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Fiction

Jerry and his New Shoes

Heel-toe, heel-toe, thought Jerry as he walked down the sidewalk. His new shoes felt like cinder blocks tied to his feet. They were were shiny and black and rather handsome looking, but it wasn’t until Jerry had gotten home from buying them that he saw the soles were extremely thick–nearly three inches. Good lord, thought Jerry, I’m over six feet tall now with these shoes. He was sure that the people around him were smirking at his overcompensating footwear.

Cinema

Don Hertzfeldt Brings His Bitter Films to Seattle

As anyone who ever attended a Puget Sound Cinema Society screening knows, I love Don Hertzfeldt’s work. His brilliant Lily and Jim was one of the show-stoppers of the old PSCS days and his work has only grown funnier and richer since then.

Dance

Shen Wei Dance Arts brings Limited States to the UW

Part of the brilliant UW World Series of Music and Dance, Shen Wei Dance Arts has been hailed as “startlingly imaginative performance for forward-looking audiences.” Test the superlatives out for yourselves. It’s been awhile since Shen Wei Dance Arts brought their Rite of Spring and the beautiful Folding to the Meany, so it is nice to have them back.

Poetry

Magic Trick

One morning—for a blink—a black rabbit
forages in downtown Seattle. I witness,
grin—the rabbit knows shortcuts
to Wonderland.

Fiction

Burqas

It was late in the day and golden sunlight poured into the apartment living room. Carl was sitting on the couch, idly picking near-microscopic pieces of lint from his black pants.

Radio

The Love You Lost: the First BBC Audio Drama Awards

On January 10th, the shortlist for the first ever BBC Audio Drama Awards was announced. The winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held on Sunday January 29th, 2012 in the Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House, presented by actor David Tennant. But why begin an awards ceremony now when the BBC itself has recently axed much of their radio production?