Cover Story Extra: Ted Chiang vs. Tor Publishing

When science fiction author Ted Chiang inked a deal with Tor Publishing to release a collection of his short stories around the turn of the millennium, it seemed like a dream come true. Instead, the Hugo Award-winning forty-two-year-old claims, he ran...
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Sinful Indie Cinema: Joshing Jesus Onscreen

This month, stand-up comic Aaron Flett will shout “Action!” on the downtown Tacoma set of his indie film Jesus 4 Less. The movie is the result of the dwindling local comedy scene. “There used to be forty, forty-five shows a month, now it’s...
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Drugstore Cowboy Redux: Can Fogle’s bust save his career?

Tacoma’s James Fogle wrote the fictionalized memoir that became Gus Van Sant’s 1989 film Drugstore Cowboy, about Fogle’s bumbling band of Northwest addicts robbing drugstores in 1974. On May 25, cops say they caught Fogle, seventy-three, at...
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