Month: September 2013

Twyla Tharp, A I R at PNB

Twyla Tharp, A I R at PNB

The seasons changed this weekend. Friday night was my last summer music festival. Saturday afternoon Pacific Northwest Ballet kicked off the fall arts season. Like Vin Diesel says in xXx, “I live for this shit.” It is no accident that my house is exactly 3 miles from Seattle Center. Google Maps claims it takes 11…

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Optical 2: Erased Tapes Showcase at Decibel Festival

Optical 2: Erased Tapes Showcase at Decibel Festival

Subtitle: Who the hell is Nils Frahm and why haven’t I heard of him before? Seattle’s Decibel Festival turns 10 this year, which means it was born just about the same time I quit following electronic music. While I wasn’t paying attention, Decibel grew into a world class celebration of underground and experimental electronic music. The…

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Great Panty Caper Revue

Great Panty Caper Revue

One of the things that led me to become a Panty Caperer…Caperist…to join the Panty Caper Street Team was my fascination with the interactive element of the books Coliloquy publishes. They use the data Kindle collects to inform the next book. Did you ever think about what it means when you’re reading on Kindle and…

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Great Panty Caper Cover Reveal

Great Panty Caper Cover Reveal

It’s a big week in the run up to the release of Tawna Fenske’s interactive romantic comedy The Great Panty Caper. First up, the cover reveal! In fact, I got all hung up on the question, “What does a cover reveal even mean when you’re talking about an e-book?” and forgot to pay attention to…

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Breaking Character

Breaking Character

You know how people always say you should do the things that scare you? There’s a lesser known corollary that sometimes you should do things that aren’t you. Daytime TV is full of makeovers – Goth girl in a pink dress!  – eighties movies are full of dorky characters transformed into love interests. People love…

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In Defense of Smell

In Defense of Smell

On the bus this morning, I was reading Natasha Narayan’s book, The Maharajah’s Monkey. I enjoy the Kit Salter series about the Indiana Jones-like adventures of a bold Victorian-era tween even more than my daughter does. My mind was absorbed in the hunt for a missing French explorer when a new passenger boarded the bus…

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Discovering the Secret of Life at Bumbershoot

Discovering the Secret of Life at Bumbershoot

I didn’t plan to drag two children under the age of 10 to all three days of Bumbershoot. But that is exactly what I did. My festival preview lives here, and my survival guide is here. My compatriots over at Three Imaginary Girls and the KEXP blog (not my compatriots- just good coverage) have, I…

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