Climate Activist Ken Ward Won’t Go to Prison

Threatened with 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines, Ward was given 30 days community service.

Stage Review

A Straight Man in Dire Straits Tries Drag in ACT’s ‘The Legend of Georgia McBride’

Two queens coach the clueless in this hilarious peek into an integral form of queer art-making.

New Music

SassyBlack Swings Back

The R&B/soul singer flaunts a confident, sultry new sound on her new album.

Why It Took So Long to Learn a Man Killed By a Deputy Was Brandishing a Pen

The Sheriff’s Office says it wasn’t trying to mislead.

Olympia

Deal Reached to Ease the Stakes of High School Graduation Tests

The biology requirement would be suspended, while students who fail English and math exams would be provided a pathway to graduation.

Inside the Grassroots Effort to Give Renters More Political Power

An incremental approach to renters’ rights paid a dividend this week.

‘Murder is Murder’: Despite Reforms, Mourners Fear Justice Will Be Elusive for Charleena Lyles

Use of force reviews remain firmly under SPD control. That’s left families unsatisfied before.

Dining Review

At JuneBaby, Edouardo Jordan Lovingly Upends Stereotypes

The Salare chef takes on Southern fare with flair.

Space Witch

Less Thinking, More Feeling

Cancer season starts with a romantic week.

Pride

Every Party, Parade, and Drag Show Your Proud Heart Can Handle

A complete calendar of this weekend’s LGBTQ events.

Comix

Let’s Meet the Candidates

Introducing all 3,000,000 potential future Seattle mayors.

 

Goodnight Dick’s

A bedtime story.

 

I ♥ Metal

In honor of Northwest Terror Fest, one comic artist extols on his lifelong love of metal aesthetics.

 

Seattle Summer Checklist

The highs and lows of a typical, sweaty Seattle day.

 

Marketplace

Design the Perfect Group Class For the Ultimate Bonding Experience

Connect2Classes creates custom experiences for shared learning.

 

Scholars Help Town Hall Seattle Create a Smarter, More Creative City

A unique program offers Seattle’s great thinkers a springboard for diving into new ideas.

 

Celebrate Summer’s Therapeutic Benefits in Nature

University of Washington’s Botanic Gardens provides an oasis in the heart of the city

 

Film

Hirokazu Kore-eda Drops a Sad Sack into a Storm

Even with its on-the-nose metaphor, ‘After the Storm’ is beautifully made.

 

Salma Hayek Takes on the Rich in Beatriz at Dinner

With a plot seemingly set up for moral payoff, the film refreshingly subverts those expectations.

 

Award-Winning Journalism

The Double Bind

Allegations of rape will get you an audience with the King County Prosecutor’s office. But justice is more elusive.

 

The Fear and Resolve of Those Most Threatened by a Trump Presidency

Seattle’s Muslims and Mexican immigrants share their hopes and concerns following the election.