Fall Flavors on Capitol HillL

Audrey Mallinak • The Spectator A Pumpkin Ale cupcake from Cupcake Royale. While the chilly autumn season gave us a rude awakening from our sunshiny summer, it did not arrive without its perks. Instead of groaning about the sun’s disappearance until next spring, you can appreciate the reappearance of drool-inducing fall flavors on Capitol Hill. ...

A New Start for Queer Art

Seattle has always had a thriving drag scene, but one of Capitol Hill’s newest leading ladies is forcing her audience to rethink their perceptions of gender expression. Cherdonna Shinatra is a drag queen who is not actually a drag queen; she is a woman who dresses up as a man impersonating a woman. The performer ...

Hugo House Hosts Native Prose Writers

“There is a great literary scene [in Seattle], but I still think there’s work to be done to spotlight more representative voices of Native Americans or indigenous people,” said Casandra Lopez (of the Chicana, Cahuilla, Luiseno and Tongva tribes). This Friday, Lopez and two other female Native American prose writers will share that spotlight at ...

Seven Seattle Bands You Should Know

For decades, Seattle has prided itself on its unique and vibrant music scene. With countless local bands performing every night, this city is overflowing with talented artists and innovative music of all genres. Here are seven of Seattle’s top local bands you should know as a student living on Capitol Hill. Each of these artists ...

CRITIC’S CORNER: ‘THE DROP’

It’s hard not to be intrigued by a movie when it’s an actor’s final on-screen performance—particularly when the actor in question in James Gandolfini and the movie is a gangster flick. In “The Drop,” directed by Michaël R. Roskam, the late Gandolfini plays an aging ex-mobster and bar manager named Marv. The bar, affectionately named ...

Trove Brings a New Taste to the Hill

Jessie Koon · The Spectator If upon your return to Capitol Hill this fall you feel your culinary senses start to tingle, it may be because you have already noticed the new Korean restaurant on Pike Street. Trove, which opened Sep. 14, is just one of an increasing number of Korean restaurants which have set ...

Seattle “Like”s the Frye’s New Exhibit

With the click of a mouse—or 17,601 clicks, to be exact—art enthusiasts and social media users have hand-picked the pieces to be displayed in the Frye Art Museum’s upcoming exhibit, #SocialMedium. This past August, anyone who ever thought they could curate artwork had the opportunity to prove themselves, and the only prerequisite was access to ...

Fall Fashion

1. Oversized Knits Grandpa sweaters are back and bigger than ever. Literally. This season, the bigger and bulkier, the better. Oversized knits are taking over the runway, and what better place to wear this trend than in the chilly Northwest? A word to the wise: to avoid channeling too much Grandpa, pair your sweater with ...

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