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The Queer Teen Who Ran Away from Home, Joined a Cabaret, and Became an Seattle Nightlife Icon

Matt Baume | Posted 05.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

One of the first friends I met when I moved to Seattle was Zak, standing by a urinal trough wearing golden armor down one arm and shiny metallic underwear. To be fair, it was Halloween; but since then I've seen him dress similarly on more than one occasion since then.

Popcorn Preview: Big Eyes

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.09.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Amy Adams as Margaret is excellent. Christoph Waltz's over-the-top portrayal of Walter -- who, by many accounts was truly over-the-top -- can be a bit distracting. At any rate, it's an interesting exploration of how the "little hobo kids" became a household must-have.

Citizen Keane: The Big Lies Behind the Big Eyes

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 02.25.2015 | Books
Michael Nirenberg

My generation discovered the big-eyed waifs at grandma's house or in the marginalia of our local thrift shops. The generation older than me knows that at one point Margaret Keane's big-eyed paintings of children were everywhere.

Movie Review: Big Eyes ...of the Beholder

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

At heart, Big Eyes is a just a drama about a codependent relationship that strays into abusiveness, in which the wife finally finds the strength to ...

Johnny Depp Turns 50

John Farr | Posted 08.08.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

This Sunday the thoroughly original, impossibly talented Johnny Depp hits the milestone age of 50. Does this mean he's actually middle-aged? No, it can't be.

Guess Which Cult Figure Might Get His Own Statue

AP | Posted 07.29.2013 | Arts

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — A man in upstate New York wants to erect a statue to the Hollywood film director considered by some critics to be the worst...

Martin Landau: The CFQ Interview

Dan Persons | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Every now and then, we pause in awe of the people we've had the opportunity to spend time with. Doug Trumbull, John Kricfalusi, and Paul Verhoeven in ...

Tim Burton's Deep, Dark Secret ? He's Actually a Pretty Normal Guy

Jim Hill | Posted 12.11.2012 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

For the better part of 30 years now, Hollywood has been harboring a secret. Something that threatens the prevailing public perception of one of the town's more talented filmmakers.

Movie Review: Dreadful Dark Shadows

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.09.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When Tim Burton and Johnny Depp decided, "Oh, wouldn't it be fun to make a movie out of the campy '60s TV show Dark Shadows," the correct response should have been the following three words: Wild Wild West.

Three Unforgettable Characters

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Some movies become audience favorites because their protagonist is such a unique character (or an actor creating a character with such consummate craf...

Annals of the Over-Rated: Tim Burton

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

America (and the world) has spoken: The less-than-mediocre Alice in Wonderland is a hit. Allow me to disagree. Tim Burton is Exhibit A for my unified theory of movies.

Oh My God?: God Is the Producer of Our Lives But We Are the Directors

Rev. Steve Galindo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rev. Steve Galindo

God isn't jumping in and saving the day like Batman and he's not deciding every decision we make like some massive video game. God, wherever he is, is watching us and hoping that we have fun with our lives.

Frank Rich: In Defense Of The Balloon Boy Dad

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For a country desperate for good news, the now-deflated "balloon boy" spectacle would seem to be the perfect tonic. As Wolf Blitzer of CNN summed up t...

Big Brother 11: Hairy Potter & the Order of the Doofus.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

This week on Big Brother 11: the saga of Jeff/Sarumoron's fall.