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


So Long ’17: What to Do on New Year’s Eve

Where to rock out the old year and ring in the New Year.

Out of the Woods

Musical multi-talent Otieno Terry follows his heart.

Seasoned Romantics DeVotchKa to Soar Again with Seattle Symphony

Lead singer Nick Urata talks about the band's arc, the creative process and the SSO performance on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Polyrhythmics Move into Novel Territory with ‘Caldera’

The nine-piece Afrobeat band has yet to settle on a single guru, and let’s hope they never will.

Renaissance Mountain Man

Nicholas Galanin brings modern indigenous culture to the world.

Karl Hackett is a Walking Index of Design

His furniture store overflows with beautiful items— and their stories.

ACES Connects Artists of Color with Elusive Resources

Two days of speakers, panels, workshops and networking at the Seattle Center Armory aimed at elevating artists of color.

“Sunrays” by MistaDC

How quickly life swings from normalcy to tragedy.

Band Crush Vol. II

Andrew Joslyn, Will Jordan and a live, in-the-moment experiment.