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

Feature

Hidden Gem

The Ruby Room lies at the center of Seattle hip-hop supremacy.
Q&A

Seeing the Unseen

Che Sehyun applies ancient wisdom to modern life.
Premiere

“No Llores” by Tres Leches

"This song is about respecting and appreciating life as well as death and not fearing what happens next."
Q&A

Nancy Guppy Is Not an Artist

Nancy Guppy takes a further step into real-girl legitimacy with the opening of her first show of visual art.
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Real Don Music, “Duck Kid Duck”

"I was left with the odd task of making a fun video about children and violence."
Feature

The Soul Mother of Tacoma Is Now Open

In its size, scope and execution, Alma Mater is unprecedented in the Pacific Northwest—and perhaps the entire West Coast.
Profile

Terror/Cactus: Cinematic Electro-cumbia

“Cumbia is appealing to me because it’s a unifying thing between countries,” says Martín Selasco, the main mind behind Terror/Cactus.
Profile

The Sons of Rainier: Vagabond Cowboy Folk

After the beard-sculpting, trend-riding folk-pop storm blew over, these are the true believers who remain.
Q&A

Guayaba: Experimental, Shape-shifting Hip-hop

Watching her perform is watching a woman disappear into an idea, an image, a sound.
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Late Nights Early Mornings, “What to Do”

West Coast house augmented by smooth, soulful vocals