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

Recent Articles


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...

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...

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...

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...

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...