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Nicole Brodeur is a Seattle Times columnist.

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From ‘Girls’ to ‘Buffy,’ talking TV with The New Yorker’s Emily Nussbaum

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0700

TV critic Emily Nussbaum thinks shows should only run for five seasons. And she misses “Freaks and Geeks.” That and more, as she chats with columnist Nicole Brodeur.

President Trump went after women again, but this time didn’t brag about it

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0700

When President Donald Trump signed a bill that lets states deny federal family-planning money to organizations that provide abortions, he did so away from the usual spotlight. Why?

Pearl Jam may be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but they were fans first

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:05:00 -0700

In every acceptance speech, the members of Pearl Jam gave thanks to the musicians who inspired and still sustain them.

The maestro’s wife is a director all her own

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 19:11:58 -0700

Ghizlane Morlot has spent years prioritizing her role as a mother and as Seattle Symphony music director Ludovic Morlot’s wife. But now is her time to follow her passion: film.

Upstream Music Festival announces its full — and giant — lineup

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0700

The three-day festival will be held in May on stages around Pioneer Square, and there will certainly be plenty to see.

Longtime sister-city friendships feel a sudden chill

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0700

As we mark 50 years of Sister Cities International, the program is feeling the impact of President Donald Trump’s words and actions.

A husband and wife’s ‘family music nights’ in their basement become an album

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700

The couple collected the songs they created during three years of “family music nights” in their Seattle basement and put out an album.

Life after ‘The Bachelor’: Seattle contestant talks Corinne, Nick and reality TV’s weirdness

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:30:00 -0700

Taylor Nolan, a young mental-health counselor from Seattle, talks about the drama and tears of her time on “The Bachelor,” an often overwhelming little world where she challenged herself “to be open and honest and transparent in this very specific environment.”

Seattle filmmaker ‘completely shocked’ by success of his $2,000 documentary

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:46:04 -0700

Seattle filmmaker and performer Wes Hurley scored a hit at the SXSW Film Festival with a movie memoir of growing up gay in Russia, “Little Potato.”

Planned Parenthood braces for a fight over GOP health-care bill

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700

When the GOP released its proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) the other week, it was clear Planned Parenthood is in its sights, writes columnist Nicole Brodeur.

Marilyn Hasenoehrl dies; beloved friend to Seattle Times readers and reporters

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:10:40 -0700

Longtime Seattle Times receptionist served as counselor, grandmother, knitting coach and more.

What it’s like to try Transcendental Meditation

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:30:00 -0700

The Transcendental Meditation Center in Bellevue has seen a 61 percent increase in enrollment in the past year as people seek to quiet their brains in a stressful time.

Bookstore owner Vickie Williams, ‘a giver,’ created hub for Columbia City’s black community

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:30:00 -0700

Vickie Williams wanted to create a place where people came in to browse and left feeling part of something bigger than themselves.

A new age of resistance: People are taking political action for first time in their lives

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700

People packed a community center to watch a live stream of “Resistance Training” from the ACLU. Many of them were taking political action for the first time in decades — or ever.

Washingtonians turn out to help Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:00:00 -0800

A casual dinner in Seattle with the CEO of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky turned into a full-fledged fundraiser, as locals wanted to help.

Upstream Music Fest lineup announced — and it’s huge

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:00 -0800

The first half of the massive Upstream Music Fest + Summit lineup includes some names you already know, and others you’ll discover.

‘This city put me back together’: Charlene Strong to run for Seattle City Council

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:00:00 -0800

Her partner’s 2006 drowning in the basement of their Madison Valley home threw Charlene Strong into activism. Now she wants to make her own mark.

‘Treasure life’: wisdom from a former AIDS nurse

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:00:00 -0800

Wendy McNerthney was the longest-serving nurse at the Bailey-Boushay House, the only local place that provided end-of-life care for patients with AIDS in the ’90s. In the first four years she was there, hundreds died and no patient was ever discharged.

Put your money where your politics are: Why I dumped my Ivanka Trump heels

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 06:00:00 -0800

Whether it’s buying a cup of coffee from Starbucks or a pair of shoes from Ivanka Trump’s line, people are choosing to demonstrate their politics with their wallets. As they should, says columnist Nicole Brodeur.

A tale of time, tech, and 2016 as ‘a terrible dystopian wasteland’

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:00:00 -0800

“All Our Wrong Todays” is a science-fiction rom-com, if that can be a thing, and it examines the humanity of our imperfect world, and what we want it to be.