Culture

BAMF kicks off season at B’Ham Oasis: Lookout Arts Quarry

The Lookout Arts Quarry, located on a 61-acre site previously operated as an industrial rock quarry 12 miles south of Bellingham, WA was launched by a group of artists who took collective ownership of it in 2007 and have been establishing the land as an arts center ever since. [...]

May 4, 2017

UBU ROI: an absurdist rumpus salve for modern times

  (Left to Right) Dogpile played by Ben Williamson, Financiers played by Karianne Nelson and Sam Johnson, and (top) Mere Ubu played by Chris Coombs behold their new King Ubu, played by Keefe Healy There is a theory that says we elect political leaders, or at the very least [...]

February 22, 2017

Watt’s up doc: The Missingmen come to B’Ham’s Wild Buffalo

Let me clear: I dislike journalism that is written from a first-person perspective. I guess it’s because of the false dichotomy that says if you are a reporter, then you are supposed to be providing objective facts. The reporter shouldn’t include anything that reveals [...]

February 17, 2017

White guys can jump, jump, jump

The first time I heard Jump Around by Rappers House of Pain, I was playing hoops at Greenlake Park in Seattle against some of coldest ballers from the C.A.Y.A (Central Area Youth Association) select basketball team. It was May 1992. My buddy, Little Joker walked over with this [...]

September 18, 2016

Put Down Your Weapons

Davin Michael Stedman is a musician, writer, and television producer that was on assignment in Europe during the Paris attacks. He is publishing a series of stories about his experience his band The Staxx Brothers and Crossing Guide Magazine. His column is called 100 Miles of [...]

November 24, 2015

The Green Frog: Music, Munchies & More

While most recognize Bellingham’s Green Frog for its amazing live entertainment & extensive selection of local brews on tap, what many don’t realize is that the savory scent wafting down N. State Street, hitching a ride on the brisk spring breeze & tickling your [...]

July 23, 2015

In The Basement with a Viper

Before I set out to interview Petunia, the architect and the man behind the Vancouver, BC band, Petunia and the Vipers, I grilled his publicist Joelle May. I asked her for the best and absolutely worst questions I could possibly ask Petunia in person. She warned me right away [...]

January 12, 2015

Lynden Pioneer Museum

My favourite books as a kid were from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series, set in the late 1800s. Life then sounded so simple, yet so tough and wild at the same time. I got that same feeling all over again when I took my tweens to the eclectic Lynden Pioneer Museum in [...]

May 29, 2014

The History of This: Handkerchiefs

A square of cloth, smartly decorated, becomes a fashion accessory, a bandage, a tissue, a flag, a small basket, or a love token. Handkerchiefs are useful, if somewhat old-fashioned, but utility isn’t even the half of it. The first written reference to hankies comes from the [...]

May 29, 2014