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How tech is changing Seattle’s art scene

In Seattle today, we tend to think of tech and art as opposing forces. Recent years — and rising rents — have shown that there…

Slam poet Nikkita Oliver on fighting racism with art

Nikkita Oliver was spending the summer in New York City when George Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was acquitted. She says that she…

8 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Science of Spirits Head to the Pacific Science Center for one of their special adults-only events, where it’s at last okay to feel like a…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style Even if you’re not the sort to get giddy at the sight of, oh, the September issue of…

Five things to do in Seattle this weekend

The Holler Sessions From a motley radio studio, a DJ named Ray (Frank Boyd) delivers an irreverent, unapologetic love letter to jazz. This one-man show,…

Havana meets Seattle: Artists find common ground, connection

Art and revolution are often said to go hand and hand, so it was fitting that Cuba serve as the destination for the inaugural voyage…

6 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Northwest Tea Festival In college, a couple of friends studied abroad in China while I studied abroad in Italy. While I came back with a…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Bridge Over Mud The performers here include a train — yes, an actual train — on 195-feet of elevated tracks outfitted with mirrors and cameras…

Meet the artist who let a deer loose in a California gangland

Brent Watanabe will be presenting at Crosscut's third Arts Salon, discussing the intersection of art and tech, on Tues., September 20. If you happened to…

4 things to do in Seattle this weekend

PKN SEA vol. 68: Region of Boom So what does it mean for this region to be living amidst so much growth and change? The…

Ginny Ruffner’s modern alchemy — from glass art to virtual reality

Ginny Ruffner presented at Crosscut's third Arts Salon, discussing the intersection of art and tech, on Tues., September 20. In the mid-1980s, glass was the…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Korean BBQ Cook-Off It doesn’t take much to make me hungry. (All that Trump-related talk last week about taco trucks on every corner got me…

4 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Bumbershoot Is it worth spending more than $100 for just one day of this three-day festival? With more than 180 performers including local favorites (Death…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

CID Block Party Six Asian Pacific Islander musicians headline this inaugural block party in Seattle’s Chinatown International District: Awkwafina, Shawn Wasabi, kero uno, Tele Fresco,…

Songs and sacrifices: A transgender singer’s story

There’s an old video of Julian Morris when he’s maybe 6 or 7 years old, singing “Sweet Baby James” with his father. He’s sitting cross-legged,…

Goodbye, art: Seattle is a tech town now

Crosscut's third Arts Salon will focus on the intersection of technology and art, with an emphasis on the democratization of art. The event will take…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Sculptured Dance In a first-of-its-kind event, some of the most creative local choreographers take to the Olympic Sculpture Park to unveil new dance works.  Donald…

At AileyCamp: Dance, drumming and lessons on life

It’s the middle of a late-July afternoon at the Tukwila Community Center. Though she’s already been in class for hours, Faith Capers, 13, appears full…

4 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Placiness A whole host of events are scheduled on this art fair weekend including this show, about life in the city through the eyes of…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Barbara Earl Thomas She’s been deemed both “genius” (by The Stranger) and “treasure.” I’d say she’s a force because the span and breadth and power…

How much money will it take to make King County arts better?

Gloria Plenkina, 14, is a student at Chinook Middle School in Bellevue. In her spare time, she’s a Russian gypsy. Plenkina, who moved with her…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Summer at SAM One of the best outdoor cultural offerings is the annual lineup of free programming at SAM’s Olympic Sculpture Park. Birth a creation…

A writer’s retreat at ‘the center of the universe’

With not much more than a well-worn city surplus wooden desk and a standard-issue chair on wheels, Seattle writer Elissa Washuta may not have the…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Red, White & Zoo Even while looking at the website for this event, I can’t be sure that it’s not just a dream. Just the…

Tech-soaked Seattle needs its artists

Seattle, a city of engineers going back a century to the founding of Boeing, seems in overdrive, growing big bright shiny buildings to house ever more tech services,…