Arts

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

Now Showing: ‘Backcountry’, another way to lose your lover

Backcountry expresses a novel way of getting rid of a partner who has become a drag in your relationship. Go on a backpacking trip together…

The Weekend List: Native art weekend. Plate of Nations. Shaprece. Caspar Babypants.

* Denotes items that are $15 or less  Native Art Weekend * The Burke is hosting a weekend-long celebration of Northwest Native art, in conjunction…

The Weekend List: Movie theater theater. A Forsythe dance revival. Argentineans gone wild. And more.

* Denotes events that are $15 or less The Flick It’s been 10 days since I saw this production (yes, I’m counting) and thinking of…

Viral Video: Meet Tom Cotton

He has a beanpole body and a good ‘ol boy manner. He speaks in a light drawl, smiles warmly and looks like everybody’s friend. He…

The Weekend List: Kyle Abraham, mixed martial arts, Ladysmith Black Mambazo & more

 * Denotes events that are $15 or less Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion Kyle Abraham, a MacArthur Genius winner, unveils three new dance works rooted in poignant historical milestones:…

The Weekend List: Luscious opera, THEESatisfaction’s latest, free entry at SAM

* Denotes events that are $15 or less Semele The music is Handel. The story is kind of a classic: girl falls in love with…

Now Showing: Hard to Be a God

If you have the stomach for it, sitting through the three-hour, black-and-white Russian film, Hard to Be a God, may rank as one of your…

Viral Video: The federal government’s war on “leaker” Stephen Kim

Stephen Kim’s troubles started in June 2009 after he exchanged a series of emails with Fox news reporter James Rosen. Kim, a State Department analyst,…

The Weekend List: Donald Byrd does Rogers & Hammerstein. NYC men in tutus. Cirque’s jaw-dropping acrobatics.

* Denotes events that are $15 or less Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel There are myriad reasons to go see this production. They include the tremendous…

The West Seattle jewelry artist too bold for his own hometown

Three years ago, Seth Damm fell in love with 200 yards of raw cotton rope. The softness and beauty of the glowing-white material instantly enticed…

Viral Video: Pete Carroll’s blind faith in the miracle that never was

Confident or cocky? After watching this SoundFX breakdown of the Seahawks’ final heartbreaking drive in the Super Bowl, there is an argument to be made…

Now Showing: The cruel world of “Two Days, One Night”

Jean-Pierre and Luc, known together as the Dardenne Brothers, have crafted another sneak attack on our sense of social justice with their latest picture, Two…

The Weekend List: SAM’s Native American art cache, Cat Stevens sing-a-long & a 6-hr Moore music marathon

* Denotes items that are $15 or less Seattle Asian American Film Festival * I’ve been a fan of this festival for years. Back then,…

The Weekend List: Artist Rodrigo Valenzuela’s picks for your weekend


All-ages Ballard venue, The Josephine, shut down

If you’ve ever been to, or played a show at, The Josephine, the charming run-down performance space in north Ballard, you know its magic. About…

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 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…

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…