Senior editor Jonathan Zwickel has been writing about popular culture since 2000 for publications in San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale and Seattle. Along with his work at City Arts, he occasionally contributes to Pitchfork, Stereogum and Thrillist. His first book, Beastie Boys: A Musical Biography, was published in 2012 by Greenwood Press. He lives on Capitol Hill with his best friend and personal trainer, Edison the Wonderdog.

Recent Articles


Kung Foo Grip, “Sposed Ta B”

The new video from director Andrew Imanaka is full of irresistible attitude.

Lotte Kestner, “Go to Sleep Now”

Two Seattle artists fuse their individual oeuvres into a unique, unified expression.

Tiffany Wilson, “Me & You”

Humanity rings loud and clear on "Me & You," a standout track from Tiffany Wilson's album 'See Sharp' and an anthem of solidarity.

Malitia Malimob, “Dum Dum”

"Stand together as foreigners/Back to back when they corner us/Help each other to victory, brotherly love the formula/Africans, Asians, Persians and Mexicans are my brothers."

Prom Queen + the Black Tones: A Love Story

This weekend, the Black Tones and Prom Queen fulfill their commingled destiny when they play Band Crush, City Arts' live musical-mashup concert series.

4Culture and the King County Council: Oversight or Overreach?

King County Council has introduced an ordinance to assume greater oversight over 4Culture, the independent agency that disburses millions of dollars in grant money to King County artists and arts organizations each year.

“Hunt and Gather” by Moon Palace

Moon Palace's new video looks like a big-budget short film from the wilds of the Olympic Peninsula, all billowing fabrics, emerald-green light and moss-covered revelation.

Swimming in Sound

Ambisonic technology offers an entirely new way to hear, and it’s coming soon from engineer-artists near you.

The Love & Anxiety Collective Sees Seattle with New Eyes

A globe-spanning multimedia collective sets up shop.

‘Ghost Quartet’ Signifies a Gravitas it Never Quite Achieves

On paper, the chamber musical sounds like WOW: This time-traveling, astral-projecting ghost-story meta-musical could be a thing of genuine power and illumination.

Moon Darling Run Rampant at the Rendezvous in “By the Light of the Moon”

Props to Moon Darling for choosing the Rendezvous as the setting for their latest video.