New Moon Movie Night: ‘Benedetta’ Is Lesbian Christian Chaos

by Saira B Welcome to our moon-synced movie review show, hosted by Saira Barbaric and NEVE. This duo of South Seattle creatives makes multidisciplinary work together and individually. For this show, they’re ecstatic to join their love of astrology, ritual, and pop culture. Stream this month’s podcast at the New Moon Movie Review official podcast website. … Continue reading New Moon Movie Night: ‘Benedetta’ Is Lesbian Christian Chaos

New Moon Movie Night: Dolemite Is My Inspiration

by Saira B If we haven’t met, I’m Saira B. I’m a performance artist, filmmaker, and a huge nerd for movies, magic, and social history. I’m one-half of the podcast New Moon Movie Night with Neve, who you may know from this recent story in the South Seattle Emerald. In each episode, we discuss astrology … Continue reading New Moon Movie Night: Dolemite Is My Inspiration

New Moon Movie Night: ‘Fresh’ Dances Its Way Through Body Horror

by NEVE Just in time for Halloween, we have a scary pick for you, and this one is definitely for mature audiences only. I watched Fresh (2022) for the first time alone while drawing. I remember being most drawn in by the music and dance montages, which lend Mimi Cave’s film a smart and out-of-time … Continue reading New Moon Movie Night: ‘Fresh’ Dances Its Way Through Body Horror

New Moon Movie Night: ‘The Woman King’ Is the Epic I’ve Always Wanted

by Saira B. Welcome to our moon-synced movie review show, hosted by Saira Barbaric and NEVE. This duo of South Seattle creatives make multidisciplinary work together and individually. For this show, they’re ecstatic to join their love of astrology, ritual, and pop culture. Stream this month’s podcast at the New Moon Movie Review official podcast … Continue reading New Moon Movie Night: ‘The Woman King’ Is the Epic I’ve Always Wanted

New Moon Movie Night: ‘Don’t Look Up’ Makes Me Want to Look Up All the Time

by NEVE I knew I wanted to see Don’t Look Up (written and created by Adam McKay and David Sirota, directed by Adam McKay) because it features a Timothée Chalamet appearance. I am an unabashed Timmy fan; I make no apologies. As soon as I began watching it, too, I remembered my crushes of yesteryear: … Continue reading New Moon Movie Night: ‘Don’t Look Up’ Makes Me Want to Look Up All the Time

New Moon Movie Night: On Being an Obvious Child (Who Is Not Ready to Have a Child)

by NEVE The short and sweet Obvious Child, directed by Gillian Robespierre and starring Jenny Slate, was released in 2014. Still, it gets its name from the 1990’s Paul Simon and Olodum (Black Brazilian drumming and performance collective/political movement, whose name means “God of Gods”) song “The Obvious Child.” “The Obvious Child” was Paul Simon’s … Continue reading New Moon Movie Night: On Being an Obvious Child (Who Is Not Ready to Have a Child)

A September Roundup of Arts Events in the South End

by Amanda Ong September is here, and with it comes a fantastic range of Seattle arts events. In addition to shows, exhibits, and performances, there are also open houses, literary talent, parties, theater, and music events both indoors and out.  The Emerald brought together some of these amazing events so that this September can be … Continue reading A September Roundup of Arts Events in the South End

THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Women Of Wakanda, Civic Saturday, Lunar New Year Festivities, and more!

by Emerald Staff Friday, Feb. 1st: Franklin’s Lunar New Year Celebration “Franklin’s Asian Student Association will be hosting a Lunar New Year Celebration in the Franklin Commons. Come enjoy delicious FOOD and exciting PERFORMANCES from all around Asia! There will also be a fantastic FASHION SHOW! All Franklin family and friends are welcome! Prices: $6 … Continue reading THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Women Of Wakanda, Civic Saturday, Lunar New Year Festivities, and more!

THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Laugh Rehab, Lunar New Year at Wing Luke, CD Community Conversation, and More!

by Emerald Staff Wed., Jan. 22: Indigenous Reparation and Recognition in Seattle “Seattle is one of the wealthiest and fastest-growing cities in the nation, but that growth has come often at the expense of the Indigenous people who first lived here. In a forthcoming piece in Bitterroot and the South Seattle Emerald, writer Marcus Harrison … Continue reading THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Laugh Rehab, Lunar New Year at Wing Luke, CD Community Conversation, and More!