In a panic for a holiday gift? Bookstore gift card burning a hole in your pocket? We have you covered. Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn and the Elliott Bay Book Co.’s Karen Maeda Allman got together for a live chat on the best books of 2014, the best books to give as presents and…More
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Seattle Times books editor Mary Ann Gwinn and David Wright, reader services librarian for the Seattle Public Library, talked books on Tuesday with Seattle Times readers. Wright’s specialty: if you tell him the last book you read and enjoyed, he can recommend the NEXT book you’re going to want to read. Read their recommendations below. Also see Mary Ann’s…More
Summer is drawing to a close, which means: A) A holiday weekend B) Bumbershoot C) More time to watch the FXX broadcast (going on now!) of all 552 episodes of “The Simpsons.” In the interest of holidays, we’re letting some others do some of the heavy lifting in this post — which salutes brainy Lisa Simpson, the foil for…More
Armistead Maupin made journalistic history in 1976 when his “Tales of the City” series began running in the San Francisco Chronicle. He created vivid characters who came from all walks of life (to put it mildly). His stories of Mary Ann, the naive Midwestern transplant, Michael, the gay young man with a strong romantic streak,…More
Pearl Jam, a pot party….the fun never seems to end in Seattle, does it? But wait, there’s more: concerts, swell art and … a chance to win a $100 Starbucks gift card. Music: Locally sourced rappers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who now have 7 Grammy nominations to their collective name, roll into Seattle for three…More
This is a great week for Puget Sounders who are looking for books, beer (that’s a lot of people right there), comedy, rock and some of the best choral/orchestra music ever written. Get off your smartphone (give the NSA a break) and give one of the following a try.More