Comedic Chatter

Bob Odenkirk Tours 'A Load of Hooey'

The self-deprecating veteran of comedy proves Seattle is better than Portland with a special date at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center.

10/24/2014 By Ariana Dawes

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Garth Stein

The author of 'The Art of Racing in the Rain' returns with 'A Sudden Light.'

09/17/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ticket Alert

Nerd Out with Neil deGrasse Tyson at the Paramount

The acclaimed astrophysicist and Cosmos star stops in Seattle this September.

04/15/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld


Nicole Hardy’s ‘Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin’

An exclusive look inside the Seattle writer’s memoir—a tale of sex, love, and Mormonism—due out August 20.

08/01/2013 By Laura Dannen


Kindle Worlds Scares Off Fan Fiction Writers

Amazon’s fanfic publishing platform didn’t make the best first impression.

08/01/2013 By Matthew Halverson


David Shields and Three Northwesterners Who Saved His Life

The author namechecks locals in How Literature Saved My Life.

01/23/2013 By James Ross Gardner


Christopher Howard’s ‘Prince of the World: Stories’

Howard sets a tale of bored and battered Iraq war veterans in the Pacific Northwest.



Ellen Forney’s ‘Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir’

The Seattle cartoonist takes readers on a journey through her own unquiet mind.

10/08/2012 By Brian Colella


Fifty Shades of Fan Fiction

Seattle University’s fan fiction expert explains the Fifty Shades of Grey craze.

09/19/2012 By Laura Dannen


Sherman Alexie’s Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories

The Seattle author’s latest combines 15 previously published works with 15 new stories.

09/19/2012 By Brian Colella


Northwest Bookshelf: Trading Manny

Trading Manny: How a Father and Son Learned to Love Baseball Again follows author Jim Gullo as he grapples with the sport’s steroid scandals.

03/23/2012 By Brian Colella


Northwest Bookshelf: Blueprints of the Afterlife

Ryan Boudinot’s second novel, Blueprints of the Afterlife, plunges readers into a Seattle at least a century in the future, where construction is under way to transform Bainbridge Island into a full-scale replica of Manhattan.

03/07/2012 Edited by James Ross Gardner


Northwest Bookshelf: Science on Ice

In Science on Ice: Four Polar Expeditions, Seattle photojournalist and oceanographer Chris Linder offers us an over-the-shoulder glimpse as researchers seek answers in the planet’s most frigid terrains.



Fiction: Jim Lynch’s World’s Fair Tale, Truth Like the Sun

An exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming novel Truth Like the Sun.

01/20/2012 By Jim Lynch


An Interview with Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize–Winning Author of A Visit From the Goon Squad

Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Visit From the Goon Squad, visits Benaroya Hall this month as part of Seattle Arts and Lectures.

01/20/2012 By Laura Dannen


Northwest Bookshelf: The Map of My Dead Pilots

In the memoir The Map of My Dead Pilots: The Dangerous Game of Flying in Alaska, Anacortes resident Colleen Mondor flies us to the 49th state, where she dispatched planes in the mid-’90s.



Northwest Bookshelf: Shiro Kashiba, Recipes from a Sushi Pioneer

Shiro Kashiba’s memoir, Shiro: Wit, Wisdom and Recipes from a Sushi Pioneer , takes us from the Ginza district of Tokyo to the shores of Puget Sound.

11/23/2011 By Brian Colella


Northwest Bookshelf: Beneath Cold Seas

_Beneath Cold Seas_ by photographer David Hall is a visual feast of Pacific Northwest sea life served with a science lesson on the side.



Northwest Bookshelf: Beneath Cold Seas

Beneath Cold Seas by photographer David Hall is a visual feast of Pacific Northwest sea life served with a science lesson on the side.

10/14/2011 By Brian Colella


Seattle World’s Fair, a Look Back

In The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Its Legacy, Paula Becker, Alan J. Stein, and their fellow staffers rewind the clock to a time when Seattle meant little more than airplanes and lumber to the rest of the world.