Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: Aloha!

Introductions are always so much easier than farewells, so let’s start with the good news.

City Arts is thrilled to welcome Hannah Levin to its stable of writers. Levin is  an institution in Seattle’s cultural scene, having served as a long-time music columnist and a KEXP DJ. She will be  helping City Arts readers navigate the often surprising, sometimes daunting, always churning world of Seattle music with her column, Lost in the Supermarket. Read her first installment here.

Now for the hard part. It is with great sadness but also with pride that I bid farewell to two members of the City Arts staff who, after extraordinary contributions to this publication, are moving on to follow their respective muses. 

Tim Appelo, who has served on the editorial staff of City Arts in one capacity or another for the better part of three years, will be moving to Los Angeles after filing the last of his stories for this issue. There he will write for the Hollywood Reporter, which will benefit from his vast knowledge of, well, everything. See what we will be missing by reading “From Paris with Love,” on page 20.

And, finally, I would like to say farewell to creative director André Mora, who, in the last year, has helped me transform this magazine into a truly beautiful and vibrant part of this city’s artistic community. Chances are that his work will appear in this magazine again, not as the graphic design we cherish, but as the art we cover.

Enjoy the issue.

Mark Baumgarten
Executive Editor