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Plaza's attorney has no patience for the resident cynic (Max Greenfield).Screen Media

About Alex Runs Fri., Aug. 8–Thurs., Aug. 14 at Sundance CInemas. Rated

About Alex Runs Fri., Aug. 8–Thurs., Aug. 14 at Sundance CInemas. Rated R. 96 minutes. Suicide attempt. Six college friends, not yet 30, converge for… Continue reading

Plaza's attorney has no patience for the resident cynic (Max Greenfield).Screen Media
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

This is a highly subjective category. Your best LBS (local bike shop)

This is a highly subjective category. Your best LBS (local bike shop) ought to be your closest bike shop. In Pioneer Square, that means Back… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

Judge not, lest ye be passed by a paceline of uniformed cyclists

Judge not, lest ye be passed by a paceline of uniformed cyclists pedaling at 30 miles per hour on the Burke-Gilman Trail. It’s easy to… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

Too many donuts, too many IPAs, too much ice cream. We’ve all

Too many donuts, too many IPAs, too much ice cream. We’ve all got our shameful secret calories to burn off, and that’s what weekend training… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

First published in 1956, John Okada’s debut novel was essentially forgotten twice.

First published in 1956, John Okada’s debut novel was essentially forgotten twice. No-No Boy was hardly read in the ’50s, then rediscovered in the ’70s… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

Jerry Manning’s unexpected death this May, following a heart procedure, was a

Jerry Manning’s unexpected death this May, following a heart procedure, was a huge blow for the Seattle theater community—extending far beyond Seattle Repertory Theatre. He’d… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

There are some things you just can’t find on the Internet. You

There are some things you just can’t find on the Internet. You can look up certain movies on IMDb, sure, but to actually watch them… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

Opening here August 22 at the Guild 45th and Lincoln Square, the

Opening here August 22 at the Guild 45th and Lincoln Square, the indie road-trip movie Land Ho! has already received strong notices. The New York… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

You like Transformers IV at the local mall? We prefer Snowpiercer with

You like Transformers IV at the local mall? We prefer Snowpiercer with a nice IPA. Since reopening the Uptown, SIFF’s addition of beer and wine… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

Now 46 years old, The Grand Illusion Cinema is Seattle’s most venerable

Now 46 years old, The Grand Illusion Cinema is Seattle’s most venerable indie screening venue, a nonprofit largely run by volunteers and a staunch holdout… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

Sylvia Wolf’s position as museum director just got a little more secure,

Sylvia Wolf’s position as museum director just got a little more secure, and the Henry Art Gallery’s budget gained a nice little bump, with the… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

Still on view through September 7, SAM’s all-native show Modernism in the

Still on view through September 7, SAM’s all-native show Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: The Mythic and the Mystical focuses primarily on what I call… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

The winner of its biannual Gwendolyn Knight/Jacob Lawrence Prize, SAM brought young

The winner of its biannual Gwendolyn Knight/Jacob Lawrence Prize, SAM brought young Pennsylvania photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier to town for her Born by a River,… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

It’s every artist’s nightmare: You’re invited to show your work in some

It’s every artist’s nightmare: You’re invited to show your work in some important, far-off city—well, Salem, Oregon—and the truck transporting your art is stolen. That’s… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

Before the Wrights or the Shirleys or other local arts patrons began

Before the Wrights or the Shirleys or other local arts patrons began collecting in Seattle, the tiny postwar gallery scene was represented by the likes… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

The Brooklyn duo of Stephen Nguyen and Wade Kavanaugh filled the Suyama

The Brooklyn duo of Stephen Nguyen and Wade Kavanaugh filled the Suyama Space atrium with 900 pounds of black craft paper last summer. After much… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

Last month’s exhibit at Gallery4Culture by the Spokane-raised artist Scott Kolbo, recently

Last month’s exhibit at Gallery4Culture by the Spokane-raised artist Scott Kolbo, recently transplanted to Seattle, was called Our Alley. Inspired by his own childhood, Kolbo… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

Pioneer Square is, simultaneously, a struggling neighborhood and the center of the

Pioneer Square is, simultaneously, a struggling neighborhood and the center of the city’s arts scene—the latter anchored by the gallery/studio warren in the Tashiro Kaplan… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

The city is full of traditional totem poles carved by Northwest tribal

The city is full of traditional totem poles carved by Northwest tribal artists, who bear a distant kinship to the Polynesian creators of Easter Island… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Foulkes during his neo-vaudeville days.

It’s a bit of a shock to see Dennis Hopper show up,

It’s a bit of a shock to see Dennis Hopper show up, suave and healthy, as a source in this long-gestating documentary about the maverick… Continue reading

Foulkes during his neo-vaudeville days.