Culture Blogs

Wednesday, 10/06/2010 4:00 PM
Most of the time (okay, 99 percent of the time) you can show up wearing jeans to just about anything in Seattle. On Friday however, we get our 1 percent, once in a blue moon, must dress-up date at Luly Yang Couture’s annual fall runway show benefiting Seattle Children’s.
Monday, 09/27/2010 4:00 AM
I had a whirlwind weekend at the 11th annual Port Townsend Film Festival and it renewed my love for the area. If you need some time away, I recommend a trip to Port Townsend. Visitors can enjoy anything from a world-class film festival to simply taking a stroll along the waterfront. Below are a few suggestions for your stay. 
Sunday, 09/26/2010 3:00 AM
The Port Townsend Film Festival (PTFF) concluded its second day and I’m trying to keep pace with the locals. Today I saw two feature films, seven shorts and attended a presentation with featured guest Dyan Cannon. Nonetheless, my schedule pales in comparison to diehard PTFF fans. I overheard someone proclaim that he saw six films yesterday. Wow! The trick must be to skip meals and subsist on popcorn!
Friday, 09/24/2010 4:00 PM
The Port Townsend Film Festival (PTFF) began its 11th season bright and early this morning, when I quickly realized that I’m amidst truly dedicated film fans. By 8:00 a.m., the PTFF welcome center was abuzz and people were already headed to early-morning screenings. Most impressively, they were fully awake and even cheerful. It’s a Harry Potter level of enthusiasm—for independent films! The enthusiasm is warranted. My first screening was Welcome at the Uptown Theatre.
Thursday, 09/23/2010 2:00 PM
Today is the first day of fall. The weather is turning colder and rainier and sweater season is upon us. (Okay, I admit that I was bundled in a sweater for most of  “summer,” but that’s not the point!) I’m actually thrilled for autumn’s arrival because there are so many wonderful arts events scheduled. I’m kicking off the season by attending the Port Townsend Film Festival (PTFF) this weekend, September 24-26. PTFF is celebrating its 11th season with an impressive slate of programming and guests.
Thursday, 09/23/2010 1:00 PM
Must DanceSeattle Dance Project: Orpheus
Thursday, 09/23/2010 1:00 PM
Are either of these guys the Great American Novelist? 
Thursday, 09/16/2010 1:00 PM
I just popped into the Showbox SoDo and set-up for tonight's 7th annual Fashion First show was in full swing. The racks were already filling up with amazing fall garments, and the Seamless in Seattle set will be no exception.
Tuesday, 07/27/2010 4:00 PM
Heading east for hot temps and idyllic basecamping
Thursday, 07/22/2010 8:00 AM
Our top To-Do's for the week ahead MUST EXPLOREArts Al Fresco, Bellevue ArtsFair7/23 – 7/25 (Friday - Sunday)
Wednesday, 07/14/2010 3:00 PM
An excursion to the wilds of the North Cascades builds up arms, legs, and confidence while rekindling inspiration
Wednesday, 06/30/2010 12:00 PM
For fashion fanatics, Christmas has come early this year.  Ali Basye, former Seattle Bride editor and author of The Long (and Short) of It: A Madcap History of the Skirt, has gifted us a very big present: new fashion blogzine OnThisDayInFashion.com, a daily go-to guide for worldwide fashion news, style-scopes (fashion horoscopes) and Basye’s specialty: the stories behind the style.
Friday, 05/21/2010 12:00 PM
After an inspiring, light-hearted day of presentations last Friday (at one point, fashion correspondent Joan Kelly tried to squeeze into one of Molly Griffith’s exquisite corsets) and much deliberation, we’ve selected the 2010 winners of Seamless in Seattle. The following seven designers will make their runway debut at Fashion First on September 16, and will be featured in their own package in our September issue. Congrats to:  Emerging
Wednesday, 05/19/2010 4:00 PM
Our top to-do's for the weekMust SeeBass Ackwards at SIFF
Tuesday, 05/18/2010 4:00 PM
 As a recent transplant from the great Midwest, I didn’t know what to expect from Seattle in terms of fashion. Aside from adding bling to a pair of crocs, it appeared as if Seattleites were on a coffee-induced move to grab a Patagonia fleece and run with it.