13 November 2013
“Doctor Who” will celebrate its 50th anniversary of adventures through time and space Nov. 23 with “The Day of the Doctor” on BBC America – and at 3-D theater events and a festival at Seattle's EMP. It will be an intergalactic mash-up of Daleks, Companions, the Tardis, fezzes, Weeping Angels and Sonic Screwdrivers,…
13 November 2013
Pastor Ron Pierre Vignec, Poet of the Eastside, Bringer of Peace to the troubled, Forager of Food for the hungry, Speaker of Truth to power, Sharer of Burdens with the hopeless, and Santa Claus to those who choose to believe, has died.
Thursday afternoon, Nov. 7, he suffered internal bleeding. Over the next days his…
8 November 2013
Doctor Who will celebrate its 50th anniversary of adventures through time and space Nov. 23 with “The Day of the Doctor” on BBC America – and at 3-D theater events and a festival at Seattle's EMP. It will be an intergalactic mash-up of Daleks, Companions, the Tardis, fezzes, Weeping Angels and Sonic Screwdrivers, plus…
7 November 2013
Tuesday, U.S. Rep Derek Kilmer experienced something rare and wonderful in the life of a member of Congress: He met with a group of diverse and thoughtful constituents who asked tough questions, listened with care and, occasionally, challenged him.
Washington's U.S. Representative from the 6th District was visiting…
6 November 2013
Tacoma is throwing a new kind of food drive for Thanksgiving. It's a city-wide collaboration aimed at feeding hungry school kids and their families, and, in doing so, letting them know that this whole city cares for them.
It started with barbers.
At the start of the past eight school years, Hasani Frederick…
5 November 2013
Janie Morris was fairly skipping with delight as she loaded 35 canvas bags with produce and gifts then toted them to the Broadway Farmers Market's wagons.
On the last day of the season, vendors were shining with Tacoma spirit, sending some of their best wares to the people who need it most – the clients of Tacoma…
31 October 2013
Sophia Lozier was sitting on a loveseat in her new apartment on a sunny Tuesday morning. If you knew Lozier, you might have mistaken it for a miracle.
“I have been four months and 21 days clean,” Lozier said on Tuesday.
That was after eight years on pills, three failed attempts at inpatient treatment, three…
30 October 2013
When a lunch emergency broke out at last week's Project Homeless Connect, Puyallup Tribal Councilmember Sylvia Miller stepped up with the right resource. The Tacoma Dome, which housed the main event, could not allow a free lunch give-away on its grounds. So Miller volunteered a tribally-owned parking lot just across the street…
9 October 2013
Ruby Washington has eaten at only one spot and had only one food in all her life. There she has found everything her body needs, and even more for her brain.
Ruby is 10 months old, and that spot is her mother's breast.
This week, she and her mom, Jamila Kinnay-Jones, 20, volunteered to encourage moms in the…
2 October 2013
Zach Powers grew up thinking he wanted to be a journalist.
The Grand Cinema has brought him to his senses.
“I loved storytelling,” The Grand's director of marketing and communications said in a shared office papered with posters.
Powers believes in the story's power to broaden understanding and strengthen…
2 October 2013
Laura Marshall was 24 and had already made the worst film of all time when she was hired on as Tacoma Film Festival Director Dec. 3, 2012.
Born in the San Francisco Bay Area town of Oakley, she inherited her parents' dominant movie genes. Her father, a pastor, had grown up in Bremerton making movies with a Super 8…
2 October 2013
Fred Oldfield spoke to Mark and Erin Wheeler before they knew they were listening.
They had never owned an original oil painting, and had never thought of themselves as art collectors. Then, on a visit to The Western Washington Fair four years ago, they strolled through the Fred Oldfield Western Heritage & Art…
24 September 2013
There will, of course, be zombies, or at least the expectation of zombies amid the gracious retirement living in a place called Laurel Grove.
There will be young people making sense of real life by punching old prejudices in the nose.
There will be pasts that return to haunt, and futures that turn out the light…
11 September 2013
The dentures arrived first, then the stove.
It was the Puyallup Tribe’s third free neighborhood cleanup of the summer, and teeth are turning out to be a regular occurrence.
“It seems like we get them every time,” said regular volunteer Theresa Sportsman.
“Uppers and lowers, a full set,” quipped…