Stanley Tucci and Addison Timlin get too close in Submission. Courtesy Great Point Media/Paladin

Unlearned Lessons

While Stanley Tucci shines, ‘Submission’ feels uncomfortably pre-#MeToo.

Stanley Tucci and Addison Timlin get too close in Submission. Courtesy Great Point Media/Paladin
Cillian Murphy joins <em>The Party</em>. Courtesy of Roadside Attractions

Don’t Want ‘The Party’ to End

Wickedly witty characters drive Sally Potter’s latest film.

Cillian Murphy joins <em>The Party</em>. Courtesy of Roadside Attractions
Illustration by Taylor Dow

Feel for You

Pisces planets and a full Moon in Virgo stir emotions.

Illustration by Taylor Dow
<em>Klara Glosova honors soccer moms at Linda Hodges Gallery, March 1–31.</em>

Pick List: Bully, Spekulation, Sounders Opener

The week’s best entertainment events.

<em>Klara Glosova honors soccer moms at Linda Hodges Gallery, March 1–31.</em>
Alek Shrader and Daniela Mack as Berlioz’s titular sparring lovers. Photo by Jacob Lucas

The Merry War of ‘Beatrice and Benedict’ Shines Thanks to Clever Doctoring

Seattle Opera goes back to Shakespeare and enriches a slender but sparkling composition.

Alek Shrader and Daniela Mack as Berlioz’s titular sparring lovers. Photo by Jacob Lucas
Illustration by Taylor Dow

Compassion and Care

A Pisces sky emphasizes empathy and Universal love.

Illustration by Taylor Dow
On Monday, Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards turns the Showbox into a arty dance party. Photo by Thilo Parg

Pick List: Tune-Yards, Brown Derby Series, ‘Béatrice et Bénédict’

The week’s best entertainment events.

On Monday, Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards turns the Showbox into a arty dance party. Photo by Thilo Parg
Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

The Trans-cendent ‘A Fantastic Woman’

The brilliant Chilean Oscar nominee actually lets a strong trans person play a lead trans role.

Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Paula Madrigal teaches young Latinx musicians via her Young String Project Outreach. Photo by Ted Zee

Ballard Civic Orchestra Gives Seattle a Latinx Orchestral Voice

Led by immigrant Paula Madrigal’s strong vision, the group reaches audiences both young and old.

Paula Madrigal teaches young Latinx musicians via her Young String Project Outreach. Photo by Ted Zee

Pick List: ‘Pepperland,’ Noir City, Fran Lebowitz

The week’s best events.

Robert Colescott, <em>George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware: Page from an American History Textbook</em>, 1975, acrylic on canvas, 84 x 108 in. Courtesy Seattle Art Museum, photo by Jean Paul Torno

Re-Presenting Black History in Art

Seattle museums look to foster a conversation with their spring visual art exhibits.

Robert Colescott, <em>George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware: Page from an American History Textbook</em>, 1975, acrylic on canvas, 84 x 108 in. Courtesy Seattle Art Museum, photo by Jean Paul Torno
Chawick Boseman as Black Panther. Photo courtesy Marvel Studios

Serious Power

Black Panther builds a stunning sci-fi African world, but could use more comic book fun.

Chawick Boseman as Black Panther. Photo courtesy Marvel Studios
Illustration by Taylor Dow

Social Studies

A solar eclipse in Aquarius reveals what’s next.

Illustration by Taylor Dow
Photo Courtesy Chuff Media
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Spring Arts 2018 Critics’ Picks

Plan out your calendar with our selections for the season’s best entertainment events.

Photo Courtesy Chuff Media
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Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Photo by Ani Collier

The Bleeding of Ballet

Technique and transgression fill stages this spring as two styles become one.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Photo by Ani Collier
The family of <em>Hir</em>. Photo by John McLellan

The Sunset of Masculinity

Hir at ArtsWest gives trans voices a stage to dismantle the normative.

The family of <em>Hir</em>. Photo by John McLellan
Evan Flory-Barnes (center) preps for On Loving the Muse and Family with his therapist. Photo by Shasta Bree

Working It Out

Evan Flory-Barnes is finally stepping into the theatrical spotlight. All it took was some therapy.

Evan Flory-Barnes (center) preps for On Loving the Muse and Family with his therapist. Photo by Shasta Bree
Illustration by Taylor Dow

No Sudden Moves

Between two eclipses, we ponder our options.

Illustration by Taylor Dow

Pick List: ‘PYLON III,’ Diet Cig, ‘Susanna’s Secret’

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Sorry, Not Sorry

Lebanon’s Oscar-nominated The Insult captures the universality of devolving discourse.