"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.


True Crime

Last Comic Landing

D. B. Cooper, Seattle’s most famous criminal, may have taken his cues from an obscure French comic book: Dan Cooper, about a Canadian Air Force test pilot.



Reading Music

Author Michael Cunningham shares the melody of The Hours and his other novels.

03/19/2009 By Steve Wiecking


The Big Boom Theory

A new book unearths the roots of Northwest rock.

03/18/2009 By Steve Wiecking


Tom Robbins Gets the Blues

…at the imminent demise of the morning P-I.

02/11/2009 By Eric Scigliano


Poet of the Port Town

Just before ”Howl” made him famous, Allen Ginsberg savored old Seattle’s seaport rot.

01/06/2009 By Ryan Boudinot


An Open Letter to Minneapolis

Seattle named second most literate city. But don’t get too comfortable, No. 1.



Regarding Tess

When Tess Gallagher, the widow of acclaimed Northwest writer Raymond Carver, planned to publish early drafts of her late husband’s beloved short stories, the outcry from the New York publishing establishment was loud and rancorous. What was she thinking?

01/03/2009 By Claire Dederer