• Culture,  Performing Arts

    The Working Artist: Spotlight on the Cabiri – Behind the Scenes

    Many people watch pseudo-documentary work such as Behind the Music with the Latest Lame Boy Band and the like. But even those quasi-real glimpses at the artist's life reek of antiseptic. Yes, they occasionally contain elements of soap opera and other things to please the mostly hypnotized viewers of "reality" television but they rarely touch on what artists actually do.

  • Comix,  Culture

    ECCC: A Con with No Character


I've been hearing from many creators that the Emerald City Comic Convention is one of the last good “comic” conventions to grace the Pacific Northwest, that it still had "character." On this, the 10th Annual ECCC, the only real characters flitting about were fictional: two designated convention superheroes, Emerald City Crusader and Crusaderette. If those names were any indication of…

  • Drama,  Literature,  Radio

    Project Top Hat

    Courtesy of the lovely Julie Hoverson, we present to you an original script from her audio drama series, 19 Nocturne Boulevard . This episode, "Project Top Hat," was originally podcast on January 2, 2012. For more information on the series, check out Julie's own website at www.19nocturneboulevard.net.

  • Radio

    Arrangements in Air: Navigating the World of Audio Drama

    With the decline of radio and the rise of the Internet most audio drama has moved to a base not in broadcast but rather in podcast. New problems have arisen but two are especially notable. The first is an old problem in a new context: "How do I find all this stuff?" The second is a problem that arises from…

  • Fiction

    An Affair

    It is as if she knew what he was thinking before he thought it; electrons are fast but not that fast. He checks the timestamps. Her reply is timestamped earlier than his original message by two minutes. The only logical explanation he can think of is she is in a slightly different time at school, that his time at home…

  • Theater

    Death, Sex: Election Season

    In an espoused effort to direct attention to the talents of playwrights, the nine ten-minute plays that comprise Balagan Theatre's shorts festival, Death, Sex: Election Season, draw from one pool of eleven actors, each of whom portrays several roles in the evening. Similarly, in further textual emphasis, all shows are directed by either Shawn Belyea or Jake Groshong, reining the…