A new look for The Seattle Star, and a reaffirmation of our commitment to a pay-what-you-will system for the magazine.
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Thoughtful communities should always value judgment over opinion. Popularity is not a judgment and should never concern anyone thinking about what is beautiful. Push come to shove, I will always encourage what is beautiful over what is popular.
A self-proclaimed “OKCupid for art,” Artsyo is a brand spankin’ new online search engine that pairs users with local art and artists. Enter their “Pimp My Wall” contest by November 29th for a chance to overhaul your wall with a new original artwork on Artsyo’s dime.
When Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai was asked for his assessment of the French Revolution of 1789, he famously responded “it is too soon to tell.” American political commentators examining the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street have not been so circumspect, but then again, few in the media had any grasp of the movement to begin with.
The Theatre Puget Sound proposal to assume management of the recently-vacated Seattle Center Playhouse simply did not measure up to the Cornish proposal. A look at why it did not succeed might be helpful for anyone who poses a future such venture with another similar space in the future.
The Musopen project is complete. The orchestra have finally completed their recording process and have released a full DVD of classical delights into the public domain, free of charge. The list of recordings is phenomenal for any music lover, even one who only casually likes classical music or one who is simply eager to learn.
Ichiro’s image was linked in my mind with my father, my cousins and uncles, the members of my Japanese American family who love baseball. Ichiro is Japanese, not Japanese American, but seeing him at the plate reminded me of those Ansel Adams pictures, taken of Japanese American players during World War II, behind barbed wire. Ichiro was a Japanese man, succeeding wildly at an all-American pastime.
It’s 1993. Unless you are locked regularly in the basements of university computer science departments, you have never heard of the World Wide Web. If you have a computer at all, your computer runs at a maximum of 100 mHz and may have 4MB of memory, unless you can spare an extra thousand dollars in which case you may have 8MB–if your computer can actually accept it, since upgrades are impossible in many models.
I aim with The Seattle Star to use my pages to help rebuild our community, to use our knowledge and our limited power to bring artists together and to bring people together with artists. So far we have done this quietly, by publishing poetry, drama, radio plays and fiction alongside our essay writing. We will continue to do so, but rest assured we will expand this mission visibly over the next year.
Once referred to as “Fringe’s Patron Saint,” Teri Lazzara has been one of the most enduring (if not endearing) figures in the Seattle Fringe community for longer than even she’d like to admit, lending her acting, producing, directing and management talents to some of its finer moments.