Arts

The Weekend List, Festival Edition: NW Folklife, Black Box 2.0, Sasquatch! – and Bettye LaVette at Jazz Alley

* Denotes items that are $15 or less ShortsFest at SIFF * Looking at the SIFF schedule can be overwhelming but ShortsFest is always a…

The singular Maiah Manser on the viola, Kurt Cobain and staying true to her art

Musician Maiah Manser is a bit of a conundrum. The Seattle-based, Oregon transplant is simultaneously serious and light-hearted. On stage she’s a dynamo with a…

Dinner and a movie: Culinary Cinema at SIFF

It’s not just about popcorn anymore, say Seattle International Film Festival programmers. This year, SIFF debuts the Culinary Cinema program, which pairs films with food…

City Superhero: Amanda Manitach, artist, writer, live wire

Welcome to City Superheroes, a regular column that highlights the powerful figures walking among us — with the help of a (usually local) illustrator. This…

The man (and magic) behind Seattle’s 2015 film festival

Carl Spence is the type of rare individual who can talk highbrow (the nuances of Polish film poster art) and lowbrow (Rose Byrne is coupled…

The Weekend List: “Little Bee” at Book-It. Fly Moon Royalty at Neumos. Pierogi Fest!

* Events that are $15 or less Little Bee Somehow I’ve overlooked reading this 2008 bestselling novel by Chris Cleave about a Nigerian refugee girl…

Viral Video: Parodying Amazon’s “Life in Seattle”

Amazon’s employment division (Amazon.jobs) created a video in late 2013 called Amazon: Life in Seattle, intended to help future job applicants “learn a little bit…

Now Showing: Mountain air does little to lift film’s heaviness

The weirdly named new film from director Olivier Assayas, The Clouds of Sils Maria, refers to an actual phenomenon that occurs in a mountainous region of…

The Weekend List: Plays, beer and music in abundance

* Events that are $15 or less Outside Mullingar The Seattle Rep wraps up its season with Outside Mullingar, written by the formidable John Patrick…

Podcast: 3 Seattle students compete in national August Wilson monologue contest

Seattle has a very special relationship with the late August Wilson. Pittsburgh may claim him as its native son but the playwright, who lived here…

Poet as Superhero: Maged Zaher

Welcome to City Superheroes, a regular column that highlights the powerful figures walking among us with the help of a (usually local) illustrator. This week’s…

The Weekend List: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” at ACT – and more

*Denotes items that are $15 or less Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ACT, in case you haven’t heard, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. So…

Smartypants guide to Civic Cocktail: Tech and SIFF

How is technology reshaping — hopefully, improving — civic life? A panel of local experts will explore that question at next Wednesday's Civic Cocktail. It's a question…

The Restless Critic: Kurt Cobain Montage of Heck

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is named for a mix tape the musician made in his misfit years, when he was spending days on end…

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, Festival Edition: NW Folklife, Black Box 2.0, Sasquatch! – and Bettye LaVette at Jazz Alley

* Denotes items that are $15 or less ShortsFest at SIFF * Looking at the SIFF schedule can be overwhelming but ShortsFest is always a…