Month: March 2014

Decibel Magazine Tour 2014: Showbox Market Seattle

Decibel Magazine Tour 2014: Showbox Market Seattle

The lineup for this year’s Decibel Magazine Tour was something like fantasy football for metalheads: Carcass, Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, and Noisem, passing through Seattle at my favorite venue, The Showbox at the Market, on a Saturday night. I expected a concert that people would talk about for years afterwards.

State of Darkness at Pacific NW Ballet

State of Darkness at Pacific NW Ballet

I reviewed Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 2014 Director’s Choice program on Monday. I could say so much more about “State of Darkness” … this piece set off bottle rockets in my brain and it will probably take a while to make sense from all the patterns. My mind has been churning on this dance since I…

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Fluid Dynamics at PNB’s 2014 Director’s Choice

Fluid Dynamics at PNB’s 2014 Director’s Choice

In one episode of the Curious George cartoon, the man in the yellow hat says, “Magnetism is my favorite invisible force!” My family loved that line and we’ve found a surprising number of opportunities to use it in real life. At the 2014 Director’s Choice program last weekend, Pacific Northwest Ballet made a convincing argument…

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First Impressions and Take Home Lessons: AWP Conference

First Impressions and Take Home Lessons: AWP Conference

I wasn’t going to attend the Association of Writers and Writing Programs 2014 conference. AWP is rooted, as the name implies, in academic programs and has a literary focus that is only tangential to the technical and journalistic writing I usually do. But I want more “creative” in my nonfiction. Some thirteen thousand people from…

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February 2014: Statistically Speaking

February 2014: Statistically Speaking

I don’t know much about VIDA – no, I don’t mean “life,” although I’ve got plenty to learn there, too. I mean VIDA, the organization that formed in 2009 to create more space for women in the literary dialogue. Having just attended the 2014 conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (more on…

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People of the Book: Report

People of the Book: Report

In preparation for Iceland Writers Retreat, I am reading books by each of the featured authors. It feels a little weird to review authors who are about to become my teachers, but it’s easier to read critically when I know I have to report on it afterwards. I had already read Geraldine Brooks’ Year of…

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