Posts Tagged: Seattle
What sets Bazan apart from artists like Sufjan Stevens and Death Cab for Cutie is his willingness to get a little darker and more intimate while evoking the pathetic ironies that come from the most poetic Elvis Costello lines and the most hard hitting from the late Vic Chesnutt lyrics.
Seattle plans on paying a writer $10,000 for a residency in the Fremont Bridge. The bridge, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the most frequently opened drawbridge in the US. The recipient of the fellowship will have use of a room in the bridge’s tower, without running water or heat (it cannot be a permanent residence)....more
The Canadian bookstore that discovered a hundred-year-old photo album has solved the mystery of the photos’ origin. They belonged to an Edmonton man born in 1919.
San Francisco is a city filled with bookstores, and SF Weekly takes a look at some of the best....more
The Seattle-based label has been putting out some incredible punk records lately, most recently the much-anticipated Positive Energy LP from East Berlin’s Diät.
Founded by the band Iron Lung, which has been playing and making records in the West Coast hardcore punk scene since 1999, Iron Lung Records is true to its catchphrase: “We Know What We Like and What We Don’t Like.” In the spirit of that kind of dignified cut-the-bullshit attitude, the label has put out a list of bands that, simply in that way that is incredibly difficult to achieve, make great punk music....more
A new wall mural has been installed in Los Angeles’s The Last Bookstore to coincide with a new rare books section.
Bookstores in train stations and airports are seeing sales rise as they begin acting more like traditional independent bookstores and less like chains, offering personalized recommendations from booksellers and stocking lesser known literary fiction....more
(Dan Weiss is out on tour with his band The Yellow Dress. He’ll be back on August 3rd.)
While we’re getting rid of the flag, here’s some other Confederate memorabilia we should get rid of....more
Seattle-based program Books to Prison helps to give literature to Seattle’s inmates, and it is changing lives. Encountering different narratives through books can have a lasting effect.
For prisoners, books are more than entertainment; books provide the tools to help them make sense of their lives and circumstances....more
The Bold Italic is going on tour!
The site will be traveling up and down the west coast to Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle. In each city, there will be a pop-up shop featuring goodies from local San Francisco stores, an art show curated by Dan Johnson Lake, Berlin Style Ping-Pong, and much more!...more