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Seattle Brings Life to Day of the Dead

Seattle Brings Life to Day of the Dead

October 30, 2014

After 20 years, Seattle artist Fulgencio Lazo still struggles with how to communicate his concern for the problems that haunt...

8 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

William McQuilkin, Author

October 30, 2014

Ahh, fall: the season when the leaves change, everything is pumpkin spice-flavored and Halloween is lurking just around the corner. ’Tis a night when folks young and old take to the streets, seeking treats and perhaps a bit of trickery (especially since All Hallows’ Eve happens to fall on a Friday this year). Indeed, the spooky holiday tends...

Music Notes: Dawn of the Dead

October 23, 2014

This summer brought a lot of exciting new adventures for me: a musical trip to Paris, a short jaunt through London, several American...

Seattle’s Spooky Halloween Haunts

October 22, 2014

HILLOWEEN Nurse your Halloween nostalgia with a Halloween carnival here on Capitol Hill. After all, no one is too old for some old-fashioned Halloween fun. Carnival games, balloon animals, face painters, stilt walkers, magic tricks, music and more will be at Cal Anderson’s kid-friendly carnival this Saturday from 12-3:30 p.m. The carnival will be ...

Death in Classic and Contemporary Film

Darlene Graham, Author

October 15, 2014

Graceful, gratuitous, or simply egregious, death in film is here to stay. Mortality is a recurring theme that transcends genre, time period and cultural context. This Thursday, American playwright and director Dr. Daniel Sullivan will come to Seattle University to speak about the powerful medium. The event, titled “Death in Classic and Contemporary...

Breaking Down Elements: Moirés and Pixels

Sophia Lizardi, Author

October 9, 2014

If you’ve walked past Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery recently, you may have noticed it is currently showcasing paintings, letterpress pieces and, oh yeah, a mountainous installation of trees. These art pieces are the work of New York–based Brad Ewing and Seattle-based Cable Griffith, who are the featured artists at Hedreen Gallery. Ewing,...

Seattle’s Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

October 9, 2014

Showcasing films that are both critically-acclaimed and that have amassed a cult following, the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival...

Hugo House Hosts Native Prose Writers

Darlene Graham, Author

October 1, 2014

“There is a great literary scene [in Seattle], but I still think there’s work to be done to spotlight more representative voices of Native Americans or indigenous people,” said Casandra Lopez (of the Chicana, Cahuilla, Luiseno and Tongva tribes). This Friday, Lopez and two other female Native American prose writers will share that spotlight...

The Spectator’s Guide to Summer in Seattle 2014

The Spectator’s Guide to Summer in Seattle 2014

June 4, 2014

JUNE Guest Chef Spectacular! | June 5, Showbox SoDo FareStart, a job-training program that teaches homeless and disadvantaged people the ...

Africa Day Sheds Light on Civil Rights

Sheldon Costa, Author

May 28, 2014

When the civil rights movement is portrayed in popular culture, it’s usually displayed in the most simplified context possible: African Americans marching through our nation’s capitol or Martin Luther King, Jr. giving his “I Have a Dream” speech. Very rarely, however, does American media delve into the complexities of the civil rights movement,...

Green Fingers: Beech Don’t Kill My Vine

Kelsey Cook, Author

May 9, 2014

It may take a village to raise a child but anyone can raise a chile. Taking care of and the long term growth of plants seem to really put people off but could not be easier. Now, I was not born with green fingers, it was learned. I started with flowers. My mother was a florist for many years and I grew up surrounded by flowers and plants in and...

Rolling Out the Red Carpet

Harrison Bucher, Author

February 25, 2014

This Sunday, it will be time to roll out the red carpet as the 86th Oscar Awards will air at 4 p.m. on ABC. The Oscars have always been the most prestigious award show for films and as an avid movie watcher myself, I love watching to see who wins. Like any other year, the best movies and actors have been nominated for their performances and movie...

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