Letter From The Editor – Oct. 25, 2019

BOO! Are you scared yet? Shaking in your boots? Frozen in fear? Well, you should be, because we’re about to get to two straight months of Christmas music. Happy Halloween, everyone. The month dedicated to B-rated horror movies, pumpkin-spiced everything, culturally indifferent costumes and unpredictable, inevitable Washington weather creeps ever closer. The Ebbtide is just…

Opinion: Check Your Costume at the Door

How To Be Culturally Sensitive What’s scarier than cultural appropriation? When people do it consistently at the same time every year. Halloween features candy, children and costumes. The latter is what most people seem to enjoy the most: dressing up as something they’re not. Halloween is the peoples’ chance to become whoever they want because…

Opinion: Keeping It Respectful

Cultural Appropriation at Home and Abroad Halloween tends to come with laughs and a couple of innocent scares, but some costumes can be offensive to certain cultures, religions and ethnicities. One way cultural appropriation can manifest is wearing a specific culture’s attire that isn’t one’s own in an offensive matter or without addressing the fact…

Opinion: Love Thy Neighbor?

The Dangers of ‘Nextdoor’ Communities are meant to bring us together, but sometimes having a platform can bring out the worst in people. In 1960, an episode of the classic science-fiction anthology “The Twilight Zone” brought this concept to life. It was called “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street,” and it displayed the universal…

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‘El Camino’ = Good Chemistry

Netflix Picks Up Where ‘Breaking Bad’ Left Off Watching “El Camino” is like catching up with an old friend. Six years after the end of the critically-acclaimed show “Breaking Bad,” the two-hour “El Camino” picks up right after the end of the main series and follows Jesse Pinkman’s (Aaron Paul) journey toward liberation. “El Camino”…

Finding the Best Fright

Scary Places Near Seattle Nile Nightmares Oct. 4-Nov. 12 Fri/Sat 7-11pm, Sun/Halloween 7-10pm 6601 244th St SW Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043 Nile Nightmares costs $22 per person and is about a 20 minute drive from SCC The Good By day, it’s a haven for men in white polo shirts; by night, it’s a haven for…

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Double Exposure: ‘Phantom of the Paradise’ (1974)

“He sold his soul for rock ’n’ roll,” declares the tagline of Brian De Palma’s devilish rock opera, hinting at themes to come. The opening narration by Rod Serling (of “Twilight Zone” fame) alludes to the story’s music-centric plot and “the man who made it, the girl who sang it and the monster who stole…

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