Sunday, October 31, 2010

SPOKE(a)N(e) Issue #20: October 2010


I stayed pretty much in the background with this one. I had some fantastic help getting everything I needed. A huge "thank you" to Brooke Matson, Alyx Franz and Eric Strate!

Featured Article - Spokane’s Art Scene Dropped the Atom Bomb
Profile - Photographer Eric Strate (you can find more of Eric's work at his website

Thursday, September 30, 2010

SPOKE(a)N(e) Issue #19: September 2010

This month we talk to Karli Fairbanks and take a look at the first Hillyard Hippie Happening!

We were not able to include First Friday or The Music List this month.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

House work...

Hey there SPOKE(a)N(e) fans!

I've come to the conclusion that I can't completely eliminate our coverage of First Friday. Yet, I still need to find a way of covering it and experiencing it that works for me. I have a plan for August and while I could tell you what it is, I feel that would be absolutely no fun for me. Stay tuned is all I can say.

Secondly, a huge thanks to Sara Habein for her work on getting an index of all the past issues put together. I've set it up on a page that can be accessed by clicking the Artists Index link on the right. Thanks again, Sara!

Monday, July 19, 2010

SPOKE(a)N(e) Issue #18: July 2010

Salutations good readers!

This month was a blur of starting a new job, and trying to wrestle PageMaker, which is what we use to layout the magazine, to the ground. A quick note about the pictures in the last few issues. From what I can tell, I'm doing everything the same. I've messed around with DPI in Photoshop and it doesn't seem to be getting me anywhere. They just don't look right, and I can't figure out why. By next month, I should have it sorted out.

On to the content...

We tried something different this month.

-Editor's Letter: Rethinking First Friday
-Profile: Becca Lux and Brooke Matson of the RiVerSpeAK Collective.
-The Music List wants to hear from you!

Friday, June 18, 2010

SPOKE(a)N(e) Issue #17: June 2010


-Letter from the Editor: To the class of 2010
-Profile of INDABA Coffee House
-Guest write up from Jessica Crichton on Art Fest
-The Music List gets a little "weird" (you can also follow TJ List on

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

SPOKE(a)N(e) Issue #16: May 2010

I'm not late, you guys were just way too early. Ha! I kid! No, but seriously, I was lame. Here it is at long last!

SPOKE(a)N(e) Issue 16


-Letter from the Editor: Yeah, about that
-Profile of local author Thuy-Dzuong Nguyen
-A look back at The Truth Lenders launch party
-First Friday coverage
-This month we are introducing a new column, "The Music List"

Friday, April 16, 2010

SPOKE(a)N(e) Issue #15: April 2010


Well, here it is. My first issue as the new editor of SPOKE(a)N(e). It was a lot of fun, and I hope you enjoy what we have to offer.

SPOKE(a)N(e) Issue 15


-Letter from the Editor: Intro
-Profile of photographer Matt Shumate
-First Friday: Transcendence Project, Brick Wall Gallery and Kress Gallery
-"Forward": A special letter from editor Michael McMullen

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

SPOKE(a)N(e) Issue #14: March 2009

So this is it, folks. Tyson and Sara Habein's final issue at the helm of SPOKE(a)N(e) Magazine. It will be taken over by a very capable replacement, I assure you.

SPOKE(a)N(e) Issue 14


-The reveal of our new editor
-A profile of local photog Tim Thompson
-The Sommy Awards
-Shrinking Violets Birthday Bash
-A Photo Editorial by our new editor! Day/Night
-The First Friday Artwalk, including visits to Empyrean, RiverRidge Arts, Chase Gallery and many more
-Sara's Final Compulsive Chronicles column. This one is about the best concert she saw in her 7 years in Spokane.

Thanks so much for a great time as editors of this magazine. Stick around and see what our new editor has in store next month and beyond!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

SPOKE(a)N(e) Magazine #13: February 2010

Greetings. Another issue is upon us. What can you expect this month?

-A very special Editor's Letter from Tyson Habein regarding the future of the magazine

-Shadra Beesley's 2010 Downtown Karaoke Tour, with photos by Wendy Gaskill and Sara Habein

-Tyson covers the February First Friday Artwalk, including River Ridge Association, Sante, Brickwall Gallery, Kress Gallery and RawSpace

-A few notes on the RiVerSpeAK Launch Party at Empyrean

-And in Compulsive Chronicles, Sara spends this month of love ruminating on heartbreak and Ryan Adams


Thanks all.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

SPOKE(a)N(e) Magazine Issue #12: January 2010

With a new decade, SPOKE(a)N(e) Magazine is officially one year old! Thanks to all of you who have kept up with us along the way. Keep telling your friends about us, keep telling us what you want to read, and we'll keep compiling quality content.

Now then, what can we expect with Issue #12?

-Profile: Photographer Shane Savage

-Profile: Time Bomb, the coolest retro shop around

-Profile: Andrea Parrish and Peter Geyer of Wedding Cans fame

-Tyson Habein has a photo spread entitled "Tiny Universe."

-Tyson also covers January's Art Scene, including stops at the Chase Gallery, STA Plaza, Avenue West and Kress Gallery.

-Compulsive Chronicles: Sara Habein has issues with the term "sell out" and the people who use it.


Thank again!