Author Interview

Clive Thompson Explores What Drives Coders

"I really wanted to help shed some light on the fabric of today's digital world by showing the lives and the psychologies of the people that are weaving it."

04/02/2019 By Stefan Milne

'Tis the Season

Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Don't panic. There's still time. And we've rounded up a few ideas for the food lovers, bibliophiles, and self-care aficionados in your life.

12/19/2018 By Rosin Saez With Elizabeth Podlesnik

Monthly Planner

11 Seattle Events to Catch This January

A winter music festival, real fake news, and Verdi’s operatic smash hit.

12/18/2018 By Stefan Milne

Holiday Gift Guide 2018

5 Books for the Bibliophile in Your Life

Because there's nothing like physically turning the pages of a real book to find out what happens next.

12/13/2018 By Rosin Saez With Elizabeth Podlesnik

Web Exclusive

5 Books for the Seattle Music Lover

Want to go beyond an article? These books offer deep dives into local history.

11/20/2018 By Stefan Milne

Elements of Style

Why Is It So Hard to Get the Right Gift?

Capitol Hill–based company Knack puts customers in the customizable gift-giving driver's seat.

11/20/2018 By Rosin Saez

Top Five

The Top Things to See and Do in Seattle November 2018

Danez Smith brings vital poetry, Rouault knows the darkness, and Susan Orlean reads about libraries at, well, the library.

10/16/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work October 15–18

Some dopamine inducing pop, a workshop for aspiring podcasters, and some intelligent alien fiction.

10/15/2018 By Aly Brady

For the History Books

Inside Seattle’s Antiquarian Book Fair

Local and national sellers converge at Seattle Center this weekend, offering titles that fetch anywhere from $5 to $100,000.

10/09/2018 By Aly Brady

Lit Life

5 Iconic Seattle Books to Read Right Now

Essays, fiction, and graphic novels: Beloved Seattle-based authors have books across the board.

09/21/2018 By Stefan Milne

Top Five

The Top Things to See and Do in Seattle October 2018

Adolescent yearning rocks the Showbox, BAM glows, and Bowie goes Brazilian.

09/11/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do August 24–26

Strange women read strange things, questions about psychedelic anthropomorphism get answered, and Linda's gets loud.

08/24/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Book Review

Patrick deWitt's New Novel Pokes Playfully at High Society

And a wine loving doctor, clairvoyant, and potentially possessed cat make appearances.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Book It

Gary Shteyngart Debuts His New Novel May 9

One of America’s premier satirists gives his first public reading from his forthcoming novel, Lake Success, and talks dystopia at UW’s Stroum Center.

05/08/2018 By Stefan Milne

Book It

Seattle Independent Bookstore Day Offers an Alternative to Amazon

Travel to 19 local bookstores over the day and get a card that knocks 25 percent off purchases for the following year.

04/27/2018 By Stefan Milne

Readings and Talks

Jonathan Evison Finishes His Lawn Boy Tour with 4 Seattle-Area Stops

The nationally-acclaimed Bainbridge Island novelist reads in support of his latest novel.

04/25/2018 By Stefan Milne

Lit Fun

Spokane's Get Lit! Festival Hits Next Week

The drive to Eastern Washington's literature festival just might be worth it.

04/19/2018 By Stefan Milne

The Plot Thickens

Of Course Trump Is Threatening Seattle’s City of Literature Status

Seattle finally snagged a City of Literature designation from UNESCO. But the president could very well pull the U.S. from the peace-building organization entirely.

12/19/2017 By Rosin Saez

Habitat

How to Design a Cohesive Bookshelf

Create a home for your books and collections with a little bit of personality.

11/01/2017 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