Arts & Culture

Comics Are the Best Medicine

This weekend, health care professionals and comic artists collide at the Comics & Medicine conference.

Fact and Fantasy

Saturn gets serious and Neptune goes retrograde.

The Pagan Meaning of the Longest Day of the Year

Summer solstice is almost here—time to get naked and light a big fire.

The Top 15 Things to Do This Week

Get free local comics, head to Beacon Hill for a block party, and much more.

When the World Tries to Kill Sherman Alexie, He Just Gets Bigger and Better

After the death of his mother and brain surgery, Alexie returns with a thick, sprawling book.

A Beginner’s Guide to Guerrilla Gardening

Vacant lots make great vegetable patches.

A Bittersweet Ending to Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Season

The company’s final show also marks the final performance of two long-term dancers.

A Guide to Seattle’s Free, Community-Focused Block Parties

The neighborhood gatherings worth checking out this summer.

A Planetary Guide to the Summer

Curious about the ups and downs of the coming season? Look up.

Chin Music Press—Seattle’s Secret Best Bookstore

Hidden in Pike Place Market, this publisher’s showroom is a gem, as is its upcoming reading party.

Five Offbeat Seattle-Area Parks Better Than Air Conditioning

The best thing about most of these parks is there are no runners to make you feel bad about yourself.

Luck Picks Up

Jupiter turns direct and a supportive full moon lights the way.

Pratt Fall (Or, the Time I Became a Case for Search and Rescue)

I tell my embarrassing tale so others may learn (and comment on anonymously).

The Best of the Arts This Summer

Our critics pick what to look forward to this season.

The Top 15 Things To Do This Week

Catch excellent free LGBTQ music in the park, let your freak flag fly in Georgetown, and much more.

Why You Shouldn’t Settle For a Partial Eclipse This Summer

Seattle will see a 92 percent eclipse of the sun in August. That’s not enough, totality buffs say.

Yadviga Dowmont Halsey Grasps Toward the Ineffable

The biochemist-turned-painter’s work is an accessible, casual delight.

Caturday in the Park

We think it was the 3rd of June.

An ‘Imaginary Museum’ at Henry Art Gallery Enlivens Queer and Trans History

A Q&A with Chris E. Vargas, organizer of ‘Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects.’