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Braff in ‘Scrubs’ comfort zone with ‘Wish I Was Here’

Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here” is a sweet and jokey feature film that is so at home in the punchline rhythms of TV sitcoms that you may think to yourself, “When’s his best friend/former ‘Scrubs’ co...

‘Lucy’ an ambitious popcorn-popper

After a decade when the only person to take her seriously was Woody Allen, Scarlett Johansson seems to have found her groove of late, with the new...

Scarlett Johansson, center, gains superhuman powers in “Lucy.”

Always-changing Ben Union says he's found the sound he's searching for

Ben Union is sitting at the bar at Tacoma’s Spar. His head is freshly shaved for a photo shoot and he’s making slow progress on a beer...

Tacoma resident Ben Union performs Saturday at Capital Hill Block Party in Seattle.

Stories, films, puppets: The 18th annual Proctor Arts Fest explores new art forms this August

The Proctor Arts Fest might be the oldest continuously-running arts festival in Tacoma, but that doesn’t stop it from reinventing itself. This year the festival adds to the usual lineup of music, craft vendors and juried art show by bringing...

This Tacoma film festival is Destiny

The inaugural Destiny City Film Festival puts the emphasis on stories in weekend of indie films.

The Destiny City Film Festival will be held at the Blue Mouse Theater in Tacoma July 31-Aug. 3.