The Fourth Graders Present an Unnamed Love Suicide is a title that speaks volumes, to say the least. On the surface, it depicts a play that is funny, potentially heartwarming, and a bit edgy. The play, performed by Ghost Light Theatricals, seemed like it tried to do just that. Unfortunately, despite the awesome venue, free drinks, friendly house managers, and an ensemble that was on the whole talented, the piece ultimately failed to land. Continue reading Review: The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love Suicide→
This article was originally published on Southend Seattle and is reprinted with permission.
By Kate Clark
The story behind Redwing Cafe’s name brings to mind the “Cheers” theme song, “Where everybody knows your name.” Anthony Campbell, co-owner of Rainier Beach’s new coffee spot, said the name comes from the town, Redwing, Minnesota, where his grandparents lived. “It was always a warm and welcoming place to go, where someone was always happy to see you. That is kind of the feeling I wanted for this place,” Anthony said. Continue reading Rainier Beach Hungry for Redwing Cafe→
Their roar against racism was deafening. They railed against the condemning of black lives to draconian prison system. They denounced gentrification as infrastructural warfare waged against those of color. Their analysis of race relations in “America’s most progressive city” was as sobering as it was unsettling to their audience – They were a collection of all white people. Continue reading Free to Dissent: White Anti-Racist Group Upends County at Community Meeting→
If you spend much time on Rainier Avenue between Brandon St and Mead, you’ve probably seen my friend Joe. He’s out on the sidewalk, most every day, carefully sweeping up leaves and acorns dropped by the huge oaks on our stretch of Rainier Ave. It warms my heart each time I see him out there with his busted-up old broom, keeping the sidewalks clear for all the walkers, showing such respect for this little neighborhood and its inhabitants; like he’s caring for the streets, the trees and the pedestrians all at once – in one big, plastic-bristled swoop. Continue reading Hillman City Rhapsody: Homelessness, Hope and Gentrification→
Yup. Now’s a good time to reframe your identity: ALUMNI. No doubt Rick Warren gave you lots of good ideas on how to get past this transition in your lives, but I thought you might want to hear from someone who’s actually gone through something similar: a spiritual divorce, if you will. Continue reading Sunday Stew: Dear Mars Hill Alumni→
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