John Patrick Shanley's Doubt, A Parable, has earned the rare honor of taking home the trifecta of awards: the Tony, the Academy Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Chances are you've seen the film starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, but if you have not seen it live on stage -
Tacoma artist Lacey Reuter was only 17 years old when she created the "Harlem Renaissance" paintings now on display at American Art Company, said gallery director Tammy Radford. It's an impressive body of work for anybody, especially a 17-year-old. There are five large paintings, each measuring 5-foot, 5-inches by 5-foot,
For as long as I can remember, depression has been a part of my life. I didn't think anything of it, this persistent weight on my shoulders and ache in my heart. Winston Churchill famously characterized depression as a black dog, sitting in his lap and never giving him peace.
It's easy for Americans to get the false impression that Islam is a mostly Arabian religion. In fact, only about one in eight Muslims around the world is ethnically Arab, and only one in five speaks Arabic as a primary language. The country with the highest Muslim population, at 205
Theater has always held a special place in my heart. Whether it was Broadway's legendary Wicked, or a hometown performance of Pirates of Penzance, it's an opportunity for everyone to gather and celebrate this art form. Growing up it was something that Mom and Dad always drug you to because
I've said before that we only sleep soundly at night because of "rough men (and women)" who watch over us, and the servicemembers of the Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) based out of Joint-Base Lewis-McChord are a prime example of these brave people doing what they do best. WADS is the
The Pacific Northwest (PNW) Explorers' February adventure focused on two local products, Johnny's Seasoning Salt and Almond Roca. "It is always an adventure with the PNW Explorers and sharing the comradery with military spouses. Who would have thought my daughter's favorite candy is made in our own backyard of Tacoma,"
Port Townsend is a Victorian seaport with a rich maritime history located on the Olympic Peninsula. On a sunny day, panoramic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca compete with those of the Olympic mountain range. It is no surprise, with the natural and historic beauty surrounding Port Townsend,
In 1917 there were almost 2,000 buildings on Camp Lewis, and all of them wore nothing but the splinters of the wood they were made of. There was one exception, though. The Camp Lewis House - sometimes referred to as the Hostess House - wore a coat of white paint with green
Sitting on large wooden blocks at the Lake Union Dry Dock Company, the USS Turner Joy (DD-951) looked large and naked. Lifts, generators and other tools surrounded the ship's hull. The gritty remains of sanded-off paint and water converged and covered the bottom of the dock. Once a new coat of high-quality
wear blue: run to remember needs active-duty servicemembers to volunteer for its Gold Star Youth Program. The nine-week pilot program kicks off in April and pairs active-duty servicemembers with a Gold Star child for a series of weekly training runs culminating in special Memorial Day weekend events. Volunteers can sign up
A blend of beautiful aggression, punk-rock-inspired attire, and sinuous athleticism, women's roller derby embodies a fun and feisty sport that is enjoyed by participants and spectators alike. Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Bettie Brigade offers all of these things and more, and luckily are returning for another entertaining and successful season. Come watch
In his inaugural address, President John F. Kennedy called out, "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country." Each year, the Puget Sound Chapter of Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) hosts a Massing of the Colors event to celebrate active-duty
Learning how to budget for the last days before a payday can be a complicated mission, thankfully a program is combatting these financial hiccups with complimentary meals like prime rib. The United Service Organization Northwest (USONW) celebrated their 50th "No Dough Dinners" for airmen of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) Feb. 21
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As we approach this Sunday's Academy Awards, it's valuable to look past the pageantry and consider the story that the Oscars tell about the lives we've lived for the past year. Regardless of the value that you place on the ceremony, the Oscars have a funny way of taking a
Contract support by the Mission and Installation Contracting Command’s 615th Contracting Team at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is serving to enhance Mongolian disaster preparedness and response by multinational civil and military authorities. Gobi Wolf is a reoccurring disaster response exercise and exchange mission in Mongolia to enhance
On a Saturday where the sun broke through the typical layer of clouds that are a trademark of the Pacific Northwest, a bus transported students and their parents to an ordinary looking building on a corner of McChord Field Feb. 11. It was a drill weekend for the
For the past 42 years, the Olympia Farmers Market has been the traditional place for families to get their fresh, local food. It is also the go-to place for beautifully crafted artisan crafts. With over a hundred vendors from three-and-a-half surrounding counties, the Market boasts of an over five million
They'll leave you smiling for many reasons. First off, the dental care at Moss Wall Orthodontics will give you a lasting smile because of what they can do to correct crooked teeth problems. For over 26 years, Dr. Kevin Moss has been creating beautiful smiles, treating adults and children. His associate, Dr.
If I could choose two galleries, I would start with Childhood's End because they have consistently shown top-notch local and regional artists since 1971. Many of the best local artists got their first major exposure at Childhood's End, and the gallery continues to show works by such stellar artists as