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August 25, 2014 at 6:00 AM

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 5: Best of Grandpa

Welcome to Day 5 of our celebration of “The Simpsons,” Matt Groening’s famous family. Our party celebrates the FXX channel’s marathon broadcast (going on now!) of all 552 episodes of the animated comedy. Today we honor Abe Simpson, the turnip-headed elder of the family, who drifts in and out of real time in hilarious…

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August 24, 2014 at 6:00 AM

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 4: Hail, Marge

Welcome to our celebration of “The Simpsons,” Matt Groening’s famous family. Our party celebrates the FXX channel’s broadcast (going on now!) of all 552 episodes of the animated comedy so far. Since moms are awesome, today’s post celebrates Marge Simpson, the blue-haired matriarch of the Springfield clan. Did you know Marge is real? As in,…

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August 23, 2014 at 6:00 AM

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 3: Couch gags

Welcome to our celebration of “The Simpsons,” Matt Groening’s famous family. Our party celebrates the FXX channel’s broadcast (going on now!) of all 552 episodes of the animated comedy so far. You can’t talk about “The Simpsons” without talking about the couch gags. By that we mean the scenes at the end of each opening…

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August 22, 2014 at 12:01 PM

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 2: Birth of Bart

Welcome to Day 2 of our celebration of “The Simpsons,” Matt Groening’s famous family. Our party in turn celebrates the FXX channel’s marathon broadcast (going on now!) of all 552 episodes of the animated comedy. Any “Simpsons” newbies out there? You may think Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie just sprung up, all shiny…

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August 21, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Join us for The 12 Days of Simpsons

Why are you reading this? The 12-day, 552-episode FXX marathon of “The Simpsons” is going on! (Full schedule here.) If you weren’t lucky enough to arrange vacation (D’oh!) around this Vital Television Event, we hope you have your DVR set. In honor of this VTE — which truly does include every episode, from No. 1,…

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August 21, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Cornish announces 2014 Neddy winners

From Seattle Times arts writer Michael Upchurch: Painter Susanna Bluhm and multimedia artist Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes have won the 2014 Neddy at Cornish Award, Cornish College of the Arts has announced. Each artist receives $25,000 and their work will be shown at the annual “Neddy at Cornish” exhibition beginning Sept. 3, along with pieces by six…

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August 21, 2014 at 6:10 AM

Globe brings ‘King Lear’ to Seattle

The famed Globe Theatre of London will bring its scaled-down production of “King Lear” to the U.S. this fall, and play three performances at Seattle’s Moore Theatre on Nov. 25-26. The production, directed by Bill Buckhurst,  features eight actors in a fast-paced adaptation.   It will be presented here with a “booth-style” stage, inspired by paintings and etchings from…

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August 13, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Help the Frye Art Museum curate its collection

Ever walk into a museum and think, “Why’d they choose THAT?,” or, “Why did they take down my favorite cat portrait? Nobody leaves until the cat comes back.” The Frye Art Museum staff feels your pain/strong feelings about art/need to free your inner art historian.  So the Frye has launched “You Be the Curator.” Here’s how…

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