Arts & Culture Newsletter

Richard Chiem’s Ahead-of-Its-Time Short Story Collection Returns

A new and improved edition of 2013’s “You Private Person” meets a more ready world.

 

X Y Z Brings Visual, Performance, and Literary Arts Under One Roof

The new collective arts space, housing four different organizations, opens this Thursday.

 

These Comics Grab Back

A website about consent and sexual assault arrives on bookshelves.

Who Do I Call if I Find a Rat In My Toilet?

Seattle and its sewers are home to double the national average of rats.

BAD BOY COMIX: Boys in Parked Cars

A very sensitive, tender parking lot.

Great Grandpa’s Try-Hard Snack Rock

They may sing about getting stoned and eating Cheetos, but the members of Great Grandpa are anything but slackers.

Hot Off the Press Is Seattle’s Biggest Little Book Festival

Hosted by Fantagraphics, the low-key affair showcases some of the city’s finest underdogs.

Marvel Delivers a Well-Adjusted Spider-Teen

The latest reboot succeeds by swapping Peter Parker’s angst with daffy levity.

The Best Local Records We Heard This June

Music befitting Junuary’s tropical depression.

The Hallucinatory Entity Behind Zen Mother’s New Record

‘I Was Made to Be Like Her’ emerged from visions, and charts a future path for psych as a form.

A Book About Northwest Salmon Culture Makes a Big Splash, But You Should Throw It Back

Langdon Cook’s ‘Upstream’ goes swimmingly when it isn’t drowning in small, bad writing choices.

For You Blue

June is National Oceans Month, but the way Trump “honored” it is a little different than prior POTUS.

Jesse Lopez Is Pretty Fly for an NHK Guy

AT YOUR DOOR, the best local record of the year thus far, has its roots all over the globe.

Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Infinity Mirrors’ Will Either Explode Your Ego or Reinforce It

Step inside and you’ll find yourself somewhere between zero and infinity.

Doug Nufer’s ‘The Me Theme’ Will Leave You Believing Words Mean Everything and Nothing

Tautology and repetition and tautology and repetition and tautology.

Goodnight Dick’s

A bedtime story.

Hirokazu Kore-eda Drops a Sad Sack into a Storm

Even with its on-the-nose metaphor, ‘After the Storm’ is beautifully made.