Brian Miller

While planning the first issue of Reverb magazine, a Bumbershoot-focussed pullout in

While planning the first issue of Reverb magazine, a Bumbershoot-focussed pullout in the current issue of Seattle Weekly, music editor Chris Kornelis and I discussed… Continue reading

I had the pleasure of profiling local artist W. Scott Trimble for

I had the pleasure of profiling local artist W. Scott Trimble for last year's Artopia in Georgetown, where he created a large, meandering wooden trestle… Continue reading

Bumbershoot’s visual arts displays have moved from their traditional location in the

Bumbershoot's visual arts displays have moved from their traditional location in the Northwest Rooms to the Seattle Center Pavilion (south of the Key, next to… Continue reading

John KeatleyKeister wants to stop the Portland food-truck invasion.The former Almost Live

John KeatleyKeister wants to stop the Portland food-truck invasion.The former Almost Live host and longtime Seattle funnyman is an enduring favorite on local comedy stages,… Continue reading

Marlantes (right) receiving his Navy Cross medal.

Every Day Is Veterans Day

An Eastside author argues for holistic soldiering and homecoming.

Marlantes (right) receiving his Navy Cross medal.
Gerich's Globular Consistency is ringed by cedar trees.

Art Hike

CoCA's third Carkeek Park exhibit is not for the sedentary.

Gerich's Globular Consistency is ringed by cedar trees.
The Fussy Eye: Blue Bird

The Fussy Eye: Blue Bird

This bird don't fly.

The Fussy Eye: Blue Bird
The Fussy Eye: Fold, Spindle, Photograph
The Fussy Eye: Fold, Spindle, Photograph
Half research, half fantasy: Bierstadt's Puget Sound.

The Chainsaw and the Easel

In SAM's worthwhile companion shows, a century between them, are two visions of the American landscape.

Half research, half fantasy: Bierstadt's Puget Sound.
The Fussy Eye: Hands Off the Bricks!

The Fussy Eye: Hands Off the Bricks!

Temporary and forgettable.

The Fussy Eye: Hands Off the Bricks!
Tomei deploys her very secular charms.

Salvation Boulevard: When Did James Bond Get Religion?

Back in 2001, George Ratliff made a fine documentary called Hell House, about a Texas evangelical church's elaborate haunted house, which warned teens against sex,… Continue reading

Tomei deploys her very secular charms.
The artist with one of her creations.

A Not So Still Life: The Fall and Rise of Local Artist Ginny Ruffner

The story of Ginny Ruffner's cruelly interrupted career—by a brain- and body- damaging 1991 car crash—is well known in the Seattle art world, where this… Continue reading

The artist with one of her creations.
McKinney with her kidnapping partner, Keith May.

Tabloid: Sex, Celebrity, and Mormons

After veering into politics for his previous couple of documentaries (Standard Operating Procedure, The Fog of War), Errol Morris steers back to the peculiar. The… Continue reading

McKinney with her kidnapping partner, Keith May.
The Fussy Eye: Artistic Calling

The Fussy Eye: Artistic Calling

Seattle's smallest gallery.

The Fussy Eye: Artistic Calling
Hendler as ill-prepared hero.

Phase 7: Neighbors Battle Neighbors

Nicolás Goldbart's Argentine thriller begins on an innocuous note: a young married couple, as if stepped from an IKEA catalog, shopping contentedly in the overabundance… Continue reading

Hendler as ill-prepared hero.
Knüpfer tries to hear what Lang wants.

Pianomania: 88 Keys, Infinite Tones

A courtier, errand boy, master sound technician, and Steinway rep all rolled into one, Stefan Knüpfer has the unenviable task of catering to the whims… Continue reading

Knüpfer tries to hear what Lang wants.
The Fussy Eye: Floral Respiration

The Fussy Eye: Floral Respiration

The art of engorgement.

The Fussy Eye: Floral Respiration
Gua, flanked by Ernie and Bert.

Pattern Recognition

Troy Gua takes his pop-culture obsessions to another level. Several of them, actually.

Gua, flanked by Ernie and Bert.
The last picture show? Jorge Jellinek hopes not.

A Useful Life: Death and Life at a Uruguayan Cinema

From the Columbia City Cinema to the Uptown, smaller cinemas have been closing all around Seattle. And though this Uruguayan film never mentions DVDs or… Continue reading

The last picture show? Jorge Jellinek hopes not.
The Fussy Eye: Balance Box

The Fussy Eye: Balance Box

Step in, fall down.

The Fussy Eye: Balance Box