Leah Baltus is the editor in chief of City Arts magazine. In previous incarnations of her arts existence, she founded and edited RIVET magazine, co-founded Shunpike and consulted with dozens of organizations that make Seattle interesting as brand and editorial director at Pyramid Communications. As a staunch believer that all ships really do rise, Leah is determined to bring together artists and audiences from disciplines of all kinds. 
 

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Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

An Issue of Identity I am on a constant quest to understand the creative character of this town, to figure out our fundamental ethos, to chase down the cutting edge and hold the zeitgeist in my hands. As if I could ever find it! Nonetheless, my...
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A Movie with Seattle Roots Comes to SIFF

Q&A with The Off Hours’ writer/director Megan Griffiths. Read now in our Seattle edition.
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A Movie with Seattle Roots Comes to SIFF

Q&A with The Off Hours’ Megan Griffiths Photography by Jason Ganwich Megan Griffiths wrote and directed The Off Hours, a feature film shot in Seattle last year and premiered at Sundance in February. Starring indie It girl Amy Seimetz, it tells...
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This Thursday Art Walk Awards returns bigger and better

Join City Arts this Thursday at FRED Wildlife Refuge on Capitol Hill for the year's first quarterly Art Walk Awards—and help choose the winner! The awards party will bring together people from art walks around the city to celebrate six finalists,...
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Style Profile: Throwback Couture

If you spot a guy in Seattle wearing a very polished retro suit, odds are good it was designed by Chris Jones, a local entrepreneur and fashionista with a serious penchant for the styles of ’60s and ’70s rock stars. (Read this story now in our...
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In Store: Under the Radar

Where a salon is also an arts space. (Read this story now in our Seattle edition.)
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Style Profile: Throwback Couture

If you spot a guy in Seattle wearing a very polished retro suit, odds are good it was designed by Chris Jones, a local entrepreneur and fashionista with a serious penchant for the styles of ’60s and ’70s rock stars. (Read this story now in our...
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In Store: Under the Radar

Where a salon is also an arts space. (Read this story now in our Seattle edition.)
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In Store: Under the Radar

Deep in SoDo, surrounded by countertop wholesalers and wine retailers, a small sandwich board on the sidewalk announces the unlikely presence of Radar Hair and Records. Photos by Nate Watters Inside the metal accordion gate lies a big blue room...
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Style Profile: Throwback Couture

Chris Jones’ online suite of custom suits If you spot a guy in Seattle wearing a very polished retro suit, odds are good it was designed by Chris Jones, a local entrepreneur and fashionista with a serious penchant for the styles of ’60s and...
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The world of Steinbeck’s imagination

Trips to the Depression-era Dust Bowl usually feel parched. But not this one. The Rep's current production of Of Mice and Men, directed by Jerry Manning, gives vitality to Steinbeck's well worn classic about ranch hands, violence and the American...
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Religion gets dizzy in Devotion

Sarah Michelson's Devotion, playing this weekend at On the Boards, puts Western religion under extremely bright Klieg lights with a loaded cast of characters: Jesus and Mary, Adam and Eve and even someone called the Spirit of Religion. The...