Superhero Tears

Zanadu Comics Is Closing Its Doors

Sales simply weren't keeping up with rising downtown rent for this 42-year-old comic shop.

11/15/2017 By Manola Secaira

New Culinary Tomes

8 Pacific Northwest Cookbooks to Seek Out

Ready or not, here comes November—the start of the holiday shopping season. But fear not: With this trusty compendium of recently published cookbooks, you’l...

11/01/2017 By Jaime Archer

Going International

Seattle Is Now an Official UNESCO City of Literature

After multiple unsuccessful bids, Seattle finally joins UNESCO's Creative Cities Network.

10/31/2017 By Darren Davis

100 Best Shops

Golden Age Collectibles Might Be The Oldest Comic Store in the World

At 19, Rod Dyke bought a comic book store in Pike Place Market. Today, it’s thought to be the oldest in business.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis

100 Great little Shops

Long Live Analog: Seattle's Essential Bookstores and Record Shops

Don’t upload the requisite parts of your personality to the cloud.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis

Get Lit

A User-Friendly Guide to Lit Crawl Seattle 2017

There's no earthly way to see every reading at this year's bookworm bar hop. So pick one of these four themed routes to get the most out of your crawl.

10/18/2017 By Darren Davis

Iambic Ambassadorships

Seattle, Say Hello to Your New Civic Poet

Anastacia-Reneé caps off a big year with a literary arts ambassadorship.

09/19/2017 By Darren Davis

Scene

Pie and Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Booze and Butter

Pie and Whiskey distills the rowdiest literary event in Spokane into a book—just in time for its first iteration in Seattle.

09/18/2017 By Darren Davis

Quote Unquote

Claire Dederer Is a Troublemaker

The author dishes on sex and death and middle age.

08/17/2017 By Jessica Voelker

Lit Hits

Hugo House Announces 2017–18 Season

A new season at Hugo House welcomes the "place for writers" back to its revamped Capitol Hill location, along with a local legend, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and many more.

08/16/2017 By Jaime Archer

Quote Unquote

David Shields on James Franco, Seattle, and Why Young Novelists Hate Him

“I’m like the problem child, stirring everything up.”

07/11/2017 By Jessica Voelker

Interview

Emily Nussbaum and the Art of Analyzing Television

Talking about writing about watching with 'The New Yorker' TV critic before she visits town for Seattle Arts and Lectures 'Women You Need to Know' series.

05/01/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Accolades

Seattle's Wave Books Now Has a Pulitzer

Tyehimba Jess's 'Olio,' published by the Seattle-based independent press, takes home the 2017 prize in poetry.

04/10/2017 By Darren Davis

City of Lit

A Final Chapter for APRIL Festival

As the annual celebration of independent literature says goodbye, the writing community reflects on the fest that brought them all together.

03/20/2017 By Darren Davis

From Page to Stage

'Pop-Up Magazine' Goes Live at Town Hall

The traveling multimedia event brings together authors, visual artists, podcasters, musicians and reporters to capture the essence of a general interest magazine live on stage.

03/07/2017 By Darren Davis

Who We Are

Books Are Dead. Long Live Books!

Three-quarters of Seattle readers prefer paper books to ebooks. We didn’t kill print after all.

02/23/2017 By Allison Williams

Hot Take

Book Clubbers

In honor of the Rat City Rollergirls and Seattle Arts and Lectures, we've built an all-star roller derby team of female authors.

12/21/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

(Formerly) Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Luke Burbank

The host of 'Live Wire Radio' discusses the upcoming taping at the Neptune Theatre and growing up on Seattle radio.

12/07/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Culinary Comics

New Local Cookbook: Lauren Thompson's Cooking Comics! Simple Skills, Fantastic Food

Cafe Juanita's Chef de Cuisine sketches cooking basics.

11/21/2016 By Stefan Milne

A View of Her Own

Meet the Fremont Bridge’s First Writer-in-Residence

Essayist Elissa Washuta worked all summer in the bridge’s 99-year-old tower as its first writer-in-residence, named by the City of Seattle. We caught up with her on her last week perched above the Lake Washington Ship Canal.

11/14/2016 By Allison Williams