Xander has a hyperactive imagination, a creative/professional writing degree, DSLR camera, and a massive vinyl collection -- and knows how to use them. He's also a sucker for Shakespeare, "Bob's Burgers" and the cinematic works from the Criterion Collection. Some radio show host once told Xander he couldn't be a "jack of all trades." He thought that was rather funny and felt the wrath of "Snark Mode." Though Xander knows how to use "Snark Mode," his wife Janice is the master. When it comes to music, Xander doesn't have a favorite band or genre. He listens to everything and his mind changes every five seconds. Xander has been a photojournalist for over a decade and his work has been featured in Rolling Stone, People, Spin, The Guardian, Daily Mail, MSN, and Alternative Press. When Xander is not busy, he spends time with his wife Janice and their three "fur babies." (2 Cats 1 Giant Malamute)... And no, Xander does not own the record he is holding in his profile photo. (UPDATE: Someone sent it to him as a gift so now he does)
Vampire Weekend Dazzles at WAMU Theater in Seattle (PHOTOS)
It has been over six years since the band made it's way back to the Emerald City
#AbandonedYakima Grindhouse Double Feature (Cliff’s Drive-Inn and Texaco)
Being it's October and Halloween is upon us as well, we decided to look into two buildings that have been empty for years.
Exploring Salvation Army in Union Gap #AbandonedYakima
It's no secret we love thrifting, and we constantly hit up thrift stores ... however, it's always sad to see a thrift store close up -- leaving one less place to hunt for treasured items that you never thought you would want or need.
BREAKING: ZZ Top Cancels Yakima Show, Three Others
The show is one of four the band has canceled at the beginning of its 50th anniversary tour because drummer Frank Beard is suffering from with pneumonia.
Papa John’s in Yakima Closed? [PHOTOS]
At first, we thought there might be a glitch with the app, but we later noticed that none of the daily specials were available.
The Clintons Take Over Seattle (Photos)
Former President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State, U.S. senator and presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, brought their speaking tour to the Pacific Northwest
Exploring the Old Rite Aid at 56th and Summitview (PHOTOS)
Many who grew up in Yakima in the '80s and '90s will remember this as the old PayLess Drug Store that was right next door to Safeway.
Exploring the Old Albertsons Building [PHOTOS]
Albertsons had sentimental value to many in the valley. Whether it be getting lunch if you were a student at Ike, or even renting videos.
Simple Minds Rock The Moore in Seattle [PHOTOS]
It's been over two decades since Simple Minds has embarked on a major U.S. tour.
SAFE Yakima State of Our Youth Breakfast Is Wednesday
The keynote speaker for this year's event is Dr. Steven Freng from Northwest High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas.
Is Yakima Really the Palm Springs of Washington?
The sign has become a tourist attraction, prompting visitors to take selfies in front of the sign. It could be classified as a local oddity -- like the Fremont Troll in Seattle.