presenting a persona that was

Three Easy Pieces

South Sound Cinema

Three Easy Pieces

Another month, another edition of Three Easy Pieces, where I explore a specific pocket of pop culture, from its birth to today. The recent release of Solo: A Star Wars Story has me thinking of box office disasters. And look, time will tell whether or not Solo can truly be called a disaster, but

Satisfying, Cheesy Nostalgia

Reviews

Satisfying, Cheesy Nostalgia

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie went looking for something simple, old school, and flavorful this week. Their search took them to Pizza Casa in Lakewood; a family owned and operated Italian eatery since 1958 serving up pizza, salads, Italian sandwiches, and pasta to its faithful patrons.   DUTCH: Full disclosure: I've been eating

Book Art on Display

Arts

Book Art on Display

Book artists, meaning artists who create books conceived as works of art, combine many of the most fascinating elements of books - stories told with words and sometimes illustrated with pictures - and elements of visual arts such as drawn, painted and sculpted images. When these elements are skillfully woven

Tri-Cities, Washington

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Tri-Cities, Washington

The Eastern Washington towns of Kennewick, Pasco and Richland are situated around the confluence of the Yakima, Snake and Columbia Rivers and are known as the Tri-Cities. All those rivers make this a mecca for watersports, and with almost 300 days of sun a year, there is plenty of time

Blues On!

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Blues On!

Over the course of a number of years, Tacoma's Old Town district has been shaping itself into the city's stronghold for the blues. It makes sense for Tacoma's most foundational neighborhood -- the site of the city's first settlement in the 1800s -- to be drawn to such a quintessential

Have some pride, Tacoma

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Have some pride, Tacoma

It's Pride Week, Tacoma! And it's high-time to not only celebrate, but honor the Lesbian, Gay, Transgendered, and Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ) community in our gritty little city. To make that as easy (and fun) as possible, we've compiled a shortlist of Pride events -- all of which aim to

Beauty and the Beast

Stage

Beauty and the Beast

Disney's version of Beauty and the Beast carries with it an enormous amount of emotional and nostalgic weight. As such, future retellings of this story are hit with a double-edged sword of expectations: audiences are already prone to be onboard, but stray too far from the material they know and love, and

Stories of freedom

Arts

Stories of freedom

Jacci Lynn Butler's "Holy Trinity and Other Tales in Abstract" at Browsers Book Shop is this artist's first exhibition. When I visited, there were half a dozen small works on a couch waiting to be hung. In the staircase ascending to the upstairs gallery space were five small abstract paintings

King Solomon's Reef

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King Solomon's Reef

Announcer: It was due time that Jackie and Dutch headed to Olympia to indulge in some classic diner grub. The King Solomon's Reef signage called out like a beacon, so the two popped into their cars and heeded the call. Jackie: King Solomon's Reef catches my attention every time I visit

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

Another brunch option?! If you're anything like me, you're a bit giddy. Maybe it's the bottomless mimosas and bloody marys that make me swoon. Maybe it's just a good excuse to embrace my desire to eat breakfast fare all day every day. Brunch lovers, you can now add STINK to your itinerary.

Monochromatic madness

Music

Monochromatic madness

There are few record labels out there that have come to define an entire country's quality independent music output. Flying Nun Records did that for New Zealand. It's entirely possible that, without Flying Nun, American music nerds wouldn't have been so easily exposed to the vast majority of New Zealand

Outdoors

Saving Lives

Animal Aid & Rescue Foundation (AARF) reached a major milestone this year, 500 spays and neuters to help solve canine overpopulation in Louisiana.  AARF is a local Pacific Northwest non-profit that provides an "Angel Fund" to assist owners who are unable to keep up with their pets' medical expenses. For

Vacation on Whidbey Island and support veteran-owned businesses

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Vacation on Whidbey Island and support veteran-owned businesses

Military families often talk about what the future holds after the military, and those talks often include owning your own business, like a bed and breakfast or restaurant. On Whidbey Island, you can find many veteran-owned businesses you can support with your vacation dollars. It also gives you a chance

Put on your fancy pants

Attractions

Put on your fancy pants

You heard us! Get dressed, Tacoma, because the Couture & Cars Fashion Show is back for a second year in a row, and it offers the perfect opportunity to dress to the nines. Couture & Cars Fashion Show is easily one of the highest-profile events of its kind in Tacoma,

Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival

Arts

Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival

What is art if not something to bring our community together in celebration of beauty, in the Interest of opening dialogue or to inspire change? Most would agree that it's possible for art to do all three if presented to the right audience, at the right time. Thankfully, that time

Shakespeare in the Park

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Shakespeare in the Park

Animal Fire Theatre's The Winter's Tale is the way Shakespeare in the Park should be done. The outdoor setting is a clearing surrounded by sky-high evergreens, and on the perfect summer's evening when I attended, even the mosquitoes cooperated by going somewhere else. Despite a peculiarity, which I shall mention momentarily, The

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