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Meet Shawn Parker, Tacoma Flex Music’s Fresh New Face

At 20, he’s one of the town’s promising crop of young trap-rappers.

‘Hidden Figures,’ Is a Heroic Look at Jobs Well Done

The satisfying film follows three pioneering black women mathematicians at NASA.

Amanita Claus

Do modern Christmas symbols come from a sacred Siberian shamanic mushroom? There’s a strong case.

The Year’s Finest Films

Amid the ceaseless Hollywood sequels and superhero flicks, unlikely gems rose to the top.

‘La La Land’ Grafts the Golden Era of Film Onto Modern Day

The film’s throwback Hollywood charm is well-executed, but ultimately contrived.

Strange Sound: The Ballad of Carlos Bulosan

The Seattle immigrant who wrote one of the U.S.’ most powerful books on labor and Filipino identity.

The Evergreen State

Washington’s landscape is green both with botanical verdance and nuclear gnarliness.

A Ruthless Lobbyist Takes on Gun Control in the Farfetched But Satisfying ‘Miss Sloane’

Jessica Chastain dominates as few actresses get to dominate their films these days.

‘Old Stone’ Turns a Controversial Chinese Medical Policy Into Neo-Noir

After a collision with a motorcyclist, a taxi driver’s lifesaving decision begins a dark descent.

Post-Election Proactive Blues

How to get through the political doldrums and start working towards something better.

On ‘Mirror,’ Rapper Romaro Franceswa Reassesses His Reflection

The local hip-hop artist’s new record is a confident stride towards an ascendant selfhood.

Warren Beatty’s New Film About Howard Hughes Is, Like Its Subject, Daffy and Odd

‘Rules Don’t Apply’ shines by not settling for mere nostalgia.

Beset by Overly Minimalist Direction, ‘Loving’ Loses Its Emotional Heartbeat

The film’s approach to 1967’s court ruling on interracial marriage suffers from reluctant direction.

In the Wake of Hurricane Matthew, Seattle Hip-Hop Artist Sol Lends Haiti a Hand

Proceeds from Sol’s upcoming show will go toward rebuilding 10 Haitian schools lost in the storm.

‘Aquarius’ Builds a Stunning Story Out of a Subject Seattleites Are Familiar With

The Brazilian film finds a mid-60s writer battling for her historic building against developers.

Coffee at Dane’s

Y’ever been to a coffee party?

A Coming-of-Age Film, ‘Moonlight,’ Offers More the Longer You Give It

There are plenty of hit-and-miss moments, but it all adds up to an inspired end.

Bruce Leroy’s (North)West Coast Hip-Hop

The Tacoma rapper’s latest makes a case for the PNW’s inclusion in the West Coast rap canon.

Strange Sound: The Everett Massacre

One-hundred years ago this week, Washington saw one of the bloodiest labor battles in its history.

Diogenes and Remember Face Reflect the Exciting Spectrum of Contemporary NW Hip-Hop

At their joint album-release party, sample a distinctive but broadening regional sound.