Allen Cox writes travel, culture, and lifestyle articles and guidebooks, is a communications consultant and commercial copywriter/editor, and writes literary fiction.

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Discover a Legend

Maria Frank Abrams has spent a long time trying to shake the horrors of the Holocaust — and the associated expectations it has forced on her career as a artist. A new retrospective book of her work helps illuminate the misunderstandings about this...
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In Store

This trip around the world was brought to you by unique home accessories and the letter “a” Photo by Sharon Styer When I was a boy, my parents gave me a book about different cultures and faraway places, quite a window to the world for an...
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The Homage Factory

In over twenty years, an original work has never been created at the Chamber Dance Company; rather, this group has built a repertoire of old choreography as a way to celebrate the history — and maybe the future — of modern dance.Catherine...
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Heavy Metal Summer

No, it’s not about music. Metal-Urge is a vast, unprecedented celebration of metal arts taking place throughout the city. If you go, you might never look at a nail the same way again. Carla Grahn, Helmet | photo by Michael Spafford For some the...
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Unleash Your Inner Pyromaniac

A cult grows around the complicated art of wood-fired ceramics. Eva Funderburgh, Two Beasts with Horns and Teeth, wood-fired porcelain, 2008 Through the end of May, if you visit Tacoma’s Gallery Madera, you will get a chance to glimpse wood-fired...