Arts & Entertainment

July 2, 2018

Books: Understanding PTSD—and how to help

June is not just for marking the end of the school year and welcoming good weather. It is also PTSD Awareness Month. This month, the PTSD Foundation of America launched a nationwide awareness campaign to shed more light on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the impact it has on veterans—and their families. With more than 20...


Meet the beetles

Biology professor Jim Kenagy takes in the surprising beauty of ordinary life in wild places.


June 22, 2018

Art, identity on display at KEXP

Four Huskies presented the rawness of struggle and survival at the UWAA Short Talks on Art.


May 24, 2018

Meet the artist: Miha Sarani

The painter behind our June 2018 cover is a UW master's student.


April 5, 2018

Jamming through Japan

Jazz drummer Adam "Von" Baron, '97, is headed to Japan to tour his latest albums.


March 3, 2018

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Perfectly Claire

Best-selling feminist author Claire Dederer, ’93, on growing up grunge, creating a literary canon for the Northwest, and bad men who create great art.


October 19, 2017

Painting labor

Arely Morales, '17, took inspiration from Latino artists and a poet in developing her style.


September 27, 2017

Life-changing documents

A quirky and thought-provoking new book from an iSchool professor.


Family fare

Screenwriter Temple Mathews teams up with his daughter to produce a romantic comedy for all ages.


September 20, 2017

no apparent distress

Books: UW pediatrics resident pens compelling coming-of-age memoir

“No Apparent Distress” by Rachel Pearson is a terrifying, compelling and excellent book about the American health care system.


September 14, 2017

Drama king

Tim Bond, '83, returns to the School of Drama as a professor.


September 7, 2017

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Birdman

“We’re in the ideal spot for owls,” says Paul Bannick, a wildlife photographer who climbs trees and hikes tundra to capture images of the nocturnal predator.


August 18, 2017

Audobon honors

Heather Roskelley, ’83, made a magical image of a notoriously elusive bird.


July 17, 2017

Robert Osborne (1932-2017)

Remembering our famous host of Turner Classic Movies.


Age on your own terms

Anyone who is planning to get old should read this book.


March 3, 2017

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Rhymes on the mic

With spoken word and hip-hop, a new generation of poets has taken the stage.


March 2, 2017

‘Twin Peaks’ redux

Anchored by its UW star, “Twin Peaks&Rdquo; is coming back to the airwaves on May 21.


February 28, 2017

Emily Cabaniss

Libretti librarian

Emily Bolton Cabaniss, ’14, is the librarian for the Seattle Opera, one of only three opera companies in the entire U.S. to have their own librarian.


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Reel success

Powered by a double degree in creative writing and drama from the UW, Travis Gutierrez Senger scored a breakthrough with his 2016 film, “Desert Cathedral."


A one-inch autograph

A high school essay by Bruce Lee is one of the earliest examples of his handwriting.


February 27, 2017

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Dramatic dynamics

Stereotypes don't have a chance when Kathy Hsieh, '87, takes center stage.


January 26, 2017

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Doing the Donald

Character actor Gregg Henry, '75, channels President Trump on ABC's "Scandal."


January 19, 2017

Drawing (for) a crowd

UW art professor David Brody is teaching the world to draw.


December 19, 2016

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From Betsy to Betty

Dropping out of college may be the best thing Betty MacDonald ever did. The irreverent author called it quits after studying design and drawing for one year at UW. A new book explores her outlandish life.


December 16, 2016

Up Close

A new exhibit surveying the work of Chuck Close, ’62, runs through April 2 at the Henry Art Gallery.


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Feel the Wern

Cinema professor Eric Ames, '93, is our guide through the mysterious mind of filmmaker Werner Herzog.


June 1, 2016

Nordic Noir

Scandinavian Studies Professor Andy Nestingen shares his research into the genre and how it contrasts with American Noir’s heroes and villains.


March 1, 2016

War is sexy. Huh?

David Shields, author, essayist and UW English professor, takes the New York Times to task in his book, "War Is Beautiful."


KEXP rocks its new digs

KEXP and its predecessor KCMU have been a staple of the Seattle music community for four decades. With new digs at the Seattle Center and a 30-year cooperative agreement with the UW, the station enters its next phase as an independent nonprofit.


