Arts & Culture Newsletter

Seattle’s Free Community-Based Festivals Are Wrestling With a Cash-Strapped Future

With mounting expenses, Folklife and Block Party at the Station wonder if they can go on.

The Complete Northwest Summer Music Fest Guide

Hydrate yourself before wading through these exhaustive, sizzling listings.

The Top 15 Things to Do This Week

See Sisqo of “Thong Song” fame, relearn the meaning of “credible” in our post-fact era, and more.

The Top Five New NW Acts You Need to See This Summer

If you’re making the festival rounds this season, don’t miss this fresh regional talent.

‘A Quiet Passion’ Is as Enjoyably Eccentric as Emily Dickinson’s Poetry

What could’ve been a stuffy biopic turns into a fittingly odd ode to its unconventional subject.

As Upstream Music Fest Approaches, Local Artists Turn Into Activists

A new coalition is petitioning Vulcan to commit to equitable development in the Central District.

Cherdonna Shinatra Invades a Classic

Washington Ensemble’s take on “A Doll’s House” gets a meta drag interloper.

Drowntown

Eventually, you get used to living underwater.

For This Year’s Seattle Reads, the Library Is Taking Seattle to Detroit

SPL will try to get as many Seattleites as possible to read ‘The Turner House’ and meet its author in one week.

Ten Years of Debacle Fest, One Giant Pile of Goop

Comic artist Max Clotfelter walks us through a brief history of the region’s reigning weirdo music fest.

The Best Local Records We Heard This April

This month’s best were messy masterpieces for messy times.

The Top 15 Things to Do This Week

See a Ned Flanders themed metal band, ponder what an automated future might look like, and much more.

Two Poets Demonstrate Very Different Approaches to Funny Poems

Cody Walker picks at our political present while Jason Whitmarsh picks at the everyday.

A Filmic Stand to the Travel Ban

The Seventh Art Stand, a free film festival featuring Islamic works, will take over Seattle next month.

A Guide to Seattle’s New Left

Welcome to the bold new movements, organizers and leaders challenging Seattle’s liberal establishment.

A Marxist Critiques Identity Politics

A Q&A with Asad Haider, founding editor of Viewpoint Magazine, on an ideology fracturing the left.

Here Lies Love’s Disco Dictatorship

David Byrne’s spectacle-driven musical engages with the political history of the Philippines.

Kshama Sillies!

Three wacky adventures with Seattle’s favorite socialist.

Minerva Cuevas Wants to Make Your Life Easier

Mejor Vida Corp, an exhibition at Hedreen Gallery, offers products and services for free.