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
Taron Egerton (Robin) and Jamie Foxx (John) take another crack at the classic in Robin Hood. Photo by Larry Horricks

The Arrows Miss Their Mark in ‘Robin Hood’

The legend’s latest rendition can’t overcome its modern smirky tone and bland lead actor.

Taron Egerton (Robin) and Jamie Foxx (John) take another crack at the classic in Robin Hood. Photo by Larry Horricks
Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen form the odd couple that carries Green Book. 
Courtesy Universal Pictures

Stellar Acting Makes ‘Green Book’ A Smooth Ride

Despite its cornball touches, Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen shine as a 1960s jazz pianist and his hired muscle.

Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen form the odd couple that carries Green Book. 
Courtesy Universal Pictures
If you can spread half as much spirit as the Menashe house in West Seattle (5605 Beach Dr. SW), it should be a winning holiday season. Photo by Joe Wolf/Flickr

Seattle Holiday Events Calendar 2018

Make the most of the season with 100+ regional festivals, concerts, stage shows, and more.

If you can spread half as much spirit as the Menashe house in West Seattle (5605 Beach Dr. SW), it should be a winning holiday season. Photo by Joe Wolf/Flickr
The holiday folly of Pacific Northwest Ballet rendition of George Balanchine’s ‘The Nutcracker’ returns for its annual run. Photo by Angela Sterling

Pick List: ‘In the Heights,’ Amy Schumer, Neil deGrasse Tyson

The week’s best entertainment events.

The holiday folly of Pacific Northwest Ballet rendition of George Balanchine’s ‘The Nutcracker’ returns for its annual run. Photo by Angela Sterling
Image by Drew Struzan/Disney

Holiday Movie Streaming Picks

Get in the festive spirit at home with these beloved seasonal films.

Image by Drew Struzan/Disney
The boys are back in town: Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus combine forces to form Boygenius. Photo by Lera Pentelute

The Girl Power of Boygenius

Julien Baker discusses her new indie songwriter supergroup with Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus.

The boys are back in town: Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus combine forces to form Boygenius. Photo by Lera Pentelute
Cat Power (aka Chan Marshall). Photo by Julien Bourgeois

Cat Power Powers Through

The acclaimed singer-songwriter chats about her stripped-down new album ‘Wanderer,’ motherhood, and when performance gets in the way of the song.

Cat Power (aka Chan Marshall). Photo by Julien Bourgeois
Viola Davis and Cynthia Erivo star in ‘Widows.’ Photo by Merrick Morton

Crime Doesn’t Pay Off in ‘Widows’

Steve McQueen’s feminist heist thriller stretches itself far too thin.

Viola Davis and Cynthia Erivo star in ‘Widows.’ Photo by Merrick Morton
There’s more than a little symbolism packed into the pages and walls of Edgar Arceneaux’s ‘Library of Black Lies.’ Courtesy Henry Art Gallery

Pick List: ‘Library of Black Lies,’ ‘Cage Shuffle,’ Freakout Festival

The week’s best entertainment offerings.

There’s more than a little symbolism packed into the pages and walls of Edgar Arceneaux’s ‘Library of Black Lies.’ Courtesy Henry Art Gallery
Tim Blake Nelson plays the titular Buster Scruggs. Photo courtesy Netflix

‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ Is a Wagon Train of Dark Mischief

The Coen brothers’ new anthology seves as a glorious ode to Westerns’ dusty death.

Tim Blake Nelson plays the titular Buster Scruggs. Photo courtesy Netflix
Sloucher displaying surprisingly decent posture. Photo by Eleanor Petry

Sloucher Is Not Posturing

The Seattle band doesn’t shy away from embracing ’90s guitar rock on ‘Be True.’

Sloucher displaying surprisingly decent posture. Photo by Eleanor Petry
Rhino riggers protest outside of the Jay-Z and Beyonce show outside of Seattle’s CenturyLink Field on Oct. 4, 2018. Photo courtesy of IATSE

The Backstage Blues: Riggers Complain of Unfair Labor Practices

Theatrical stage employees come for the music and stay for the thrill. But at what price?

Rhino riggers protest outside of the Jay-Z and Beyonce show outside of Seattle’s CenturyLink Field on Oct. 4, 2018. Photo courtesy of IATSE

City Arts Ceases Publication

The free local culture magazine shuts down operations after 12 years.

Greta Klein (center right) brings the soft indie pop Frankie Cosmos to The Neptune. Photo by Angel Ceballos

The Soft Comfort of Frankie Cosmos

Sub Pop’s tenderest band brings its indie pop to The Neptune.

Greta Klein (center right) brings the soft indie pop Frankie Cosmos to The Neptune. Photo by Angel Ceballos
French dance company Compagnie Käfig brings the lights of ‘Pixel’ to Meany Center. Photo by Laurent Philippe

Pick List: Compagnie Käfig, Brooklyn Rider, Pete Souza

The week’s best entertainment offerings.

French dance company Compagnie Käfig brings the lights of ‘Pixel’ to Meany Center. Photo by Laurent Philippe
At times, the actors in Outlaw King are hard to tell apart under the mud, furs, 
and filthy mullets. Courtesy Netflix

Coming for the Throne

‘Outlaw King,’ the Chris Pine-led 14th century epic about the First War of Scottish Independence, signals Netflix’s attempt to conquer the Oscars.

At times, the actors in Outlaw King are hard to tell apart under the mud, furs, 
and filthy mullets. Courtesy Netflix