Culture

Thursday, 09/03/2015 5:02 PM
Hundreds of Seattle teachers marched in front of schools Wednesday on the eve of a strike vote in hopes of a better contract offer from the district, KOMO News reports.
Thursday, 09/03/2015 5:51 PM
From dance about Carl Sagan to photography about the black experience to theater about The Simpsons, this season’s lineup isn’t afraid to go there. Step out of your comfort zone and explore something you've never considered. We've divided up the best of the best this season into six categories for your arts-enjoying pleasure. Click on any one of the links below to begin your journey. VISUAL ARTS
Thursday, 09/03/2015 4:58 PM
Must RockJam Out at Bumbershoot (9/5 to 9/7, times vary) It's time once again to rock out with big famous folks (Ben Harper, Built to Spill, The Weeknd) and stellar local bands (Smokey Brights, Grace Love and the True Loves, The Cave Singers and Chimurenga Renaissance among them). Good news: it looks like the weather will clear long enough that you don't have to lug an actual bumbershoot around the grounds.
Wednesday, 09/02/2015 6:08 PM
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Wednesday, 09/02/2015 4:43 PM
It was disappointing to learn that potential plans to redevelop a slice of Belltown along Second Avenue could spell disaster for popular jazz club Tula's as well as the nearby Shorty's and Rocco's.
Monday, 08/31/2015 4:07 PM
Yesterday, several residents in West Seattle reported seeing a plane skywriting Black Lives Matter in a sliver of blue sky. Photos of the event can be seen at the West Seattle Blog.
Friday, 08/28/2015 7:39 PM
Back in February, Engaget reported that Activision would be rebooting its beloved, fake-guitar-strumming franchise Guitar Hero this year after halting development in 2011 "following the underwhelming release of Guitar Hero 5."
Friday, 08/28/2015 3:30 AM
Gamer Gathering: PAX Prime starts tomorrow at several venues in downtown Seattle. PAX is one of the largest gaming conventions in North America, so be prepared for lots of costumed gaming fans to be out and about this weekend.
Thursday, 08/27/2015 10:57 PM
The Makers is a new column on Seattlemag.com that explores different Seattle creatives and their crafts. These artists live to design, connect and create.
Thursday, 08/27/2015 6:00 PM
Must SeePortraits of Seattle Rockers at Union Stables Building(8/27 to 9/11, times vary) In his new solo show, Musician: A Portrait Project, Ernie Sapiro exhibits intimate photographs of a diverse range of local musicians, including Mike McCready, Trimpin and Star Anna. Here, he chats with co-producer Nancy Guppy about the show.
Thursday, 08/27/2015 3:37 AM
On my way home from work this week, I walked by some kids playing in a park near my house. Four of them had set up a soccer game in the grass with a pair of shoes acting as the goalposts. Another girl, maybe 3 or 4 years old, flew past me on a plastic tricycle. She grinned ecstatically and pedaled recklessly fast. The look on her face said “THIS IS SO FUN.” She had no fear of crashing and no reason to slow down. 
Wednesday, 08/26/2015 6:35 PM
Growing up on Mercer Island, fashion illustrator Blair Breitenstein was inspired by artist Ruben Toledo’s campaigns for Nordstrom. “I remember looking at his Christmas shopping bags, and wishing my drawings could someday be printed like that,” Breitenstein says.
Wednesday, 08/26/2015 4:54 PM
Uniqlo has announced that the opening date for its Bellevue Square location will be Friday, October 16. The nearly 16,000-square-foot store will be the Japanese apparel retailer's first Pacific Northwest location and will house the brand's full assortment of men's, women's and children's collections. “Opening in [the Seattle region] gives UNIQLO a greater opportunity to expand the reach of the brand to quality-conscious customers, as well as better serve the growing needs of our customers on the west coast,” Larry Meyer, ceo, Uniqlo USA said in a press release.
Tuesday, 08/25/2015 9:51 PM
On January 30, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready teamed up with the Seattle Symphony and an all-star cast of rock musicians – from bassist Duff McKagan to singers Chris Cornell and Kim Virant – at Benaroya Hall to perform original compositions as well as songs from the band, Mad Season. The night of music, part of SSO’s fifth annual Sonic Evolution Series, where well-known musicians write original works tailored specifically for the symphony, was laid to tape and will be released August 28 on vinyl.
Tuesday, 08/25/2015 7:45 PM
The Seattle indie filmmaking scene is currently thriving, thanks to locally based filmmakers such as Lynn Shelton, Megan Griffiths, Mel Eslyn and Lacey Leavitt, who make it a priority to film in Washington state. (Follow the Keep Film in WA campaign at washingtonfilmworks.org.)