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An odd rhythm but memorable images in ‘The Salt of the Earth’

The casualties of war, oppression, poverty and religious zealotry confront all of us in the photographs of Sebastião Salgado, whose remarkable career is the subject…

The Weekend List: Artist Mary Ann Peters, Cobain documentary at SIFF, Complex Movements at OTB

Featuring picks from artist C. Davida Ingram Earlier this year at the wonderful Genre Bender event, conceptual artist C. Davida Ingram blew audiences away with…

Danny Westneat: a book club guy

Danny Westneat is a Metro columnist for the Seattle Times, and an avid fiction reader who has spent 21 years in the same book group.…

National Film Festival for Talented Youth spotlights female directors

The largest youth film festival in the world is happening this week in Seattle. The 2015 National Film Festival for Talented Youth, which opens on…

Viral Video: Best TV title sequences

The opening title sequence of Mad Men, with a Don Draper-esque black-on-white cutout tumbling perilously to his doom, may be remembered much longer than anything…

The new Seattle, where everything looks the same

This is the first in a 2-part series on changes in Seattle's built environment. You can read Part 2 here. Tucked into a side street…

The many faces of Seattle Superhero Celene Queeno Ramadan

Welcome to City Superheroes, the second installment of a regular column that highlights the powerful figures walking among us with the help of a (usually…

The Weekend List: Allen Stone croons around town. Swan Lake at PNB. Reptar does the Tractor. Seattle architecture explained.

* Denotes events that are $15 or less Allen Stone: Evolution of an Artist There’s something unique about singers that grew up in church. Aretha…

Why force works better than persuasion when it comes to doing the right thing

On January 1, the garbage cops started patrolling Seattle for banana peels and pizza boxes along with cans, bottles and grass clippings. That was the…

Seattle’s name: Ripe for a change that you can make.

A little more than a year ago, in my monthly column for Seattle magazine, I put forward the idea that Seattle needs a new nickname. We’ve been…

Cook This: A salad for spring in Seattle

Last June, after almost five years, I left my post as Canlis' office manager/media and public relations coordinator for the world of corporate PR. I'd…

The Weekend List: Questlove, The Rep’s latest hit, Ira Glass & his dancing girls & more!

* Denotes items that are $15 or less Lizard Boy Seattle Rep has a bona fide hit on its hands and the has surely hugged…

The real story behind Ballard’s ‘anti-development icon’

Driving across the Ballard Bridge last week, I noticed the door to the boarded-up Macefield House was open. Intrigued, I took the first exit off…

As Seattle changes, remember ghosts like the old Orpheum Theater

In Seattle, last week, I looked across the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Olive Way, into McGraw Square and towards the Westin Hotel, noting a Seattle urbanism trifecta…

Under the Heatlamp: Fair ferry fare

There are pros and cons to traveling on the Washington State Ferries. Pros: Stunning scenery. Camaraderie among riders. Native American art emblazoned on the tables.…

Mariners, 2015. We like this team.

Upon baseball's Opening Day, a day filled with nearly as many empty promises as a national political convention, it is worth recalling a forecast made…

Scenes from a soul-wrangling at the J & M Hotel

All photos courtesy of Alex Garland. It is Thursday afternoon in Pioneer Square and an odd entourage is gathered in a gutted, thrashed room on…

Evan Flory-Barnes is Crosscut’s first City Superhero

Welcome to City Superheroes, the first installment of a regular column that highlights the powerful figures walking among us with the help of a (usually…

Now Showing: Abel Ferrara’s “Welcome to New York”

On its surface, Welcome to New York is a thinly disguised version of the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexual assault case. But in reality, it’s just another…

Former Woodland Park head sees sad future for elephants in OK

At a recent art show in Magnuson Park Gallery, children presented paintings in support of Zoo elephants Chai and Bamboo going to a sanctuary instead…

Excerpt: Exploring futuristic wildlife parks in ‘Edge of Dark’

Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from Crosscut writer Brenda Cooper's latest science fiction novel, Edge of Dark, in stores now from Pyr Books. …

The Weekend List: Instagram choreography, Southern grub & a celebration of prohibition

* Denotes items that are $15 or less Kate Wallich and The YC  Seattle’s Kate Wallich brings her physical, fast-and-twitchy and always-inventive choreography to On…

Viral Video: Seattle Minute Movies

Think of these video vignettes as creative energy shots. Brief blasts of sonic and visual adrenaline or ephemeral alterations of mood. Made by amateurs and…

Poisoned food: Eaters beware

The modern world is filled with people who gratefully and ravenously eat anything. In fact, much of history is fundamentally a search for secure sources…

Seattle’s facadism fetish makes fools of history & progress

Is Seattle history becoming skin-deep? You could be excused for thinking so. Efforts to preserve local “character” while accommodating massive development have seen a revival…

Danny Westneat: a book club guy

Danny Westneat is a Metro columnist for the Seattle Times, and an avid fiction reader who has spent 21 years in the same book group.…

The Weekend List: Artist Mary Ann Peters, Cobain documentary at SIFF, Complex Movements at OTB

Featuring picks from artist C. Davida Ingram Earlier this year at the wonderful Genre Bender event, conceptual artist C. Davida Ingram blew audiences away with…

Viral Video: Best TV title sequences

The opening title sequence of Mad Men, with a Don Draper-esque black-on-white cutout tumbling perilously to his doom, may be remembered much longer than anything…

National Film Festival for Talented Youth spotlights female directors

The largest youth film festival in the world is happening this week in Seattle. The 2015 National Film Festival for Talented Youth, which opens on…

An odd rhythm but memorable images in ‘The Salt of the Earth’

The casualties of war, oppression, poverty and religious zealotry confront all of us in the photographs of Sebastião Salgado, whose remarkable career is the subject…