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Seattle Comic Artist Björn Miner Featured Among America’s Best

Seattle Comic Artist Björn Miner Featured Among America’s Best

The artist’s work appears in the 2017 Best American Comics anthology alongside the medium’s greatest.

 

Heatwarmer. Courtesy of the artist

The Best Local Records We Heard This September Smooshed the Unsmooshable

Mackned, Heatwarmer, and Darto brought together styles we didn’t know could coexist.

 

In “Undying Light,” Tomo Nakayama Glows Amid the Darkness

In “Undying Light,” Tomo Nakayama Glows Amid the Darkness

Written as a balm before the election, forgotten, then revived, the song imagines brighter days.

 

Courtesy ACED

Redoubling Its Efforts, an Artist-Lead Activist Group Asks Vulcan for Equitable Development

Initially emerging before the Upstream Music Fest, the coalition returns with new support and goals.

Courtesy ACED
Twenty Years Later, Local Sightings Is as Vital as Ever for Northwest Filmmakers

Twenty Years Later, Local Sightings Is as Vital as Ever for Northwest Filmmakers

The Northwest Film Forum’s celebration of local indie film is pushing beyond the movie screen.

Twenty Years Later, Local Sightings Is as Vital as Ever for Northwest Filmmakers
‘Teh Internet Is Serious Business’ Recasts an Infamous Trolling Marathon for the Stage

‘Teh Internet Is Serious Business’ Recasts an Infamous Trolling Marathon for the Stage

Washington Ensemble Theatre’s production follows the high-stakes 2011 hacking exploits of LulzSec.

‘Teh Internet Is Serious Business’ Recasts an Infamous Trolling Marathon for the Stage
A Night Market, Mac DeMarco, the Mayoral Debate, and More of the Week’s Best Events
A Night Market, Mac DeMarco, the Mayoral Debate, and More of the Week’s Best Events
The Best Local Records We Heard This August Had a Lot of Feelings

The Best Local Records We Heard This August Had a Lot of Feelings

An eclipse will do that.

The Best Local Records We Heard This August Had a Lot of Feelings
A Little-Known Local Comics Artist Plays With Time and Identity to Brilliant Effect

A Little-Known Local Comics Artist Plays With Time and Identity to Brilliant Effect

D.J. Bryant’s Fantagraphics debut, ‘Unreal City,’ loops back on itself, merges, and disintegrates.

A Little-Known Local Comics Artist Plays With Time and Identity to Brilliant Effect
The X Y Z crew. Photo by Kelton Sears

Through Art, Books, and ‘Anti-Reality Hallucinations,’ X Y Z Is Building a New Seattle Scene

Four arts collectives formidable in their own right are joining forces in an exciting new space.

The X Y Z crew. Photo by Kelton Sears
The Best Local Records We Heard This July

The Best Local Records We Heard This July

DoNormaal, Shabazz Palaces and Heavy Petting’s new ones have layers upon layers upon layers.

The Best Local Records We Heard This July
Jay Cates at Vidiot. Courtesy of Vidiot
Jay Cates at Vidiot. Courtesy of Vidiot
The Recipe for Seattle’s Best Music Video of the Year? Dogs, Peanut Butter, Mannequin Hands

The Recipe for Seattle’s Best Music Video of the Year? Dogs, Peanut Butter, Mannequin Hands

Heatwarmer’s “American Dog” is an indisputable visual masterpiece.

The Recipe for Seattle’s Best Music Video of the Year? Dogs, Peanut Butter, Mannequin Hands
Trowa Barton. Photo by Cesar Candelas

The Best Local Records We Heard This June

Music befitting Junuary’s tropical depression.

Trowa Barton. Photo by Cesar Candelas
Jesse Lopez Is Pretty Fly for an NHK Guy

Jesse Lopez Is Pretty Fly for an NHK Guy

AT YOUR DOOR, the best local record of the year thus far, has its roots all over the globe.

Jesse Lopez Is Pretty Fly for an NHK Guy
Simon Hanselmann’s “One More Year” Is the Rare Shiny Repackage Actually Worth Your Time

Simon Hanselmann’s “One More Year” Is the Rare Shiny Repackage Actually Worth Your Time

Even with only 52 pages of new exclusive material, the latest Megg, Mogg & Owl collection is vital.

Simon Hanselmann’s “One More Year” Is the Rare Shiny Repackage Actually Worth Your Time
Premiere: Witness the Debased Brilliance of Raven Matthews’ “SighCo Path”

Premiere: Witness the Debased Brilliance of Raven Matthews’ “SighCo Path”

The tune itself was already a trip, but wait until you see the music video.

Premiere: Witness the Debased Brilliance of Raven Matthews’ “SighCo Path”
Photo by Joe Wolf via flickr

Seattle Is Great For Summer Swims—But Is Our Poop Swimming With Us?

Experts dish on whether we should worry about all those sewage spills.

Photo by Joe Wolf via flickr
Mommy Long Legs. Photo by Allyce Andrew

The Best Local Records We Heard This May—XL Edition

The scene put out too many good albums, so get ready for a jumbo-sized edition of our roundup.

Mommy Long Legs. Photo by Allyce Andrew
Upstream, the Neoliberal Bumbershoot

Upstream, the Neoliberal Bumbershoot

Paul Allen’s new music festival was fun, but like the system that enables it, weird.

Upstream, the Neoliberal Bumbershoot