Close out 2018 with Thunderpussy at The Showbox. Photo by Matthew Wordell/Treefort Music Fest/Flickr

Pick List: New Year’s Eve Concerts & More

Close out 2018 with a host of great musical options.

Close out 2018 with Thunderpussy at The Showbox. Photo by Matthew Wordell/Treefort Music Fest/Flickr
Angel Blue and Alfred Walker starred in Seattle Opera’s wonderful ‘Porgy and Bess.’ Photo by Philip Newton

2018 Seattle Arts Highlights

Our arts writers reminisce about their favorite moments from the past year.

Angel Blue and Alfred Walker starred in Seattle Opera’s wonderful ‘Porgy and Bess.’ Photo by Philip Newton
Jason Momoa and Patrick Wilson square off in ‘Aquaman.’ Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures

‘Aquaman’ Can’t Figure Out Which Wave to Surf

The latest DC Comic movie struggles to find a balance between keeping a straight face and having fun.

Jason Momoa and Patrick Wilson square off in ‘Aquaman.’ Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures
Renoir’s ‘Heads of Two Young Girls’ is among the work that TAM shows off in ‘Key to the Collection.’ Images courtesy Tacoma Art Museum

Pick List: BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon, Savion Glover, ‘Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas’

The week’s best entertainment offerings.

Renoir’s ‘Heads of Two Young Girls’ is among the work that TAM shows off in ‘Key to the Collection.’ Images courtesy Tacoma Art Museum
Emily Blunt takes on the role of the magical nanny in Mary Poppins Returns. 
Photo courtesy Walt Disney Studios

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Boasts Nostalgic Musical Charm

The first soundtrack album I ever knew deeply was Mary Poppins, and of all the delightful songs from that movie, the one that really stirred… Continue reading

Emily Blunt takes on the role of the magical nanny in Mary Poppins Returns. 
Photo courtesy Walt Disney Studios

Top 10 Seattle Albums of 2018

The best the local music scene had to offer.

Skating Polly closes out its year by ripping through kinetic rock tunes at The Sunset. Photo by Melissa Wax

Pick List: Skating Polly, Merce 100, Jim Henson’s Holiday Special

The week’s best entertainment options.

Skating Polly closes out its year by ripping through kinetic rock tunes at The Sunset. Photo by Melissa Wax
Spider-Folks from various dimensions come together in ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.’ Image courtesy Columbia Pictures/Sony

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Gets Caught in Its Own Web

The animated comic book gets stuck up on its multiverse fan service.

Spider-Folks from various dimensions come together in ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.’ Image courtesy Columbia Pictures/Sony

Minus the Bear is Ready to Hibernate

After 17 years of influential innovation, the Seattle rock band prepares to say goodbye.

This could be the last time, so why not give the gift of a ticket to the The Rollings Stones’ May concert? Photo by Raph_PH/Wikimedia Commons

Seattle Arts Gift Guide 2018

Get that last-minute shopping done with these books, albums, tickets, and more.

This could be the last time, so why not give the gift of a ticket to the The Rollings Stones’ May concert? Photo by Raph_PH/Wikimedia Commons
A view of Seattle Opera’s new home from Mercer Street. Photo by Sean Airhart

Seattle Opera’s New Heart of Glass

From its glittering face to the innovative performance possibilities within, the Opera Center was built for allure.

A view of Seattle Opera’s new home from Mercer Street. Photo by Sean Airhart

Brandi Carlile Notches Six Grammy Nominations

Fellow Seattleites Alice in Chains, the late Chris Cornell, and the Seattle Symphony also are up for awards.

Conan O’Brien brings his stand-up pals to The Moore. Photo by Gage Skidmore/WikiMedia Commons

Pick List: Conan O’Brien, Shout Your Abortion, Deck the Hall Ball

The week’s best entertainment options.

Conan O’Brien brings his stand-up pals to The Moore. Photo by Gage Skidmore/WikiMedia Commons
Yalitza Aparicio (left) makes her feature debut as Cleo, the central character in <em>Roma</em>. Photo by Carlos Somonte

‘Roma’ Makes an Epic Film Out of an Intimate Story

Alfonso Cuarón’s memories and vision guide the Spanish-language Oscar front-runner about a young housekeeper in 1970s Mexico.

Yalitza Aparicio (left) makes her feature debut as Cleo, the central character in <em>Roma</em>. Photo by Carlos Somonte
Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone battle for the queen’s attention in <em>The Favourite</em>. Photo by Atsushi Nishijima/Twentieth Century Fox

Black Comedy with a Regal Veneer

Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz bring catty rivalry to the queen’s court in ‘The Favourite.’

Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone battle for the queen’s attention in <em>The Favourite</em>. Photo by Atsushi Nishijima/Twentieth Century Fox
Book-It Rep’s ‘My Ántonia.’ Photo by John Ulman

In ‘My Antonia,’ Extraordinary Acting Packs a Punch

Book-It Rep’s diverse casting adds new depth to Willa Cather’s tale of friendship and hardship on the Great Plains.

Book-It Rep’s ‘My Ántonia.’ Photo by John Ulman
Sister act: Hana Lass (Elizabeth), Kelly Karcher (Lydia), Melanie Hampton (Jane), and Shanna Allman (Mary) in ‘Miss Bennet.’ Photo by Erik Stuhaug

Taproot’s Jane Austen Sequel Hails Mary

A character whose first draft got short shrift finally finds happiness in ‘Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.’

Sister act: Hana Lass (Elizabeth), Kelly Karcher (Lydia), Melanie Hampton (Jane), and Shanna Allman (Mary) in ‘Miss Bennet.’ Photo by Erik Stuhaug
‘In the Heights’ captures a big city neighborhood buzz at Seattle Rep. Photo by Michael Brosilow

Hitting the ‘Heights’

Seattle Rep’s production of ‘In the Heights,’ Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pre-‘Hamilton’ musical, is an energetic romp.

‘In the Heights’ captures a big city neighborhood buzz at Seattle Rep. Photo by Michael Brosilow
The Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival tour stops at Northwest Film Forum with ‘Mental’ and more. Photo courtesy Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival

Pick List: ‘My Àntonia,’ Sun Breaks, Bob Woodward

The week’s best entertainment offerings.

The Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival tour stops at Northwest Film Forum with ‘Mental’ and more. Photo courtesy Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival
<em>‘Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker’</em> is returns to the Triple Door for its 13th edition. Photo by Angela Sterling

Seattle Holiday Arts Traditions Power Rankings

Which annual events deliver the most joy to the world?

<em>‘Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker’</em> is returns to the Triple Door for its 13th edition. Photo by Angela Sterling