In this issue we imagine what Tacoma will look like 100 years from now, hear the worst of what the city’s baristas have dealt with, reminisce about picking lilacs in the alleys of South Tacoma, and learn how Dungeons and Dragons can provide a respite from the hardships of homelessness.


  • Dungeons, Dragons and Dirty Looks
  • The Black Stonefly
  • Lilac Hunting in the Alleyways of Tacoma
  • Three A.M. Phone Call
  • We’re flying to U.S. Are you with us?
  • Close Call in City Waterway
  • Barista Horror Stories
  • What Does Tacoma Look Like 100 Years From Now?
  • Hard Knocks Part II
  • Smash or Pass: Tacoma Architectural Edition
  • Matanofo’s Perseverance

Hard Copy 19 also comes with an 11×17 print by local artist, Nofo Porter!


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