Culture

Tuesday, 05/22/2012 12:50 AM
The news that principal dancer Lucien Postlewaite was leaving Pacific Northwest Ballet at the end of this season had many fans asking, “Wherefore art thou, Romeo?” The dancer, who joined PNB as a teenager and performed with the company for nine years, quickly became known for his absolutely riveting portrayal of a certain Mr. Montague in Jean-Christophe Maillot’s modern ballet version of the Shakespearean love story.
Monday, 05/21/2012 9:10 PM
Warning: There's a pretty gross (but funny) vomit scene in the trailer. Why: a) Seems funny; b) directed by Jay and Mark Duplass; c) we empathize with the pain and humiliation that is misdirected sibling love; d) we dig laser tag. When: May 22 at Pacific Place. 4:30 p.m. More info and tickets at siff.net.
Monday, 05/21/2012 5:43 PM
Two weeks from today, you'll be able to do something that, a year ago, few Seattleites thought they would do again: buy tickets to a show at Intiman. And not just one, but four shows, ranging from classic to never-before-seen works that all promise to test the boundaries of our comfort zones (yes, please! Test away!). The much anticipated Intiman Summer Festival will run July 11-August 26, with preview performances starting July 5. A repertory company of seventeen local actors (listed below) will play more than 40 roles in four plays directed by Allison Narver, Andrew Russell, Valerie Curtis-Newton and Dan Savage.  2011 subscribers can redeem the free seats promised to them before tickets go on sale to the general public. Information on how former subscribers can redeem those tickets is already in the mail. Otherwise, tickets are $30 each and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800.745.3000, starting June 4. Here's the detailed description of the lineup from the press release:
Monday, 05/21/2012 4:47 PM
It is hard not to feel inspired after visiting the new Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit, opening to the public today (!) Monday, May 21. It is also hard, as a local, not to approach the new exhibit with an air of cynicism – superiority, even.
Friday, 05/18/2012 7:08 PM
A flock of cranes at the southern end of northbound SR 99
Driver alert: SR 99 will be closed all weekend, to allow crews to reinforce the shorn end of the Viaduct, so it doesn't fall down when they eventually tunnel directly under it. Look for snarly traffic around downtown and Pioneer Square this weekend; the closure will affect the highway between the north end of the Battery Street Tunnel and the West Seattle Bridge, from 11 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday.
Friday, 05/18/2012 3:35 PM
A recent article in ESPN's The Mag compares the energy and devotion of Sounders fans to the notorious supporters of English football clubs. The writer also seems surprised that a soccer team is doing so well financially in an American city:
Thursday, 05/17/2012 8:36 PM
SIFF! Is! Here! So much indie film goodness... it's overwhelming, isn't it? One way to make the SIFFxperience more manageable is to go locavore—plan to see as many of the locally produced films as possible.
Thursday, 05/17/2012 7:31 PM
MUST SEELauren Weedman’s New ShowOpens Thursday (5/17-5/19) - Hilarious performer (and Almost Live alum) Lauren Weedman presents her new one-woman show, SRO: Single Room Occupancy, a true story about the strange life she once lived in Seattle—involving lawn maintenance, sexual misadventures and horror films.
Thursday, 05/17/2012 5:44 PM
Ah, spring in Seattle. After all those months of building forts and hitting indoor play areas on cold, rainy days, Puget Sound kids are more than ready to get outside and explore. All around the Emerald City there are green spaces filled with trees and flowers in full bloom. And even though cherry blossoms have peaked, there’s still plenty of time to identify rhododendrons, daffodils, and magnolias.
Wednesday, 05/16/2012 11:14 PM
Since researching our June article on the shaky state of local resident orca populations, I’ve been waiting for the report from NOAA’s local office, hoping they could determine what killed L112, also known as "Sooke" or "Victoria." The young female southern resident killer whale washed up dead on the Long Beach Peninsula this February, bruised and swollen, particularly around her head and neck.
Wednesday, 05/16/2012 6:09 PM
This February, a young killer whale washed up on the chilly shores of southwest Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula.
Tuesday, 05/15/2012 8:44 PM
The Space Needle’s writer in residence, and our own editor at large Knute Berger, has just published Space Needle: The Spirit of Seattle.
Tuesday, 05/15/2012 6:22 PM
If you're interested in blogging professionally, self-publishing digitally, creating e-books—or your employer wishes you knew more about such things, look into the University of Washington's new certificate program in digital publishing.
Friday, 05/11/2012 6:28 PM
Recently, the Seattle mag team piled into a minivan (yep, that’s how we do it) to watch a preview of Safety Not Guaranteed, an adorable romantic comedy about a man’s mysterious mission to find the right partner to travel back in time with him. Bonus: it was shot in Washington state (go film incentive!).
Friday, 05/11/2012 5:30 PM
This weekend's weather forecast makes me want to sing along to this Tenderfoot video.