Brendan Kiley at the Seattle Times writes about a new report from the city that offers "30 ideas — some already in play — to shelter artists and communities of color from rapid development and skyrocketing rents." You can read a PDF of the report right here. If you're an artist or a lover of the arts who is concerned about livability in Seattle — in other words, if you're reading this site right now — it is your civic duty to read this report.
Remember earlier this week, when I told you that media was ramping up for the release of Sherman Alexie's memoir, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me? Well, here's a book trailer, featuring a poem from the book:
Honestly, most book trailers make me want to die, but this is a good one. I like that it runs with just the words from the book, and it has photos of Alexie's mother, and that it's not stagey at all.
And lastly, this interview between Mary Ann Gwinn and Alexie at the Seattle Times is a very good primer for the book, which will finally be published this coming Tuesday.
Melville House has announced it is giving away free ebooks of its edition of the Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture after reports that the Republican head of the Senate Intelligence Committee was trying to suppress the still-classified sections of the report that were in circulation amongst other Federal agencies.
Framing the library’s focus as “restarting civilization” may seem apocalyptic or predictive on its face, but that is not the intention. Rather, the hope is to create a curatorial principle that inspires valuable conversation that reframes how we think about where civilization has come so far, where it might go in the future, and what tools are necessary to get it there.