Arts & Leisure

Theater review: 'Middletown,' dir. Aaron Lamb

Complicated simplicity.

Film review: 'If I Stay'

Cinematic artistry

'If I Stay' Q&A with Chloe Grace Moretz and Gayle Forman

Red Carpet Q&A with Gayle Forman and Chloë Grace Moretz

Ear to the Streets: ‘Fundamentals,’ Porter Ray

Crown him the king of alliteration, the headwaters of internal rhymes endless as the Mississippi. Seattle secret Porter Ray has a signature flow that is nimble and vicious, stringing ideas and imagery together as clothes on the line — jumbled, but in harmony.

What's up: Ivan Doig

I caught Ivan Doig on one of his writing days. Ivan is the author of 12 books and is already working on his lucky thirteenth, which is set to release year from now. His writing focuses on his experience growing up in the midwest, back in the age when newspapers were the “first edition of history.” His newest work “Sweet Thunder,” published by Riverhead Trade, is his third novel featuring the quick-witted conman-turned-librarian Morrie Morgan.

Film review: 'Land Ho!'

Lost at sea

Leisure time: Fortitude through film

How media can be a gym for your brain

Book review: 'Trillium'

It goes on forever, and oh my God it's full of flowers

Theater review: 'Groucho Returns'

Even when you’ve changed it or condensed it, I’m against it

Leisure time: The art of fan fiction

A literary genre for the fans