Arts & Entertainment

March 3, 2018

claire dederer

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

paul bannick, quinn russell brown


“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

Sol Moravia-Rosenberg, Sol, rap Seattle, UW poetry

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.

desert cathedral, Travis Gutierrez Senger

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

kathy hsieh

Dramatic dynamics

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

January 26, 2017

Gregg Henry, Scandal, Hollis Doyle, ABC

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

betty macdonald, paula becker, uw

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.

werner herzog, eric ames

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.