Arts & Culture

Venus Turns Retrograde

Get ready for 40 days of frustration and deep therapy.

What Foucault Can Teach Us About the Schismatic Growth of Comicon Culture

As Emerald City Comicon approaches, we marvel with Michel at its exponential growth.

‘Bright Half Life’ Explores the Intricacies of Love

From heartbreak to heartburn, the play follows the story of a passionate queer partnership.

An Eclipse of Release

It is a time for course correction and some frustration.

Maged Zaher’s New Book Is a Biography of Sex, Software, and Worldwide Revolution

The new 15-year-spanning poetry collection reveals the author’s particular personal evolution.

Poets Respond to Hip-Hop in Minor Arcana Press’ New Anthology ‘It Was Written’

Suitably, the book’s launch party on Friday at Fred Wildlife Refuge features live hip-hop.

The 5th Avenue’s “Pajama Game” Is Steaming Hot

How did they get away with this in 1954?

The Top 15 Things to Do This Week

See local R&B up-and-comer Zahara, hear George Saunders talk “Lincoln in the Bardo” and more.

GIFs From the Desolate Ikea Closeout Sale

Before its new building opens this Wednesday, shoppers scoured the old, mostly empty Renton location for one final, eerie sale.

Hugo House’s Literary Series on ‘Exile’ Is More Relevant to 2017 Than Expected

Angela Flournoy, Megan Kruse, and Phillip B. Williams read on a prescient theme this Friday.

It’s Carnival Time: A Seattle Primer

Mardi Gras is almost here—here’s how you can join in the fun.

Plotting ‘No-Place’ in ‘Utopia Neighborhood Club’

A student-curated exhibition at Jacob Lawrence Gallery envisions political grandiosity.