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Five new Seattle creative spaces to watch

In spite of the impending Chihuly World takeover at Seattle Center, there’s lots to be excited about in the development of new cultural spaces in…

An ‘Aladdin’ that spoofs its own magic

Before the curtain rose on Aladdin’s opening night, 5th Avenue artistic director David Armstrong reminded the packed house that the theatre has developed 11 new…

Artists give old houses a uniquely interactive last stand

At the south end of the 700 block of Bellevue Avenue E., a group of old houses is taking a last stand. These five creaky…

‘Below U.S.’ explores Speedy Gonzalez and his identity crisis

Try to put yourself in Speedy Gonzalez’s sombrero (he doesn’t wear shoes). Every day he must cross a fence that separates the “haves” and the…

One year later, Deepwater Horizon still spreads trouble

Before taking the stage to give her illustrated talk at Town Hall on Thursday (April 28), Antonia Juhasz (EWE-has) put one image on the screen…

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts: street-smart historian

In an elegant weave of essays titled Harlem is Nowhere, writer Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts braids vigorous historical and personal observations about New York’s most famous neighborhood…

Joyce Carol Oates and the ludicrous nature of grief

The circumstances of how Joyce Carol Oates’ first husband died sound too much like one of her short stories.   Having delivered Raymond Smith to…

Scenes of great pain and good humor in ‘O Lovely Glowworm’

Dreams don’t always translate into good stories — no matter how seductive the imagery (see "Lost"). That is because a dream’s infinite possibilities come at the…

Life lessons from a dead goat, following a real-life tragedy

What can we learn from a play about a stuffed goat stuck on a trash heap? According to director Roger Benington, we can remember why…