Arts

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…

The tyranny of safety

In the era of school shootings and terrorism it is understandable that safety has become a priority. But has it also become an obsession? Are…

My interviews with the Marshawn Lynch of writers

Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawk’s star running back, is famous for his desire to avoid sitting and answering the media’s questions. Hostility to the media is…

The Weekend List: The arts and culture guide to Seattle’s good life

* Denotes events that are $15 or less Mwindo This is a world premiere for Seattle Children's Theatre and it’s a charmer, the story of…

KEXP groundbreaking the beginning of a radio metamorphosis

Prolific and world-famous, Pearl Jam lead guitarist Mike McCready has flipped his fair amount of amplifier switches: from Fenders to Dr. Z’s. But Wednesday he…

Viral Video: ‘The Twilight Zone’ meets the Internet age in ‘Black Mirror’

The terrific and terrifying British series, Black Mirror, might be the perfect show for our viral video age. Available only through Netflix, the program’s six…