Performing Arts
3:37 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle's 'Little Engine,' Turns 25

Book-It Repertory Theatre Co-Artistic Directors Jane Jones and Myra Platt
Credit Courtesy Book-It Repertory Theatre

Seattle’s Book-It Repertory Theatre is like the "Little Engine That Could."

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The Record
2:47 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Dr. Atul Gawande On What Matters In End-Of-Life Care

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Ross Reynolds has a wide-ranging discussion of end-of-life issues with Atul Gawande, author of “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End."  

Gawande discusses  several issues such as how medical science views death as a failure, and does not always examine how medical treatments affect people at the end; innovations in assisted living and hospice to not only improve the quality of life, but also allow people to live longer; and how health care professionals are trying to become better at end of life care.

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Good Reads
2:43 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Nancy Pearl Fights Rainy Day Blues With A Satire

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Marcie Sillman talks with revered librarian Nancy Pearl who recommends "The Diamond Lane," by Karen Karbo. It is a Hollywood satire that should cheer up the gray, rainy weather. 

Campaign Scandal
2:24 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Everything You Know About Gary Hart Is Wrong

Colorado Demoncratic Senator Gary Hart at the 1984 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco, California.
Credit Wikipedia Photo/Nancy Wong

Ross Reynolds interviews Matt Bai, national political correspondent for Yahoo News, about his book on the Gary Hart debacle.

If you know who Hart is, you probably remember his flame-out campaign for president. In 1987 the Democratic Senator from Colorado was running against George H.W. Bush was ahead by double digits. But when the Miami Herald ran a story about a supposed affair Hart was having with model Donna Rice, his campaign fell apart within a week. 

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Graphic Artist
1:30 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Cey Adams: From Graffiti To Corporate Clients

Credit Courtesy of Cey Adams

Ross Reynolds speaks with graphic artist Cey Adams about how Adams' career has paralleled the rise of hip hop and rap culture over the past 30 years. 

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Author Interview
2:51 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Bob Odenkirk Writes 'A Load Of Hooey'

Credit Bob Odenkirk's collection of essays, "A Load of Hooey"

Ross Reynolds talks with actor and writer Bob Odenkirk, who you may know from Breaking Bad,  about his new collection of essays, "A Load Of Hooey."

3:45 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

New Documentary Profiles Human Rights Watch Team

Poster for the documentary, "E-TEAM" (Big Mouth Productions / Red Light Films/Facebook

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 11:07 am

1023_E-TEAMWhen wars take place around the world, Human Rights Watch is keeping an eye on them.

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10:44 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Hip-Hop Meets Contemporary Dance In 'Opposing Forces'

Some of the crew of Opposing Forces, a performance this weekend at On the Boards.
Credit Courtesy On the Boards

Amy O’Neal is a formally trained white dancer who feels more at home with hip-hop culture and movement than with she does with Western European contemporary art.

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Seattle History
9:40 am
Thu October 23, 2014

The Sordid History Of Seattle Chain Gangs

Seattle's city hall was a mishmash of additions, including a basement where some prisoners were sent and brutally treated, fed a minimal diet of bread and water.

Little surprises Knute Berger, writer and local historian, when it comes to Seattle history.

So when he discovered that Seattle had used chain gangs – ball and chain style – into the 1900s, he thought, “Chain gangs? That’s a Southern thing.”

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10:33 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Seattle Filmmaker Lynn Shelton Soars With 'Laggies'

Filmmaker Lynn Shelton
Photo Megan Griffiths (Courtesy Lynn Shelton)

Lynn Shelton is best known for her small, intimate movies made on location in her hometown of Seattle.

These indie films are part of a genre known as mumblecore; movies made on small budgets with small crews. Shelton has writing credits on her first five features, but much of the dialogue is improvised.

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Good Reads
2:11 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Nancy Pearl's Thrilling Seasonal Selection

What better place to curl up with a spooky fall read than the University of Washington's Suzzallo Library?
Flickr Photo/B Gallatin (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman gets a thrilling recommendation from book maven Nancy Pearl, just in time for Halloween. This week, Pearl suggests picking up "The Distance," by Helen Giltrow.

2:30 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Pastor Frank Schaefer On Officiating Son's Gay Marriage In Methodist Church

United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer speaks during a news conference Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia.
Credit AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Ross Reynolds talks with Frank Schaefer, author of "Defrocked: How A Father's Act of Love Shook the United Methodist Church," about his decision to officiate his son's same-sex marriage and the ensuing case over his dismissal from position as pastor in the Methodist church.

11:44 am
Mon October 20, 2014

SAM's Fresh Look At Pop Art

Roy Lichtenstein's Study For Vicki, 1964.
Credit Seattle Art Museum

When you walk into Seattle Art Museum’s Pop Art exhibition, Pop Departures, artist Roy Lichtenstein’s red, yellow and blue paintings seem to explode off the walls.

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Music News
10:06 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Sleater-Kinney Reunites, Announces New Album

Janet Weiss (left), Carrie Brownstein (center) and Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney. The trio's first album since 2005 will be out on Jan. 20.
Brigitte Sire Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 8:19 am

Sleater-Kinney is back together, has a new album coming out Jan. 20 via Sub Pop records, and will go on tour early next year. The album is called No Cities to Love, and you can listen to the first single, "Bury Our Friends," right here.

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American History
5:13 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr's 'Martyrdom Has Marred His Message'

Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his seminal "I Have a Dream" speech.
Credit Public Domain

Americans honor the memory of Reverend Martin Luther King with street, school and place names, a national holiday, and a national monument.

Tavis Smiley appreciates that, but he also knows that many, if not most, Americans can’t quote more than King’s most famous line from his “I Have a Dream” speech. 

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