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Revisiting Tacoma Art Museum

Arts

Revisiting Tacoma Art Museum

After visiting the new Benaroya Wing at Tacoma Art Museum for the second time, I wandered through the other galleries, which featured shows I had previously reviewed, and was delighted to see how much I enjoyed revisiting these shows. Which illustrates two important things about TAM: first, that exhibitions remain

Glimpses of bigger stories

Music

Glimpses of bigger stories

Every so often, out of fascination and sadness, I take another look at the career of poor Nick Drake. The English singer-songwriter managed to release just three albums before his untimely death at the age of 26. His first, the lovely and achingly poetic Five Leaves Left, seems like exactly

Galentine’s Day

Features

Galentine’s Day

Galentine's Day is a fairly new phenomena and proves the power of pop culture. Media is a powerful tool in manipulating our everyday lives. Remember when everyone was getting "the Rachel" -- that well coifed, medium length shag hairdo that took the world by storm? What about popular phrases like:

A story with a capacious heart

Stage

A story with a capacious heart

Flora & Ulysses, based on the children's book of the same name by Kate DiCamillo, is a children's story that appeals to people of all ages. With phrases like "a capacious heart" and "loneliness makes us do terrible things," and such sophisticated concepts as temporary blindness caused by trauma, and

Brews, dogs and games

Reviews

Brews, dogs and games

ANNOUNCER: Right in the heart of downtown Puyallup along Meridian that features several locally popular bars and food joints, CaskCades has carved out its own little niche offering diners a selection of creative hot dogs and plenty of family games, both in board and arcade versions. Dutch and Jackie head into town with their

Three Easy Pieces

South Sound Cinema

Three Easy Pieces

It's time, again, for Three Easy Pieces, the column where I examine a pocket of pop culture, from its birth to today. This month: hangout movies. The definition of a hangout movie is nebulous enough that a great many movies can get assigned this designation, but the basics of the

Exploring Seattle’s iconic attraction

Attractions

Exploring Seattle’s iconic attraction

A fun day trip in Seattle includes exploring the site of the 1962 World's Fair. The Seattle Center has such an interesting history, with many of the buildings and attractions part of the fair. With the space race heating up, science became the theme, and many of the attractions were

Career & Education

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Career & Education

Click here to view our interactive 2019 Winter Career & Education Guide.

Online guides for 2019

Online Interactive Guides

Online guides for 2019

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Nonstop showstoppers

Stage

Nonstop showstoppers

There are few names as synonymous with musical theater as Andrew Lloyd Webber. For decades, Webber has balanced artistic moxie with an unabashed crowd-pleasing mentality in such a successful way that it's likely many people's first exposure to musicals was through one of his shows. Consider what a monumental career

A new art venue for T-town

Arts

A new art venue for T-town

There's a new art venue in Tacoma that has the wonderful advantage of being easily accessible to the public, and open from early morning to late at night seven days a week. A collaboration between Tacoma Gallery, LLC (Jane and Jason Sobottka) and Alma Mater, the gallery space is the

Solo expansion

Music

Solo expansion

How long is it reasonable for a one-person band to stay a one-person band? Is there a threshold an artist reaches where they've had enough of their albums being described as "homespun," and so decide to take the all-important step of getting the band together? Folks like Iron and Wine,

Cameo Heights Mansion

Travel

Cameo Heights Mansion

With the hustle and bustle of military life, sometimes you need to get away for some couple time. The Cameo Heights Mansion, set amidst a 400-acre orchard and vineyard, is the perfect getaway. Sitting on a bluff overlooking the Walla Walla River, this charming bed and breakfast is conveniently located

Snow Day sips and stops

Reviews

Snow Day sips and stops

ANNOUNCER: Whether you call it "snowmageddon," "snowpocalypse," or just enough snow to matter, one thing is certain, the Sound Sound is losing their damn minds. Before the white stuff started to give the ground a proper dusting, the hordes were in a panic, swiping every loaf of bread and stalk

Waffle, waffle, waffle

Features

Waffle, waffle, waffle

As I write this now, my socks are soggy, and my toes are cold right down to the core. I was underprepared for this foreign snow and slush that has invaded the South Sound but was desperate to escape my cabin fever. I think I had lost my marbles a

Grizzle Grazzle

Music

Grizzle Grazzle

Political sloganeering aside, this is not an especially patriotic time in the good ol' U.S. of A. Last Fourth of July, an annual Gallup poll found only 47 percent of Americans to be proud of their nationality. In the 18 years this poll has been conducted, it's the first time

The red carpet awaits

South Sound Cinema

The red carpet awaits

The first Academy Awards were presented May 16, 1929, in the ballroom of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Nowadays, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences claims its televised ceremony attracts a billion viewers. That's nonsense, of course; a study by The Hollywood Reporter found worldwide viewership was probably fewer

A weekend-long celebration of cinema

South Sound Cinema

A weekend-long celebration of cinema

Boy, Tacoma sure does have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to film festivals, huh? In the fall, as we're ramping up to prestige movie season, we have the Tacoma Film Festival. Then, at the end of winter, in the lead-up to the Academy Awards, the Destiny City Film

The Pillowman strikes again

Stage

The Pillowman strikes again

One of the more fascinating theater-going moments I had in 2018 was seeing the audacious, sprawling, challenging production of The Pillowman at Tacoma Little Theatre. The pitch-black comedy about a fairytale writer being imprisoned by a totalitarian government proved to be, by all accounts, divisive among the TLT audience, some

Grub Gossip

Features

Grub Gossip

Tacoma eagerly anticipated the grand opening of Sixth Ave. haunt, Fish, Fish, Fish. We waited, and we waited, and then one day it had finally arrived only to close its doors for renovation shortly thereafter. Since then, we've seen some action just behind the curtain and we can celebrate once

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