Spring Arts Preview

A primer to the spring arts season, starring Nick Cave, Marco Goecke and his upcoming Pacific Northwest Ballet premiere Contemporary 4, Catherine Cabeen and her new dance Into the Void, and more.

01/14/2011 By Laura Dannen


Spring Arts Preview: 21 Can’t-Miss Events

We canvas the coming months to find the 21 best things to do. What’s on tap? Billy Elliot at the Paramount, Chop Shop Dance Festival, Shabazz Palaces and TheeSatisfaction, Hugo Literary Series’ Brief Encounters, a Jeff Bridges film fest at Sea

01/14/2011 By Laura Dannen, Clancey Denis, and Sarah Hirsch


Seattle Bookshelf

In West of Here, Bainbridge Island writer and Washington State Book Award winner Jonathan Evison braids two tales, one set in the 1890s, the other in 2006, about Port Bonita, a fictional town on the Olympic Peninsula.



God, Guts, and Sons

Ron Reagan, Magnolia resident and son of President Ronald Reagan, from his new memoir My Father at 100.



Seattle Bookshelf

David Volk navigates the Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Seattle, and Eddie Vedder pens the intro to From a Basement in Seattle: The Poster Art of Brad Klausen.



Knight Writer

Best-selling novelist Neal Stephenson collaborates in an online-only project (The Mongoliad) about invading Mongolian hordes. And he’s pretty good at swordplay, too.

12/13/2010 By Matthew Halverson


Pigskin Perp

Seattle Times reporters Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry, from their book, Scoreboard, Baby, about the thug-riddled 2000 Huskies’ championship-winning football team.



The Facebook Comic

Darren Davis of Vancouver, Washington–based Bluewater Productions releases Mark Zuckerberg: Creator of Facebook. But at least one comic book aficionado won’t be championing the graphic novel when it comes out on December 22.



"Teh Biznuss" Man

This month Ben Huh, who three years ago bought I Can Has Cheezburger, releases Teh Itteh Bitteh Book of Kittehs, a photographic compendium of kittens gone wild.

09/15/2010 By Matthew Halverson


Arts Crush

Here are our top picks for Theatre Puget Sound’s month-long Arts Crush.

09/14/2010 By Alexandra Notman


Gulp Fiction

Seattleite Molly Ringle’s winning entry in the 2010 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest to write the worst first line of a novel.



Ira Glass Has the Flu

Ira Glass visits Seattle for a live taping of This American Life at Benaroya Hall.

07/20/2010 Edited by Laura Dannen


Main Man

Mario Batali joins Tom Douglas for an onstage interview at the Palace Ballroom. The celebrity chef is currently pushing his ninth cookbook, a vegetable-centric tome called Molto Gusto.

06/15/2010 By Jessica Voelker


The President’s Analyst

David Remnick talks about Muhammed Ali and Obama, the Clintons and the Tea Baggers, how he managed to write The Bridge, his acclaimed new biography of Barack Obama, while editing The New Yorker, and how he can hear every writer’s voice except his own.

05/21/2010 By Compiled by Eric Scigliano


Me, Myself, and Finneyfrock

Richard Hugo House writer-in-residence Karen Finneyfrock share a few tips during a June 8 workshop at 826 Seattle, titled simply: “How to Perform Like I Do.”

05/18/2010 By Tiffany Wan


All the President’s Been

New Yorker editor David Remnick bridges the gaps in the president’s life story with his definitive biography The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama.

05/14/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Brother, Can You Spare a Joke?

Garrison Keillor, during a live broadcast at the Paramount Theatre of his public radio program A Prairie Home Companion, April 3, 2010.


Passing Through

Saffron Revolutionary

The Venerable U Pyinya Zawta sips tea and looks toward better times in Burma.

03/18/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Checked Out

Seattle Public Library closed for a week this summer. Here’s why you should give a shhhh.



The Not-So-Final Frontier

An interview with science-fiction writer Vonda N. McIntyre, whose 1986 novel Enterprise: The First Adventure, provided the backstory to the new movie Star Trek.