Article Archives (67) Currently Viewing: 21 - 40 of 67

Browse Archives

Restrict to:

Ensemble acting 101

Stage

Ensemble acting 101

Playwright Bryan Willis' riveting play Seven Ways to Get There premiered a year ago this month at ACT Theatre in Seattle and is now being performed by Theater Artists Olympia. It was good in Seattle, and it's even better, perhaps - more intense and more engaging in the intimate performance

A poet and a mother

Arts

A poet and a mother

Salon Refu owner Susan Christian describes the gallery's current show, "Hatch", as an experiment in literary installation. "It began as a chapbook of poems exploring a devastating birth experience and the eventual joys of parenting an uncommonly determined (and exceptionally funny) child. Images from the poems are ‘built out' into

Noise-rock juggernauts

Music

Noise-rock juggernauts

I'm not going to pretend that I know every little in and out of the multitudes of metal's subgenres. Much like when I was read the riot act about subgenres by a commenter after writing an article about techno several years ago, my brother has also impatiently explained the subtle

Steilacoom man doesn't let paralysis stop him

Military Life

Steilacoom man doesn't let paralysis stop him

Twenty-four-year-old Jordan Griffin is an unabashed adrenaline junkie who takes life by the horns every waking minute he gets. "I love doing any kind of action sport - anything that gets my adrenaline going," the Steilacoom resident said. For the past eight years, Griffin has endured 50 to 60 surgeries, mostly related

Around the Sound

Military Life

Around the Sound

Last Sunday morning, I took a seat on a Sound Transit Express bus. The driver was courteous; the vehicle clean. A few minutes later, the bus departed Lakewood Station at exactly 7 a.m. Seventy minutes later, the bus stopped in front of Century Link Field in Seattle. I got off and hiked

Day packed with festival fun

Military Life

Day packed with festival fun

May 21st is a special day for those in the military and their families. It's a chance to take a break from the hard work of defending our country, and spend time relaxing and enjoying the festivities of Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Armed Forces Day. When it comes to great activities for

A black-tie affair

Military Life

A black-tie affair

In 1949, under President Harry S. Truman, Armed Forces Day was created to signal the unification of all armed services under the Department of Defense. Celebrated the third Saturday in May, Armed Forces Day is a day for all citizens of the United States to come together and thank military

Reality centered

News

Reality centered

Reality is self-created. Feeling it was wrong to attend college while other young men were fighting in Vietnam, James Meade voluntarily joined the Army. After completing helicopter flight school, then Warrant Officer 1 shipped to Vietnam.  He was 19 years old. He soon faced a baptism of fire and was shot down three

Activities for kids on Armed Forces Day

Military Life

Activities for kids on Armed Forces Day

Saturday, May 17, Armed Forces Day is coming to a neighborhood near you. Granted, you haven’t done six weeks of shopping to prepare for the Big Day, but are your children jazzed for the Big Day?   If you check the polls, the same U.S. holidays turn up as the most

SFC muscles

Military Life

SFC muscles

At 4-foot-11 and 114 pounds, Daisymay Reyes isn't the biggest soldier in the Army, but she just might have one of the biggest hearts. Earlier this month, Reyes, a recruiter and sergeant first class stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, placed second in her weight class at the Empire Powerlifting competition. For

Fort Lewis: Cold War

News

Fort Lewis: Cold War

To applaud, to say thank you, and to make sure their deeds are not forgotten, Alan Archambault has written a book about one of his favorite subjects - Fort Lewis.    To help preserve the role soldiers stationed at Fort Lewis played in resolving conflict worldwide from 1956 to 2010, Archambault wrote

Nine new holes to open

News

Nine new holes to open

The new "Nicklaus Nine" at the American Lake Veterans Golf Course is set to open. "June 4th is the big day," said Bruce McKenty, the course's general manager. Presently the only golf course in the nation designed specifically for the rehabilitation of wounded and disabled veterans, the course will double from a

Remembering the fallen

News

Remembering the fallen

ROTC volunteers gathered at Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Evergreen Washelli in Seattle last Sunday to honor the men and women of the Armed Forces who paid the ultimate price for their dedication to our nation and its citizenry. Three units of ROTC cadets representing the Air Force, Army and Navy

Intangible support

News Front

Intangible support

A cyclone of dust encircled a chaplain, his assistant and two medics as they moved a litter toward a powered up Black Hawk helicopter. Communication proved difficult over the roar. The coordination, however, between the clergy and the medics in loading the soldier unto the aircraft headed for a medical facility,

News

Military resource providers to meet in Yakima

Military resource providers will have the opportunity to experience a "first-of-its-kind" conference for anyone who serves those who have served. The Veterans Training Support Center (VTSC) is partnering with Washington Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct the Serving Those Who Served Conference at the Yakima Convention Center on May 25 and

Rent a kayak

Outdoors

Rent a kayak

If you pay close attention, you might notice a large, yellow orb in the sky, as well as warmer weather and a general feel of excitement in the air. Although the aggressively cloudy nature of the Northwest can make spring feel like a mirage, it's May, therefore time to take

Leave your worries at the door

Stage

Leave your worries at the door

Olympia Family Theater's A Year with Frog and Toad is so joyous that watching it should banish all thoughts of election season politicking. For more than an hour, all worries about war and poverty and climate change should go away. It is the show Olympia Family Theater opened its first season

A distinguished brunch

Reviews

A distinguished brunch

Announcer: You may think of brunch as an exclusive Sunday affair, but in downtown Tacoma, brunch is as much a Saturday get-together as a Sunday event, and with bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys, it makes any weekend morning the launch point for a great afternoon (if not early evening nap). 

Bill Colby: 'The sixties'

Arts

Bill Colby: 'The sixties'

Art entrepreneur Lisa Kinoshita, along with birdloft furniture (Jeff Libby and Adrienne Wicks) and rePly Furniture (Steve Lawler), have opened an exciting new shop on Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma. Called Matter: Tacoma made modern, the new shop is a showcase for furniture, woodworking and visual arts. For its inaugural

Seclusion and screen doors

Music

Seclusion and screen doors

I would never imply, dear reader, that you've never seen the seminal documentary The Last Waltz. But, if you haven't, here are the nuts and bolts of what is rightly considered one of the greatest concert movies ever made: The Band take the stage at the Winterland Ballroom for their

Archives By Date (View All)

2018
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
2017
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2016
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2015
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2014
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2013
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2012
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2011
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2010
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2009
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2008
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2007
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2006
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2005
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2004
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2003
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2002
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2001
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2000
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
0000
January
-0001
November, December