Next Steps

After 31 years, Pacific Northwest Ballet is retiring its beloved Maurice Sendak/Kent Stowell production of The Nutcracker. 
What does it mean for the company?
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2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Our annual cheat sheet of creative, local ideas for everyone on your list.

The Interminable Adventures of Space Santa

Space Santa returns! A cartoon by Shawn Wolfe.
Artwork

Lean-out, Lean-to

A still from the installation.
Feature

2014 Artists of the Year

Twelve locals who made major waves in the last 12 months.
Essay

Technically Christmas

"There was one magical day in that hive, though. One day that lit up the faces of everyone in the complex with anticipation and delight." An essay by Ahamefule J. Oluo.
Essay

Mixed-use Developments

"I was a kid who spent his first few years on Earth puking and the next 10 or so crying." An essay by Spike Friedman.
Creative Writing

The Shortest Day of the Year

"I was disobeying two of our sacred family rules. 'No cookies after nine o’clock. No television after four. Don’t be sassy to the doctors. If you find a strange man in the living room at night, scream for Dad.'" Fiction by Karen Finneyfrock.