Joaquin Phoenix in Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here. Photo by Alison Cohen Rosa/Amazon Studios

‘You Were Never Really Here’ and the Unsmooth Criminal

Joaquin Phoenix captivates as a disheveled hitman in Lynne Ramsay’s hypnotic thriller.

 

Matthew Amster-Burton and Molly Wizenberg serve up food chatter and laughs on Spilled Milk. Photo by Morgen Schuler

Laughing Over ‘Spilled Milk’

How the comedic Seattle food podcast became a tasty audible treat.

 

Pick List: Laurie Anderson, Calidore String Quartet, ‘The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao’

Seattle’s best entertainment events of the week.

 

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Seattle 4/20 Event Picks

Your calendar for all thing stoner-riffic!

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Illustration by Taylor Dow

Serious Questions

The Sun enters Taurus and Pluto goes retrograde.

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Hear Top Northwest Drummer Chat for Free at KEXP

The drumming podcast ‘The Trap Set’ heads to Seattle on April 12 with drummers from Pearl Jam, Death Cab For Cutie, and more.

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Personal Life

Chiron graduates from Pisces school and Mercury goes direct.

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<em>Peggy Platt (left) and Lisa Koch send up country kitsch as The Spudds. Photo by Joe Iano </em>

Pick List: Frankie Cosmos, Lindy West, Film Festivals Galore

Seattle’s best entertainment events of the week.

<em>Peggy Platt (left) and Lisa Koch send up country kitsch as The Spudds. Photo by Joe Iano </em>
James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander deal with a long-distance romance 
in Submergence. Courtesy Samuel Goldwyn Films

That Underwater Feeling

Wim Wenders fails to return to form in the distant drama ‘Submergence.’

James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander deal with a long-distance romance 
in Submergence. Courtesy Samuel Goldwyn Films
The Moondoggies is a hoot. Photo by Jason Neuerburg

The Moondoggies Push Against Rock Escapism with ‘A Love Sleeps Deep’

Frontman Kevin Murphy discusses how drastic life changes reshaped the local band’s outlook and sound.

The Moondoggies is a hoot. Photo by Jason Neuerburg
Former President Bill Clinton will be discussing his first novel in Seattle at the McCaw Hall on June 30. Photo courtesy Ralph Alswang/Flickr

Bill Clinton Plans Seattle Book Tour Stop in June

The former president has co-authored a novel, and tickets for his visit go on sale this Friday.

Former President Bill Clinton will be discussing his first novel in Seattle at the McCaw Hall on June 30. Photo courtesy Ralph Alswang/Flickr
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Jumping Hurdles

Tempers cool down but new obstacles pop up.

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Ricky, Bubbles, and Julian, Nova Scotia’s cultural ambassadors, class up the Paramount on Thursday. Courtesy swearnet.com

Pick List: Michael Spafford, Trailer Park Boys, Jonathan Evison

Seattle’s best entertainment events this week.

Ricky, Bubbles, and Julian, Nova Scotia’s cultural ambassadors, class up the Paramount on Thursday. Courtesy swearnet.com
Edie Falco delivers an award-worthy performance in Outside In.
Photo by Nathan M. Miller

Second Chances in Snohomish

Edie Falco commands the screen in Lynn Shelton’s ‘Outside In.’

Edie Falco delivers an award-worthy performance in Outside In.
Photo by Nathan M. Miller
John Luther Adams. Courtesy Seattle Symphony

Seattle Symphony’s ‘Become Desert’ Exceeds the Hype

John Luther Adams’ follow-up to ‘Become Ocean’ delivers a stunning surround-sound experience.

John Luther Adams. Courtesy Seattle Symphony
Players engage in battle in the OASIS, the virtual-reality universe of ‘Ready Player One.’ Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures

Fully Nerding Out

Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ delivers an occasionally thrilling VR pop culture overload.

Players engage in battle in the OASIS, the virtual-reality universe of ‘Ready Player One.’ Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures

Old Dog, Same Tricks

Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs shows why his style is suited for animation, even if still overbearing.

Pick List: Become Desert, Ernest & Célestine, Alice Gosti

Seattle’s best entertainment events this week.

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Press Pause

Mars is angry, the full Moon is serious, and Venus is moving on.

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Patrons get their game on at Portal. Photo by Chason Gordon

Ready Player Anyone

Ballard’s Portal Virtual Reality Arcade offers escapist gaming and prime people watching.

Patrons get their game on at Portal. Photo by Chason Gordon