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Archive for January, 2012

This week on American Podium: Hitchens, Havel, and Kim Jong-il Remembered

Within the space of four days in December, three public figures died. Obituary page proximity aside, Christopher Hitchens, Kim Jong-il, and Václav Havel had nothing particular in common—except they each lived emphatically larger than life on the global stage. Some local luminaries deliver remembrances/assessments of these men and their cultural impact… although[More]

Governing for Racial Equity Conference: Why Race Matters

Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) is a citywide effort to realize the vision of racial equity. The Initiative works within Seattle City government and with community leaders to get to the root cause of racial inequity: institutional racism. Government officials and employees from Washington and Oregon recently met to discuss[More]

City Hall Open House Saturday, 1/28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join Mayor Mike McGinn, the City Council, City Attorney and City departments on January 28th 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at Seattle City Hall.[More]

City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan: The Future of Tolling

Since December 29, 2011, the new SR-520 toll has been taking a toll on many drivers trying to cross Lake Washington. How have traffic patterns changed, and is the state on track to raise the revenue it needs for a replacement bridge? Looking ahead, are Washingtonians willing to accept more tolling across[More]

Art Zone @ The Movies: Margaret’s Blessed Mess

Bless This Mess Margaret, Dir. Kenneth Lonergan Now Playing at SIFF Cinema You Can Count on Me, the Oscar-nominated 2000 directorial debut of playwright Kenneth Lonergan, was a marvel in miniature:  a brilliantly acted, acutely rendered character study that displayed a firm grasp of what to leave unsaid. Margaret, Lonergan’s follow-up, unfortunately[More]

This Week on Art Zone…

Nancy and the Zone check out the sights through the distinctive viewfinder of photographer Daniel Carrillo, go through some new routines with choreographer Mark Morris, and serve up a profile of tactile art hostess Sierra Stinson. All this, plus musical collective The Family Crest raising the studio roof. Check out the show[More]

This Week on CityStream with Nicole Sanchez…

This week CityStream visits a local school where students are taking a class about compassion…from a teacher much younger than themselves.  The Roots of Empathy program aims to teach kindness and understanding through interaction with a baby, and what the kids are learning will become lessons for life. Then join host Nicole Sanchez at[More]

Ask Mayor McGinn a Question on Live TV!

Mayor Mike McGinn sits down with SEATTLE CHANNEL host Brian Callanan for the first Ask the Mayor of the year! They’ll be discussing current city issues and what the Mayor hopes to accomplish over the next 12 months. Be part of the show by bringing your questions to the table. Call 206-684-8821 during the[More]

Art Zone @ The Movies: A-List Spin Kicks & a Gaggle of Docs

Haywire Dir. Steven Soderbergh Now Playing Director Steven Soderbergh has long made a habit of polishing up some pretty dusty genres, with results as varied as the glitzy heist movie (Ocean’s 11), the weepily inspirational true story (Erin Brockovich), and the all-star disaster flick (Contagion). Although a certain ironic humor pulses through[More]

Same-Sex Marriage? Tonight on City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan

Since Washington State’s domestic partnership law took effect in 2007, local gay rights advocates have been pushing for marriage equality. Voters affirmed, in 2009, their acceptance of “Everything but Marriage” for gays and lesbians, leading many advocates to declare their work done. Recently though, Governor Chris Gregoire dropped a political bombshell with[More]