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Play it Again, Stan: The World's Smartest Piano

An illustration from Stanley's website explains how the piano works

The most innovative, high-tech musician playing the Capitol Hill Block Party this weekend is named Stanley, and he only does covers. Invented by the artful geniuses at Digital Kitchen, Stanley is a souped up, interactive player piano that takes requests via text message (@stanleypiano). Read more »


Five Reasons to See Shakespeare in the Park

Seattle Shakespeare in the park
Michael Patten as Leontes, Alyson Bedford as Hermione (in statue form), and Therese Diekhans as Paulina

1. It's free. Two theater companies (Wooden O and Greenstage) means you can watch 4 free plays every summer, all while basking on the lawn nibbling dinner. Read more »


An Open Letter to Clay Bennett, Former Owner of the Seattle Supersonics

In case you haven't seen it, check out this short film that won the critic's choice award at Capitol Hill Block Party's Totally Stacked short film competition. Composed as an open letter that sticks it to Clay Bennett - former owner of the Seattle Supersonics - the film is really a love letter to the landscape of Seattle, composed of beautiful noir imagery of the city (who  knew the Monorail was so sexy?). Read more »


Turning Down a Chance to Be on Top Chef

Leslie Kelly

A producer from "that secret culinary show that may or may not be shooting in town" sent me an e-mail late last week, inviting me to be on the show. My part? "Superfan." Sounds pretty cool, right? Read more »


A Pinterest Board on Pinter

A screenshot of ACT Theare's promotional Pinterest board.

Cool idea, ACT. We like the way you think (check out the title for this great article Brangien Davis wrote on the upcoming Pinter Festival, which we are all very much looking forward to).