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‘Unfriended’: Only scary in its dullness

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 04:16
A movie review of “Unfriended”: Consisting entirely of computer-screen shots of teens encountering a dead friend on Facebook, this “horror” movie makes the case for a “dislike” button. Rating: 1.5 stars out of 4.

Snoop Dogg and others get jump on ‘weed day’ in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 04:10
Snoop Dogg, G-Eazy, Ty Dolla $ign and E-40 comprise the heady lineup for the ‘Wellness Retreat’ Sunday at WaMu Theatre

Richie Hawtin finds a teachable moment for techno

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 04:08
Electronic dance music pioneer Richie Hawtin talks about his work and performs at the Neptune Theatre Wednesday, April 22.

‘The Sympathizer:’ a double life in Vietnam and in America

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 04:07
Viet Thanh Nguyen’s sparkling and audacious novel “The Sympathizer” tells the story of a Vietnamese man, a double agent during the Vietnam War, who continues his double life when he moves to America. The author will appear Tuesday, April 21, at the University Book Store.

The Moody Blues hit town to support new box set

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 04:06
The Moody Blues, known to many as a ’60s prog-rock band, are on the road promoting their slicker and also successful music of the ’80s, recently compiled in a box set.

Fabled side man Leon Russell takes center stage

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 04:05
Leon Russell, a member of the fabled Wrecking Crew that played on hundreds of hit records in Los Angeles, is on tour in support of his new album, “Life Journey.”

‘1900’ was a most decorative year, Frye exhibit proves

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 04:02
Two local collectors share their collection of Arts and Crafts/Art Deco jewelry, housewares and books at the Frye Museum.

‘Beyond the Reach’: Michael Douglas thriller stalls in desert

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 03:56
Michael Douglas is in nasty-rich-guy mode in this thriller, about a hunting trip in the New Mexico desert that goes wrong. 2 stars

Cafe Nordo’s foodie theater feeds ‘new’ Pioneer Square

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 03:22
Cafe Nordo is giving the old Elliott Bay Book Company space in the Globe Building new life as an ingenious dinner-theater.

‘Child 44’: Tom Hardy can’t save this bloated, grim thriller

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 03:08
A movie review of “Child 44”: This is an underwhelming affair about child murders in the Stalin-era Soviet Union. Rating 1.5 stars out of 4.

More travelers allege groping by TSA agents at Denver

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 03:01
Male agent and female agent allegedly worked together to alter machine readings so genital pat-down of passengers was required.

Eat and party with the locals, thanks to apps

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 02:46
Party with a Local, Feastly and other apps give travelers personal connections with locals in destinations around the world.

Fernando Rodney testing patience as Mariners closer

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 02:46
The Fernando Rodney Experience has already stirred a debate, barely a week into the season, about whether the Mariners should switch closers.

Neon Taco is buzzing with flavor

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 02:31
Mexican street food finds a home at Capitol Hill’s Nacho Boracho.

At Rigoletto, service and food sing different tunes

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 02:16
Earnest but overstretched service delivers capable Italian fare at this South Lake Union newcomer.

21 arrested in wage protest; ‘we’ll be back,’ activists vow

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:46
Twenty-one people were arrested Wednesday during a demonstration pushing for a $15 minimum wage and better working conditions. The demonstration was part of a national campaign calling for a higher minimum wage and better working conditions.

Turtle Island Quartet to riff its brand of swing with Simple Measures

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 23:01
In two concerts, the decidedly nontraditional string ensembles will play a program ranging from Dvorak to John Lennon to Darius Milhaud.

Rant & Rave: Sorry about my bad driving

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 23:01
Readers rave about husband filing tax info, rant about their own bad driving.

‘Monkey Kingdom’: Life isn’t a barrel of laughs for mom, baby

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 17:16
A movie review of “Monkey Kingdom”: This Disney true-life adventure documentary tells the tale of a single-mom monkey trying to raise her baby and keep him safe. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4.