David Drozen, Comedy Archivist

David Drozen wears a gold chain and speaks with the gruff directness of a showbiz veteran. He’s the CEO of Uproar Entertainment and he’s been producing comedy albums since the late 1960s, for old-schoolers like Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx as well as…

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Slammaster Daemond Arrindell

Daemond Arrindell has been the Slammaster at the Seattle Poetry Slam for eight years. During his tenure there he has brought in featured poets from around the world, coached the Seattle Slam team at the National Poetry Slam eight times and become the…

Big Man on Stage

A revitalized Mike Daisey returns to Seattle with two new shows.
Last year, monologist Mike Daisey’s The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs erupted in a truth-versus-fiction scandal. Now the onetime Seattleite brings American Utopias and F***ing…

‘Black Watch’ Director John Tiffany

John Tiffany doesn’t really do traditional storytelling. The British theatre director began his rise to international prominence when Black Watch, which he created with writer Gregory Burke, burned a path from the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival to…

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Sam Melancon of Debacle Records

Debacle Records teems with ferocious diversity. It’s the only label in Seattle where you’ll find psychedelic finger-style guitar rubbing shoulders with ornate sound art, propulsive EDM and obscure regional gems.
Sam Melancon, who grew up on the…

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Ellen Dicola’s Arborealis at Gallery4Culture

The mountains pulled Ellen Dicola to Seattle. The video/fiber artist and writer fell in love with the rough coast of the Pacific Northwest on a cross-country trip and moved to Seattle in 2005 after completing an MFA in San Francisco. Since then…

Q&A with MC Type: It Takes a Village

The MC Type believes that rapper-packed, hometown-repping collaborations are destroying hip-hop. He made his own to prove it.
“This’ll unify the scene, this’ll put us on the map. It’s the town, let me show you were it’s at.” And with that…

Women’s Work with ArtXchange’s Lauren Davis

Last fall, SAM’s “Women Take Over” ad campaign plastered billboards and buses across the city. Local galleries trotted out work by women artists in various spin-off shows. The Elles exhibit closed in January, emptying SAM of its feminist…

Otherhalf: Ryan Lewis

His name takes up half the marquee, but Ryan Lewis rarely gets a word in, what with that Macklemore guy’s never-ending rap-rap-rappin’. The 24-year-old Lewis is equally responsible for the duo’s rise over the last few years: His beat-driven…

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‘A Piece of Work’ is an Algorithmic Hamlet

Annie Dorsen and a team of programmers and designers may be credited as the artists behind A Piece of Work, but the production has one main creative director—and it’s a computer program. A Piece of Work (formerly False Peach), premiering this…

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