Seattle Arts & Lectures is presenting Eternity in a Ruffle: Fashion in Art, Art in Fashion, a five-session lecture series on the history of modern fashion and the ideas it engenders and engages. From what we wear to who we are, fashion is both a means of self-expression and a way that our times mark us historically. Tina Witherspoon agrees, and explores the implications of the series’ subject in her inaugural piece.
Our literary maven, Heather Logue, went to The Off Hours’ Winter Reading on Thursday night, and lived to tell about it…
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.
While many of us hunker down for this long dreary month, recovering from the winter holidays, we look for ways to get and keep warm. So, do we turn our backs on our beloved cold beverages and drink hot toddies? Ignoring delicious winter beers that are likely desperately crying out “Drink me!” in our refrigerators? Our Beer expert, Dikla Tuchman, has a way to use those lonesome ales: The Wassail.
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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