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What to see at Seattle Art Fair? Some insiders’ picks

This is The Year of the Round Number at the Seattle Art Fair. Exactly 100 art galleries are taking part this year, up from 62…

The Tacoma artist who is reframing how we see Black bodies

Tacoma artist Christopher Paul Jordan is inverting the world, one artwork at a time. He merges digital art with photography and paint. He uses iPhone…

A road trip across Washington State comes to an end

Anyone expecting a sea change in state politics is bound to be disappointed, even if, in the wake of last year’s divisive presidential election, some…

Day 5: Hunting for an outlaw, finding fire!

Davenport — Fire! We’d just been talking about it that morning. But it wasn’t really on our minds as we turned down on a long gravel…

Day 4: Soul-searching in plateau country

  Waterville — Coming out of the Wenatchee Valley, you wind up rock hills along the Columbia River and suddenly emerge on top of the Waterville…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time It’s hard to describe the set design of this production but I’ll try: it’s like being…

Day 3: A tale of two Wenatchee farmers

  Wenatchee — The fruit growers’ world is both big and small. Their markets are national and global, yet their concerns and survival often hinge…

Day 2: In Cashmere, Aplets, Cotlets and a housing crisis

Cashmere — You enter the dry side of the Cascades at Leavenworth, the Bavarian-themed tourist village in a stunning alpine setting, and follow Highway 2…

Day 1: Hippie liberals leave a mark along Highway 2

Gold Bar — Highway 2 was a working highway. It was cobbled together from wagon roads, rail beds and horse trails. Westside towns in the…

Black, female and making theater. And she’s damn good at it

A college campus building. A late summer evening so a soft light fills the space: a rehearsal studio. There’s a bed, bookcase, a bench. A…

Could a new flag bring divided America back together?

The morning after Donald Trump was elected as president, Seattle artist Margaret Chodos-Irvine got to work. Creating art was her way of coping with the…

Road Trip: Seattle Travels Highway 2

Seattle Meets Highway 2 Highway 2 was the first highway to link Washington east to west and along it lies a cross-section of the state's…

Why a road trip across Washington?

Since last November’s election, it’s seemed more important than ever to get outside Puget Sound’s blue bubble. Political divisions have made it harder to connect…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

FareStart Guest Chef Night Every Thursday, the nonprofit FareStart hosts its very special Guest Chef Night. A noteworthy chef from Puget Sound takes to the…

Local Japanese Americans remember their imprisonment during WWII

This story originally appeared on KCTS9.org. Kay Sakai Nakao looks out at the shore from the back porch of her Bainbridge Island  home. She has…

Madame Butterfly: Art or cultural appropriation?

On stage at Seattle Opera next month is “Madame Butterfly,” the Giacomo Puccini classic about a 15-year-old Japanese maiden and her U.S. Naval officer husband…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival Three stages, 10 theater companies, 16 performances — all over two days, this weekend at Volunteer Park! 14/48 will be presenting…

In Tacoma, a new space for future ballerinas

The late Kabby Mitchell III was beloved for his talents, his warmth, his brio. The choreographer, teacher and role model was an artistic trailblazer: the…

Coming soon to KOMO: More editorials from ex-Trump official

Seattle, meet Boris Epshteyn. You're about to see a lot more of him. Epshteyn is many things: a banker, a communications flack for Republican campaigns, a…

At 5th Avenue: A daughter’s — and father’s — coming out story

Gays in Broadway musicals? Since the breakthrough of the 1983 show “La Cage Aux Folles,” hit stage productions featuring homosexual characters are not exactly uncommon. And…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Goatalympics Last month, a herd of goats was stationed near the I-5 underpass in the U-District, dutifully eating away the overgrown brush. I wasn’t the…

At last: Seattle architecture crushes on color

Not too long ago, you could look around the metropolitan region and lament the absence of color in new buildings. It seemed as if everything…

They can pass a budget, but do WA lawmakers know their Beyonce?

It has been one hell of a month, hasn’t it? Washington narrowly avoided a state shut down, and it’s not only the legislators who are…

The real threat to Seattle’s ‘hottest neighborhood’ — it’s not drive-bys

Much ado has been made about a column by Seattle Times writer Nicole Brodeur about Columbia City in which she appeared to judge the neighborhood’s…

These murals will change the way you look at Tacoma

On a recent Sunday afternoon, Eli Tail paints a wall in Tacoma’s historic Brewery District. An enormous swathe of blue and gold, the wall on…