Best of Seattle 2018

From local music favs to outdoor getaways to tasty bites, these are your choices for the best our city has to offer.

Best of Seattle 2018: Arts & Entertainment

Best Musical Act Thunderpussy After years, 2018 finally (finally!) saw Thunderpussy put out the its self-titled debut LP. So how does a band survive—heck, even… Continue reading

Best of Seattle 2018: Out & About

Best Park Green Lake Park With its almost-three-mile concrete path snaking around the lake’s entire edge, always-active basketball and tennis courts, a sports field, boat… Continue reading

Foo FIghters is set to rock Safeco Field over Labor Day weekend. Photo by Brantley Gutierrez

Pick List: Foo Fighters, ‘WW1 America,’ Kim Brooks

The week’s best entertainment options.

Foo FIghters is set to rock Safeco Field over Labor Day weekend. Photo by Brantley Gutierrez
Illustration by Taylor Dow

So This Is the New Year

The Sun pushes us to improve, and Mercury clears things up.

Illustration by Taylor Dow
John Cho logs on to find his missing daughter in Searching. Photo by Sebastian Baron

Social (Media) Thriller

While not escapist fare, Searching ‘s story of a father searching for his daughter online does feel authentically of the internet.

John Cho logs on to find his missing daughter in Searching. Photo by Sebastian Baron

Mozart Meets #MeToo in The Core Ensemble’s ‘Don Giovanni’

An ambitious, imaginative, double-cast production in which one sings, the other doesn’t.

Regina Hall (center) leads the Double Whammies crew in Support the Girls. Photo courtesy Magnolia Pictures

Character Meets Cleavage in ‘Support the Girls’

Don’t be fooled by Hooters-esque facade. The Regina Hall-led film is a warm, funny, and communal.

Regina Hall (center) leads the Double Whammies crew in Support the Girls. Photo courtesy Magnolia Pictures
The (mostly) reunited Smashing Pumpkins celebrate 30 years of rock at KeyArena. Photo by Olivia Bee

Pick List: PSA, Arts in Nature Festival, Smashing Pumpkins

The week’s best entertainment options.

The (mostly) reunited Smashing Pumpkins celebrate 30 years of rock at KeyArena. Photo by Olivia Bee
Illustration by Taylor Dow

Wasp Nest

Mars goes direct and Virgo season rolls out a Pisces full Moon.

Illustration by Taylor Dow

Whitney Ballen Is a ‘Shooting Star’

The destinctive-voiced Isaquah singer-songwriter comes into her own on her new album ‘You’re a Shooting Star, I’m a Sinking Ship.’

Death Cab for Cutie Doesn’t Connect on ‘Thank You For Today’

While it’d be a fine record for most bands, the group’s new album falls short of its own standard thanks to questionable production and sequencing decisions.

Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan, and director Marc Turtletaub put together the pieces on the set of Puzzle. 
Photo by Linda Kallerus/Sony Pictures Classics

Can ‘Puzzle’ Fit in the New Oscars Landscape?

The understated indie boasts a fabulous performance by Kelly Macdonald, but does that matter in the Best Popular Film era?

Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan, and director Marc Turtletaub put together the pieces on the set of Puzzle. 
Photo by Linda Kallerus/Sony Pictures Classics
Take a bite outta Jeff Rosenstock. Photo by Hiro Tanaka

Pick List: Jeff Rosenstock, Seattle Tattoo Expo, Sound Vision Film Festival

The week’s best entertainment options.

Take a bite outta Jeff Rosenstock. Photo by Hiro Tanaka

Solar Power

Leo season closes with a calmer sky, and Mercury goes direct.

Eddie Vedder at an earlier 2018 Pearl Jam show. Photo by Raph_PH/Flickr

Pearl Jam As Rock Archivists

The Home Shows at Safeco Field weren’t about the band’s legacy, but that of the genre as a whole.

Eddie Vedder at an earlier 2018 Pearl Jam show. Photo by Raph_PH/Flickr

Simply the Bess

Seattle Opera’s ‘Porgy and Bess’ is a must-see production that feels engaged with the cultural conversation.

Photo by Josh Kelety

City Council Passes Temporary Historic Protection for The Showbox

With a lively crowd on hand, the Council unanimously voted to delay any demolition of the venue by 10 months.

Photo by Josh Kelety

The 10 Best Moments From SPF30

A look back at the high points of Sub Pop’s 30th anniversary blowout.

30 For (Sub Pop’s) 30

To celebrate the record label’s 30th anniversary, we attempt to pick the best song from every year of its existance.