Orpheus and Eurydice at On the Boards

What cosmic forces are drawing artists to Orpheus and Eurydice these days? Are we all feeling pulled toward the underworld of late? Is it the economy? Whatever the reason, we're getting a lot of O & E around here, which is fine by me. I recently saw Sarah Ruhl's take on the ancient Greek myth, "Eurydice," at ACT Theatre, which was modernized in a lovely way--gorgeously staged, funny and quite moving. Read more »

McLeod Residence to Close

Bummer news just in from the always quirky, always innovative McCleod Residence. Read the gory details here.

Here's hoping they'll find a new space soon...and that someone can take over their lease. Anybody looking for a hip Belltown space outfitted with a bar and fleur de lis wallpaper.

Smarty Pants' owners to open Hudson

Do you love the honkin', melty, drippy, delicious sandwiches at Georgetown's biker bar, Smarty Pants? Um, me neither (except for the Pit Boss: ham, swiss, bacon and pepperoncinis, and about four other sandwiches, but other than that...) 
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Spotlight on Local Writers and Artists

See in person the innovative writers and artists showcased in our October literary issue. Authors Stacey Levine, Brian McGuigan, Richard Farr and Matthew Simmons will be joined by our our Spotlight Award Winners (filmmaker Lynn Shelton, sculptor Diem Chau, cellist Paul Rucker, performance artist Lucia Neare, and choreographer Zoe Scofield). The theme of the evening is "debate," so writers and artists will face off with presidential flair! Read more »

Retail Sex Toy Queen Head-to-Head with King

Ever wonder what it would be like to own your business hawking vibrators and lube?  We put your curiosities to rest in our recent interview with Rachel Venning, owner of Seattle’s first women-friendly sex shop, Babeland. To hear Venning for yourself, head to the store at 8 p.m. and see the queen of retail sex toys as she is interviewed by the king of sex columns, The Stranger's Dan Savage. The one-one-one talk kicks off the company’s 15th anniversary celebration tonight in Capitol Hill. Read more »

Forget the Olympics-see video from Weiner Dog Race intern Jaquel Moore headed to the race. Here's his report. 
Yesterday the annual Emerald Downs Weiner Dog qualifying race had the fanfare of a classic horse race, minus the Mint Juleps and ladies in fancy hats.

It was a blistering 80 degrees during the late morning at Seattle Center, spectators lined the plush green race track, cheering for their favorite pooch as a bugler performed Elvis' K-9 classic, "Hound Dog". Read more »

Christian Siriano of Project Runway Hosts Seattle

Project Runway 4 winner Christian Siriano brought his over-the-top designs and wit to Seattle yesterday as host of a charity auction benefiting HIV prevention. Read more »

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