Weekend Pass

The End of the World

Boardwalks, beach marvels, native treasures, and salmon skins in the Northwest’s far northwest: the Ozette Loop of Olympic Peninsula.

10/11/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Past Lives

Fire Squad

While the Great Fire of June 6, 1889 still smoldered, Mayor Robert Moran ordered a ban on booze sales, an 8pm curfew, and summary justice for any lawbreakers resisting arrest. Within hours, the state militia deployed to keep looters and loiterers in check

10/11/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Books & authors

‘Good Ideas’ Bloom at the Sorrento Tonight

Steven Johnson offers words made for wine with his dazzling "natural history of innovation."

10/07/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Film Festival

Three Local Sightings

Mayor McGinn, Jesse Bernstein, and sophomoric poetry dominate documentaries in NWFF’s all-local filmmaking fest.

09/30/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Entertainment, Inc.

The Downtown Library Is Ready for its Schmooze-Up

Hollywood lights up the Cool House for one high-concept evening. Anyone else want to throw a party?

09/29/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Concert Review

Hawaiian Grins and Chicken Skin

Two island legends, together again for the first time last night at Seattle’s Triple Door.

09/22/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Seattle Center

Follow the Money—Straight to Chihuly

The Fun Forest advisory panel opts for good financing over "good ideas."

09/21/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Storming the Streets

The parade starts at 7 tonight for the double-champion Seattle Storm.

09/17/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Films and filmmakers

Tonight Only, a Rare Chance to See a Portuguese Masterpiece. And Tomorrow….

Miguel Gomes brings the mysteries of childhood and sainthood to the Film Forum

09/15/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Past Lives

Riding High

Engineers, politicians, and business owners have anguished for years over how to juggle tearing down the old waterfront viaduct and building whatever we wind up putting in its place—and how much of the waterfront will be shut down as a result. Their count

09/15/2010 By Eric Scigliano


The Man Who Loved Seattle Too Much

Grant Cogswell, whose 2001 city council campaign is the backdrop for Stephen Gyllenhaal's film Grassroots, found hope in Seattle’s possibilities. He tried to give it a monorail and a new civic vision, but discovered that happy endings are only in movies.

09/15/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Seattle Center

A Showdown Nears Over What Will Replace the Fun Forest

KEXP turned out the fans, but the longhouse is gaining cred.

09/14/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Iguana Girl vs. the Chick Lit Stereotypes

A Seattle publisher ventures into manga with tales of sci-fi romance, doomed princesses, and hideous heroines.

09/10/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Books and Talks

Collateral Damage: The Comic

Cartoonist Carol Tyler probes her family’s inner war wounds in words and pictures, and shares the results at Fantagraphics.

09/06/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Books and Art

Balazsing His Own Trail

The Bernini of Spokane gets some overdue exposure in three shows and a lavish new retrospective book.

08/29/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Escalation Clause

A Queen Anne jaywalking stop involving Seattle Police Officer Daniel Amador and 17-year-old Joe Wilson turns violent. Have Seattle police forgotten how to put on the breaks? Does the SPD need a refresher course in de-escalation?

08/18/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Bombers Away

Boeing will soon demolish Plant 2, where it built the B-17 Flying Fortress bombers and the first of the B-29 Super Fortresses, and partially restore its polluted site to wildland.

08/18/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Racked with Pain

Metro's bus-bike commuter numbers are slumping. Is it because of the bike racks, manufactured by Woodinville’s Sportworks, as Dave Janis of the Bicycle Alliance of Washington suggests?

08/17/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Visual Art

Quileutes at SAM: Dances With the Real Wolves

This post-Twilight show shares some rare treasures and rarer human connections.

08/13/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Film review

The Inspired Conception of ‘Little Dizzle’

Midnight janitors and male post-partum syndrome get their due in David Russo’s hallucinatory comedy.

08/13/2010 By Eric Scigliano