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  • Critic's Notebook: Patti Smith's 'Woolgathering'

    Critic's Notebook: Patti Smith's 'Woolgathering'
    One thing I've always admired about Patti Smith is her refusal to be characterized. Rocker, poet, artist, mother: She seems to inhabit each of these roles almost effortlessly, moving among them as if the only difference was in our heads. And why not? For Smith, they all come out of the same impulse, a kind of ecstatic self-engagement, in which the line separating life and creativity, the mundane and the mystical, is an illusion, a border we create to bound ourselves. "Oh, God, I fell for you," she sings at the end of her 1979 song "Dancing Barefoot," and since the first time I ever played that record, I've heard this as a prayer, a benediction, as if it were God she had fallen for.
  • Festival of Books' diverse offerings

    Festival of Books' diverse offerings
    Poets read to rapt audiences, and authors of fiction tried to explain the creative process. Celebrity chefs lured big crowds to sit under a hot sun, and mystery writers answered questions in SRO auditoriums. There was something for almost everyone at...

    Exploring culture, history, art along Tacoma's museum row

    Exploring culture, history, art along Tacoma's museum row
    TACOMA, Wash. - This may be the time to stop teasing Tacoma. The longtime home of the paper-mill-made "aroma" has blossomed into Seattle's cultural cousin to the south, with a museum district that just got a significant boost from the completion of the...

    Helen Frankenthaler dies at 83; abstract painter

    Helen Frankenthaler dies at 83; abstract painter
    Helen Frankenthaler, a New York artist whose bursts of color achieved by pouring thinned paint onto canvas from coffee cans helped point art in fresh directions after the initial post-World War II explosion of Abstract Expressionism, has died. She was 83....

    Hansen: Mural a chance to get out of 'safe' art zone

    Hansen: Mural a chance to get out of 'safe' art zone
    It's not often in life that we can start with a blank slate, but that's exactly what students at the Laguna College of Art & Design will do this fall when they paint the now famous 80-foot gray wall on Laguna Canyon Road. But will that wall become...