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Smart Monkey

With a name as cute as Smart Monkey, I knew I would like owner and creator Leah Andersson’s designs. She’s earth-friendly, eco-conscious, and a natural recycler right down to what she uses to make her knit sweaters, shawls and scarves. Andersson, who learned to knit while spending summers with her grandparents

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Add acme to the list

In case you’re not good at addition and subtraction, let me do a bit of math so you can begin to pull together a phenomenon that’s consuming our Tacoma nightlife. Bars and vicinities that were once magnets for degenerates, crooks, hookers, gangsters and worthless people are quickly being eliminated throughout our

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Scene of the Crime: Add acme to the list

In case you’re not good at addition and subtraction, let me do a bit of math so you can begin to pull together a phenomenon that’s consuming our Tacoma nightlife. Bars and vicinities that were once magnets for degenerates, crooks, hookers, gangsters and worthless people are quickly being eliminated

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Bringing life to death

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, will bring Tacoma revelers a reason to get over the post-Halloween remorse, with a series of culturally inspired events that bring a sense of light to a dark topic. Colorful, light hearted, and moody all at the same time, the celebrations locally

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Bringing life to death

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, will bring Tacoma revelers a reason to get over the post-Halloween remorse, with a series of culturally inspired events that bring a sense of light to a dark topic. Colorful, light hearted, and moody all at the same time, the celebrations locally

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Victory for Victory

It’s Tuesday night’s open mic at the Antique Sandwich Company, and I’m sitting next to a storytelling gent. He’s remembering when KVTI 90.9 began broadcasting the event, and remembers the date well because it was his girlfriend’s birthday, March 4. He meanders through the years, pinning down the ’80s, only to

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Victory for Victory

It’s Tuesday night’s open mic at the Antique Sandwich Company, and I’m sitting next to a storytelling gent. He’s remembering when KVTI 90.9 began broadcasting the event, and remembers the date well because it was his girlfriend’s birthday, March 4. He meanders through the years, pinning down the ’80s, only to

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Tale of TALE

What’s in a word, a story, a song? Language can either be a barrier or a bridge. It can also be the avenue that connects people. Freighthouse Square hosts the Tacoma Area Literary Enthusiasts’ first annual celebration, Tacoma Word! Saturday, Nov. 3. TALE’s aim is to highlight the literary arts here

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Tale of TALE

What’s in a word, a story, a song? Language can either be a barrier or a bridge. It can also be the avenue that connects people. Freighthouse Square hosts the Tacoma Area Literary Enthusiasts’ first annual celebration, Tacoma Word! Saturday, Nov. 3. TALE’s aim is to highlight the literary arts here

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Carmen loves crappy television

Now that summer has come to a screeching halt, the one place you can find me most nights of the week is on my black leather couch, duly dubbed “Little Italy,” watching TV. People, including my editor, Pappi Swarner, consistently make fun of the channels that I choose, but to know

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Carmen loves crappy television

Now that summer has come to a screeching halt, the one place you can find me most nights of the week is on my black leather couch, duly dubbed “Little Italy,” watching TV. People, including my editor, Pappi Swarner, consistently make fun of the channels that I choose, but to know

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Must-see show

I’ve been following the evolution of Chauney Peck since the late ’90s when she showed up in a group show at the old Commencement Art Gallery. Back then she was doing paintings that were expressive, spatially open and gestural. Then she evolved into a sculptor of large, painted wood constructions that

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Must-see show

I’ve been following the evolution of Chauney Peck since the late ’90s when she showed up in a group show at the old Commencement Art Gallery. Back then she was doing paintings that were expressive, spatially open and gestural. Then she evolved into a sculptor of large, painted wood constructions that

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Top of Tacoma Bar

When a new place opens (and especially a place that’s owned by a much loved community friend), hordes show up. Friday, Oct. 26 was opening night at Top of Tacoma Bar. Co-owner Jaime Kay Newton shared with us that she’s been experiencing a suspended state of excitement and “butterfly stomach”

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Top of Tacoma Bar

When a new place opens (and especially a place that’s owned by a much loved community friend), hordes show up. Friday, Oct. 26 was opening night at Top of Tacoma Bar. Co-owner Jaime Kay Newton shared with us that she’s been experiencing a suspended state of excitement and “butterfly stomach”

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"Closer" opens this weekend

“metaphasia” Encore! Theater will be staging a new work, “Metaphasia” as its indoor season musical through Nov. 18. This coming-of-age musical centered on Angie Anderson weaves adventure with upbeat, original tunes and colorful costumes as it takes a radical new look at “Twelve Dancing Princesses” and the likes of “The Lion,

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"Closer" opens this weekend

“metaphasia” Encore! Theater will be staging a new work, “Metaphasia” as its indoor season musical through Nov. 18. This coming-of-age musical centered on Angie Anderson weaves adventure with upbeat, original tunes and colorful costumes as it takes a radical new look at “Twelve Dancing Princesses” and the likes of “The Lion,

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Goodfella's martini

Whether this Election Day brings victory or defeat, election eve is a definite cause for cocktails. What will I be drinking? Martinis, of course. As far as alcoholic beverages go, the martini is about as close as you can get to doing a shot and still look classy while getting

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Goodfella's martini

Whether this Election Day brings victory or defeat, election eve is a definite cause for cocktails. What will I be drinking? Martinis, of course. As far as alcoholic beverages go, the martini is about as close as you can get to doing a shot and still look classy while getting

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"One of a Kind" Wine Dinner

Saturdays: Wine tasting, 2-5 p.m., Wine Bank, 7017 27th St. W., University Place, 253.564.1101. Mondays: $5 Wine Mondays, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., $5 glass of wines, Rosewood Café, 3323 N. 26th St., Tacoma, 253.752.7999. Tuesdays: Wine Tuesdays, 5 p.m., Toscano’s Café & Wine Bar, 437 29th St. N.E., Puyallup, 253.864.8600). Thursday, Nov.

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