Category Archives: CULTURE

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Ralph Steadman: Evocative Frenzy

I am unceasingly inspired by the artistic wizardry of Ralph Steadman, particularly his knack for evocative frenzy. Though clearly an expert draughtsman, he’s made a career out of twisting conventional imagery with a demented cartoon sensibility. What appears at first … Continue reading

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Seattle Rep’s DRY POWDER: Beyond the Theater

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents DRY POWDER by Sarah Burgess from March 17 – April 15, 2017. Set in the top echelons of today’s morally-compromised financial sector, this dark comedy explores the uneasy relationship between being good and doing well. Librarians at Seattle Public Library … Continue reading

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Handling the Material: Art Techniques, Guides and Processes

In the blink of an eye rubber hits a road, a hand hits the mat, grabs hold of brush or pen as the wrist turns into a twist. Arms do the heavy lifting, the torso pivots. If this were the … Continue reading

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Immigration and the Refugee Experience Presented in Comics for Kids and Young Adults

Comics can be an effective gateway toward empathy and understanding. Both fiction and non-fiction comics can help the reader visualize and develop context for a wide variety of human experience. Here are a few comics which may help younger readers … Continue reading

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Lisa Kron’s Well at Seattle Repertory Theatre

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents Well by Lisa Kron from February 10 to March 5, 2017.  How does an adult child care for a chronically ill parent? Lisa Kron’s Well explores her complicated and loving relationship with her mother, as well … Continue reading

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Seattle Rep’s WOODY SEZ: Beyond the Theatre

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents WOODY SEZ by David M. Lutken from January 6 to 29, 2017. Librarians at The Seattle Public Library created this list of books, CDs and DVDs to enhance your experience of the show: Seattle Rep’s WOODY … Continue reading

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Morrissey and Marr

If you are a fan of The Smiths, the Manchester, England band together from 1982-1987, known for the indie hits such as “How Soon is Now?” and “This Charming Man,” then you took notice when Morrissey’s Autobiography came out in … Continue reading

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