Critic’s Corner: Was Blade Runner a Film Worth Revisiting?

In the almost three hour long sci-fi, thriller sequel “Blade Runner 2049,” director Denis Villeneuve teams up with cinematographer Roger Deakins to pay tribute to Ridley Scott’s original film “Blade Runner” released in 1982. The highly-acclaimed franchise failed to live up to its legacy, but “Blade Runner 2049” is still better than its original counterpart. […]

Sit Down, Eat Humble Pie

Walking through the grapevine-covered entryway, the location, the materials, the people, the pizza and the owner Brian Solazzi of Humble Pie indicate that the restaurant aspires to embody humility. From the chicken coop that houses six hens, to the solar panels to the rooftop gardens, it is clear why this sustainable restaurant was a finalist […]

Flotation Tanks on the Rise for Stress Relief

As I gingerly dipped a toe into the warm water of the pod shaped flotation tank, I thought of the scene from “Stranger Things,” where a small bald girl named Eleven climbs into a homemade flotation chamber assembled on the floor of the Hawkins Middle School gym. In the scene, Eleven floats in salt water […]

Doctors Without Borders Simulates Refugee Experience

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders, was founded in 1971 by a group of French doctors and journalists who wanted to help those caught in the crossfire of war, violence and other natural disasters. One of the founding principles of this organization is to bear witness and speak for those who […]

Eagles’ Rock Melodies Soar at Safeco Field

Safeco Field erupted in energy Saturday evening when the Doobie Brother’s took the stage as the opening act in The Classic Northwest tour. The stage surged in light and noise as the Doobie’s kicked off the concert with a spirited rendition of “Jesus Is Just Alright”. The beat of their drums resonated to the heart […]

Tacocat Showcases Glittery Eccentricity at Doc Martens

Bright pink balloons and abundant amounts of glitter, stars, and jewels embellished the instruments of the Seattle-based band Tacocat as they played at the Doc Martens store in Downtown Seattle last Thursday. SAMIRA SHOBEIRI • SPECTATOR Local band, Tacocat, performs at the Dr. Martens store in downtown Seattle. First expectations held ideas of innocence and […]

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