Critic’s Corner: “Colossal” Differs from Expectations

Kaiju, a popular Japanese film genre, typically features a giant monster attacking a city (think Godzilla and King Kong). Earlier this month, director Ignacio “Nacho” Vigalondo’s latest film Colossal starring Anne Hathaway put a fresh face on this straightforward science fiction concept, straying away from the action and gore of its predecessors. VIA TOY FIGHT […]

Hawaiian Club Prepares for 55th Annual Luau

In just a few days, the Campion Ballroom will be exploding with music, delicious smells and excited energy as the HuiO Nani Hawaii Club hosts their 55th annual Lu’au. PHOTO COURTESY OF HUI O NANI HAWAI’I Hui O Nani Hawai’i’s annual Lu’au features traditional Hawaiian kahiko dances as well as more contemporary auana dances. Tickets […]

Las Cafeteras Visit Seattle from East LA

Strobe lights focused on the tarima, which was placed at the center of the stage. VIA RAFAEL CARDENAS The tarima is a wooden platform that is used in traditional Son Jarocho music. Typically, one dances on the rectangular tarima wearing heeled shoes or boots. This zapateado dance, creating a percussive sound, adds to the music. […]

“Life” Reminds Us Why We Should Be Scared of Space

There is a recent Hollywood trend of setting a cast of characters in outer space and have things go terribly wrong in a beautiful symphony of worst-case-scenarios set in the final frontier. This concept is barely original, dating back to films like “2001: A Space Odyssey”, and 2014 and 2013 blockbusters, “Interstellar” and “Gravity”. COURTESY […]

Radiohead Pull out Oddities and Old Favorites at KeyArena

Any Radiohead listener has their favorite album, and only a few other bands match the level of intensity that fans have towards their favorite record. The new age “A Moon Shaped Pool” and “The King of Limbs” junkies clutch their polished CDs tight, while “Kid A” and “The Bends” advocates shout about how much they […]

Critic’s Corner: “Song to Song” Too Philosophical

If you haven’t had a two-hour long existential crisis lately, get to the theater and see “Song to Song.” Like the typical Terrence Malick film, “Song to Song” gives audiences an elaborate look into the human mind and soul through philosophical lines, symbolism and deliberately mapped out scenes. VIA THEPLAYLIST.NET Considering the intricacy of the […]

TeenTix Offers Off-Campus Entertainment for Undergrads

Being a teenage college student in Seattle can be frustrating. With a slew of 21- and- over events happening every weekend, it can seem like fun is exclusive to those with the right age on their ID. TeenTix, a local nonprofit organization, might be a solution to the underage agony. ANNIE CHANG • THE SPECTATOR […]

SEAC Helps Students Get to Comic Con for Free

Every March, there comes a time where the downtown area has heavier traffic than usual. Zombies, superheroes, and all manner of other characters become a common sight on the streets. The occasion is, of course, Emerald City Comic Con, which is celebrating its 15th consecutive year as one of Seattle’s biggest pop culture celebrations. Over […]

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