Margo Vansynghel has been a writer as long as she can remember. Even before straying from the Belgian seaside (where she was born) to pursue degrees in Art History and Journalism, she worked as a newspaper and magazine journalist and critic, and still does today. When she’s not writing, reading or seeking refuge in museums and galleries, you can find her behind a camera, shouting at heedless car drivers from her bike or documenting conditions in homeless camps.

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At Glass Box, Zack Bent blurs art and life

Bent has been going to the barren woods outside Cle Elum with his three sons, photographing and filming them during moments of orchestrated play. His work is on view at Glass Box through Nov. 10.
Preview

‘The Price of Everything’: A doc about the frenzied art market comes to NWFF

“We live in a world with increasing inequities between the 1% and everyone else. In that way, the art world is emblematic of something larger,” says director Nathaniel Kahn.
News

A new magazine and pop-up space say nope

"This magazine was born out of a desire to live in a world where it feels totally comfortable to say no."
Feature

Historical Preservation: What’s worth saving?

In a city changing under our feet, holding onto the past can be an existential endeavor. But what gets preserved? Historical buildings associated with minorities are less likely to get landmarked—so some are working to set the record straight.
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Grammy-winning composer Mateo Messina cooks up something new

'The Feast,' premiering on Nov. 2 at Benaroya Hall, is like a live-scored, real-time version of Netflix’s 'Chef’s Table.'
Review

Set in Stone: Majestic Northwest landscapes on view in Tacoma 

Like a true romantic, Terry Toedtemeier found nature more real than anyplace else.
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Lakshmi Muirhead and Timea Tihanyi win Neddy Artist Awards

The annual award, the longest-running and among the largest awards for visual arts in Washington state, comes with an unrestricted $25,000 purse for the winner in each category.
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Addicted to the Image: Personal Polaroids on view at BAM

Robert E. Jackson has been collecting personal snapshots for more than 20 years.
Feature

Poetic Justice

Quenton Baker contemplated trading a successful rap career for monkhood. Today, possibly the only thing in between brings him to the Frye Art Museum.
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Seattle Design Festival takes on trust

Beginning this weekend, a series of exhibitions, public art, discussions and events will address various civic issues.
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Lawrence Pitre honors the Central District’s history

Inspired by Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series, Pitre's We Are One series reflects the diversity of the neighborhood over time. The paintings are on view at Gallery 4Culture starting Thursday, Sept. 6.
Profile

Plastic planet: Anthony White elevates trash and trashes luxury

The painter and sculptor is obsessed with American consumerism.