Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do September 27–29

Classic films, a DJ fun run, and Central Perk comes to town.

09/27/2019 By Ryan Phelan and Courtney Cummings

(Micro)soft News

Netflix’s Inside Bill’s Brain Doesn’t Bother Digging Deep

The new three-part documentary suffers from a rosy look at Bill Gates.

09/24/2019 By Stefan Milne

TV Review

Netflix’s Unbelievable Is Not So Hard to Believe

The eight-episode miniseries—based on the rape of a Lynnwood teen—takes a new approach to tackling sexual assault on screen.

09/13/2019 By Lily Hansen

What Is Local Talent?

Matthew Amster-Burton Will Be on Jeopardy!

The local food writer goes on the trivia game show April 8.

04/04/2019 By Stefan Milne

TV Review

Shrill: 6 Notes on the New Hulu Show

The show is based on local author Lindy West's book and it stars SNL's Aidy Bryant.

03/18/2019 By Stefan Milne

Arts Notice

Valley of the Boom Recalls When Bill Gates Was Tech’s Major Villain

National Geographic’s new documentary-drama miniseries tells about the early days of the internet and posits Microsoft as the bad guys.

01/16/2019 By Stefan Milne

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: New Soup Dumplings and No Blue C Sushi

Five dining developments on our radar this week.

01/11/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

SHade Index

Rejected Characters from the Grey’s Anatomy Spin-Off

The show that chronicled a fictional Seattle hospital’s high-stakes surgeries and breakroom hookups debuts a firefighter-based offshoot, Station 19, on March 22. Here are a few TV tropes that didn’t make the cut.

02/27/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Television

'Parts Unknown' Cut a Segment About Sexual Harassment in Tech

Nikki Barron of Techbridge Girls says the show cut her conversation with Bourdain but kept her in the closing montage. She was also unaware the episode would feature a segment on virtual reality porn, which would have been a deal breaker.

11/29/2017 By Darren Davis

TV Recap

The 'Parts Unknown' Seattle Episode Reveals How the Rest of the Country Feels About Us

An episode in which Anthony Bourdain smokes a ton of weed, talks tech bros and serial killers, and gets very nostalgic about...something.

11/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Bachelor Party

Chase the Dream and Audition for 'The Bachelor' at Pacific Place

Ever want to become that special sort of famous? This might be your best shot.

07/19/2017 By Darren Davis

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

An Orchestration of Ice and Fire

'Game of Thrones' Composer Ramin Djawadi Brings Westeros to KeyArena

We chat with the man behind the hit TV show's music before the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience stops in Seattle.

03/28/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Screen Time Savant

How Much Screen Time Is Too Much? Ask Seattle's Dimitri Christakis.

The latest guidelines for kids and media use began with pushback from one local researcher.

03/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Talk

'Real World Seattle' Recap: My Only Friend, the End

Bidding a less than fond farewell to the reality show's stint in Seattle.

01/11/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

TV Talk

'Real World Seattle' Recap: Why Are We Yelling?

Another cast member leaves the house and a relationship turns ugly.

01/04/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

TV Talk

'Real World Seattle' Recap: Surprises and Inevitabilities

It's a reality TV trifecta with ugly heartbreak, sister squabbles, and a life-changing revelation.

12/21/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

TV Talk

'Real World Seattle' Recap: Family and Opportunity

Welcome to a week of Italian meatballs and tearful goodbyes.

12/14/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

TV Talk

'Real World Seattle' Recap: The Race Episode

And now, they kinda start getting real.

12/07/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

TV Talk

'Real World Seattle' Recap: Whoa, We're Half Way There

Taking stock of the cast as the season reaches its midway point.

11/30/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld