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Zombies, Robots, Stoners and Streakers: A Bumbershoot Recap

This year marked my 20th Bumbershoot ... in a row! And having attended the festival for two decades I am sure of one thing: It is a terrible place to be a streaker. As I was making my way toward the exit on Monday evening, I noticed a commotion in the crowd at one of those junctions where two giant pathways intersect and festivalgoers try to artfully weave between each other like an Esther Williams routine, but the timing is never right so everybody ends up jostling backpacks and falafel. I zeroed in on a naked young man.


Amazon Opens Fine Art Store (Wine and Cheese Not Included)

Amazon Fine Art's "In Room" simulator, with Jeff Fontaine's mixed media "A12"

Amazon Fine Art (beta) launched today, right on the heels of the gigantic news that Jeff Bezos purchased The Washington Post (not a copy of the newspaper, but the entire newspaper). The timing has many people fretting about Bezos becoming king of the world, but until that happens we might as well explore the new art offerings at Amazon. Read more »

David Byrne's New Video with Jherek Bischoff

David Byrne's eyes

I love, love, love this dreamy song by the one and only Jherek Bischoff, the Seattle musician/composer who layered each instrument one-by-one on his richly textured new album, Composed. For this song, "Eyes," Bischoff asked one of his musical heroes, David Byrne, to sing the vocal line and he said yes (!). Just like they say on reality tv: America, dreams really do come true.


Here's the just-released video for the song, in which both David and Jherek's peepers make an appearance.

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Get a Sneak Peek at the New Video by Hey Marseilles

Hey Marseilles
Seattle band Hey Marseilles

Seattle’s beloved indie-folk/chamber-pop/just-plain-endearing band Hey Marseilles released its much-anticipated second album, Lines We Trace, in March. Now the band is releasing the official video for one of the new songs, “Heart Beats.” We’re especially excited about this video because it was written and directed by our own staff photographer, Hayley Young. Read more »

The Swans in Rehearsal

As Swan Lake prepares for takeoff at Pacific Northwest Ballet (4/12-4/21), the company is posting some rehearsal videos that are pretty irresistible—in large part because they offer a peek at backstage ballet fashion, which never fails to mesmerize. How do the dancers end up wearing such a colorful mishmash of leotards, tights, heat wraps, flouncy skirts, shrugs and leg warmer-style knitted garments of varying lengths and locations? And how do they come up with such innovative ways to layer them? Read more »