Brian Miller

Brian Miller

For the past five years, it feels like I’ve written the exact

For the past five years, it feels like I’ve written the exact same sentence about the outdoor Heaven & Earth shows organized by the Center… Continue reading

Brian Miller

Sometimes it’s nice to be freed from the burden of authorship and

Sometimes it’s nice to be freed from the burden of authorship and provenance, deciding how this artist ranks against that, judging whether an artwork is… Continue reading

Seattle museumgoers generally treat the Tacoma Art Museum as an afterthought—someplace you

Seattle museumgoers generally treat the Tacoma Art Museum as an afterthought—someplace you drive past en route to Portland. And the Tacoma Dome gets even less… Continue reading

Seattle’s breakout novelist during the past year is clearly Maria Semple. But

Seattle’s breakout novelist during the past year is clearly Maria Semple. But among the nonfiction crowd, who mine their own lives for literature, we strongly… Continue reading

Women’s soccer doesn’t quite get the blue-and-green love that the Sounders inspire,


Women’s soccer doesn’t quite get the blue-and-green love that the Sounders inspire, but it’s a growing sport. And the Seattle Reign is gradually building a… Continue reading

Linda (Seyfried) becomes famous for all the wrong reasons.Dale Robinette/Radius-TWC

Lovelace Opens Fri., Aug. 9 at Pacific Place. Rated R. 92 minutes.

Lovelace Opens Fri., Aug. 9 at Pacific Place. Rated R. 92 minutes. Released in 1972, Deep Throat is a cultural event far removed from our… Continue reading

Linda (Seyfried) becomes famous for all the wrong reasons.Dale Robinette/Radius-TWC
Copley also appears in Elysium this week.Magnolia Pictures

Europa Report Opens Fri., Aug. 9 at Varsity. Rated PG-13. 90 minutes.

Europa Report Opens Fri., Aug. 9 at Varsity. 
Rated PG-13. 90 minutes. Again, space is having its moment. The WALL•E-esque Mars rover Curiosity is a… Continue reading

Copley also appears in Elysium this week.Magnolia Pictures
Before the fall: Baldwin and Blanchett.Jessica Miglio/Gravier Prods./Sony Pictures Classics

Blue Jasmine Opens Fri., Aug. 9 at Harvard Exit and Sundance Cinemas.

Blue Jasmine Opens Fri., Aug. 9 at Harvard Exit and Sundance Cinemas. Rated PG-13.
98 minutes. Woody Allen is no stranger to messing with the classics.… Continue reading

Before the fall: Baldwin and Blanchett.Jessica Miglio/Gravier Prods./Sony Pictures Classics
Gregory pictured in 1965.Cinema Guild

Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner Runs Fri., Aug. 9–Thurs., Aug. 15

Andre Gregory: 
Before and After Dinner Runs Fri., Aug. 9–Thurs., Aug. 15 at Northwest Film Forum. Not rated.
101 minutes. Running this week with 1981’s My… Continue reading

Gregory pictured in 1965.Cinema Guild
A 2008 dress inspired by shredded newspaper (actually made of polyester), by Mintdesigns.

Summer is a time for relaxed fashion standards. People wear shorts to

Summer is a time for relaxed fashion standards. People wear shorts to work—well, I do anyway—and tourists bring their sartorial flair, ahem, to downtown. So… Continue reading

A 2008 dress inspired by shredded newspaper (actually made of polyester), by Mintdesigns.

Fantagraphics recently suffered the loss of its co-publisher, Kim Thompson, to cancer.

Fantagraphics recently suffered the loss of its co-publisher, Kim Thompson, to cancer. In a dark irony, the 37-year-old company has never been healthier or more… Continue reading

Outside the city, new multiplexes rise amid seas of concrete, preferably located

Outside the city, new multiplexes rise amid seas of concrete, preferably located near a freeway off-ramp. But in congested Seattle, where the old single-screen movie… Continue reading

Locally raised and trained at the UW, Eirik Johnson recently returned home

Locally raised and trained at the UW, Eirik Johnson recently returned home from Boston to teach photography at Cornish and continue documenting the boondocks. As… Continue reading

I fully expect that by Best of Seattle2014, SAM’s Kimerly Rorschach will

I fully expect that by Best of Seattle2014, SAM’s Kimerly Rorschach will have announced plans to modernize the old Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer… Continue reading

Did you know the First Thursday Art Walk is over 30 years

Did you know the First Thursday Art Walk is over 30 years old? And that it bills itself as the first and oldest art walk… Continue reading

We’re going to cheat a little on this category, having so recently

We’re going to cheat a little on this category, having so recently praised Seattle Storefronts and King County’s 4Culture. The main reason for this is… Continue reading

Each new iPhone upgrade, each new product cycle, your mom and dad’s

Each new iPhone upgrade, each new product cycle, your mom and dad’s old Magnavox console TV, the dot-matrix printer gathering dust in your basement—where do… Continue reading

Late at night, to soothe his sleepless, libertarian, Ayn Rand–reading soul, I

Late at night, to soothe his sleepless, libertarian, Ayn Rand–reading soul, I wonder if Jeff Bezos doesn’t turn to the customer comments of Amazon.com, as… Continue reading

“The shopping mall is dead, bricks-and-mortar retail is over, Amazon has killed

“The shopping mall is dead, bricks-and-mortar retail is over, Amazon has killed the shopping mall.” So goes the conventional wisdom. Then you go to University… Continue reading

If you have out-of-town relatives or guests to entertain, just accept the

If you have out-of-town relatives or guests to entertain, just accept the inevitable and drive to Seattle Center. Park for the day in the new… Continue reading