Category Archives: Arts & Culture

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

South End Showcase Offers Glimpse Into the Future of Seattle Hip-Hop

by Chloe Collyer (words and photos)

The clock just hit 7:00pm at Othello’s Café Red. Besides me and a guy in a sweatshirt sitting on a corner couch and epitomizing Seattle laidbackness, the place is completely empty.

The small coffee shop across from the Othello light rail station hosts weekly open mics, a board game night, and hip-hop shows. The latter’s on the docket for this particular Friday night- an album release party for South End rapper Esai -and sweatshirt and I are clearly the first to arrive. Continue reading South End Showcase Offers Glimpse Into the Future of Seattle Hip-Hop

Theatre’s “Dear White People” Probes Meaning of Resistance Through Artists of Color

by Reagan Jackson

(This article was originally published by The Seattle Globalist and has been reprinted with permission)

Performance artist Boom Boom L’Roux’s “Dear White People” is back for a fourth run at Theatre Off Jackson — this time, with a theme of Resistance.

Not to be confused with the movie or the Netflix series of the same name, this “Dear White People” is an ensemble revue that includes poetry, stand up comedy, burlesque, dance and music performed by a star-studded collective of artists of color. Though the Seattle show does not share content with the movie, it did evolve from the same moment in time in Twitter, where black folks began writing pithy open letters about whiteness. Continue reading Theatre’s “Dear White People” Probes Meaning of Resistance Through Artists of Color