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Playlists AMY JOHNSON: You know those things you have always been secretly terrified of? There are those who seek them out (and I’m not just talking about sneaking out in the dead of night to hunt mysterious, alien-esque life forms). These people are Brave. Or Crazy. But most likely Brave. You

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Playlists AMY JOHNSON: You know those things you have always been secretly terrified of? There are those who seek them out (and I’m not just talking about sneaking out in the dead of night to hunt mysterious, alien-esque life forms). These people are Brave. Or Crazy. But most likely Brave. You

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Absinthe minded

“Absinthe has a wonderful color, green. A glass of Absinthe is as poetical as anything in the world. What difference is there between a glass of Absinthe and a sunset?” — Oscar Wilde Well, besides the fact that I have never tried to punch a police officer after seeing the beautiful

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All-ages column

Well. Let’s see. Who am I? I’m Lauren Napier. Tour manager, merch girl, music journalist, cellist and general nerd. You can attempt to read between the lines, but what it all comes down to is music is the soundtrack to my life. I ask the questions. It gives me the

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Well. Let’s see. Who am I? I’m Lauren Napier. Tour manager, merch girl, music journalist, cellist and general nerd. You can attempt to read between the lines, but what it all comes down to is music is the soundtrack to my life. I ask the questions. It gives me the

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Animal Collective

It's a pretty commonplace phenomenon in pop music nowadays: the band that quotes (rips off) Pet Sounds, Loaded, or Closer without so much as a single step in a new direction. Today’s pop music is so safe my faith in the medium was beginning to waver. And then Animal Collective

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Animal Collective

It's a pretty commonplace phenomenon in pop music nowadays: the band that quotes (rips off) Pet Sounds, Loaded, or Closer without so much as a single step in a new direction. Today’s pop music is so safe my faith in the medium was beginning to waver. And then Animal Collective

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Ask Amy

Stopped in the name of love I've been dating a man for 14 years, and engaged to him for seven. Unfortunately, I cannot move forward because I've never gotten over my high school sweetheart. We swore we were best friends and soul mates forever, and dated from 15 to 23,

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Ask Amy

Stopped in the name of love I've been dating a man for 14 years, and engaged to him for seven. Unfortunately, I cannot move forward because I've never gotten over my high school sweetheart. We swore we were best friends and soul mates forever, and dated from 15 to 23, then

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Bargains List

I don’t know about you, but I think what’s happening to the economy is great. Let me demonstrate with one simple statement: Gas is less expensive now. These days it costs me just $18 to fill up my car — a “plum” 1993 Saturn to be specific, which means I

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Bargains List

I don’t know about you, but I think what’s happening to the economy is great. Let me demonstrate with one simple statement: Gas is less expensive now. These days it costs me just $18 to fill up my car — a “plum” 1993 Saturn to be specific, which means I

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Biennial

The 9th Northwest Biennial at Tacoma Art Museum is too heavy on the conceptual; there’s too much photography, and it would be nice if there were at least one South Sound artist in the show. But it’s one of the more impressive biennials they’ve had, with a wide range of

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Biennial

The 9th Northwest Biennial at Tacoma Art Museum is too heavy on the conceptual; there’s too much photography, and it would be nice if there were at least one South Sound artist in the show. But it’s one of the more impressive biennials they’ve had, with a wide range of

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Black History Month

Following his birthday celebrations in mid-January, it is always easy and fashionable to announce, declare and idolize Dr. Martin Luther King for Black History Month. However, he is often looked at in a one-dimensional, non-threatening and passive fashion, which is certainly not accurate. It is important to note along with

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HIP-HOP IN THE 25360: Black History Month

Following his birthday celebrations in mid-January, it is always easy and fashionable to announce, declare and idolize Dr. Martin Luther King for Black History Month. However, he is often looked at in a one-dimensional, non-threatening and passive fashion, which is certainly not accurate. It is important to note along with

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Cheap thrills

With rising numbers of foreclosures, credit card woes and layoffs, people are worrying about how much their wallets can take. In Tacoma, the attraction of the bargain is on the rise with many options for the thrifty consumer ranging from large stores such as Goodwill to small stores such as

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Cheap thrills

With rising numbers of foreclosures, credit card woes and layoffs, people are worrying about how much their wallets can take. In Tacoma, the attraction of the bargain is on the rise with many options for the thrifty consumer ranging from large stores such as Goodwill to small stores such as

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Coraline

CATCH A FIRE: A South African hero’s journey to freedom from acclaimed director Phillip Noyce (The Quiet American, Rabbit-Proof Fence) starring Derek Luke and Tim Robbins.  Part of the Blue Mouse’s Tacoma Sister Cities International Film & Food festival. (NR) – Bill White Blue Mouse: Thurs, Feb. 12

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Coraline

CATCH A FIRE: A South African hero’s journey to freedom from acclaimed director Phillip Noyce (The Quiet American, Rabbit-Proof Fence) starring Derek Luke and Tim Robbins.  Part of the Blue Mouse’s Tacoma Sister Cities International Film & Food festival. (NR) – Bill White Blue Mouse: Thurs, Feb. 12

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Doxology

Bobble Tiki has a confession – the truth about a side of Bobble Tiki that often embarrasses him just a little. Bobble Tiki has a definite sweet tooth for uber-produced, catchy as hell, beautiful people endorsed, crazy hooded sweatshirt with crazy dragon pattern wearing, KISS 106.1 ready pop rock. It’s true.

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