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Inspiration in a blink of the eye

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is a film about a man who experiences the catastrophe I most feared during my recent surgeries: “locked-in syndrome,” where he is alive and conscious but unable to communicate with the world. My dread, I think, began when I was a boy first reading

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Inspiration in a blink of the eye

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is a film about a man who experiences the catastrophe I most feared during my recent surgeries: “locked-in syndrome,” where he is alive and conscious but unable to communicate with the world. My dread, I think, began when I was a boy first reading

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Good Water

Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns The multi-talented writer/director/actor Tyler Perry follows up his popular earlier films (Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea’s Family Reunion) with another family portrayal and features the return of Madea, the fun loving grandma. After being laid off, Brenda, the single mother of three, is at the

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Good Water

Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns The multi-talented writer/director/actor Tyler Perry follows up his popular earlier films (Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea’s Family Reunion) with another family portrayal and features the return of Madea, the fun loving grandma. After being laid off, Brenda, the single mother of three, is at the

Not quite a wedgie

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Not quite a wedgie

For middle schoolers who love movies from the Judd Apatow funny factory, the best thing about Drillbit Taylor is that there’s finally a PG-13 edition they can see without bringing Mom, or convincing the ticket seller they’re really at the multiplex to catch Horton Hears a Who! It aspires to

Not quite a wedgie

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Not quite a wedgie

For middle schoolers who love movies from the Judd Apatow funny factory, the best thing about Drillbit Taylor is that there’s finally a PG-13 edition they can see without bringing Mom, or convincing the ticket seller they’re really at the multiplex to catch Horton Hears a Who! It aspires to

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St. Patrick’s Day bender

St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays because you know that I’m the kind of girl who always looks for a good excuse to have fun. That’s why my adventures from last weekend were the most excellent. I took last Monday and Tuesday off so I could maximize the good

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St. Patrick's Day bender

St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays because you know that I’m the kind of girl who always looks for a good excuse to have fun. That’s why my adventures from last weekend were the most excellent. I took last Monday and Tuesday off so I could

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The Raconteurs on sale

SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, (253) 627-TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TW = TicketsWest, (800) 325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com TWEB = Ticketweb, (866) 468-7623, www.ticketweb.com On sale now Eddie Daniels tribute to Benny Goodman Tacoma. March 30 3 pm. $34 (Rialto Theater, 253.591.5894). Sophie Milman Seattle. April 8-9 7:30 pm. $21.50 (Jazz Alley, TM). Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill Seattle. April 12

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Hob Nob Sidedoor Lounge

I had heard my friend Karla Corona was now working at Hob Nob’s Sidedoor Lounge, so I had to bust in on her and have a drink. I told her I was reviewing it for a dive bar column, and I think she wasn’t sure whether to be insulted or

DIVE IN: Hob Nob Sidedoor Lounge

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DIVE IN: Hob Nob Sidedoor Lounge

I had heard my friend Karla Corona was now working at Hob Nob’s Sidedoor Lounge, so I had to bust in on her and have a drink. I told her I was reviewing it for a dive bar column, and I think she wasn’t sure whether to be insulted or

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Healthy Council

Healthy Council After hearing the recommendations of a citizen’s committee earlier in the day, the Tacoma City Council voted Tuesday to grant City Council members the same access to the city’s health care program as part-time city employees. Previously, Council members were allowed to buy into the program for the full

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Healthy Council

Healthy Council After hearing the recommendations of a citizen’s committee earlier in the day, the Tacoma City Council voted Tuesday to grant City Council members the same access to the city’s health care program as part-time city employees. Previously, Council members were allowed to buy into the program for the full

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Another typical week

The City of Tacoma delayed its plan to repair a sinking Pacific Avenue — from South 17th to South 25th streets — until after Tall Ships Tacoma 2008. The delay is a result of lobbying efforts by the New Tacoma Neighborhood Council and Downtown Merchants Group. A major downtown street

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Another typical week

The City of Tacoma delayed its plan to repair a sinking Pacific Avenue — from South 17th to South 25th streets — until after Tall Ships Tacoma 2008. The delay is a result of lobbying efforts by the New Tacoma Neighborhood Council and Downtown Merchants Group. A major downtown street

Thursday, March 28: Organist Cameron Carpenter

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Thursday, March 28: Organist Cameron Carpenter

When the Weekly Volcano thinks organist, we think of a little old woman in a polyester skirt and stockings plugging away at the hymns every Sunday at church ... or maybe that nun with the battery hanging around her neck from Sister Act. We're jerks. But, like many professions, organist

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Dusty 45s

Bobble Tiki loves him some fire. If that makes Bobble Tiki a pyromaniac, so be it. Fire is in Bobble Tiki’s blood and always will be. If you think about the situation, it makes sense. Bobble Tiki comes from the islands, where things on fire are part of the culture. Whether

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Dusty 45s

Bobble Tiki loves him some fire. If that makes Bobble Tiki a pyromaniac, so be it. Fire is in Bobble Tiki’s blood and always will be. If you think about the situation, it makes sense. Bobble Tiki comes from the islands, where things on fire are part of the

Saturday, March 30: Tacoma Rainiers pre-Season Party

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Saturday, March 30: Tacoma Rainiers pre-Season Party

Not only is catching a Tacoma Rainiers game the quintessential American minor league baseball experience, but the renovated Cheney Stadium is still just plain awesome. Saturday, March 30, the Rainiers will host a preseason party at said stadium. The party will give baseball fans, interested Tacomans and those craving free

Thursday, April 4: "Follow Me Down"

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Thursday, April 4: "Follow Me Down"

For generations, Southern prisons have been a key incubator of American music, from gospel, folk, and country to - mostly famously - the blues. Ben Harbert's film Follow Me Down: Portraits of Louisiana Prison Musicians explores music and culture focusing on the "serious, sad, and politically frustrating stories" of today's

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