Category: 1000 Words

Hello, Nurse

Hello, Nurse

Remember the Animaniacs cartoon? Where the cartoon characters ran around acting crazy until they saw a pretty girl, then they’d stop everything and shout in chorus, “Helloooo, nurse!” It’s funny how silly lines like that can work their way into your personal vocabulary. This one time, at band camp, at a music festival, I was…

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Renaissance Man

Renaissance Man

The last time I could afford to go to Bumbershoot, I saw Chimurenga Renaissance, a project the Stranger called a wildly experimental hiphop collaboration between Zimbabwean-American Tendai “Baba” Maraire with Congolese-American musician Hussein Kalonji. A member of Seattle’s intellectual Black Constellation hip-hop collective, Maraire also performs with Shabazz Palaces with local hero Ishmael Butler (formerly…

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Pacific Bonsai Museum

Pacific Bonsai Museum

Tucked in behind an office park in Federal Way, the Pacific Bonsai Museum is a treasure trove of carefully maintained bonsai in a series of outdoor rooms with pale walls and raked gravel floors. Their hours are limited and the location is unlikely, but it’s a beautiful space that inspires even active little kids to…

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