GET LIT!: Festival celebrates its 20th birthday with a massive lineup of authors, poets and events

GET LIT!: Festival celebrates its 20th birthday with a massive lineup of authors, poets and events

In her first full year as director of the Get Lit!

GET LIT!: 10 questions with author Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott has spent her professional life establishing an utterly unique writing voice, one capable of juggling complex issues from alcoholism to new motherhood to renewed religious faith in a series of exceedingly popular novels, nonfiction books and essays.

GET LIT!: Tokers, smokers and night prowlers: A former Get Lit! director recalls strange times from festivals past

During the seven years I spent with the Get Lit! festival, I worked with hundreds of writers, an ensemble best suited for a Wes Anderson film.

Problem Areas, Broadway in the Inland Northwest and more you need to know


The Academy of Hip Hop's training facility steps lively into Spokane's dance scene

Lights are dimmed while a group of students is getting in the groove to an uncensored "Rollout" by Ludacris, video cameras capturing each movement.

The Laughing Face on Facebook is an A-hole

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Back in 2016, recognizing that the range of human emotion extended beyond either "like" or "agnostic," Facebook went beyond the thumbs up, introducing a slew of new reaction options: the heart; the face shedding a single tear; the fuming, red-orange angry face; the mouth-agape WOW face; and, finally, a laughing face, eyes closed, mouth caught in mid guffaw.

Your friendly Spokane witch explains why tarot is a teacher, not a threat

Of all the people I interact with as a tarot reader, it's typically the thick-moustached bouncer or weightlifting ex-military guy who trembles hardest at the thought of having "Death" appear in the tarot cards I arrange on my pink velvet cloth.

The Spokane Symphony finds inspiration in Robert Schumann's talented wife Clara this weekend

Classical music owes a lot to Clara Schumann. It was Clara who made it de rigueur for concert musicians to perform pieces from memory.

The Looming Tower: A deep, dark dive down the pre-9/11 rabbit hole

Hulu isn't really my go-to when it comes to original streaming TV series.


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