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Published July 16th, 2014 - 5:15AM
"Stay with Me" by Alison Gaylin; Harper (384 pages, $5.99)
Published July 16th, 2014 - 5:10AM
On a Saturday afternoon that dripped with sticky June heat, author Ben Hoffman and his groomsmen readied for his impending nuptials in Chicago's West Loop by basking in his hotel suite's air conditioning and a few moments of tranquility, a respite from the wedding day frenzy. With just about four hours to go before the ceremony, the Harrisburg, Pa., native got a call from an unknown number with a Chicago area code.
Published July 15th, 2014 - 10:23AM
English metal rocker icons Judas Priest are bring their “Redeemer of Souls” tour to the Tacoma Dome on Nov. 22.
Published July 13th, 2014 - 1:00AM
Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
Published July 13th, 2014 - 1:00AM
Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
Published July 12th, 2014 - 11:03AM
It’s all about the festival this weekend from Sumner and Tacoma to Seattle. Check out all the happenings.
Published July 11th, 2014 - 12:00AM
SummerFEST begins with triathlon and ends with a movie under the stars.
Published July 11th, 2014 - 6:54AM
If a civic event can be measured by the amount and quality of entertainment it attracts, then Tacoma Pride is about to go over the rainbow.
Published July 10th, 2014 - 4:42PM
Auditions for the 5th Avenue Theatre's production of "A Christmas Story" will be held at the Tacoma Mall July 20.
Published July 10th, 2014 - 12:00AM
Dario and his dancers come to Tacoma for Pride
Published July 10th, 2014 - 12:00AM
Electronic composer and DJ Eliot Lipp returns home
Published July 10th, 2014 - 10:14AM
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, July 6, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2014, The Nielsen Co.
Published July 9th, 2014 - 12:17PM
"Forever" by Nora Roberts; Silhouette (480 pages, $7.99)
Published July 9th, 2014 - 5:06AM
Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews:
Published July 7th, 2014 - 4:05PM
Pat Buchanan's new book about Richard Nixon's 1968 comeback is replete with St. Louis references, including the revelation that Nixon was told of former Sen. Thomas Eagleton's mental health treatments five years before their disclosure forced Eagleton off the 1972 Democratic ticket.
Published July 7th, 2014 - 5:05AM
The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Friday, July 4:
Published July 6th, 2014 - 12:00AM
Check the air and car show, Wheels & Wings or the circus at Washington State Fair Events Center or take in some music
Published July 6th, 2014 - 1:00AM
Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
Published July 6th, 2014 - 1:00AM
Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
Published July 5th, 2014 - 12:00AM
The Fourth of July is past but there is still plenty of activities for the family this weekend.
Published July 5th, 2014 - 11:03AM
Make room for the boom. Freedom Fair in Tacoma and Freedom Fest at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will fill the land and air on the Fourth of July.
Published July 4th, 2014 - 11:53AM
Here are the local fireworks displays and other community celebrations where you can join your neighbors in the fun.
Published July 3rd, 2014 - 12:04PM
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, June 29, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2014, The Nielsen Co.
Published July 3rd, 2014 - 3:49PM
800-CEO-READ, a leading direct supplier of book-based resources compiles a monthly list of best-selling business books based on purchases by its corporate customers nationwide. Here are the best sellers for June 2014, plus descriptions of the Top 10.
Published July 3rd, 2014 - 3:59PM
Facebook Inc. confronted more criticism Thursday as the editor of a scientific journal issued a statement suggesting the company failed to obtain "informed consent" for a controversial study of users' emotions.
Published July 1st, 2014 - 1:28PM
The inaugural Destiny City Film Festival announces lineup for weekend of indie films.
Published June 30th, 2014 - 3:14PM
Every show of Lakewood Playhouse’s “Spamalot” has been sold out and the theater is holding it over in response.
Published June 30th, 2014 - 3:09PM
“Crafts of the Past” offers demonstrations - some hands-on - of 1800s skills and arts at Point Defiance Park’s Fort Nisqually.
Published June 25th, 2014 - 3:55PM
Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival will include Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan, Aziz Ansari and many others.
Published June 24th, 2014 - 12:00PM
Humorist and author David Sedaris will return to Puget Sound on Nov. 17 for an appearance at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. Tickets are on sale now for the 8 p.m. show.
Published June 23rd, 2014 - 5:53PM
Summer is finally here and the free outdoor family movie season is in full swing. Two options are on Friday (June 27) with the "The Lego Movie" playing in Frederickson and "Frozen" showing in Lakewood.
Published June 22nd, 2014 - 12:00AM
Check out the Doll and Teddy Bear Show in Puyallup, explore downtown Tacoma, take in concerts, join in orchard work party and more.
Published June 20th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Meeker Days, the party that Puyallup throws for itself every year, turns 75 on Friday (June 20). The festival is named after pioneer and Puyallup founder Ezra Meeker whose home, the Meeker Mansion, still stands.
Published June 18th, 2014 - 8:13PM
Actor Dirk Benedict, the original Starbuck from "Battlestar Galactica" fame, is the first media guest announced at The Jet City Comic Show on Nov. 8 at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center.
Published June 18th, 2014 - 1:25PM