September 1, 2015

25 years of dance

The UW's unique master's program influences dance education across the country.


UW Press at 100

The University of Washington's press dates back to Edmond Meany's 1915 book on the governors of the state and territory.


March 1, 2015

'I am art'

“I am not a painter or a sculptor or a glass artist. I am art.” Anyone familiar with the work of American Indian Studies professor Marvin Oliver understands that this is not an egotistical statement, but a reflection of a vision that embraces an astonishing range of materials, styles and techniques.


Second act

Ron Simons is having one hell of a second act and he’s got three Tonys, a Drama Desk Award for Best Play, a Drama League Award, and even a prize for best documentary to prove it.


December 1, 2014

Film buff

Cinema Books owner Stephanie Ogle reintroduces classics, champions new treasures and plays a starring role in celebrating film.


September 1, 2014

Prey for the senses

Ann Hamilton delves again into the world of animal-human relationships in her upcoming show at the Henry Art Gallery.


Book store lifer

Louise Little is a University Book Store icon. She started 34 years ago as a cashier and is now CEO. But it all started when she read Nancy Drew as a kid.


March 1, 2014

'Silence is a coping mechanism'

Teresa Tamura captures poignant stories of hardship from a World War II relocation center in her book "Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp."


Conquering Everest

The first time I tried to climb Mount Everest was in the spring of 1987. It was a very different mountain then from the swarmed-over scene it’s become today.


December 1, 2013

Platinum grad

For Ryan Lewis, ’09, the whirlwind of fame is only a few years removed from days ensconced in Suzzallo Library and the Parnassus cafe in the basement of the Art Building.


Montana mindscape

Ivan Doig's tales of the West have made him one of America's top authors.


September 1, 2013

The inspiration inquiry

Expanding the boundaries of knowledge in dance, theater and other performing arts requires research of a different stripe.


December 1, 2012

Drama king

Since he graduated from the UW in 1976, most of Ruben Van Kempen's days—and plenty of his nights—have been spent as the Director of Theatre at Roosevelt High School in Seattle. He recently earned a spot in the Educational Theatre Association’s National Hall of Fame.


September 1, 2012

Passion for nature

In their new book, nature artist Tony Angell and UW professor of wildlife science John Marzluff disabuse the notion that the family of birds known as corvids—crows, jays, magpies—possess mere “bird brains.”


Dawgs on the dial

Beginning this fall, Husky fans will be able to catch every UW football and men’s basketball game on TV, thanks to the Pac-12 Networks, an innovative partnership with FOX and ESPN.


March 1, 2011

The pedagogy of gaming

The growing suspicion that video games are culturally and artistically relevant is attracting attention from an unlikely source—the academic world.


The business of gaming

If you still think video games are for teens in the rec room, it might be time for a closer look at what’s become the biggest entertainment phenomenon since television.


The science of gaming

UW faculty, students and alumni are using computer-game technology to solve some of humankind's most vexing problems.


June 1, 2010

Stage to screen

Lynn Shelton, ’87, parlayed a UW degree in drama into a 10-year career on the stages of New York. But she found her true calling when she opted to pursue a career behind a camera.


March 1, 2010

Hard-hitting alumni

What comes to mind when you think of the Rat City Rollergirls? If it’s tattooed women and fast, physical action, you’re not alone. But that’s not the whole story.


Visual flair

Two reasons why the Emmy Award-winning TV series 'Mad Men' is so highly acclaimed are its visual style and historical authenticity. Assistant costume designer Allison Leach has had a big hand in both.


September 1, 2009

Books of revelation


March 1, 2009

Haunted hallways

When Kevin Rupprecht, '06, accepted the job of principal at Forks High School, he didn't realize he was signing on to be a minor celebrity as well.


Just call her a scholar

Ellen Dissanayake is working in a field she invented: evolutionary aesthetics, the study of art-making as an innate human behavior that helps us survive.


Evolution of art

Ellen Dissanayake came up with a paradigm-changing theory: Art-making evolved as a behavior that contained advantages for human survival-and those advantages went far beyond what Charles Darwin ever imagined.


The healing arts

Last fall, the UW School of Medicine and the Henry Art Gallery teamed up to offer a new course to help medical students develop their diagnostic skills by visiting art museums.