Category Archives: Arts & Culture

“Out & Transgender”: An Interview With Poet/Educator Finn Menzies

by Finn Menzies

Earlier this week, the Trump administration told the Centers of Disease Control to avoid using a menu of words including, “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.”

As a man of trans experience, I already knew that my country wanted me to stop talking about and writing about being trans. The difference now is the silencing has become Washington-Official. But, I will never stop speaking and writing about my experience. After-all, all writing is about the human experience, and being transgender is just another story in the great river of human stories.  Continue reading “Out & Transgender”: An Interview With Poet/Educator Finn Menzies

Queer, Trans, and POC Artists Highlight “Ice Cream Thursdae”

by DJ Martinez

Today, Central District Ice Cream Company (CDICC), located at 2016 E Union St. will host its last Ice Cream Thursdae event of the year. CDICC is owned by Kryse Martin-McGill, a second generation Pinay, originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, and Darren McGill, Native Californian: Miwok, Wappo, Paiute, Pomo, coming from Santa Rosa, California. Continue reading Queer, Trans, and POC Artists Highlight “Ice Cream Thursdae”

Interview With Tina Schumann on “Two-Countries”

by Paul Nelson 

Two-Countries: US Daughters & Sons of Immigrant Parents is an anthology of flash memoir, personal essays, and poetry edited by Tina Schumann. The daughter of a Salvadoran immigrant has gathered a wide range of contributions from writers either born and/or raised in the U.S. by at least one immigrant parent. Continue reading Interview With Tina Schumann on “Two-Countries”

Life’s Work of Photographer Chronicles Central District’s Rich History in MOHAI Exhibit

by Susan Fried (words and photos)

On November 18 an exhibit of the extraordinary work of Seattle Photographer Al Smith opened at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI). The show called Seattle on the Spot: The photographs of Al Smith features pictures of Seattle’s Central District.  Continue reading Life’s Work of Photographer Chronicles Central District’s Rich History in MOHAI Exhibit

Justice League: Yet Another Superhero Movie

by Gracie Bucklew

[Note: This column contains spoilers for the movie Justice League]

With a whopping $300 million budget and a lengthy comic book history, Justice League comes with high expectations. The team consists of DC Comics heavyweights Wonder Woman, Batman, Flash, Cyborg, Aquaman, and Superman. This movie has many accomplishments and many downfalls. Continue reading Justice League: Yet Another Superhero Movie