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Bumbershoot 2008: Day 1

Show Date: August 30, 2008

Bumbershoot is a musical extravaganza, spanning the three-day Labor Day weekend with more bands, arts, and elephant ears than anyone can possibly capture. We had a posse of imaginary writers (ChrisB, Chris Estey, imaginary elle, imaginary dana, and Cory), and photographers (Chona, Kyle, Nathan, and Andrew) all over Seattle Center, trying to capture the frenzy […]

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Bumbershoot 2008: Beck

Show Date: August 31, 2008

When I ask myself why I had such an incredible time at the Beck show, there is only one answer that truly explains it: because it’s Beck. To many people this line of reasoning is not justifiable at all, but to many others (plenty of whom were at the show as well) it makes perfect […]

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"Angstspiration": YA Fiction the New Punk Rock

Young adult fiction is the new punk rock it seems, as the realism-based and sometimes magic realism-sweetened stories of Francesca Lia Block, Ellen Hopkins, and Ned Vizzini have been getting both teenagers and adults excited by the possibilities of the (is it really called a?) genre. The noon readings and Q&A from these authors at […]

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Sex in Seattle

45 minutes was not enough time for Sex in Seattle but even if they were allowed more time, I'm not sure I would have enjoyed it any more. Sex in Seattle is the long-running, locally produced theater series that follows the (sex) lives of four women in a big city. Stop me if you've heard this […]

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It's 1 pm, do you know where your parents are?

…Probably dancing to this band:   All snark aside, I really enjoyed Lushy and have for some time now. The popular and local lounge pop band played a fun set on Sunday afternoon and they definitely got the (older and white) crowd to dance just after noon. Multi-instumentalist Andrew Sodt said at the beginning of […]

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Is Beck Bullshit?

I don't want to write too much on this to take anything away from my friend Imaginary Kiku's forthcoming review of Beck's performance last night at Bumbershoot (and I know we're in disagreement already). I do, however, want to put this out there and ask the question that was running through my mind for most […]

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