When Ragtime and the Rough Rider Were Born

Two new books fight over the beginning of the American century.

Amy O'Neal moves to the music of Stephen Fandrich.

When worlds coalesce

Choreographers and composers partner up for the dance floor.

Amy O'Neal moves to the music of Stephen Fandrich.
Destroyed again: A mixed-media banner portraying the band, by Jim Shaw and Mike Kelley.

When worlds collide

Midwest music and arts collective Destroy All Monsters attacks CoCA.

Destroyed again: A mixed-media banner portraying the band, by Jim Shaw and Mike Kelley.

Where Men Hide

The photos say more than the text about he-man hetero bonding venues.

Punk rock 101: Learning the basics at Ladyfest.

Where the ladies are

Two of our reporters went to Ladyfest and all we got were these dumb journals.

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Punk rock 101: Learning the basics at Ladyfest.
Julianna Baggott

Which Brings Me to You: A Novel in Confessions

He said, she said: A breezy epistolary novel fit for NPR.

Julianna Baggott
Home-front vet Henderson.

While They’re at War: The True Story of American Families on the Homefront

Her husband's in Iraq, so this journalist gathers the stories of other military wives.

Home-front vet Henderson.
John Powers on the politics of gloating.

Whiners and Losers

Both sides get their whacks in this survey of America's two-tiered political culture.

John Powers on the politics of gloating.
Finger-lickin' fantasy: Easy Bake.

Whipped dreams

Sex and sweets fill the imagination in a new play.

Finger-lickin' fantasy: Easy Bake.
Whirling and curling

Whirling and curling

Why head for the slopes when winter sports await so close to home?

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Whirling and curling

White knight

We'd watch Misha if he stood still

White-hot cool blues

ACT's production of Warren Leight's new play listens close to the music.

Who Killed Slobo?

Who Killed Slobo?

Two recent titles show how power grabs and secret plots never go out of style. Or print.

Who Killed Slobo?

Whose art is it anyway?

You wouldn't think a straightforward chronological exhibition of 200 years of Northwest Coast Native American art could be controversial. But this one's going to be,… Continue reading

Running on empty?

Why Are You People Such Idiots?

Terry Gross sucks, but Radiohead just might save the day, according to this lefty assault on our current brainlessness.

Running on empty?
Why I Heart Chick Lit

Why I Heart Chick Lit

Never mind Doris Lessingit's the ordinary details that count.

Why I Heart Chick Lit
Jesus Christ (Cook, center): Forgive him, for he has sinned.

Why, God, Why?

Babylon's Superstar has a lot to answer for.

Jesus Christ (Cook, center): Forgive him, for he has sinned.
Drawing-room debauchery (from left): Robert Gallaher, Don Brady, and Kevin Brady.

Whydunit

In Taproot's remounting, a suicide stirs up a callous clan's ugly secrets.

Drawing-room debauchery (from left): Robert Gallaher, Don Brady, and Kevin Brady.

Wiggle off to Bellevue

Midwinter's not the usual time for new arts initiatives, but Bellevue's Meydenbauer Center is bucking the trend, kicking off a new five-show season of entertainment… Continue reading

Zinovitch's Wilde has a good heart, a failed accent, and a bad wig.

Wilde at Heart

ArtsWest's Oscar attempt means well but misses its mark.

Zinovitch's Wilde has a good heart, a failed accent, and a bad wig.