Book-It Repertory Theatre Stages The Art of Racing in the Rain

Book-It Repertory Theatre adapts Garth Stein’s best-selling novel The Art of Racing in the Rain.

03/23/2012 By Laura Dannen


7 Reasons Why Seattle Is Funny

Comics reveal the funniest things about Seattle.

10/14/2011 By Laura Dannen


The Strangest Tribe: How a Group of Seattle Rock Bands Invented Grunge

In an exclusive excerpt from Stephen Tow’s Seattle music history The Strangest Tribe, the author shows how the U-Men bridged the path from punk to grunge.

09/16/2011 By Stephen Tow

From Our Culture Fiend Blog

Publish or Perish the Thought

In their three-part seminars the Business of Books, Kerry Colburn and Jennifer Worick tell you how to get your book from the recycling bin to the bookshelf.

05/20/2011 By Laura Dannen



Seattle Modern Orchestra demystifies modern chamber music.

12/13/2010 By Laura Dannen


Scent of a Candy Man

SIFF Cinema brings back Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Smell-O-Vision screenings.

11/15/2010 By Laura Dannen


Laughing Matter

Drew Barth and Nancy Reed, two of the top local contenders in this year’s Seattle International Comedy Competition, get sassy.

10/11/2010 By Laura Dannen


Ira Glass Has the Flu

Ira Glass visits Seattle for a live taping of This American Life at Benaroya Hall.

07/20/2010 Edited by Laura Dannen


Smells Like Green Spirit

Amos Lee headlines, brand-new eco-friendly music festival, GreenNote, which also features local acts Ian Moore, Rocky Votolato, and Star Anna and takes place the same weekend as the Capitol Hill Block Party.

06/16/2010 By Laura Dannen


Mayor of Cirque City

Former Pacific Northwest Ballet dancer Adam Miller runs away with the circus: Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza, which sets up camp in Marymoor Park for nearly all of June.

05/18/2010 Edited by Laura Dannen


Risky Business

Bolstered by the new leadership of Derrick Cartwright, Seattle Art Museum is in the mood for a fresh coat of paint. Coming this month: Kurt, a mixed-media study of the Nirvana rocker, and Love Fear Pleasure Lust Pain Glamour Death, a collection of lesser-

04/21/2010 Edited by Laura Dannen


Homer Alone

New Century Theater codirector Hans Altwies treads softly into his first solo show—an adaptation of The Iliad at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

03/11/2010 By Laura Dannen


Just a Song Before I Go

Graham Nash keeps on keeping on with a photography exhibit, Taking Aim, at Experience Music Project and a new album with Crosby and Stills.

02/17/2010 By Laura Dannen


From Prince to King?

Pacific Northwest Ballet principal Olivier Wevers debuts his own dance supergroup, Whim W’Him.

12/09/2009 By Jean Lenihan

On the Town

Red Hot

Seattle’s John Myhre dissects his design work in the new movie Nine starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, and Penélope Cruz.

11/17/2009 By Matthew Halverson

On the Town

Beautiful Creature Feature

Isabella Rosellini discusses her forays into Green Porno, a hilarious series of tongue-in-cheek, two-minute educational films for the Sundance Channel website.

10/19/2009 By Steve Wiecking

On the Town

Instant Gratification

Robert Mapplethorpe’s Polaroids, on display at Henry Art Gallery, expose the development of an artist.

09/16/2009 By Steve Wiecking

On the Town

Ring Leader

Robert Spano, the internationally acclaimed music director of the Atlanta Symphony, in August leads the mighty opera The Ring, the Seattle Opera’s signature Wagner production.

07/14/2009 By Thomas May

On the Town

Back to Its Roots

Former magazine No Depression— now a web publication run by Kyla Fairchild—celebrates Americana music online and in concert with the first-ever No Depression Festival. The line-up includes musicians Gillian Welch, Jesse Sykes and the Sweet H

06/22/2009 By Brian J. Barr

Web Exclusive

A Chat with Francis Ford Coppola

The esteemed movie director talks about his favorite Godfather scene, his new movie Tetro, and the hazards of bringing a personal piece to cinematic life.

05/28/2009 By Steve Wiecking