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Black Like Me: An artist explores the N-word

Editor’s note: This story contains explicit language throughout. The story is about an art piece that looks at the N word, one of the most…

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A Tribe Called Yes You have to appreciate an act that bills itself as an “immersive hip-hop improvisational experience” and calls itself A Tribe Called…

4 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Katya Kabanova The world’s worst mother-in-law is on stage at Seattle Opera this weekend. Mezzo-soprano Victoria Livengood is a cigarette-puffing tyrant to her son’s wife…

At the mic: Teens slam injustice with poetry

Every first Sunday of the month, a small café in Beacon Hill opens its doors after hours to a group of teenage spoken word poets…

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Rambunctious Iteration #3: The Immigrants Spectrum Dance Theater continues its thought-provoking season with four world premiere dance works by Donald Byrd that are all set…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Seattle Asian American Film Festival Now in it’s fifth year, the Seattle Asian American Film Festival just keeps getting better. The theme of this year’s…

4 things to do in Seattle this weekend

An Evening with Woodford Reserve On actual Valentine’s Day, I fully endorse avoiding the crowds and cooking an impressive meal with your loved one(s) at…

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International Dumpling Crawl Because carbs are comfort food and some of us prefer these kind of edible marvels. Seattle’s treasure of a museum, the Wing…

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SHOT This season opener for Spectrum Dance Theater takes on the subject of police shootings.  I went in thinking the work would focus on the…

Next up for this award-winning choreographer: Police brutality

At a moment in time when so many fear a possible rolling back of progress on social issues, Donald Byrd, nationally respected choreographer and artistic director…

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Dolly Parton Birthday Tribute For months, it has felt like a dark cloud was looming above this week, and now the weather has shifted to…

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Writers Resist: A Celebration of Free Speech This special night is one in a series of readings happening across the country, where writers will be…

Artists ponder how to avoid Seattle’s own ‘Ghost Ship’

In the aftermath of the tragic “Ghost Ship” fire, which swept through a warehouse-turned-underground-arts-space in Oakland, California, killing 36 people, Seattle’s arts community is wondering if…

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14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival The start of the year is always a good time for anything that pushes the limit because we’re all…

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The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project This has been an especially crappy, crappy year. So how about getting your laugh on with Seattle’s favorite comedian Hari…

Gender and justice in a gentrifying city

When I saw Ela Barton for the first time, she was performing at the Seattle Grand Poetry Slam in 2012 at Town Hall. I was…

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SAM Lights Yes, it’s cold. But with the Seattle cold come gorgeous clear days and crisp nights that are perfect for drinking hot beverages and…

‘Michelle Obama ain’t the only fantastic woman of color’

Alice Metropolis is throwing a conniption fit. A disembodied yell of “No! No! No!” rings out from the gallery. I enter timidly, thinking I might…

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George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker The Land of the Sweets never looked as sumptuous as it does in this production with what has to be the…

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Mike Rizzo on Washington Beer History For beer lovers and history nuts out there, gone are the days of forced reconciliation — making only beers…

6 things to do this holiday weekend

Native Holiday Gift Fair This weekend, the Duwamish tribe (who’ve been in this area for over 10,000 years!) invites the public to their longhouse in…

Stories from the Pacific’s drowning islands

In conversation with the novelist Aleksandar Hemon, Nigerian-American writer and photographer Teju Cole writes of transatlantic identity: ...Nigeria haunts me in terms of being a…

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Brief Fling Pacific Northwest Ballet presents three different works in this program and they are each singular and memorable: the titular “Brief Fling” by Twyla…

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…