As I sat in my seat and the tattered giant American flag went up as the backdrop on stage, President Obama left the stage. No, I was not amongst thousands of onlookers in Charlotte, NC, or sitting in front of my TV or computer screen. I was part of the voting public in the audience at an opening night in Seattle, WA.
Jeff Stevens tells the tale of Seattle’s Hippie Hill, our city’s countercultural counterpart to San Francisco’s erstwhile icon.
It’s a matter of fact: More Canadians have seen Fancy Mud than Seattle citizens. What makes this even more damning is that the Seattle trio have performed their debut production exponentially more times, and in more venues around town during the last couple of years than during their month-long tour of the Canadian Fringe.
Kale is heartier, arguably healthier and has a lot more versatality than lettuce. It is so good for you, you almost become a pristine naked hippie doing yoga on the beach in Maui after just one bite. And it’s magically delicious. Flavor can’t be beat.
On the eve of August 24th, the Push Arts New Media Festival reigned over the South Lake Union neighborhood in a night filled with free art installations, free food and drink, panel discussions, music and live performances–and glow sticks.
Seattle has always been a radio city. It should surprise no one that Seattle still remains a vital home for audio drama and dramatists like Sable Jak, winner of the 2012 Moondance prize for Best Radio Drama Script for her story, The Enchantress.
Of all the places one would think one would encounter daring, rigorous and experimental theater, it is likely that Port Townsend, the charming Victorian harbor town on the Olympic Peninsula, would not be the first town to come to mind. It would be even more unlikely for anyone to think of Chimacum, WA, a tiny little burg ten miles South of Port Townsend, as anything other than an unassuming hamlet. Yet it is here that one could find The Paradise Theater School, an organization that is perhaps Washington theater’s best kept secret.
On the date in focus here, Seattle second-wave feminists held a downtown march and rally in support of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment. Jeff Stevens histories you liberationally.
So you know that cute,slightly disheveled professor you had a crush on in college? That would be Charles times two. The sketch duo, which derives its name from both of the members’ first names, is that smart, funny hybrid I look for in a man–I mean sketch comedy duo.
Last week, we began a conversation with Brandon Ryan, the curator of the Night and Day Film Noir Series at the Central Cinema. The series is designed to feature two noir genre movies a month, a classic entry to be followed the subsequent week by a modern noir film. These conversations are comprised of general impressions and arcana attached to the movies in question, in order to whet the appetite and set some low key expectations going into a viewing
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