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The Best Local Records We Heard This April

Activist hip-hop, occult rap, and weirdo punk made our month.

The Leaked Bumbershoot Lineup Was the Real Deal

A Redditor named “CoogiMonster” beat AEG to the punch, but did it really even matter?

Spekulation Continues Local Hip-Hop’s Uncle Ike’s Resistance

“I don’t think Uncle Ike’s is the cause of the problem,” Watson notes, “but I’ll be damned if it isn’t a perfect metaphor.”

Hip-Hop Activist Draze on Uncle Ike’s, Community Justice, Political Rap, and Being a Dad

The clearest and most incisive recent critique of the capital forces changing the Central District came last week in the form of a seven-years-in-the-making hip-hop record, Seattle’s Own, from Central District native and current South-Ender Draze.

‘Encyclopedia Greenwoodia’ Gets Adults and Kids Alike Writing About a Neighborhood

“Mr. Gyros is as amazing as the movie Transformers: Age of Extinction and I would recommend it to anyone who needs a place to eat.”

Seattle Comics Gangs Unite at ECCC Alternative ‘Hometown Heroes’

Emerald City Comicon’s corporate takeover inspired local creators to start their own Seattle-centric event as an antidote—the result is a who’s-who of the city’s booming scene.

Panels From the Past: 40 Years of Seattle Weekly Comix

A look back at four decades of local artists’ provincial puns, surreal strips, and feminist funnies.

The Best Local Records We Heard This March

Brilliantly minimalist songwriting from Ings, ass-shaking gold from Ca$h Bandicoot, four overwhelming records from Carlos Garcia, and spacey contemplations from Astro King Phoenix.

Using Nature as Inspiration, Architects and Designers Are Building Seattle’s Biofuture

The Amazon Spheres are the latest local manifestation of a fascinating new design approach—biophilic and biomemetic architecture. Its adherents want to make Seattle’s cityscape function like a forest.

‘The Complete Wimmen’s Comix’ Is 728 Herstory-Making Pages of Ladies Kicking Ass

Back in the early ’70s during the birth of alt-comix in San Francisco, cartoonist Trina Robbins found herself locked out of a supposedly “countercultural” movement that amounted to nothing more than another stupid boys’ club. So she started her own club.

Daniel Clowes’s New Time-Travelling Graphic Novel Is His Longest and Most Optimistic Yet

Wielding comics’ unique power to tell stories via space and sequencing, the latest from the 54-year-old artist bursts with brilliantly timed “Oh, snap” moments.