City Arts copy editor Rachel Shimp’s first byline was in an issue of Betty & Veronica when she was 9. As an adult, she’s been writing about music and culture for 12 years. Shimp looks forward to these summer activities: SIFF, getting her motorcycle license, drinking rose in the park, and starting a nonfiction book project about music and love. 

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Game On

In a new, mixed-media show, Laura Cassidy and Erin Sullivan meditate on collaboration.

SIFF Picks: Carl Spence

The festival director talks about his history with movies and LGBTQ films at SIFF.

SIFF Picks: Dan Doody

The ShortsFest programmer talks about screening and selecting films and suggests two films with a literary bent.

Meet a SIFF Programmer: Brad Wilke

The man behind SIFF's Catalyst program, showcasing new voices in indie cinema. " I want to give a podium to the perspective of somebody who’s not at the center of Hollywood. That’s the point of indie film."

Meet a SIFF Programmer: Maryna Ajaja

"More than anything I want to learn, and see culture through the eyes of people that live in that culture."

Meet a SIFF Programmer: Clinton McClung

Hear his SIFF picks and get an insider look at the one of the coolest jobs in film.

Between Friends

A rocking reunion for pop starlets the Catch, who play their first show in nine years tomorrow night.

Glow For It

Dance music for daytime, Odesza’s upbeat EDM positively glows with sunlight.
Around Town

A Little Something for Winter

Sharon Alexander cultivates a inclusive, dream-like feeling at her multimedia events, like the one that took place at Open Books last weekend.

Decibel 10: It’s a Wrap

Decibel's 10th anniversary brought a changing of the guard. A scene vet takes a look back on the weekend.

Decibel Fest: Day One

Ikonika, Kode9, Ben Klock, Peter Hook and The Light and more got the party started on the fest's first night.

Bumbershoot: Reveling in Revivalism

From the Breeders to Bob Mould, the Zombies to Superchunk, Revival Acts rules this year's Bumbershoot.