Tag Archives | Book


Recommended viewing: gory awesomeness at Grand Illusion Cinema this month!

YES. It's October! And that means lots of lots of horror movies screening around town. I'm particularly excited for Grand Illusion Cinema's gory programming, which kicks off this weekend with some Italian horror and Grindhouse magic.  Gorgeous 35mm and 16mm prints, a small, intimate setting, and some cheap popcorn! IMHO, there's no better way to […]

Continue Reading

Bread & Wine: Fantagraphics reissues a timeless romantic masterpiece about a dystopian prophet and a homeless man

It all started with an act of kindness to a passer-by. A man saw a paperback copy of Norman Podheretz's Making It as part of a used book sale spread out on a blanket on the street, and asked the flith-smeared fellow who placed it there how much he wanted for it. It was just a […]

Continue Reading

Hard Listening: The Greatest Rock Band Ever (of Authors) Tells All

Hard Listening is the biography of a rock supergroup (consisting mostly of best-selling authors) that lasted for twenty years (playing to audiences that consisted mostly of librarians). Hard Listening is an experiment in multimedia literature, with interactive quizzes and video clips in addition to the standard interviews and essays. But really, at its heart, Hard […]

Continue Reading

Best Zines of 2012: Cometbus, Mineshaft, The Prince Zine, and more

The volunteer-run, all-ages Vera Project at the Seattle Center recently hosted two Saturday celebrations of arty, musicy, writerly, printerly, poetry, baked sweet-nums creativity and I hung out at both, deflating my wallet for a huge stack of small press goodies. I do this whenever I can hit a Vera-sponsored craft thang, the most recent being […]

Continue Reading

Recommended Show: Ya Gotta Believe! at Richard Hugo House {11/16}

We wanted to give some love to the Richard Hugo House this week, because it’s amongst our favorite artistic community venues, and we don’t talk about it enough! On Friday, November 16, as part of the 2012-2013 Literary Series, the Hugo House is hosting writers Ryan Boudinot (“Blueprints of the Afterlife”), Emily Kendall Frey (“The […]

Continue Reading

Come see and hear the history of the Carter Family at the Hugo House this Monday {10/8}

On Monday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m., the Richard Hugo House, writer Frank M. Young, and artist David Lasky will be presenting The Carter Family: The Don't Forget This Song Book Launch Party. Young and Lasky are the creators of this delightfully unique illustrated autobiography about the first superstar family of country music (the one […]

Continue Reading

Recommended event {and sweet things!}: Bake It In A Cake Cookbook book release party on Thursday {10/4}

Not to ruin the surprise for any of my loved ones, but this year you're getting a copy of the Bake It In A Cake cookbook for your upcoming birthday or holiday gift… and I'm hoping to get each copy signed by none other than the book's author, Megan Seling, at tomorrow's Bake It In […]

Continue Reading