Roger Downey

Joshua Boulet

Along about 100 years ago, a traveling salesman spotted a likely mark

Along about 100 years ago, a traveling salesman spotted a likely mark among the residents of a Butte, Montana, boarding house. You’re a fine, upstanding… Continue reading

 

Clowes in self-portrait.

When Daniel Clowes’ David Boring was published in 2000, it looked for

When Daniel Clowes’David Boring was published in 2000, it looked for a while as if the graphic novel had finally shed the stigma of “comic… Continue reading

 

Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in the penultimate Hunger Games movie.Murray Close/Lionsgate

Not long ago, a friend told me, he tried an online-dating service

Not long ago, a friend told me, he tried an online-dating service for the first time. His initial encounter with the lady computer-chosen for him… Continue reading

 

Anna Netrebko and Željko Lucic in the Met’s Macbeth.

The rise of digital streaming has proved a bonanza for fans of

The rise of digital streaming has proved a bonanza for fans of adventurous, wide-ranging entertainment. But for most of the artists whose work is being… Continue reading

Anna Netrebko and Željko Lucic in the Met’s Macbeth.
Ross with a spear carrier, in an undated photograph.

Melinda Bargreen’s new history of Seattle Opera is about as good as

Melinda Bargreen’s new history of Seattle Opera is about as good as such institution-published, self-congratulatory commemorations can be. Lots of people will refer to 50… Continue reading

Ross with a spear carrier, in an undated photograph.
Robbins in 1999 . . . and on our cover in 1976.

As a general rule, writers shouldn’t write memoirs. Action types should write

As a general rule, writers shouldn’t write memoirs. Action types should write memoirs; they have lives to recall and justify. Writer writers—novelists above all—live in… Continue reading

Robbins in 1999 . . . and on our cover in 1976.
Above: Moss with Jon Hamm in the ’70s-set final season of Mad Men. Right: Moss in detective mode in Top of the Lake.

It used to be easy to watch television. Too easy. Everything went

It used to be easy to watch television. Too easy. Everything went down smoothly, predictably, according to decades of familiarity.You can still find the old… Continue reading

Above: Moss with Jon Hamm in the ’70s-set final season of Mad Men. Right: Moss in detective mode in Top of the Lake.
Charles Burns

Charles Burns

Revisiting teen Seattle in the’70s

Charles Burns
Minimalist chic, maximalist eating.

Scaling Up

Osteria La Spiga grows in size but gets even better.

Minimalist chic, maximalist eating.
Still Damn Good

Still Damn Good

Don't believe the hype about Washington wines topping out.

Still Damn Good

Defining Syrah

As the main north-south avenue of travel and trade from northern Europe to the Midi, the Rhône Valley was tamed early, and in Greco-Roman times,… Continue reading

Splitsville: Jonathan Porretta in Fancy Free.

Fancy That

From the jazzy Fancy Free to the elegant Theme and Variations, Pacific Northwest Ballet sparkles.

Splitsville: Jonathan Porretta in Fancy Free.

Flashes in the Pan

Thirty years ago in Seattle Weekly.

Flings and Things

'Liberated marriage,' circa 1976.

KING’s Camelot

Thirty years ago in Seattle Weekly.

Of Bumblers and Bumber- shoot

Thirty years ago in Seattle Weekly.

Our So-Called Nightlife

Thirty years ago in Seattle Weekly.

Overtures

Thirty years ago in Seattle Weekly.

So Long, Shayn

Canlis's head sommelier, Shayn Bjornholm, moves on and his apprentice steps into the role.

Tequila for dinner!

Tequila for dinner!

It's not just for margaritas anymore.

Tequila for dinner!