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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).



World's Fair "Avengers" Assemble at Elliott Bay Books

Seattle's own Mad Men: Senator Warren Magnuson gives a Century 21 poster the once over while fair officials look on.

If you've always wondered how the Space Needle came to be—or if you'd like to know why Seattle Center was almost named "Pleasure Island," grab a seat at a special Elliott Bay Books event this Saturday.

The eminent local experts on Seattle history (not to mention monopolizers of the most entertaining World's Fair trivia) are assembling to talk about the impact ofand the intriguing characters behindCentury 21. Read more »