The Price of Admission

Sure, you can get good seats to sold-out events at the last minute from scalpers. But you might be paying those kinds of crazy prices without knowing who you’re dealing with.
There are hot tickets and then there are tickets you’d, like, kill for….

The Curator’s Eye: Above and Beyond

Tod Gangler, PhotographerSelected by Deborah Paine, curator, Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs

Beauty in contemporary artwork is often held at bay, something considered “old fashioned” or not edgy or plaintive enough to compel modern…

The Naked and the Dread

His fourth novel, the most autobiographical yet, is now out in the world and David Guterson is wary of being too closely tagged for any resemblance to his fiction.
Photography by Charles Peterson
Sipping coffee in a favorite Bainbridge café, David…

Anarchy on Two Wheels

Get on your bike and join up with hundreds of merry pranksters. Take over the town. Never mind where you’re going. It’s summer in Seattle and the fun just doesn’t get much larger than this.
Photography by Thomas Hyde
The great body of riders…

Instructions Not Included

Q & A with Barbara Earl Thomas
“Let me show you something funny,” Barbara Earl Thomas says, laughing softly as she walks across her Columbia City studio to retrieve a piece of paper taped to the wall. “Now, this has nothing to do with…

Extreme Tree Trimming

The historic 2006 Hanukkah Storm felled a Laurelhurst Atlas cedar so big it took three people holding hands to ring its trunk. The wind snapped off huge branches, leaving the lopsided survivors looming menacingly over the neighbor’s place.


Lately, the Phinney-Greenwood area is coming into its own. “This has become a real neighborhood since I moved here in 1970,” says gallery owner Francine Seders, a pioneer here. “With the zoo, the Phinney Neighborhood Center,…

Sleeping Around: Ultra Lounge

Our intrepid reporter settles into the Fireside Room on First Hill to talk movies with a visiting father-and-son act.
A 1908 monument to Seattle’s gold rush prosperity, the palm-tree-fringed Sorrento Hotel still looks deluxe and de-lovely despite…

Letters from Our Readers

Seattle Beats Tacoma?
Just got done reading the David Shields article (“I Could Go On Like This Forever,” July) and skimming through the rest of the City Arts Seattle. I really like it! I don’t know if it has to do with my familiarity with…