Pop with a dangerous side: Kawehi at Barboza

Kawehi, who plays Barboza solo Friday, may live in Kansas now, but she ain’t no Dorothy. Check out her cover of Nine Inch Nails’ carnal “Closer,” or her deadpan video of Nirvana’s darkly ambiguous “Heart Shaped Box,” which went viral last year. Clever and cute, but dangerous and obviously very smart, this 32-year-old Hawaiian-bred artist […]

Pulitzer winner ‘The Flick’ and other new plays hit Seattle

Several attention-grabbing views of contemporary experience — plays about Pacific Rim commerce, the search for connection and meaning in low-level jobs, an idealistic artistic startup gone awry — are receiving their world and local premieres at Seattle theaters. Here’s the skinny on them: ‘The Flick’ Annie Baker earned a 2014 Pulitzer Prize for this three-hour […]

How to find free filing options online

Some tax-software companies are offering free returns for individuals with simple tax situations — likely the case for many 20-somethings — as long as you file early. You may also want to get a jump-start if you bought exchange-based health insurance in 2014 and received financial help with your monthly premiums. Based on your return, […]

8 tax tips for same-sex couples

The federal ruling making the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional means that — for tax purposes — all marriages are equal. Even if you reside in one of the 14 states that have yet to make same-sex marriage legal, filing taxes is now a completely different procedure for gay married couples. For years, same-sex […]

6 easy to miss tax deductions

Given the complexity of the tax code, it’s not hard to make blunders preparing your income-tax returns — especially since tax law changes from year to year. Here are some often overlooked deductions and other tax breaks that experts say may warrant particular attention for the 2014 filing season: 1. Mortgage interest With the economy […]

California women win at Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. – Mercedes Jefflo scored a key basket with 1:59 to play, and California beat No. 18 Stanford 63-53 on Sunday to deny the Cardinal a chance at winning its 15th straight regular-season Pac-12 title. Jefflo finished with 15 points, knocking down a pair of three-pointers during a decisive second-half run, and the Golden […]

Let WSU open a medical school in Spokane

AS a practicing physician and part of the management team at a large health-care organization in Seattle, I’m constantly reminded of the many benefits that our region enjoys by having such a robust and forward-looking health-care infrastructure. From Medic One to the development of new, cutting-edge drug therapies and medical devices, and pushing the envelope […]