Culture Blogs

Wednesday, 09/12/2012 7:21 PM
If you haven't already, add the new and locally-produced literary magazine, The Monarch Review to your reading list. In addition to publishing works by local and emerging writers regularly online, its Seattle-based team of editors have released two excellent print editions, available for purchase in bookstores around the city and online ($10)...and I hear there is a third on its way.
Tuesday, 09/11/2012 9:32 PM
Because we couldn't figure how to do an animated GIF in print. Only kidding. Sort of. Seriously though, you should reference Brangien Davis' helpful (and entertaining) flowchart to track down just the right music event for your frame of mind this fall. Download a full-size, printer-friendly chart here.
Friday, 09/07/2012 3:46 PM
After closing a successful, inaugural theater festival at Intiman, artistic director Andrew Russell reflects on a whirlwind year.
Thursday, 09/06/2012 5:16 PM
MUST SHOPFashion's Night OutThursday (9/6) — Now in its fourth year, the Vogue-led celebration of fall shopping in Seattle has installments all over our fair city and the Eastside, so much so in fact, it’s nigh impossible to hit everything. Check out fashion & lifestyle editor Kate Calamusa’s picks for the must-see fashion shows (including one featuring a Seattle mag Seamless in Seattle star); and the must-grab deals.
Thursday, 08/30/2012 6:48 PM
MUST SEE Sally Meets StuFor one night only, Israeli choreographer Danielle Agami and her company, Ate9, are taking over Century Ballroom to present an evening-length performance. Sit back, enjoy a drink in Century’s stylish cabaret and watch the vigorous, captivating style of dance known as “Gaga” (which has been around way longer than the Lady by the same name).
Thursday, 08/30/2012 5:16 AM
Metro's new RapidRide bus
Another bright, shiny new innovation as we struggle towards transportation efficiency: Metro's gradual rollout of the new "RapidRide" bus system. Already zipping around on the east side and the south end, some Seattle neighborhoods will soon have this service (details below), and those neighborhoods will rejoice. Why?
Thursday, 08/23/2012 7:39 PM
MUST GET TIXSeamless in Seattle Fashion ShowThirty-two local fashion designers entered our annual competition and after many intensive rounds of judging and deliberation, five impressive winners have emerged. See the debut of their full collections at the Seamless fashion show at Seattle Art Museum, where the designers compete for an additional prize: the chance have their own trunk show at Neiman Marcus' Fashion's Night Out.
Thursday, 08/23/2012 12:13 AM
Go behind the scenes of some of these photo shoots with staff photographer Hayley Young.
Wednesday, 08/22/2012 12:46 AM
All photos © Hayley Young
Thursday, 08/16/2012 8:57 PM
King 5 reports on this funny YouTube parody, "We're NASA and We Know It." It was made by a local group, Satire, who promise to release more videos on Wednesdays. Crane, lower that rover.
Thursday, 08/16/2012 5:46 PM
MUST TASTE Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen The folks who brought you the The Matador present a new addition to Ballard’s bevy of barbecue restaurants. Kickin’ Boot will serve house-smoked meats, Southern barbecue and lots and lots of whiskey. Read Cody Bay’s full preview to learn more about the menu offerings, including something she describes as “a terrifying meat extravaganza.”
Tuesday, 08/14/2012 7:14 PM
Seattle loves puppets. But are we ready for Tacoma's? Tacoma artist Jeremy Gregory keeps strange company. Lately he spends days and nights surrounded by a menagerie of skateboarders, drug addicts, supernatural beings and garden variety ne’er-do-well's. What’s even stranger: these are puppets that he willingly created.
Monday, 08/13/2012 11:34 PM
News broke today that longtime KOMO-TV anchor Kathi Goertzen died after a long struggle with brain tumors. We at Seattle mag have long been big fans of her work at KOMO and, in particular, of the bravery she showed in the face of this illness. In fact, we named her "Most Inspirational Media Role Model" in our Best Of 2011 issue. Here's what we wrote then:
Thursday, 08/09/2012 8:25 PM
MUST SING ALONGRentJonathan Larson’s rock musical about starving artists living in the shadow of AIDS in New York’s East Village won the hearts of countless audiences when it debuted in 1996. Fast-forward to now, as the 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting, renewed rendition that manages to both accurately capture the early 1990s and still feel relevant today.
Thursday, 08/09/2012 7:15 PM
Nihonmachi Nite is this Saturday (August 11; 4-9pm). A free community event celebrating the history of Seattle's Japantown, several shops, restaurants and the Wing Luke Museum are offering special programming or discounts throughout the evening. Most intriguing among those is probably Momo Seattle's second annual Spam-O-Rama musubi-making contest.