Jen Graves is visual art editor for The Stranger. Her writing has also appeared in Art in America, The Believer and the online edition of Newsweek. She was a little nervous about writing “a big, fat, first-person thing” on her experience teaching art history for the first time (read “See Saw,” Sept. 2008). But we convinced her, after just one short year of nagging.
Renewal of the Renewal of Downtown
Or, How the Theater District is being resuscitated through the combined efforts of private developers, tenacious neighborhood business owners and Tacoma performing arts organizations with determined new leaders at their helms. The north end of...