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Seth Shostak is senior astronomer at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute in Mountain View, California. He will provide a lecture on the search in Capitol Hill on Feb. 9.
Photo courtesy of Goodship: Seth Shostak is senior astronomer at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute in Mountain View, California. He will provide a lecture on the search in Capitol Hill on Feb. 9.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 2:37 PM
  • Protect Volunteer Park ramps up art museum opposition
    Advocacy group Protect Volunteer Park has issued a letter to Mayor Ed Murray and parks superintendent Jesús Aguirre, asking that the city reconsider holding a public hearing to address concerns surrounding the Seattle Asian Art Museum expansion project.
  • Setting stage for Town Hall

    Almost a century old, Town Hall is gearing up for its grand restoration, and is giving the public a chance to see all the secrets hidden inside the city’s historic landmark.
    Building tours for the public have been taking place the last few weeks, with the last one happening on Wednesday, May 24.

  • 'Wallflower' a mix of humor, conflict, tragedy
    Jagger Gravning says he went to great lengths to make a film that doesn’t glorify Capitol Hill mass murderer Kyle Huff, focusing rather on the light-hearted and goofy nature of rave culture, and how a conflicted man’s struggle navigating it ended in tragedy.
  • The quick and dirty guide to the 43rd annual Seattle International Film Festival
    If you’re reading this, it’s after 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 3; which means film journalists across the city are freed from the chains of a grueling 15-hour embargo, and the SIFF-ening is upon us.
  • Seventh Art Stand series spotlights countries affected by travel ban
    The Seventh Art Stand is a new film series launching across the nation in May that features films from and about the countries being affected by the Trump administration’s travel ban. Northwest Film Forum is one of the three lead organizers and is hosting the Seattle series with the Seattle International Film Festival.
  • World's largest transgender film festival in Capitol Hill

    This year's Translations has doubled in size and, with more than 70 films from 20 countries, organizers say it is now the largest transgender film festival in the world.
    "Really, it's been a long time coming," said Sam Berliner, who has directed and curated the Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival since 2013. 

  • Robert McGinley combines cyberpunk, myth and rock in ‘Danger Diva’
    Seattle film director Robert McGinley endured a frantic 20-day shoot to make his new futuristic cyberpunk feature, “Danger Diva,” shot mostly in a Sodo warehouse. He coordinated principal actors, and up to 300 extras at a time, as he shot scenes involving physical stunts, vehicle stunts, and choreographed fights.
  • Public taps 'Sunlight Over First Hill' for I-5 columns project
    The people have spoken, and “Sunlight Over First Hill” is the concept to beautify the gray columns under I-5, between Cherry and James streets.
  • Seattle Web Fest: Full day  of free screenings, panel discussions

    The third annual Seattle Web Fest returns to the Northwest Film Forum for a day of free screenings of more than 50 original web series from around the world and eight hours of industry panels.

  • The All 4 1 dancepalooza brings together dancers young and old, students and professionals from all over Western Washington, to learn all kinds of dance together.
  • Seattle Asian Art Museum expansion a go
    The Seattle Asian Art Museum closed its doors Sunday evening, Feb. 26, and won’t reopen them for two years while the structure undergoes a major renovation and expansion.
  • Seattle Asian Art Museum closing for renovation, expansion project
    The Seattle Asian Art Museum will close for a two-year renovation and expansion project on Monday, Feb. 27, however, the contentious expansion of the museum’s footprint remains under review by Seattle Parks and Recreation.
  • Landmarks board extends The Gatehouse project
    Since burying the Lincoln Reservoir, the gatehouse in Cal Anderson Park hasn’t served any real functional purpose for decades. Before last year, it was a historic landmark and popular tagging target.
  • PROPOSED LAND USE at Vermillion
    Buildings go up in Seattle, to eventually be demolished and replaced with new and taller buildings. Each time, a proposed land use sign announces the next big thing. But what happens when construction starts and the signs come down?
  • Students share personal narratives on Lincoln Gatehouse
    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says the unveiling of a public art project, “Home, Change and Survival,” by mostly immigrant Washington Middle School students couldn’t have been timelier.
  • Nonprofits pitch causes for filmmakers
    Northwest Film Forum’s auditorium was ripe with ideas during its “Meet Up for a Cause” event last Wednesday evening, which provided an opportunity for community organizations to meet and pitch story ideas to Seattle filmmakers. Filmmakers also learned about available free resources.
  • Children’s Film Festival Seattle goes around the world
    The 12th Children’s Film Festival Seattle is packing the Northwest Film Forum with more than 186 films from 52 countries Jan. 26 to Feb. 11, all with the goal of “inspiring empathy, understanding, and a nuanced view of the world.”
  • SAM explains Asian art museum expansion by the numbers
    The Seattle Art Museum has made several revisions to its designs for a renovation and expansion of the Seattle Asian Art Museum based on public feedback over the past several months, but a number of residents at a Saturday open house maintained the opinion they don’t want to lose one inch of Volunteer Park land to the project.
  • Capitol Hill novelist receives Artist Trust Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award
    Capitol Hill novelist and journalist Peter Mountford says he’s happy to win the Artist Trust Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award for only the second year it’s existed, having had some substantial experience with its selection process in the past.
  • After Orlando: International theater action response to Pulse shooting
    An international playwright-driven theater action that includes more than 70 playwrights, After Orlando is an evening of readings of short plays, live music and other performances in response to the June 12 Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, and takes place here at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at Raisbeck Performance Hall at Cornish College of the Arts.
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