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Review: At Village Theatre, these ‘Dreamgirls’ reign supreme

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:23:06 -0700

This Village offering is dynamic, solidly performed and polished to a high sheen, writes critic Misha Berson. The show runs through July 2 in Issaquah and July 7-30 in Everett.

Colm Tóibín builds new stories onto a mythic ‘House of Names’

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:00:00 -0700

Irish novelist continues in the ancient storytelling tradition by reinterpreting the stories of Agamemnon, Clytemnestra and Orestes.

‘The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories’: A lively return to short fiction

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:00:00 -0700

The stories center on humans and animals, revealing challenges and secrets in domestic relationships.

‘The Leavers’ a poignant look at the realities and dreams of an immigrant family

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:00:00 -0700

In “The Leavers” we come to see that to be Chinese American is to hold tight to what separates these two cultures, these two realities.

Memorial Day 2017: What to read, watch this holiday weekend

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:57 -0700

What to binge on Netflix and go see in the theaters.

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.

Commentary: On its anniversary, rethinking the Beatles’ ‘best’

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

A Los Angeles Times columnist writes that “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” simply doesn’t “grab me the way the Beatles’ other records do, even (or especially) after hundreds of listens over dozens of years.”

Their last dance: Pacific Northwest Ballet stars will twirl one more time before retiring

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

Batkhurel Bold and Carrie Imler, PNB audience favorites for their virtuosity and flawless partnering, will take the stage for the final time in June. The company, says Bold, “gave me everything in life that people can wish for or dream.”

Several big movies open Memorial Day Weekend; here’s how they rate

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

Here’s what’s happening on the movie scene in Seattle during the long weekend.

TV picks for Friday, May 26: ‘First Dates’ finale, and a look at how chef Alice Waters rocked culinary world

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

In ‘First Dates’ season one finale, a man admits he’s never been kissed and a secret wins over at least one heart.

‘Buena Vista Social Club: Adios’ review: Saying adios, seems like déjà vu

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:00:00 -0700

“Buena Vista” follow-up for completists only. Rated one and half stars out of 4.

After Manchester attack, Aerosmith still on European tour

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:29:06 -0700

LONDON — Aerosmith’s Joe Perry says the band’s European dates will not be canceled in the wake of Monday’s deadly attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Perry said he initially thought the band should postpone the tour, but then decided that’s not what Aerosmith fans would want. “I don’t think I want […]

Dennis Lehane’s on what it’s like to write both books and movies

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:13:04 -0700

Dennis Lehane talks about his latest book, which like many of his other books is set to be a movie.

Memorial Day events 2017: Things to do in the Seattle area

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:16:46 -0700

Parades, ceremonies honor veterans.

SIFF 2017: Highlights of the film festival’s second week

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:02:20 -0700

The Seattle International Film Festival continues this week at screens all over town. Here are a few highlights from Seattle Times movie reviewers.

Watch: Trump-Macron handshake grabs internet’s attention

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:59:51 -0700

Who won the latest handshake battle?

British social-media celebrity among dead from concert blast

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:39:12 -0700

MANCHESTER, England  — It was not just family and friends mourning Martyn Hett this week. Even Mariah Carey was shocked by his death in the Ariana Grande concert bombing. Carey posted a picture of Hett — one of 22 people killed in Monday night’s bombing at the Manchester Arena — on Instagram wearing a T-shirt […]

New book ‘Churchill and Orwell’ finds the iron core of both men relevant in today’s world

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:00:00 -0700

Thomas Ricks’ book explores the lives of two very different Englishmen who fought against fascism and communism.

Microsoft’s Beam game streaming service gets a new name, features

Thu, 25 May 2017 06:33:00 -0700

Beam, the Seattle startup Microsoft acquired in August, is changing its name to Mixer and moving to more prominent real estate on Microsoft’s Xbox.

‘Star Wars’ 40th anniversary: Readers share memories of seeing film for the first time

Thu, 25 May 2017 06:00:41 -0700

It's the 40th anniversary of the first "Star Wars" movie. It premiered May 25, 1977.