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Spring Arts 2019

The events to look for this March, April, and May—from stadium-size concerts to small (but significant!) art shows.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Bernadette's Back

Maria Semple's Breakthrough Novel Comes to the Big Screen

Almost seven years after the release of Where'd You Go, Bernadette, the classic Seattle book is reimagined as a movie.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

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

Freshly Lit

New Hugo House Opens Tomorrow

The writing center returns to Capitol Hill and christens its new home with a party.

09/21/2018 By Stefan Milne

Welcome Lit

Hugo House Returns to Capitol Hill

Two years after the destruction of its eponymous home, the writing center reopens in its new mixed-use building. Can arts and astronomical rent coexist?

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Quote Unquote

“I Want to Take a Risk and Make It Crazy and Hope It Holds Together”

Maria Semple won’t hold your hand through her latest book, ‘Today Will Be Different.’

09/19/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Playing Hollywood

Casting the Where'd You Go, Bernadette Movie

Richard Linklater may direct, so we've got the movie stars all picked out.

02/26/2015 By Allison Williams

Books & Talks

Maria Semple Talks 'Bernadette' with Nancy Pearl

Seattle's busiest satirist launches a spring book tour with a hometown event.

03/27/2013 By Seattle Met Staff

Critic's Notebook

Where'd You Go (for Dinner) Bernadette?

The Seattle novel that hates Seattle calls out a bunch of real restaurants by name. Did your favorite joint get skewered in Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

09/17/2012 By Kathryn Robinson