YAKIMA, Wash. — Guys, let’s talk for a minute about this week’s On magazine, because I think it’s a pretty good one.
We’ve got the Moxee Hop Festival on the cover. And that’s one of my favorite events. It’s got a top-notch beer garden, lots of free music, and lots of stuff for families. But that’s not all we’ve got for you this week. We also have:
• An Indoorsman column about going to a 5-year-old’s birthday party. Here’s a quote: “Anyway, this party. Instead of one 5-year-old, there were millions of them. Or, like, a half-dozen. It was impossible to tell.”
• A Dear Crabby column about how TV news reporters always end up interviewing dummies. Here’s a quote from that: “Also, on TV you can see the guy’s ketchup-stained T-shirt. (Or is that barbecue sauce? Dear lord, I think it might be rust. Yeah. It is. It’s rust. A rusty T-shirt. How do you get rust on a T-shirt? Why do you leave the house like that?)”
• A short piece about the upcoming Band of Horses show at The Seasons Performance Hall.
• A very well-done review of David Rakoff’s “Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish” by Inklings Bookshop staffer Emily Gwinn.
• Another slice of Simon Sizer criticism. This time it’s Bowie’s classic “Station to Station.”
• An On the Menu recommendation for Pizza Rita in Ellensburg.
• A lovely sampling of 10 Days Out briefs.
And, as always, all the calendar listings you need to plan for the weekend and beyond. Pick up an On magazine in Thursday’s Yakima Herald-Republic or grab one from a stack inside one of your favorite local retailers or restaurants.