Rolling right along with January, this weekend brings us the kind of theatrical variety platter that makes us the envy of the West Coast: A world premiere by one company, another up North, fourteen from a different company, the return of a Northwest puppet staple, some semi-absurdist silliness, and a staged reading on Monday, why not?
Gregoire continues stepping it up before she steps out, a shady pastor pleads guilty, the death of another newspaper that’s served Seattle neighborhoods for nearly 100 years, and more.
Rather than focus on today’s biggest headlines, we choose to look to the oft-ignored corners of Seattle news on this fine Monday evening.
A busy news day, indeed: A new black-eye for the SPD; waffling politicos in Olympia; the Supreme Court puts its foot down on education reform; 520 Bridge tolling is all right; Dan Savage’s original act of civic duty; and, for dessert, a claymation version of a scifi/horror classic.
Though there are venues for local filmmakers to present the fruits of their labor, it could hardly be said that opportunities to reach a large audience are plentiful in the area. KCTS’s Reel NW, a program that’s a little over a year old, represents a rare chance to show a project to a potential audience that reaches most of Western Washington; this last Monday, they aired four short subject films. Jose Amador discusses them in length.
When Wayne Rawley left Seattle in the early Aughts, he was a playwright who had finally seen the true scope of his talent’s…
The introduction of another regular feature: Evening Edition, an end-of-the-day round-up of news items, editorial pieces and other ephemera to keep you informed as you head into the beginning of your evening.
It seems like an eternity since we last spoke, even though it’s only been two weeks. A mere fortnight. Lots has happened in those fourteen days; some year end lists were released, some awards were given out (with others still to come); a nice way to take a breather after the end of a busy year — your correspondent’s ruminations on that year will be coming soon. The time for rest is over; time to see if we can improve upon last year’s achievements.
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