Arts & Culture Newsletter

In ‘(Im)PULSE,’ Spectrum Dance Theater Confronts the Dark Side of the Rainbow

Donald Byrd’s newest illustrates the dangers of being queer in America on stage.

Premiere: Hoop Is Drawn to Touch in “Drawn To You” Music Video

The group plays with cacti and candle wax in a tactile visual outing.

‘Solar Power’ Gives Seattle Hip-Hop Its Place in the Sun

The vinyl-only compilation documents 14 artists from the city’s stacked scene.

Artists on the Brink

Are exceptional awards enough to keep artists in the Northwest? Probably not. So what will it take?

Comics Are the Best Medicine

This weekend, health care professionals and comic artists collide at the Comics & Medicine conference.

I ♥ Metal

In honor of Northwest Terror Fest, one comic artist extols on his lifelong love of metal aesthetics.

The Pagan Meaning of the Longest Day of the Year

Summer solstice is almost here—time to get naked and light a big fire.

The Top 15 Things to Do This Week

Get free local comics, head to Beacon Hill for a block party, and much more.

When the World Tries to Kill Sherman Alexie, He Just Gets Bigger and Better

After the death of his mother and brain surgery, Alexie returns with a thick, sprawling book.

Premiere: Witness the Debased Brilliance of Raven Matthews’ “SighCo Path”

The tune itself was already a trip, but wait until you see the music video.

“My Cousin Rachel” Succeeds as Pulp With Purpose

An exercise in critical thinking, the film forces us to weigh our own prejudices against the screen.

A Bittersweet Ending to Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Season

The company’s final show also marks the final performance of two long-term dancers.

Chastity Belt’s Not Too Cool to Care

On “I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone,” the band explores post-loner life.

Chin Music Press—Seattle’s Secret Best Bookstore

Hidden in Pike Place Market, this publisher’s showroom is a gem, as is its upcoming reading party.

Lake Ritual

A time-tested summer routine.

Pickwick on the Edge

The Seattle band’s new album, “LoveJoys,” emerged as a creative purging of personal anxiety.

Seattle Summer Checklist

The highs and lows of a typical, sweaty Seattle day.

The Top 15 Things To Do This Week

Catch excellent free LGBTQ music in the park, let your freak flag fly in Georgetown, and much more.

Why Musicians Forget Songs… Right in the Middle of Them

After playing a song hundreds of times, what happens when performers simply go blank?