Arts & Culture Newsletter

Hari Kunzru’s ‘White Tears’ Wittily Takes on American Racism

Will upset folks be able to make it past the title? Find out at the Elliott Bay Book Company reading.

In ‘Dear Sarah,’ Ayana V Jackson Fights Photography with Photography

The artist’s portraits at Mariane Ibrahim Gallery are acts of countervisuality.

In Colossal, Anne Hathaway Accidentally Summons a Giant Monster in South Korea

The premise may be goofy, but the film ends up being much more than a quirky Kaiju flick.

No Show

Hey that band you like is coming to town!

On ‘Being Here Is Hard,’ Whitney Ballen Sings the Existential Blues

“It’s not a happy album at all.”

The Art of the Dull

If artists truly hope to resist Trumpism, they must confront the ways they’re already failing.

The Top 15 Things to Do This Week

See Of Montreal (twice), catch a battle of the beats, heal the “ideological divide” and more.

Apollo 420

One small toke for man, one giant rip for mankind.

Breaking Up With the U.S.A.

Customs founder Allen Huang is moving to Taipei, but for other locals, leaving the U.S. is complicated.

C.M. Ruiz’s Last Art Show in the Lusty Lady? An Ode to Kirby

“C.M. Dreamland” pays homage to the surreal Nintendo character through painting and installation.

Robert Lashley Crams Mythology, the Bible, and Dozens of Dead Poets Into a Single Book

“Up South” takes on trauma, anger, and the literary canon without ever feeling showy.

Scourge of the Earth

Dang kids ruin everything these days.

The Fierce Urgency of ‘What We Do Now’

The lastest book in our Post-Trump reading club is a multifarious look at our political situation.

The Top 15 Things to Do This Week

Catch local music at the Laserdome, welcome Reggie Watts back to Seattle and more.

Walter Hill’s “The Assignment” Is Unapologetically Deranged

This action flick with an unwanted gender-reassignment surgery at its center is lurid and clunky.

ZAPP Gets Zapped, But Its Zines Live on at the Library

The Zine Archive and Publishing Project is calling it quits after a contractual kerfuffle.

Chilled Out GIFs From UW’s Cherry Blossom Festival

It may still be grey outside, but spring has sprung in Seattle regardless—these trees are proof.

Short Run’s Dash Grant is Now Open—Apply, and Join Their New Mini-Comics Club While You’re At It

Get $250 to develop your own comic, or pay $120 to get local comics delivered to your door.

A Brief History of Pearl Jam’s Drummers

On the eve of the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an exploration of how each helped make the band what it is today.

APRIL Says Goodbye to One Seattle, and Hello to Another

Attendance is mandatory at the very last Authors, Publishers, and Readers of Independent Literature Festival.