Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Culture Dose: Pickathon 2014 Recap

An Oregon music fest enchants again, introducing us to some new favorite artists (several perform this weekend at Bumbershoot, too!) Photo by Corinne Whiting After year two of attending the Pickathon music festival in Happy Valley, Oregon, I know this much to be true: (more…)
Seattle Street Food Festival

Next weekend, August 8-10, Cal Anderson Park in Capitol Hill will host over 50,000 people during the three-day food festival. The event offers free admission, is family-friendly, and will be a vibrant culinary experience with food trucks, pop-ups, beer gardens, and an urban craft fair. Every vendor (more…)
Black Beauty Breed
Fantastic Films: Black Beauty Breed

Don’t Miss This Enlightening Documentary Screening on Thursday August 7th If Hollywood were any indication of what to expect in real life, we would believe boosting cars like Vin Diesel was cake, and having our vehicles morph into our best friend Optimus Prime at dusk was an average Tuesday night. If we know these cinematic dreams aren’t reality,  why is it that when we see an angry rottweiler attack the mailman on a sitcom, we laugh knowingly, and assume the bully breed got its name for a reason. Director/Producer Angie Ruiz created the documentary Black Beauty Breed to (more…)
Capitol Hill Block Party Sees Spoon Slay

Spirits were high in Capitol Hill this weekend, as was the ratio of space bar music to instrumental bands. (more…)
Jay Z Beyonce
Music Madness: Jay Z & Beyonce On The Run

Join the Beygency On the Run at Safeco Field Who: If you’re not already part of the Beyhive, you will be buzzing after America’s favored powerhouse couple takes over Safeco Field this week. Millennials grew up alongside Beyonce Knowles in her Destiny’s Child saga, and worshiped Jay-Z because it really was a Hard Knock Life for us. We adored Jay Z when he erupted the Tacoma Dome with Kanye in 2011, and fans from around the Northwest are expected to flood Seattle to see Queen Bey and Mr. Carter  (more…)
Ratner’s “Hercules” Doesn’t Know Art from A**hole

Hercules is the equivalent of hiring a day laborer only to discover them dozing under the cabana 20 minutes later. You weren’t really ever expecting that much, just a tidy little one-and-done job, so you can’t help but flabbergast at the flagrant display of utter laziness. It’s truly an epic tableau of “who gives a fuck?” It’s so imposingly boring, you’d think you walked into a documentary about dust mites. It’s so recklessly rattlebrained that you think the screenplay is the product of ‘Myths by Charlie Kelly’. It’s the Kitten Mittens of sword and sandals movies. Every character and plot line is so mismanaged you’d think Halliburton were producing it. (more…)
Music Madness: Asher Roth & Retrohash

Remember that rap song that boasted about loving college, partying and having random girls completely naked?  (more…)
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