Sarah Galvin: Our Funniest Tragedian or Our Most Tragic Comedian?

The poet debuts her third book, ‘Ugly Time,’ at the Gramma Poetry launch party.

That Spring Thing

Our resident witch on the shift into light and the goddesses and archetypes that embody it.

The Top 15 Things to Do This Week

Catch Seattle Public Library’s big book sale, see nervy Northwest punk, and much more.

After a Decade’s Wait, Kevin Craft’s Gorgeous Poetry Collection Sees the Light of Day

Craft’s spent most of his time promoting other writers—but his own work deserves the spotlight too.

Full House

Venus retrograde continues with emotions overflowing.

Humanity Must Find a New Home in ‘Last Day on Mars’

The sun is about to go supernova and then collapse, rendering our solar system inhospitable.

Malika Oyetimein’s Theater-Based ‘Artivism’

‘Milk Like Sugar’ is the latest on the Seattle director’s uniquely engaged directorial resume.

Mariane Ibrahim Gallery’s ‘BACK STORIES’ Is a Welcome Reprieve From the Face

The human back is the star of this beguiling new exhibition.

The Top 15 Things to Do This Week

See Helado Negro and his “tinsel mammals,” watch a magazine come to life on stage and more.

An Unconventional Comics Convention

All the free Emerald City Comicon events not happening at Emerald City Comicon.

Seattle Opera’s Stark American Tragedy

A Czech opera is transported from Russia to Cascadia, making its villain even more chilling.

The Top 15 Things to Do This Week

See Sub Pop’s LVL UP, fight for progressive income tax in WA, learn about emotional AI and more.

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.