Arts

The birth of modern Seattle

How the 1909 World's Fair, and the 100th anniversary of that fair, have led to a greater understanding of the best and worst of our city. Seattle was built on a foundation of progress, racism, and a carnival of wonders.

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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Laverne Cox makes Emmy history as first openly trans actress to be nominated

Laverne Cox makes Emmy history as the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy for her role in “Orange Is the New Black.”

LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Game of Thrones” dominates Emmy nominations

 “Game of Thrones”, “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black” were among the Emmy Award nominations released today. 

 

CBS NEWS

J.K. Rowling releases Harry Potter update

Fans and skeptics can get a glimpse of Harry's adult life on Pottermore.com, where J.K. Rowling released a 1,500-word story yesterday in the style of a Rita Skeeter gossip column. 

BOSTON GLOBE

Where economics and comedy unite

Yorum Bauman, educated at the University of Washington, is a "stand up economist," using humor to debunk complex economic principles. 

HERALD (EVERETT)

Are Seattle's theater companies welcoming to actors of color?

The fact that only one African American actor auditioned for an upcoming production of Othello has one Seattle director worried about the exclusivity of local theater. 

STRANGER (SEATTLE)

Record bidder on Emily Carr painting identified

The painting by the famed British Columbia artist will be the centerpiece for a new museum at Whistler.

VANCOUVER SUN

Ai Weiwei's mysterious leg gun pose: What does it mean?

"The Chinese artist has sparked an internet meme by posting pictures of people with their legs raised and pointing like rifles. Is it his latest revolutionary act? A new dance craze?"

THE GUARDIAN (UK)

Stolen paintings found in Seattle alley, recovered at 7-Eleven

Hopes were dashed when six paintings by Seattle artist Whiting Tennis worth $65,000 were stolen last December, until Gallery owner Greg Kucera received a mysterious phone call last week. 

SEATTLE TIMES
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