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The Station on Beacon Hill Is Putting On the Best Block Party of the Summer
The Station on Beacon Hill Is Putting On the Best Block Party of the Summer
How Two Brothers From Silverdale Made The World’s Most Complex Video Game

How Two Brothers From Silverdale Made The World’s Most Complex Video Game

At ten years old, Dwarf Fortress has become one of the most influential contemporary video games, and it’s only half finished.

How Two Brothers From Silverdale Made The World’s Most Complex Video Game
The Elverum Family Seeking Donations After Inoperable Cancer Diagnosis

The Elverum Family Seeking Donations After Inoperable Cancer Diagnosis

Geneviève Elverum, Anacortes musician, comic artist, new mom, and wife of Phil Elverum, needs help funding treatment for stage four pancreatic cancer.

The Elverum Family Seeking Donations After Inoperable Cancer Diagnosis
The Top Five Northwest Acts You Need to Check Out This Festival Season

The Top Five Northwest Acts You Need to Check Out This Festival Season

DoNormaal, JusMoni, Chanti Darling, The Dip, and Jo Passed.

The Top Five Northwest Acts You Need to Check Out This Festival Season
Measuring the Homogenization of the Music Festival

Measuring the Homogenization of the Music Festival

Are music festivals truly all the same now? We crunched the data for 21 NW fests to find out.

Measuring the Homogenization of the Music Festival
The Best Local Records We Heard This May

The Best Local Records We Heard This May

Despite the onslaught of sad news this month, the local scene kept pumping out gold nuggets.

The Best Local Records We Heard This May
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RAMZi on the Spirits, Cartoon SFX, and Healing Bird Noises Behind Her Alien Jungle Music

Phoebé Guillemot’s unclassifiable sonic universe is like a safari through a mutant forest.

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Diogenes. Photo by Sofia Lee

In Its Ninth Iteration, Debacle Fest Expands ‘Experimental’

Given the silo-centric culture here in Seattle, the notion of uniting the city’s disparate scenes might also be considered “experimental”—an interesting new tack the festival is taking this weekend.

Diogenes. Photo by Sofia Lee
C.M. Ruiz. Illustration by Marie Hausauer (detail)

C.M. Ruiz Talks About Turning The Lusty Lady Into a Giant Gallery

The poster artist discusses his new show, changing Seattle, time travel, and feces.

C.M. Ruiz. Illustration by Marie Hausauer (detail)
Oh, Rose. Photo courtesy of the artist.

The Best Local Records We Heard This April

Activist hip-hop, occult rap, and weirdo punk made our month.

Oh, Rose. Photo courtesy of the artist.
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The Leaked Bumbershoot Lineup Was the Real Deal

A Redditor named “CoogiMonster” beat AEG to the punch, but did it really even matter?

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Spekulation Continues Local Hip-Hop’s Uncle Ike’s Resistance

Spekulation Continues Local Hip-Hop’s Uncle Ike’s Resistance

“I don’t think Uncle Ike’s is the cause of the problem,” Watson notes, “but I’ll be damned if it isn’t a perfect metaphor.”

Spekulation Continues Local Hip-Hop’s Uncle Ike’s Resistance
Hip-Hop Activist Draze on Uncle Ike’s, Community Justice, Political Rap, and Being a Dad

Hip-Hop Activist Draze on Uncle Ike’s, Community Justice, Political Rap, and Being a Dad

The clearest and most incisive recent critique of the capital forces changing the Central District came last week in the form of a seven-years-in-the-making hip-hop record, Seattle’s Own, from Central District native and current South-Ender Draze.

Hip-Hop Activist Draze on Uncle Ike’s, Community Justice, Political Rap, and Being a Dad
‘Encyclopedia Greenwoodia’ Gets Adults and Kids Alike Writing About a Neighborhood

‘Encyclopedia Greenwoodia’ Gets Adults and Kids Alike Writing About a Neighborhood

“Mr. Gyros is as amazing as the movie Transformers: Age of Extinction and I would recommend it to anyone who needs a place to eat.”

‘Encyclopedia Greenwoodia’ Gets Adults and Kids Alike Writing About a Neighborhood
Seattle Comics Gangs Unite at ECCC Alternative ‘Hometown Heroes’

Seattle Comics Gangs Unite at ECCC Alternative ‘Hometown Heroes’

Emerald City Comicon’s corporate takeover inspired local creators to start their own Seattle-centric event as an antidote—the result is a who’s-who of the city’s booming scene.

Seattle Comics Gangs Unite at ECCC Alternative ‘Hometown Heroes’
Panels From the Past: 40 Years of Seattle Weekly Comix

Panels From the Past: 40 Years of Seattle Weekly Comix

A look back at four decades of local artists’ provincial puns, surreal strips, and feminist funnies.

Panels From the Past: 40 Years of Seattle Weekly Comix
Ings. Courtesy of the artist (detail)

The Best Local Records We Heard This March

Brilliantly minimalist songwriting from Ings, ass-shaking gold from Ca$h Bandicoot, four overwhelming records from Carlos Garcia, and spacey contemplations from Astro King Phoenix.

Ings. Courtesy of the artist (detail)
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Using Nature as Inspiration, Architects and Designers Are Building Seattle’s Biofuture

The Amazon Spheres are the latest local manifestation of a fascinating new design approach—biophilic and biomemetic architecture. Its adherents want to make Seattle’s cityscape function like a forest.

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A panel of "Breaking Out" from 'It Ain't Me, Babe,' published by Trina Robbins. Courtesy of Fantagraphics (detail)

‘The Complete Wimmen’s Comix’ Is 728 Herstory-Making Pages of Ladies Kicking Ass

Back in the early ’70s during the birth of alt-comix in San Francisco, cartoonist Trina Robbins found herself locked out of a supposedly “countercultural” movement that amounted to nothing more than another stupid boys’ club. So she started her own club.

A panel of "Breaking Out" from 'It Ain't Me, Babe,' published by Trina Robbins. Courtesy of Fantagraphics (detail)
A scene from 'Patience' by Daniel Clowes (detail)

Daniel Clowes’s New Time-Travelling Graphic Novel Is His Longest and Most Optimistic Yet

Wielding comics’ unique power to tell stories via space and sequencing, the latest from the 54-year-old artist bursts with brilliantly timed “Oh, snap” moments.

A scene from 'Patience' by Daniel Clowes (detail)