If you see the poster art for Mandy and are surprised it’s wild, it’s your own damn fault.

Totally Uncaging the Cage

Nicolas Cage taps into his manical best for the acid-trip fantasy revenge film, ‘Mandy.’

If you see the poster art for Mandy and are surprised it’s wild, it’s your own damn fault.
Photo via Seattle Opera’s Facebook

Aidan Lang Is Moving On From Seattle Opera

In just five seasons, the company’s third general director ever established intriguing new priorities.

Photo via Seattle Opera’s Facebook

Album Premiere: Lizzie Weber – ‘You’

The Seattle folk singer-songwriter pens potent and poetic breakup songs on her new EP.

Robert Redford says goodbye with The Old Man & the Gun. Photo by Eric Zachanowich/Twentieth Century Fox

Fall Movie Preview 2018

From Oscar hopefuls to broad comedies, here’s what the season’s film slate has to offer.

Robert Redford says goodbye with The Old Man & the Gun. Photo by Eric Zachanowich/Twentieth Century Fox
Illustration by Taylor Dow

Sorting Pears

Three planets enter new signs, and Saturn goes direct.

Illustration by Taylor Dow
Florence + The Machine brings its ethereal sound to KeyArena. Photo by Lillie Eiger

The Pick List: Florence + The Machine, 70mm Film Festival, First Thursday

The weeks best entertainment options.

Florence + The Machine brings its ethereal sound to KeyArena. Photo by Lillie Eiger
Labor Day weekend, Bumbershoot style.

A Look Back at Bumbershoot 2018

Thoughts and photos to recap the annual extravaganza.

Labor Day weekend, Bumbershoot style.
Knife Knights emerges from the woods to play its first public live set at Bumbershoot. Photo by Justin Henning

Bumbershoot 2018 Picks

Music headliners, comedians, and local favorites: These are the acts to seek out at this weekend’s festivities.

Knife Knights emerges from the woods to play its first public live set at Bumbershoot. Photo by Justin Henning
Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino get a touch melodramatic about not needing a script for Off Book: The Improvised Musical podcast. Photo by Robyn Von Swank

‘Off Book’: Silly Story Singing Sans Script

The Broadway-worthy hijinks of ‘Off Book: The Improvised Musical’ podcast come to Bumbershoot.

Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino get a touch melodramatic about not needing a script for Off Book: The Improvised Musical podcast. Photo by Robyn Von Swank

Best of Seattle 2018

From local music favs to outdoor getaways to tasty bites, these are your choices for the best our city has to offer.

Best of Seattle 2018: Arts & Entertainment

Best Musical Act Thunderpussy After years, 2018 finally (finally!) saw Thunderpussy put out the its self-titled debut LP. So how does a band survive—heck, even… Continue reading

Best of Seattle 2018: Out & About

Best Park Green Lake Park With its almost-three-mile concrete path snaking around the lake’s entire edge, always-active basketball and tennis courts, a sports field, boat… Continue reading

Foo FIghters is set to rock Safeco Field over Labor Day weekend. Photo by Brantley Gutierrez

Pick List: Foo Fighters, ‘WW1 America,’ Kim Brooks

The week’s best entertainment options.

Foo FIghters is set to rock Safeco Field over Labor Day weekend. Photo by Brantley Gutierrez
Illustration by Taylor Dow

So This Is the New Year

The Sun pushes us to improve, and Mercury clears things up.

Illustration by Taylor Dow
John Cho logs on to find his missing daughter in Searching. Photo by Sebastian Baron

Social (Media) Thriller

While not escapist fare, Searching ‘s story of a father searching for his daughter online does feel authentically of the internet.

John Cho logs on to find his missing daughter in Searching. Photo by Sebastian Baron

Mozart Meets #MeToo in The Core Ensemble’s ‘Don Giovanni’

An ambitious, imaginative, double-cast production in which one sings, the other doesn’t.

Regina Hall (center) leads the Double Whammies crew in Support the Girls. Photo courtesy Magnolia Pictures

Character Meets Cleavage in ‘Support the Girls’

Don’t be fooled by Hooters-esque facade. The Regina Hall-led film is a warm, funny, and communal.

Regina Hall (center) leads the Double Whammies crew in Support the Girls. Photo courtesy Magnolia Pictures
The (mostly) reunited Smashing Pumpkins celebrate 30 years of rock at KeyArena. Photo by Olivia Bee

Pick List: PSA, Arts in Nature Festival, Smashing Pumpkins

The week’s best entertainment options.

The (mostly) reunited Smashing Pumpkins celebrate 30 years of rock at KeyArena. Photo by Olivia Bee
Illustration by Taylor Dow

Wasp Nest

Mars goes direct and Virgo season rolls out a Pisces full Moon.

Illustration by Taylor Dow

Whitney Ballen Is a ‘Shooting Star’

The destinctive-voiced Isaquah singer-songwriter comes into her own on her new album ‘You’re a Shooting Star, I’m a Sinking Ship.’