Shuga Shaq producer and burlesque performer Briq House (Photo by PDX Boudoir Photos for Briq House.)

Seattle burlesque shows embrace “the brown and the round”

Fun and socially witty burlesque shows have performers diverse in color, size and gender, and have commented on Black Lives Matter, climate change and more.
Feb 19, 2016
Agrabah is not a real place. (Photo via Disney's "Aladdin" Facebook page.)

Poll finds support for bombing a whole new world

30 percent of Republicans and 19 percent of Democrats were in favor of bombing Agrabah, the fictional country from the 1992 Disney movie "Aladdin."
Dec 18, 2015
One of the Seattle reactions on Twitter to the cancellation of "The Interview" following threats to theaters. (Screen shot of local tweet.)

Sony cancels release of “The Interview” after threats to theaters

"The Interview," a comedy about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been canceled by Sony Pictures on Wednesday following threats made to theaters that had been scheduled to show the film.
Dec 17, 2014
Croatian Comedian Pedja Bajovic takes the stage to compete in Seattle’s International Comedy Competition. (Photo byLauren LeMieux)

Croatian comedian takes a crack at American laughs

“I am from Croatia,” Pedja Bajovic shouts as he walks into the bright spotlight on stage at the Market Theater. His opening line is no joke (a good thing because the audience didn’t laugh). Bajovic is indeed Croatian. He’s in town for the Seattle International Comedy Competition, his first-ever performance in the US.
Nov 21, 2012