Arts & Culture

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Fave Five

Apparel, Art, Ice Cream, Music

1 SATISFY your fashion appetite with sustainable luxury. Sell Your Sole Consignment features only mint condition women’s designer clothing and accessories. Gucci, Louis Vuitton, The Row, Hermèes, Celine, Chanel and many others wait inside this inconspicuous boutique in Belltown for their second life with you. Feel good knowing you’re reducing your environmental footprint when you…

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Letter to Seattle: Inspiring Imagination

Cornish helped budding artist embrace her creativity

Letter to Seattle is a new feature highlighting the good deeds and positive experiences in our region. This is a letter from Liz Tran, a former student at Cornish College of the Arts, a private art college in Seattle founded in 1914. Tran graduated in 2002 with a B.F.A. in painting and print art. Submissions…

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Reading Seattle’s ‘The Rocket’

A soaring journey through the early history of Seattle’s legendary magazine of music and culture

Shortly before Nirvana released its epic album “Nevermind,” a publicist for Geffen Records asked the band members how they might define the album’s success. Their answer? An appearance on the cover of “The Rocket.” It was a dream shared by many local bands. If you lived in Seattle during the 1980s and 1990s, you probably…

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Books: ‘Outrage to Activism’

‘Undercurrents’ urges readers to look beyond the surface

Steve Davis is executive strategic adviser for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and is a lecturer on social innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He recently served as the foundation’s interim director of the China Country Office, and as cochair of the World Health Organization’s Digital Health Technical Advisory Group. He is…

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Fiction: The Windless City

A work of flash fiction set in Seattle in 2042

Editor’s note: Brenda Cooper is a Kirkland-based short-story writer, poet and futurist who has written 10 novels. Her most recent books are “Edge of Dark” and its sequel, “Spear of Light.” The former won the 2016 Endeavor Award for science fiction or fantasy by a Northwest author. In this piece of fiction, Cooper imagines a…

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Every Car Has a Story: Columnist, Matt Bell

Start your engines and discover the passion among auto enthusiasts

Hello Seattle, and welcome to the first in a series of articles about people, cars and passion. For many, cars prompt an emotional reaction and whether or not you consider yourself a car person, everyone has a story or a vivid memory of one. Every Car Has A Story, and we will tell them here…

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Books: ‘Seattle’s Streetcar Era’

Riding a streetcar in the 1930s was nothing like today

Seattle has a mixed history with transportation solutions. A new book, “Seattle’s Streetcar Era, An Illustrated History, 1884-1941,” details almost six decades of Seattle’s streetcars, from the 13 private companies that once ran streetcar lines to one of the nation’s first publicly-owned transportation systems. The author, Mike Bergman, is well-versed in both transportation and history….

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Spring Arts

Entering a Period of Discovery

The Pacific Northwest Ballet has two more shows this season, including “Swan Lake.”

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Julie Stein calls it a career after launching the new Burke

In a distinguished career as a professor of geoarchaeology at the University of Washington and a three-decade stint at Seattle’s nationally renowned Burke Museum, Julie Stein is quick to identify one standout moment. “It has to be cutting the ribbon for the new Burke,” says Stein, who retired in March after 16 years as executive…

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Photography: Three Days in Seattle

Photo essay explores the experience from a unique perspective

Madison Street has always fascinated photographer Eirik Johnson. It’s the only major thoroughfare that completely bisects the city, from the waterfront to Madison Park and Lake Washington. It traverses diagonally through Capitol Hill and Madison Valley. “There’s a lot you can dig into there,” says Johnson, a professional photographer who also serves as programs chair…

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What are the benefits of a virtual arts education?

Interlochen Online offers students unique opportunities

When Interlochen Online launched in 2020, the program was built upon a foundation of arts innovation of Interlochen. Now, two years later Interlochen Online continues to finetune its offerings and pilot new virtual programs. What once was a pandemic pivot has turned into a permanent program, offering unique programming for young artists looking to take…

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Wing Luke Appoints New Executive Director

Joël Barraquiel Tan replaces longtime boss Beth Takekawa

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