Playground – A movie masterpiece on many levels

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The Belgian movie "Playground" (originally titled 'A World'), is a modern masterpiece of filmmaking on a variety of levels. It is not only a...

On the Couch: “Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine,” and supporting the Rose...

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“The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long … and you have burned so very, very brightly.” Much like the publication it...

On the Couch: “Rebuilding Paradise”

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The hard-fought recovery of a small town devastated by 2018 wildfire.

On the Couch: “The Wild” makes the plight of the environment deeply personal

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Environmental causes have tended to be a tough sell to the public because our empathy extends more easily to stories to which human faces...

On the Couch: “John Lewis: Good Trouble”

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With the passing of U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) on July 17, whose 30-plus years of service in Congress were the capstone to a...

On the Couch: “The Grey Fox” returns

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Editor's note: This week, we start running movie reviews by local reviewer, Kirk Boxleitner. Kirk was a reviewer for the Port Townsend Leader for...

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The lost commencement address by Tom Robbins

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Photo of Tom Robbins by Dan Wallen. Used with permission of University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections MPH1272 When I was the editor of the...

On the Hard: Catalyst

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From Classic Yachts to Fish Packers: Their Stories Catalyst and the Beautiful Wild Country             Catalyst departed Port Townsend on May 5th to begin her mid-May...

River Otters

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Was that a sea otter or a river otter you just saw swimming offshore? People often think they see sea otters foraging on our...

So Long, Pygmy Kayaks

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More than three decades ago, when guys like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were building technology companies that would change the world, another Ivy...

Diana Talley – Shavings in my brassiere

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I met the unsinkable Diana Talley many years ago. It was at a party of wooden boat people. Diana has been a foundational person...