Rachel Gallaher fell into interiors writing when she applied for an internship at a local shelter magazine three years ago. Now she reports on Pacific Northwest design for recently launched GRAY magazine and covers performing arts for City Arts. Worst design trend in history? Shag carpet in the bathroom—gross!

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Theater

Have Yourself a Merry Little Death Wish with ‘Reckless’ at Theater Schmeater

Think twice before complaining about the holidays this year. There may be bad food, long lines and cranky in-laws, but chances are someone hasn’t taken out a hit on your life, like in Reckless. In Theater Schmeater’s production of this aptly...
Theater

A chaotic mélange of gender, celebrity and fallen idols in “c. 1993”

In Bret Fetzer’s c. 1993 (you never step into the same river twice), the men are a mess and the women are an absolute wreck. The two-act, nonlinear play unfolds in a series of vignettes with no central plot, using icons like Courtney Love, Kurt...
Dance

Merce Cunningham, Leaving the ‘Legacy’

In the world of contemporary dance, Merce Cunningham looms large, and tonight is Seattle’s last chance to see his company perform. As both a dancer and choreographer Cunningham was at the forefront of the avant-garde movement, consistently pushing...
News

Culinary Starts: Cookbook Heaven Opens in Fremont

In Seattle, where literary minds and culinary hearts meet, the cookbook has become a work of art in and of itself. When Book Larder, the city’s first bookstore dedicated solely to culinary literature, opened in Fremont last month, that art finally...
News

And the Gregory Goes To…

Last month, the third annual Gregory Awards filled ACT Theatre with tears of joy and a boisterous (and fashionable) audience as Western Washington’s theatre community honored its best. Also in attendance was a nagging sense of déjà vu. ACT Theatre...
Theater

The Metaphor’s in the Mirror

From L to R Michael Patten, Anastasia Higham, Peter A. Jacobs, Gretchen Krich, Michael Patten and Elizabeth Raetz. If the idea of a group of actors, onstage, acting about acting sounds meta, well, it is; but that doesn’t stop the cast of Annie...
Dance

City Arts Fest: So You Think It’s Dance?

Douglas Ridings. The great Seattle dance debate continued on Saturday afternoon with the debut of Velocity Dance Center’s Speakeasy Series: an artist-curated series of panel discussions, performances and lectures. The inaugural event, ‘So You...
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A Wider Scope for the Monkey Trials

Nick Garrison and Emily Chisholm in 'Inherit the Wind.' In a “post-religious” America, the galvanizing question of how to teach the origin of the human species is still making headlines. Although the Scopes Monkey Trial happened over 80 years...
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Whose Reality Is it Anyway?

Marianna de Fazio as Patty, and Kelsey Yuhara as her best friend Jen. The Strange Misadventures of Patty, Patty’s Dad, Patty’s Friend Jen and a Bunch of Other People. now playing at Annex Theatre, tackles big themes about family and reality, but...
Feature

Live Theatre Returns to Fremont

A new theater opens in Fremont. Read now in our Seattle edition.
News

Live Theatre Returns to Fremont

Five years after The Empty Space shut its doors in the Center of the Universe, Fremont is welcoming a new live performance venue to the neighborhood. West of Lenin—named after its proximity to Fremont’s iconic statue—opened on June 20 with a...
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Unexpected Influences in Sonia Dawkins’ ‘Vignettes’

Demetrius Tabron and Amber Weiss. Sonia Dawkins has a strong background in classical ballet, yet her choreography is anything but traditional. Drawing on elements of theatre, hip hop, and contemporary dance, the snippets of work presented last week...