This Saturday is Go Skateboarding Day, the worldwide “holiday of skateboarding” as proclaimed by the International Association of Skateboard Companies. So what’s Tacoma and Seattle doing about it? A free skate clinic/competition event in Tacoma’s Tollefson Plaza, and a brand-new skateable piece of art in Seattle’s Jefferson Park.

First, Tacoma: Hosted by Alchemy Indoor, a local non-profit aimed at giving youth safe, dry skating places to develop skills (including a planned indoor skate rink), the event includes a free youth skate clinic from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (sign up online), a slope-style competition and open-plaza skate from 2-3 p.m. and competitions from 3-6 p.m., with an afterparty at downtown skate shop Grit City Grindhouse, 311 S. 7th St.

Both Alchemy Indoor and Grit City Grindhouse are the products of Spaceworks, the City of Tacoma partnership that puts creative enterprise and art into vacant commercial spaces downtown. Grit City Grindhouse is an alumnus of the program, with a now-commercial space on South 7th Street, but Alchemy has been getting advice from the program to find a space for their indoor rink.

Meanwhile, in Seattle this Saturday will see the unveiling of a new public sculpture that’s also skateable. The brainchild of pro skater Torey Pudwill and Oregon artist C.J. Rench, and supported by Red Bull and the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation, the Red Bull Skate Space features skateable metal sculptures that curve around the skate space at Beacon Hill’s Jefferson Park, a designated District Skatepark location in the city’s citywide skate plan.

“It’s a wonderful idea,” said Alchemy’s Ben Warner. “I would really like to bring something like that to Tacoma, which has a great skateboarding history – it was the first city ever to remove skatestoppers (metal brackets fixed on structures to deter skateboarders).

The space will be unveiled on Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with Pudwill and fellow pro skaters Ryan Sheckler, Felipe Gustavo, Tom Schaar, Alex Midler, Ryan Decenzo and Joey Brezinski.

Tollefson Plaza: 1700 Pacific Ave., Tacoma

Jefferson Park: 4101 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle

Published June 16th, 2014 - 5:39PM
Meeker Days, the party that Puyallup throws for itself every year, turns 75 on Friday (June 20). The festival named after pioneer and Puyallup founder Ezra Meeker runs for three days this weekend.
Published June 16th, 2014 - 3:11PM
“Monty Python’s Spamalot” is a wildly funny romp through medieval England as envisioned by Eric Idle of Python fame, replete with crude humor, topical references, brilliant songs, crazy sets and costumes, and a lot of word play.
Published June 14th, 2014 - 8:00AM
Explore our shores at low tide, sail the Adventuress, check out car shows, enjoy music and more happenings this week
Published June 13th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Winter is coming.
Published June 13th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Route 66 — the highway that once spanned between Chicago and Santa Monica, California — exists now more in the imagination than on pavement. But, like many things mid-20th century, it’s enjoying a resurgence in popularity.
Published June 13th, 2014 - 12:05AM
The Ford Mustang turns 50 years old in 2014, but this is one pony that still runs like a colt.
Published June 7th, 2014 - 6:25PM
Rescue the princess. Defend the earth. Slay dragons. All are possible this weekend at the Greater Tacoma Trade & Convention Center, where — until 3 p.m. Sunday — Tacoma is the center of the pinball and arcade game universe.
Published June 7th, 2014 - 8:00AM
There are festivals, music, history walk and gleaning projects kick off to join in this weekend.
Published June 6th, 2014 - 1:31PM
NW Pinball & Arcade Show is taking place at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center all weekend long.
Published June 6th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Saturday With an emphasis on independent, creator-owned comics, the Olympia Comics Festival comes Saturday to three venues in Olympia. Different from the large commercial comicons, this is an alternative comics event with an emphasis on creativity and personal expression. It kicks off at the Capitol Theater, 206 E. Fifth Ave., with a round-table interview, dramatic interpretations of terrible comics, various short presentations, and stand-up comedy from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission is $6 at the door.
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