The Spectator

Pete Seeger Dies at 94

William McQuilkin, Author

January 29, 2014

Petet Seeger, the folk music singer songwriter and revivalist died Monday in Manhattan. He was 94 years old at his time of death. Seeger was a legend within folk circles, having been a proprietor of folk music as both a cultural heritage and vessel for societal change. Seeger’s career brought him all over, from singing Top 10 hits, to college...

Hedreen to Feature Female Artists in Panel

Sumedha Majumdar, Author

January 22, 2014

Feminism is alive and well in the Seattle art community. This year’s Seattle Women’s Convention will help to prove this fact with events such as “Female Artists aka Artists” taking place at Hedreen Gallery on Jan. 23. Last year, the convention focused on the influence of women on the field of art. One exhibition titled “Elles: Women Artists...

Women Seek Equity in Film at SIFF

Grace Stetson, Author

January 22, 2014

When we focus on starlets like Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson, as well as directors such as Kathryn Bigelow, you may believe that women are making a dent in the film industry. Not so fast. According to a 2012 study by USC’S Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, the number of female characters in the top 100 movies of the...

Poetic Lyricist Ends Tour in Seattle

Lena Beck, Author

January 16, 2014

“Go back to your Hemingway, your F. Scott. Maybe there’s something there that he hid,” are the mysterious words that ended The Hewitt Family Band’s winter tour on Sunday, January 12 in Seattle. Named for Washington native Miles Hewitt, the group strummed their way through the Pacific Northwest, ending their expedition with a bang in Seattle’s...

Rafael Comes to Support Typhoon Relief

January 15, 2014

On Nov. 8, 2013, a particularly strong tropical storm known as Typhoon Haiyan struck a large area of Southeast Asia, chiefly devastating...

Italian Book Art Binds Seattle U’s Hearts

Italian Book Art Binds Seattle U’s Hearts

January 15, 2014

The term “book art” might not immediately bring to mind a very versatile art form. Chances are, book covers tend to be the...

‘Crack’ Exhibit Explore Mystery of Creation

‘Crack’ Exhibit Explore Mystery of Creation

January 15, 2014

“A narrow break. An opening. A sharp cut. A revelation of the mystery.” These are the opening lines of Fr. Trung Pham, S.J.’s,...

Seattle U Brings ‘Invalid’ to Twisp, Wash.

Evan Britton, Author

January 15, 2014

First stop Twisp, next stop Broadway. For only one night, Seattle University’s theater program will be taking Molière’s 1673 play “The Imaginary Invalid” on tour to Liberty Bell High School in Twisp, Washington. The 450+ year-old play details the story of Argan, a wealthy French hypochondriac who forces his daughter to marry a doctor...

Do We Live in the Hunger Games?

Sheldon Costa, Author

December 2, 2013

About a week ago I went to see “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” I haven’t read the books, and I wasn’t particularly impressed with the first movie—because “Battle Royale” is out there, guys—but the new film was pretty good. As far as young adult dystopias go, the movie had some emotionally poignant moments that were extremely powerful....

Playstation 4 Release and the Gaming Craze in America

Alaina Bever, Author

November 19, 2013

To much of the world, Friday Nov. 15 was an ordinary start to a typical weekend. To the gaming world, however, last Friday marked a monumental event: the release of the new Playstation 4(PS4). Not only does the release of the new PS4 mark a continuation of the ongoing battle between Playstation and Xbox, it was also accompanied by the release of...

Seattle’s Most Underrated Restaurants, According to the Editorial Board

Caroline Ferguson, Author

November 6, 2013

Seattle has its fair share of beloved restaurants: your Oddfellows, your Annapurnas, your Rancho Bravos. We’ve all been to them and we all love them. But what about the ones that go unrecognized? The unsung heroes of the Seattle restaurant scene, as it were? All it takes is a bit of research to unveil an underground of amazing restaurants flourishing...

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