Arts & Culture Newsletter

Pleather’s New EP Deconstructs Pop and Contemporary Seattle

On ‘Tether,’ the mutant pop duo tackles the service industry, Frappuccinos, and a commodified Seattle.

Seattle Independent Bookstore Day Is Upon Us

Wander to all 23 participating stores in a lit marathon, or simply check out a few of the special events.

Skating Polly Learns Some New Tricks

The band stretches their skills with some help from Veruca Salt on their new EP.

The Top 15 Things to Do This Week

Be sad with The Weeknd, see ‘Alice in Wonderland’ adapted as burlesque dance, and much more.

‘Thundercrack,’ Sativa, and Robot Hands With Collide-O-Scope

The duo behind Re-bar’s outlandish video mash-ups gives us a personal screening.

BAD BOY COMIX: BAD BOY BOOTS

The well-cultured man owns a single pair of boots.

Caché’s Townhouse of Horror

At Gallery4Culture, three artists realize Seattle’s real-estate nightmare.

From Madam Damnable’s Hotel to Profanity Hill, a New Guide Walks You Through Seattle History

‘Seattle Walks’ outlines 17 walkable routes that reveal segments of this city’s past.

Keiko Green’s ‘Nadeshiko’ Explores the Nuanced History of Idealized Japanese Beauty

Flitting between WWII Japan and the present-day U.S., the play connects the dots of a sterotype.

MoPop’s 2017 Pop Conference Gets Political

Academic music types will gather to chat about house music, tunes in the Reagan and Obama eras, and more.

Record Store Day’s Best Confusing Exclusive Releases

From Toto’s Africa on an Africa picturedisc to Prince’s “Batdance,” we present the best of the weird.

Tall Tales of the Emerald City: Dr. Linda Hazzard’s Miracle Cure

In the early 1900’s, an eerie Olalla, WA quack doctor’s starvation diets killed countless believers.

The Plot-Free ‘Free Fire’

Ben Wheatley’s latest strips the action genre of all but its violent core.

The Top 15 Things to Do This Week

March for science, check out a super-heavy Bulgarian folk choir, and much more.

The Translator Poems of Lena Khalaf Tuffaha

‘Water & Salt’ is a book that spans the globe, from Seattle to Jordan and back again.

We’re in Taurus Territory

The bull’s out of the pen! Taurus charges ahead while Pluto turns retrograde and planets switch signs.

‘Ghosts of Seattle Past’ Is Chicken Soup for the Cynical Seattleite Soul

For those angry with our rapidly developing city, this book will remind you what we’re fighting for.

Ballard Artists Walk Out on Art Walk

The community is creating its own independent art walk after a rift with the Chamber of Commerce.

Grogo Runs for City Council

Grogo’s innovative policy platform is exactly what Seattle needs.