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Nicole Brodeur is a Seattle Times columnist.

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Lorna Luft brings her star pedigree to Irving Berlin’s ‘Holiday Inn’ at the 5th Ave

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

She’s Judy Garland’s daughter. Liza Minnelli’s half sister. Frank Sinatra was her godfather. But despite her starpower, Lorna Luft just wants to be another part of the “Holiday Inn” cast.

New to Seattle? Want to make a difference? Fund For The Needy is a way to help

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 -0800

Welcome to Seattle, newcomers. As you set down roots and become part of the community, you may be looking for ways to give back. Enter The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy. Here’s what it’s all about.

‘I believe the women, yes’: Women have been waiting for these words for generations

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:50:26 -0800

As star after star is accused of sexual harassment or assault, columnist Nicole Brodeur can’t help but be amazed and energized by the swiftness of the reaction, as victims are being heard like never before. “I have never seen anything like it,” she writes.

What do Seattle-area Girl Scouts and Google have in common? A love for robotics

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

A group of 80 Girl Scouts took their robotics skills to Google’s Fremont campus. "These are my people," one Google engineer remarked. The company is giving the Girl Scouts $50,000 to fund more STEM programs.

Soderbergh’s “Mosaic” app lets viewers steer the story

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 07:00:57 -0800

Steven Soderbergh's new project -- an app called "Mosaic" -- lets users navigate through the cinematic story of children's author Olivia Lake (Sharon Stone).

‘Music heals’: A night of grief with KEXP deejay John Richards

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

KEXP deejay John Richards curates and hosts the annual “Death & Music,” a night dedicated to songs and stories about grief and loss.

Ta-Nehisi Coates talks #MeToo, racism and our state of disunion

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0700

His new book, “We Were Eight Years in Power,” brings Ta-Nehisi Coates to Seattle’s Benaroya Hall on Nov. 5.

Seattle’s own Thunderpussy signs major record deal, releases new single, ‘Speed Queen’

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0700

“This has been my dream since I was 11,” said the band’s Whitney Petty. Their new single, “Speed Queen,” is available to hear now.

A new social phenomenon in an intense housing market: ‘Are you interested in selling?’

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Three times within a few weeks, columnist Nicole Brodeur was asked if she wants to sell her house. The answer is no, she says, but it’s a sign of the times.

The Shop is a place for car nerds: ‘You can fly your freak flag here’

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700

“I want to do for cars what Howard Schultz did for coffee,” said Matt Bell, the owner of The Shop in Sodo. “He didn’t invent it, just created an environment for people to enjoy it.”

Them, too: The #MeToo deluge continues as readers share their stories of sexual assault

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700

After #MeToo went viral, as people shared their stories of sexual assault and harassment, columnist Nicole Brodeur heard from many readers who aren’t on social media but wanted their stories heard.

‘Humans of New York’ creator: ‘It’s amazing how much people will share’

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:00:00 -0700

Years ago, a young man from Georgia moved to New York with a camera and a plan to photograph 10,000 people. Now, Brandon Stanton’s “Humans of New York” has developed into two books, and he’ll visit Seattle’s Benaroya Hall on Oct. 22 to talk about the series’ origins.

Strength in numbers: A mountain of #MeToo

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:34:25 -0700

Women are indicating in huge numbers that they’ve been the victim of sexual harassment or assault with a short status on Facebook or a #MeToo on Twitter. The aim isn’t sympathy, writes Nicole Brodeur; women want the abuse to be acknowledged and to stop.

In ‘Afterglow,’ author Eileen Myles fetches a poetic homage to a dog

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700

The story of Eileen Myles’ time with a pit bull named Rosie is captured in the decidedly unsentimental “Afterglow.” The book brings Myles to Elliott Bay Book Company for an October reading.

Essay collection brings Trump-inspired ‘nasty women’ together for an evening of talk in Seattle

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700

“Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance and Revolution in Trump’s America” is a collection of 23 essays designed to explain, inspire and unite. The editors will be in conversation with writer Ijeoma Oluo.

The woman who helped end ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ is telling her own story now

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Maj. Margaret Witt has released a new book that chronicles the personal struggle behind her landmark case — and the happiness that came from it.

Makana, master of the Hawaiian slack-key guitar, comes to the Neptune

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:07:38 -0700

The closest thing to flying to Hawaii for a night may be getting a seat to see Makana play at The Neptune Theatre Friday, Sept. 29. Makana, 39, has been called the master of the slack-key guitar, a fingerstyle genre of playing that is indigenous to Hawaii and older than the blues. “I can transport people […]

Will Seattle support a recovery bookstore as much as it does a pot store?

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 17:25:00 -0700

The Unity on Union Bookstore — a recovery store and meeting place just a block from Uncle Ike's pot shop and a liquor store — is holding a fundraiser Oct. 1 to keep recovery alive in the Central District.

‘I’m like a cold sore’: Luke Burbank brings ‘Live Wire!’ back to Seattle

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:18:53 -0700

Burbank, 41, brings "Live Wire" back to The Neptune Theatre in Seattle on Saturday, where the hometown boy saw "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in 1991.

Emmylou Harris brings Steve Earle, Dave Matthews and others to Seattle to raise money for refugees

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:21:25 -0700

Emmylou Harris was on the phone from Nashville, where just days before a man walked into a church and shot eight people, killing one. “These crazy people,” she said, quietly. “Guns everywhere.” She was eager to talk about healing, and helping — something the 13-time Grammy winner and country legend is doing with Lampedusa: Concerts […]