commentary http://kuow.org en Chat Room: Grammys Awarded, Bushes Hacked, Soderbergh Out http://kuow.org/post/chat-room-grammys-awarded-bushes-hacked-soderbergh-out <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than 28 million people tuned in to watch the Grammy Awards —&nbsp;how much do the Grammy's actually have to do with music? Bush family photos are posted online after a hacker breaks into several private email accounts. What kind of a window is it into the former president’s life, and is it a window we should be caught looking through? Also, director Steven&nbsp;</span>Soderbergh<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says he's retiring from filmmaking. What legacy does he leave behind and how does film fit into the storytelling medium today? </span><a href="http://nwfilmforum.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Northwest Film Forum</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">’s </span>Lyall<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Bush, singer and songwriter </span><a href="http://visqueenonline.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Rachel Flotard</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><a href="http://www.threeimaginarygirls.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Three Imaginary Girls</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> co-founder and editor Liz Riley join us to discuss the week's art and culture news.</span></p><p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 8064 at http://kuow.org Chat Room: Grammys Awarded, Bushes Hacked, Soderbergh Out Your Take On The News http://kuow.org/post/your-take-news-6 <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">It’s Friday — time to review the news with&nbsp;</span><a href="http://blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsnorthwest/author/jbalter/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Joni Balter</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://crosscut.com/mossback/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Knute Berger</a>&nbsp;and<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.seattlemet.com/news-and-profiles/publicola" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Erica C. Barnett</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">. City Councilman Tim Burgess jumped into the Seattle mayor's race this week, Congress peered over the fiscal cliff and state officials got ready to implement Washington's new same-sex marriage and legalized marijuana laws. We'll wrap up these and other stories of the week with our panel and hear your take at 206.543.5869 or&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">weekday@kuow.org</a><b style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">.</b></p><p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 4334 at http://kuow.org Your Take On The News http://kuow.org/post/your-take-news-1 <p></p><p>It’s Friday — time to talk over the week’s news with <a href="http://blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsnorthwest/author/jbalter/">Joni Balter</a>, <a href="http://elisanders.net/">Eli Sanders</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://crosscut.com/mossback/">Knute Berger</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.kirotv.com/staff/essex-porter/">Essex Porter</a>. What stories caught your attention this week? What hasn’t been covered? What’s your take on the news? Call us at 206.543.5869 or write to <a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org">weekday@kuow.org<strong>.</strong></a></p><p></p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 1960 at http://kuow.org Your Take On The News LeiLani Nishime: Science Fiction Films That Reflect Human Cultural Struggles http://kuow.org/post/leilani-nishime-science-fiction-films-reflect-human-cultural-struggles <p>Science fiction movies introduce us to alternative worlds, and futures. University of Washington Assistant Communication Professor&nbsp;<a href="http://com.washington.edu/nishime">LeiLani Nishime</a>, also thinks the stories that science fiction films tell reflect how humans struggle with our cultural differences. Nishime talked with KUOW's Jamala Henderson about three films she recommends watching: the 1979 film "Alien," the 1999 film "The Matrix" and the 2009 film "District 9."&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 23:39:38 +0000 Jamala Henderson 1123 at http://kuow.org LeiLani Nishime: Science Fiction Films That Reflect Human Cultural Struggles