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


‘Steppin’ Out’ by Richie Dagger’s Crime

This indie-pop enigma is possibly tongue in cheek and definitely all in the groove.

Noodle Boom

More than Capitol Hill’s latest food trend, ramen is an obsession.

Playing for Keeps

Songwriters are the anchors of Seattle’s music scene. What does it mean when they leave?

Daniel Norgren Arrives

The Swedish folk-rock mystic launches his first US tour from Seattle.

Prom Queen, “Blonde”

A shot of post-millennial tension with a chaser of self-aware humor.

Meet the Mayor’s Arts Awards Winners: Courtney Sheehan

Sheehan discusses her award, her vision and the exchange between art and civic life.
Photo Essay

Bumbershoot 2017 in Photos

Pop headliners, young crowds and some truly excellent music

Bienvenido a Seattle

Sponsored by the Mexican Consulate, the first-ever MexAm Festival spreads contemporary Mexican art and culture across the city.

“My God” by RVN

Fighting madness with madness