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On His New Solo Record, ‘Leavings,’ Seattle MC Tay Sean Asks Us to Evolve

Featuring cosmic funk, outré hip-hop, and a cosmology equal parts Carl Sagan and Carl Jung.

The Little Camera Shop That Grew With Its Neighborhood

Challenged by an industry and a neighborhood in constant flux, Glazer’s Camera widens its scope.

With HEAT Records, Seattle’s Getting Spicier

The young imprint showcases local underground club producers with a penchant for bodied bangers.

Clyde Petersen’s ‘Torrey Pines’ Is a Fascinating Work of Ambient Animation

The Seattle animator’s debut feature-length film is trippy, hilarious, and strangely meditative.

To Understand the Best Local Records this Month, Look North and South

Context for these albums lie outside Seattle’s core, up and down the Salish Sea.

Luna God’s ‘LGEP 2’ Is a Brilliant Showcase for Seattle’s Promising Hip-Hop Up-and-Comers

Each of the producer’s inventive tracks playfully highlights the vocalists’ unique strengths.

Monkeying Around on the Jungle Gym

Seattle’s newest house and techno label found international success by diddling around.

Pete Bagge Speaks to the Racial and Sexist Tensions Undergirding His Early Comic Series ‘Neat Stuff’

From 1985 to 1989, the local legend’s Fantagraphics series walked a fine satirical line.

Charting Your Next Nautical Adventure on Lake Washington

Best Staycation: Boating on Lake Washington

The Bad Jokes and Rad Perks of Sub Pop

Best Place to Work: Sub Pop Records

The Best Local Records We Heard This July

Our favorites this month came from Seattleites grasping for distinct new sounds.

Seattle’s Michael Heck of Pity Party Studios Is the 13th Artist Zara Ripped Off This Summer

For the trendy Spanish clothing retailer, plagiarizing indie designers is super “in” this season.

Social Media in a Time of Crises

The power to spread awareness of injustice is an undeniable good. But how do we maintain our sanity as the bad news mounts?

‘BOOM’ Tackles the City’s Growing Pains Through Art

“We’re trying to show that this current wave of change is totally precedented.”

Vats’ Post-Punk Paeans

The Seattle trio’s debut LP connects the dots between Northwest DIY’s origins and today.

The Best Local Records We Heard This June

Healing music after a godawful month.

G.L.O.S.S.’ New Record, ‘Trans Day of Revenge,’ Is a Case for Righteous Queer Rage

The Olympia hardcore band doesn’t ask for safe space, they demand it with knives and bricks.

The Treehouses of Western Washington

This summer, consider staying in one of Washington state’s many lofty lodges.

Taylor Dow’s ‘Apocalypse Dad’ Puts Masculinity in an Empty Wasteland

The new 44-page comic book from the Olympia-based cartoonist is their most affecting yet.