TJ Martinell

Tyler Friesen discovers early what he loves to do

Tahoma Junior High student Tyler Friesen has figured out at 14 what a lot of us don’t figure out until we’re in our 20s.


The future of book publishing | Editorial

As a reporter and a fiction writer, the transformation of the traditional publishing industry has been fascinating.


Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows | Movie Review

An enjoyable, but nevertheless typical sequel - all the elements from the first film are doubled or tripled, but nothing new is introduced or explored about the character. It is certainly well-worth seeing, but what hurts it is not so much the film itself but the fact that - as the first film demonstrated - it had the potential to be so much more.


Remembering those first days of school | Editorial

With students in theTukwila School District beginning another school year, I can’t help but think of my first day as a student at Sammamish High School. Actually, it wasn’t the day I remember so much as the angst-filled morning precipitating it.