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Beautiful Holiday

The letterpress artists of Beautiful Angle are givers. In one case, they give advice to a girl named Allie who says of herself in her e-mail to them, “I’m one of those Tacoma kids. The kind you see lurking around King’s Books and Stadium Video, wearing big sunglasses and making inappropriate

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Movie positioning

If you haven’t seen local filmmaker Eric Colley’s “GPS” movie yet, then you need to get off that lazy ass and come out to  Capitol Theater Friday, Dec. 7, for a screening and filmmaker Q&A. The Tenino native is the director, writer and mastermind behind the film, which is based

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Wide awake

Do not believe anything you hear about "Awake," do not talk to anyone about it, and above all do not even GLANCE at the poster or ads, which criminally reveal a crucial plot twist. This movie, which was withheld from critics and has scored a pitiful 13 percent on the

The Finders Keepers Project

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The Finders Keepers Project

Up and down the west coast of the United States people love to beachcomb, and one of the most prized finds is glass fishing floats. It is much rare to find these today as they have been replaced in the fishing industry by plastic and aluminum floats. Lincoln City, Oregon,

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Combating cancer

Breast cancer is an ever-present and unfortunate reality in America. One in eight women are diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime, and it is the second leading cancer-causing death among women in the United States, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. With staggering statistics across the board and

Buy a brick

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Buy a brick

This Veterans Day marks another anniversary of the end of the Great War, or World War I, a century ago. Hostilities on the Western Front ceased on at the 11th hour of the 11th day, 1918. On this day this year, Sunday, Nov. 11, Americans will pause to honor those men

Shaking it off

Music

Shaking it off

So much of rock and roll boils down to one simple goal: shaking off the oppressive stress and browbeating aggressors of everyday life. If you make it through the exhausting marathon that makes up just one average, unremarkable weekday in this life of ours, you're afforded the opportunity to frantically

‘The Jungle’ and ‘Tsunami Coming’

Arts

‘The Jungle’ and ‘Tsunami Coming’

Featured artists at Minka are Lauren Boilini and Michael Kaniecki. Boilini is a Seattle-based painter and public artist who has been awarded commissions across the U.S. and artist residencies all over the world. Her epic installation "The Jungle" explores themes of overcrowding, aggression and ecological breakdown.      Tacoma artist Michael Kaniecki

Beauty in imperfection

Stage

Beauty in imperfection

Yohen takes its time revealing exactly what's going on with its two characters, James (Malcolm J. West) and Sumi (Aya Hashiguchi). While they speak as though they've known each other for many years, there's a hesitance to their interactions, a kind of nervous energy that feels slightly off. It takes until

Ta Carbon Mexican Asadero

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Ta Carbon Mexican Asadero

ANNOUNCER: Ta Carbon Mexican Asadero boasts authentic Mexican cuisine with a meat-driven, steakhouse-inspired menu. If you mention steak or Mexican dishes to Dutch or Jackie, they are sure to arrive with their appetites.JACKIE: The ambiance is intimate! I've heard quite a buzz surrounding Ta Carbon and would have never guessed such

Copy that!

Music

Copy that!

Even grown-ups love wearing costumes for Halloween -- the more provocative the better. At Olympia Film Society's (OFS) Capitol Theater, that cosplay rocks. Each year since 2003, OFS has presented a parade of musicians who dress and perform as idols of the past. Last year's mistress of ceremonies, "Vanessa the

Win Halloween with digital decorating

Military Life

Win Halloween with digital decorating

Technology has been influencing the entertainment industry for decades. Movies, video games, and even amusement parks have evolved dramatically since the introduction of digital animation, high definition, and Computer Generated Imagery (CGI), as designers increasingly close the gap between real and animated. These advancements have allowed entertainers the ability to

Chasing terror

Attractions

Chasing terror

It's a never-ending source of fascination, to me, that people so frequently volunteer to be horrified. With a world so chock-full of real, readily accessible terror, how odd and endearing is it that people line up to pay money for the privilege of having of the wits scared out of

Halloween-y treats

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Halloween-y treats

I think of Halloween as a type of training. Your body needs to be eased into the season of eating. To amp up for all the holiday parties, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's, a month-long pumpkin spice indulgence with a finale of candy corn gorgefest is the best sort of

McChord airman earns Bronze Star Medal

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McChord airman earns Bronze Star Medal

Senior Master Sgt. Travis J. Calmez, 62nd Airlift Maintenance Squadron (62 AMXS) superintendent, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was presented a Bronze Star Medal Oct. 12, which he earned for his actions while deployed to Forward Operating Base Oqab, Kabul, Afghanistan. The award was presented by Lt. Col. Jacob P. Sullivan, 62 AMXS

Air Force extends high year of tenure for E-4s through E-6s

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Air Force extends high year of tenure for E-4s through E-6s

The Air Force is extending the high year of tenure for senior airmen through technical sergeants beginning Feb. 1, 2019. The memo, signed Oct. 18, extends the high year of tenure from eight to 10 years for senior airmen, from 15 to 20 years for staff sergeants and from 20 to

Washington Guard, business come together for Industry Day

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Washington Guard, business come together for Industry Day

Hundreds of Guardsmen got to see some of the best technology from some of the nation's leading defense industries Oct. 18 at the Pierce County Readiness Center. Industry Day, hosted by the National Guard Association of Washington, provides a unique opportunity for Washington National Guardsmen and the representatives of the

Shop till you drop

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Shop till you drop

The Lewis Community Spouses' Club (LCSC) is hosting their annual Holiday Market Saturday, Nov. 3, at Lakes High School. The halls of the high school come alive with lots of vendors selling handmade crafts, stocking stuffers, Christmas and home décor, wreaths, candles, jewelry and clothing. Look for your favorite Direct

Bayonet logistician named AMMED award winner

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Bayonet logistician named AMMED award winner

Algoma, Wisconsin, native, Maj. Kathleen Hamilton, a 7th Infantry Division medical logistics officer, was named recipient of the Calendar Year 2017 U.S. Army Medical Department Professional Medical Logisticians' Leadership Award in the category of "Health Service Material Officer." Presented by the Army Surgeon General each year, the AMMED award is given

Clover Park breaks ground on middle school

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Clover Park breaks ground on middle school

The Clover Park School District is making good on its mission to create promising futures for the children it serves at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and in Lakewood. This past Monday afternoon, school district officials and local community leaders picked up shovels to break ground for the construction of a new school.

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