King's Books: The reading heart of Tacoma

King's Books: The reading heart of Tacoma

Nestled on a quiet street in Tacoma sits a reader's paradise. As soon as one walks into King's Books, a sense of calm takes over. The quaint shop evokes home, from the friendly scent of worn pages to the quiet mews of the resident cat, Herbert.

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Embracing the spirit and truth: The Celestial Omnibus dazzles

Embracing the spirit and truth: The Celestial Omnibus dazzles

Close your eyes and slip into a dreamy realm of endless opportunity. This is what it felt like to be immersed in the radio play The Celestial Omnibus by E.M. Forster, which was written in 1911.

Transforming the scene: dé Cônnére talks art, activism, and new projects

Transforming the scene: dé Cônnére talks art, activism, and new projects

Adé Cônnére is making waves with their performance art. Based in Seattle, they have been performing their whole life as a singer, dancer, thespian, and musician. They also have experience in modeling, fashion, and photography. As one of the most impactful

Coming out in the digital age: Still figuring it out

Coming out in the digital age: Still figuring it out

In an interview that surprised thousands of young girls across America, Joshua Bassett, teen heartthrob and star of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, announced his coming out exclusively on Clevver News.

Malevolent Djinn lacking in magic

Malevolent Djinn lacking in magic

Even though it carries an R rating, The Djinn would be a pretty decent "gateway horror" flick for older kids who enjoy reading the works of Alvin Schwartz or R.L. Stine. Set in 1989, the film follows Dylan Jacobs (Ezra Dewey), a mute 12-year-old who has j

Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival delivers excellence in its 16th year

Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival delivers excellence in its 16th year

As a film lover of a Transgender experience, it was hard not to enjoy the diverse offerings and events this year at Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival, produced by Three Dollar Bill Cinema, the geniuses behind the annual Seattle Queer Film Fe

Spiral a gruesomely familiar 'Jigsaw' puzzle

Spiral a gruesomely familiar 'Jigsaw' puzzle

Like a combination of a grimy 1990s police procedural and the long-running series of horror films from which it is spun off that helped bring the term "torture porn" into the cinematic lexicon, Spiral: From the Book of Saw is a mixed bag of gruesomely blo

Frustrating Wrath of Man a violently ambitious misfire

Frustrating Wrath of Man a violently ambitious misfire

Guy Ritchie's Wrath of Man has a lot going for it. The film reteams the director with star Jason Statham for the first time in 15 years, and the actor responds by giving his best, most broodingly intense performance in ages. It offers up punchy, well-chor

Queens to the rescue! Drag Race trailblazer GottMik previews the latest edition of 'Drive 'N Drag'

Queens to the rescue! Drag Race trailblazer GottMik previews the latest edition of 'Drive 'N Drag'

Fun is finally returning to the Seattle area! The latest, much-anticipated "Drive 'N Drag" event debuts this weekend at the Southcenter Mall parking lot.

Punchy Without Remorse is an action-filled throwback

Punchy Without Remorse is an action-filled throwback

Amazon Prime Video After his wife and unborn child are murdered and he is critically injured in an assassination attempt, decorated Navy SEAL Sr. Chief John Kelly (Michael B. Jordan) is determined to find out who wanted him dead and why. After completing

Book Review: Take a load off with Laundry Love, a helpful, personal guide

Book Review: Take a load off with Laundry Love, a helpful, personal guide

LAUNDRY LOVE: FINDING JOY IN A COMMON CHORE PATRIC RICHARDSON WITH KARIN B. MILLER Flatiron Books $25.99 / $34.99 Canada 185 pages

Book review: Queer horror-fantasy fables confront human traumas with hope

Book review: Queer horror-fantasy fables confront human traumas with hope

MOSS COVERED CLAWS JONAH BARRETT © 2021 Blue Cactus Press $19.00 123 pages

Music of Bees a pleasant buzz with no sting

Music of Bees a pleasant buzz with no sting

An Oregon spring always put Alice Holtzman in a good mood.