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Nicole Brodeur is a Seattle Times columnist.

Last Build Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:44:16 -0700


How Chris Colfer went from ‘Glee’ to author of books for middle-schoolers

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

He’s probably best known as Kurt Hummel, the openly gay character on the popular TV show that ended in 2015. But Colfer has just published the sixth book in his “Land of Stories” series.

Alexa: The roommate I need, but am not quite sure I want

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

The darling of Amazon Prime Day can do amazing things. But is that a blessing or a curse?

Photographer Mick Rock’s exhibit looks back at the rise of David Bowie

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 16:21:24 -0700

Some 65 photographs make up a new exhibit, “Bowie by Mick Rock,” at MoPOP in Seattle. “Back then it was just rock ’n’ roll photography,” said Rock, looking around an exhibit room. “Over the years it became art. And it wasn’t supposed to be like that.”

What’s the big deal about Seafair? Stories from a loyal volunteer

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Vicky Hoyt has been involved in Seattle’s Seafair festivities since she was 15. Now, she’s running the show behind the scenes, keeping everything in order as the annual summer festival adjusts to a changing city.

‘Hired Gun’ film honors the rock gods you’ve never heard of. See it in Seattle.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:07:19 -0700

We know their riffs, the sonic skills they brought us both on records and on stage. But we don’t know their names as well as we do the rock stars they supported — and sometimes saved. The solo on Steely Dan’s 1977 hit “Peg”? That was guitarist Jay Graydon, called in to do what band […]

Intiman Theatre’s old props and costumes take center stage at sale

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Shoppers and the curious turn out for Intiman Theatre’s warehouse sale after it loses some 3,000 square feet of storage space. Among the treasures were wings from “Angels in America.”

Town Hall’s Wier Harman reflects on big changes: cancer, hall’s $25m renovation

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Before it closes its 1923 building for a yearlong, $25 million renovation, Town Hall Seattle will host an elaborate series of readings, music and parties. It’s keeping executive director Wier Harman full of purpose as he battles lung cancer.

Lesson in bias: Columbia City, I hear you loud and clear

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Last week’s column about Columbia City hurt many, due to how the neighborhood was portrayed. Since then, columnist Nicole Brodeur has listened and learned.

After 24 years, former Seattle Sonic Detlef Schrempf hosts his last charitable gala

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:58:15 -0700

The former Seattle Sonic power forward started hosting celebrity golf tournaments and galas for children’s charities in 1993. This year’s will be his last.

Shooting a ‘reality check’ for changing Columbia City

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

A transformation has been underway in Columbia City’s business district, but the neighborhood was shaken June 5 as shots were fired midday on a busy street. Now residents and businesses look to move on.

Sen. Al Franken and the absurdity of D.C.

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 12:46:41 -0700

The Minnesota senator and comedian Al Franken stops in at a sold-out Town Hall June 16 to talk about his book, “Al Franken: Giant of the Senate,” which is being lauded as required reading.

SIFF celebrates actress Anjelica Huston: ‘She keeps reinventing herself’

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 06:30:00 -0700

The Seattle International Film Festival is holding a tribute to actress Anjelica Huston on June 7, hosting the world premiere of her new film, “Trouble,” and screening two of her best-known films, “The Grifters” and “The Witches.”

Dr. Willie Parker on Christianity and abortion: ‘No God I believe in would judge this woman’

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Dr. Willie Parker is Christian. He’s also a staunch supporter of women’s right to an abortion, and he travels from one clinic to another to provide the procedure.

‘Of Potato Heads and Polaroids’: Pearl Jam guitarist captures rock life one shot at a time

Wed, 31 May 2017 16:21:05 -0700

Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready spoke to a capacity crowd at the KEXP gathering space on Tuesday, talking about his book, "Of Potato Heads and Polaroids: My Life Inside and Out of Pearl Jam."

‘Seattle is dead’: Mourning the potential loss of Black Dog Forge, Pearl Jam’s birthplace

Tue, 30 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

The building that houses Black Dog Forge, and which includes the basement where Pearl Jam first played together, is up for sale. Now band members and other artists hope whoever buys the building preserves its history.

Writer Scaachi Koul turns angst into success with book of essays

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

The senior writer for BuzzFeed Canada will discuss her book of essays, “One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter,” at Seattle’s Central Library on May 31 with Lindy West.

Building where Pearl Jam was born in the basement up for sale

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:48:48 -0700

Black Dog Forge, which sits on top of one of the most historic basements in Seattle, is up for sale. A fan has started a GoFundMe campaign, aiming to help save the space.

How a Stacey Griffith master class turned a SoulCycle newbie into a believer

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

When master instructor and motivator Stacey Griffith came to town to sign her book and christen SoulCycle’s new Bellevue studio, columnist Nicole Brodeur went to see what all the fuss is about.

Chris Cornell: Soundgarden’s dark knight of the grunge-music scene

Thu, 18 May 2017 20:06:42 -0700

“Chris Cornell painted in song the darkness and beauty of life in Seattle,” said Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready. Cornell died Wednesday at the age of 52.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg speaks on life after loss: ‘Ask me how I am today’

Wed, 17 May 2017 17:04:34 -0700

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg joined author Cheryl Strayed at The Moore Theatre Tuesday to discuss her book, "Option B," about grief and loss.