Arts & Culture

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Sara Porkalob Wows In Role She Was Born to Play

With Madame Dragon’s 60th Birthday Party, the rising star tells a story of heartbreak and imagination.

 

Tré Calhoun as Harpo, Tim Gouran as Mo, and Nick Edwards as Bozo. Photo by Chris Bennion

‘Every Five Minutes’ Reckons With State-Sanctioned Violence Through the Surreal

WET’s disorienting new production is an affecting look at a man returning from 17 years of torture.

 

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At Bushwick Book Club, Musicians Turn Books Into Song

The latest installment has musicians taking on water-themed passages from local books.

 

Illustration by Taylor Dow

Electric Feel

It is a big week of transitions as Aquarius moves in and shakes things up.

Illustration by Taylor Dow
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Seattle Opera Leaves Verdi Unsettled

Times are tough all over. Ever since the ex-courtesan Violetta, whose story…

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The Top 15 Things to Do This Week

Catch the opening of the Jacob Lawrence retrospective, lots of solid goth and noise music, and more.

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“We Told You So” Tells How Fantagraphics Failed Its Way to Success

The 700-page doozy dives into 40 years of comics publishing via oral history and, of course, comics.

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Al Farrow’s “Divine Ammunition” Turns Instruments of Death Into Houses of Worship

The flying buttresses of a gothic cathedral are pistols—the colorful “tiles” of a mosque—bullet casings.

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Civic Rep’s ‘Trojan Women’ Delivers Lessons For 2017 From 415 B.C.

The reframed Greek classic prompts questions that are as important now as they were in antiquity.

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Green Light, Go!

Something you’ve been meaning to do? The planets tell us, now is the time.

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Sara Schulman’s Queer Perspective on Conflict

Her thesis in ‘Conflict’ is to deflate the concept that feelings are inviolable.

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The Top 15 Things to Do This Week

Filipina gangster theater, drone music in a church, organ-centric pop and more.

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