commentary

Arts & Entertainment
10:00 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Chat Room: Grammys Awarded, Bushes Hacked, Soderbergh Out

Portland musician Esperanza Spalding accepts the jazz vocal album for "Radio Music Society" at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Credit Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP

More than 28 million people tuned in to watch the Grammy Awards — 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 Soderbergh says he's retiring from filmmaking. What legacy does he leave behind and how does film fit into the storytelling medium today? Northwest Film Forum’s Lyall Bush, singer and songwriter Rachel Flotard and Three Imaginary Girls co-founder and editor Liz Riley join us to discuss the week's art and culture news.

Read more
News & Analysis
10:00 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Your Take On The News

It’s Friday — time to review the news with Joni BalterKnute Berger and Erica C. Barnett. 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 weekday@kuow.org.

News & Analysis
10:00 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Your Take On The News

Your Take On News featuring Knute Berger, Joni Balter and Eli Sanders at Weekday Live in 2011.
KUOW Photo/Jason Pagano

It’s Friday — time to talk over the week’s news with Joni Balter, Eli SandersKnute Berger and Essex Porter. 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 weekday@kuow.org.

Film Recommendation
4:39 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

LeiLani Nishime: Science Fiction Films That Reflect Human Cultural Struggles

'District 9' Film Poster
Wikipedia

Science fiction movies introduce us to alternative worlds, and futures. University of Washington Assistant Communication Professor LeiLani Nishime, 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." 

Read more