As one of the most significant and ornate clothing periods of all the ages, Medieval garb perpetually enchants us with its magical influences and dramatic aesthetic. Its relevance marked by the creation of clothing buttons, houppelandes (the precursor to men’s trousers), and the tailor profession (more…)
A Wizard of Oz prequel, just what we always wanted
It’s now painfully clear when Disney executives get bored they pitch prequels, reboots and rehashes (because original ideas, who needs em?) Oz the Great and Powerful is the latest in a string of these lazy ideas. What gave many in the internet film nerdery hope was the attachment of Evil Dead Director Sam Raimi. THE MAN MADE The Evil Dead. Surely he can save us from another CGI-laden, Johnny Depp dancing monstrosity! Right? (more…)
Rock out with Matt & Kim and get carried away with Passion Pit at the Paramount.
Can you think of a better opener for Michael Angelakos’ life project Passion Pit than the ever adorable rock duo Matt & Kim?! Big thank you to whoever arranged the perfect match! Their timelines for how they developed from fun loving people playing with instruments to master musicians are (more…)
A candid look at the world of erotic fiction with one of Seattle’s hottest new writers.
Published in August 2012, Sex and Death in the American Novel turned a lot of heads due to its frank depiction of adult relationships. But author Sarah Martinez, a Montana transplant who earned an International Business degree from Seattle University in 1999 and has remained in the Northwest ever since, argues that erotic fiction is about so much more than (more…)
Follow the sound of Banjos in Bellevue for a toe-tapping good time.
A bluegrass bonanza takes over Bellevue for the fourth year at the Wintergrass Music Festival, a showcase of 29 bands and more than 150 musicians. This upcoming weekend’s gathering (more…)
Hey kids, you like Oscars?
Sometimes it takes an out-of-touch group of (mostly) old white men to remind us that there is better art in the world. Other times it doesn’t…but most of the time it helps to have a group of old white men. But still each year we gather around our television to watch the same cavalcade of stars strut down (more…)
Malian rhythms and surf-rock meet Appalachian folk sounds at the Tractor this Saturday
Toubab Krewe hails from Asheville, North Carolina, yet the group has traveled far (Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali) to truly find its sound. The quintet counts African greats like Ali Farka Toure, Orchestra Baobab and Salif Keita among its many influences. The musicians admit they cannot easily be fit under one genre; the group’s been described (more…)