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Outdoors

Craig Hill: 10 colorful fall hikes

Washington is called the Evergreen State for good reason. Walk into the woods any time of year and you’ll be enveloped by green. But autumn’s arrival spices up the trails with splashes of reds, yellows and oranges.

Arts & Culture

‘30 Americans’ confronts issues of race at Tacoma Art Museum

In “30 Americans,” opening Saturday at Tacoma Art Museum in its West Coast debut, the issue isn’t the art. Those 45 works by 31 contemporary African-American artists have stunned audiences across 10 U.S. cities with their size, power and depth since the show began touring in 2008. No, the issue is how Tacoma Art Museum is going to present it.

Movie News & Reviews

Movie review: 'Queen of Katwe,' inspiring true story about Ugandan chess champ will give families tons to talk about

Parents need to know that "Queen of Katwe" is the inspiring true story of a girl from the slums of Uganda who becomes a chess champion. It has strong themes of empathy, humility, integrity, perseverance, and teamwork. But there are also many hard scenes that little kids might not understand - or could be upset by - making it best for tweens and up. A boy who's run over by a motorcycle gets stitches without painkillers, another child is almost swept away in a flash flood, and a teen girl is lured from her family by an untrustworthy man who promises her a better life. The central family is homeless and must sleep on the street, and some scenes include background drinking and smoking. But in the end this is a beautifully told, entertaining drama about a strong, smart, loyal girl that will give families a lot to talk about.

TV

TV: 8 Latina TV characters to inspire and entertain your kids

"Diversity" is a lot more than the latest buzzword in Hollywood. When kids see positive portrayals of people who share their background and culture on TV, it can be truly life-changing. It plants the seed of possibility. It bolsters self-esteem. It reinforces cultural touchstones. And it's really as simple as watching great characters with depth, dimension, and authenticity. Fortunately, Latina characters have come a long way from when American actress Natalie Wood played Latina, Maria in "West Side Story." Today's audiences are treated to Latina characters who are actually played by Latina actresses, reinforcing the message that you can be anything you imagine. Here are some of our favorite Latina characters:

Videos

A mural by and for the People's

Watch artists at work creating the giant mural on the south wall of the People's Community Center in Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood. The mural – featuring iconic sights and local African American heroes in their childhood – will be ready in time for Saturday's People's Pool grand opening.
Drew Perine dperine@thenewstribune.com
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A mural by and for the People's

'Innocence ... discord in the world' keep Mary Ann, 'Gilligan's Island' relevant 1:16

'Innocence ... discord in the world' keep Mary Ann, 'Gilligan's Island' relevant

United in Song: The Tacoma choir that welcomes refugees with music 3:46

United in Song: The Tacoma choir that welcomes refugees with music

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What big teeth you have, my dear dinosaur