Better Living Through Poetry

Three Poetry Books from Local Presses Made the National Book Awards Longlist

Jericho Brown's 'The Tradition,' Arthur Sze's 'Sight Lines,' and Mary Ruefle's 'Dunce' are all up for the honor.

09/18/2019 By Stefan Milne

Lit Life

Seattle Arts and Lectures' New Schedule Is Here

Patti Smith! Malcolm Gladwell! Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey! Ta-Nehisi Coates!

05/15/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work November 26–29

A major poet, a major journalist, a major novelist—get to a book event this week.

11/26/2018 By Stefan Milne

Interview

Emily Nussbaum and the Art of Analyzing Television

Talking about writing about watching with 'The New Yorker' TV critic before she visits town for Seattle Arts and Lectures 'Women You Need to Know' series.

05/01/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Season Announcement

Get Excited About SAL's 2016–17 Lineup

Actor Bryan Cranston and renowned artist Marina Abramović anchor an impressive lineup of readings and conversations at Seattle Arts and Lectures.

08/12/2016 By Darren Davis

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: June 2015

Carla Körbes takes her final bow with PNB, EMP showcases the animation legacy of Looney Tunes’ Chuck Jones, and Seattle Symphony plays Fantasia.

06/04/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Comedy Chats

Patton Oswalt Discusses His Movie Addiction and Twitter Break

The comedian visits Seattle and Tacoma with his new book 'Silver Screen Fiend' and fresh standup.

01/05/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week Seattle: November 17–23

Pie and poetry, frenzied noise pop, and an esteemed New York choreographer sets up shop in town: the best ways to spend your week without spending much

11/17/2014 By Darren Davis

Ticket Alerts

One Direction and Patton Oswalt Plan Seattle Trips in 2015

Unfortunately not together.

10/28/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Books & Talks

Malcolm Gladwell Discusses 'David and Goliath' and Underdog Igenuity

We talk to the bestselling author about his new book about giants and the misfits who continually defeat them.

10/07/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

Article

Malcolm Gladwell Believes Nothing Is Too Big to Fail

The pop sociologist champions the underdog in his book, David and Goliath.

09/17/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld