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Seizing the Memes of Production

Seizing the Memes of Production

Meet the army of young leftists fighting a surreal war of ideas on the Internet.

Seizing the Memes of Production
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The Year of the Rooster, Featuring Dancing Lions and $3 Delicacies

This weekend marks the Lunar New Year, the International District’s biggest day of the year.

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Photo by A.K. Romero

Premiere: ZELLi’s “Solid” Music Video Brings It Back to the Golden Age

Nodding to the hip-hop/R&B pop divas of the 2000s, ZELLi breathes new life into a classic style.

Photo by A.K. Romero
Good Person Recordings on Making Art (Not) For Art’s Sake

Good Person Recordings on Making Art (Not) For Art’s Sake

Post-Trump, as artists re-evaluate their political efficacy, two punks already provided a blueprint.

Good Person Recordings on Making Art (Not) For Art’s Sake
Blackout Dates Be Damned—DoNormaal Dominated 2016 By Doing What She Wants

Blackout Dates Be Damned—DoNormaal Dominated 2016 By Doing What She Wants

Flouting industry norms, the rapper played nearly 100 Seattle shows in 2016. The city showed up.

Blackout Dates Be Damned—DoNormaal Dominated 2016 By Doing What She Wants
The Top 10 Things to Do Through Early January

The Top 10 Things to Do Through Early January

Bid farewell to Fly Moon Royalty, support The Globalist, see Henry Rollins’ spoken word and more.

The Top 10 Things to Do Through Early January
Eight Decades Later, Tacoma’s 1927 Lost Film ‘Eyes of the Totem’ Makes Its Seattle Debut

Eight Decades Later, Tacoma’s 1927 Lost Film ‘Eyes of the Totem’ Makes Its Seattle Debut

The relic from the days of Tacoma’s dreams as a ‘Hollyood-by-the-Sea’ shows at Northwest Film Forum.

Eight Decades Later, Tacoma’s 1927 Lost Film ‘Eyes of the Totem’ Makes Its Seattle Debut
Cyber-Thinker Minh Nguyen on Political Art in 2016 and the Nature of Digital Resistance

Cyber-Thinker Minh Nguyen on Political Art in 2016 and the Nature of Digital Resistance

Talking electronic civil disobedience with Town Hall’s artist-in-residence and creator of Chat Room.

Cyber-Thinker Minh Nguyen on Political Art in 2016 and the Nature of Digital Resistance
Giving the Gift of Good Local Music

Giving the Gift of Good Local Music

Five albums for the curious fan on your list.

Giving the Gift of Good Local Music
The Best Local Records We Heard This November

The Best Local Records We Heard This November

A garbage month. But Bujemane, Guayaba, Moving Pictures, and New Information made it a bit better.

The Best Local Records We Heard This November
A Bioregional Declaration of Interdependence

A Bioregional Declaration of Interdependence

Interest in Cascadia has reached a new high. Now, proponents have to articulate what it truly means.

A Bioregional Declaration of Interdependence
Seattle Felt Very Far Away From the United States Last Night

Seattle Felt Very Far Away From the United States Last Night

Unified not only against Trump, but its support for a slate of issues, the city bellowed its values.

Seattle Felt Very Far Away From the United States Last Night
Suffer Through Plague-Stricken Europe in Julia Gfrörer’s Devastating Comic ‘Laid Waste’

Suffer Through Plague-Stricken Europe in Julia Gfrörer’s Devastating Comic ‘Laid Waste’

The Fantagraphics author’s new graphic novella continues her brilliant bleak streak.

Suffer Through Plague-Stricken Europe in Julia Gfrörer’s Devastating Comic ‘Laid Waste’
The Best Local Records We Heard This October

The Best Local Records We Heard This October

Don’t drink the Seattle haterade—listen to Remember Face, Nail Polish, Trans FX, and Benoît Pioulard.

The Best Local Records We Heard This October
The Star-Studded, Experimental Indigenous Funk of Khu.éex’

The Star-Studded, Experimental Indigenous Funk of Khu.éex’

Tlingit meets funk with Preston Singletary and the late Funkadelic keyboardist Bernie Worrell.

The Star-Studded, Experimental Indigenous Funk of Khu.éex’
Nail Polish Writes the Punk Music 2016’s Identity-Consuming, Social-Media World Deserves
Nail Polish Writes the Punk Music 2016’s Identity-Consuming, Social-Media World Deserves
Seattle’s Virtual Road to Transcendence

Seattle’s Virtual Road to Transcendence

The most interesting VR developers in town aren’t making video games—they want to make us more human.

Seattle’s Virtual Road to Transcendence
Top-Notch New York Cabaret Comes to Seattle Via a Joe’s Pub Pipeline

Top-Notch New York Cabaret Comes to Seattle Via a Joe’s Pub Pipeline

In a cross-continental exchange, Teatro Zinzanni is hosting the Big Apple’s best cabaret performers.

Top-Notch New York Cabaret Comes to Seattle Via a Joe’s Pub Pipeline
Seattle Comics Journalist Sarah Glidden’s New Graphic Novel Isn’t Afraid to Admit Journalism Is Weird

Seattle Comics Journalist Sarah Glidden’s New Graphic Novel Isn’t Afraid to Admit Journalism Is Weird

‘Rolling Blackouts’ follows the author and her peers at ‘The Globalist’ through Syria, Iraq, and Turkey.

Seattle Comics Journalist Sarah Glidden’s New Graphic Novel Isn’t Afraid to Admit Journalism Is Weird
The Best Local Records We Heard This September Found Power in Simplicity

The Best Local Records We Heard This September Found Power in Simplicity

J’Von, Freaks of Nature, CC Dust, and Swooning stood out by paring it down.

The Best Local Records We Heard This September Found Power in Simplicity