09/20/2019
Jonathan Shipley
Like wine to those that be of heavy heart are the lovely days of September.
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Timothy Faust with Venice Buhain—Single Payer Healthcare and What Comes Next

09/19/2019
Alexander Eby

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09/13/2019
Town Hall Seattle
For all of us, it made sense to name this space for Mom and Dad: to have a space to honor them and to be a legacy for their five grandchildren.
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Ibram X. Kendi with ChrisTiana ObeySumner—How To Be An Antiracist

09/12/2019
Alexander Eby

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Peter Pomerantsev with Steve Scher—This Is Not Propaganda

09/05/2019
Alexander Eby

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08/29/2019
Jonathan Shipley
On page six of the August 30, 1919 edition of the Town Crier, a writer waxes poetic about breakfast.
08/22/2019
Town Hall Seattle
HATLO's new project, Sow Queer, brings a diverse group of performance-makers to Town Hall for a 6-week process-focused, co-working community residency to develop new works and ideas with the option to participate in a public sharing. 
08/22/2019
Jonathan Shipley
There’s an ad in the August 23 issue of the Town Crier. It’s for the Cremation Society of Washington on Queen Anne Boulevard at Sixth West.
08/19/2019
Town Hall Seattle
Located in the Forum, the Otto is a great spot to meet with friends before an event or keep the conversation going afterward!
08/16/2019
Jonathan Shipley
“In August time,” the Frederick & Nelson ad reads in the August 16 issue of the Town Crier, “the highways, trails and placid waters of the Puget Sound region provide matchless settings for the Kodak enthusiast.”
08/15/2019
Town Hall Seattle
All through our Homecoming Festival, we’re hosting plenty of pre- and post-event meetups to bring our community together and keep the energy going beyond the stage. Stop by before an event or stick around after to take part in these meetups!
08/13/2019
Town Hall Seattle
My curiosity craving is to explore Aristotle’s four cardinal virtues as a way of understanding what is important to being a just society and a just individual.
08/09/2019
Missy Miller
My curiosity is craving an exploration of our changing understanding of a changing world.
08/08/2019
Town Hall Seattle
Town Hall’s 22 & Under program makes all of our self-produced events free for youth, but all throughout our Homecoming Festival we’re going even further.
07/29/2019
Alexander Eby
My curiosity is craving unexpected perspectives. If you’re looking for lateral thinkers who upend established systems, check out these experts who bring us subversive strategies for bettering society and ourselves.
07/26/2019
Jonathan Shipley
Town Crier writer Adele M. Ballard wrote in the July 26, 1919 edition, “And now the residents are seriously considering the exquisite propriety of changing the name of the one-time fashionable First Hill to Hospital Hill.
07/23/2019
Town Hall Seattle
I didn’t know that the media was deteriorating. According to Bloomberg, journalism is decaying all around the country, at organizations such as Buzzfeed, Vice Media, and CNN. Even in Seattle, what many would consider an artsy, media-oriented city, the number of journalistic opportunities have dropped by 40%.
07/22/2019
Jonathan Shipley
Our friends at The Hydrant are asking artists, aged 12 to 25, to submit a self portrait.
07/19/2019
Jonathan Shipley
There was a time, a hundred years ago, that people hunted by phonograph.
07/05/2019
Jonathan Shipley
Town Crier writers, in July of 1919, did not like jazz.
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07/03/2019
Alexander Eby
In episode #37 of In The Moment, Chief Correspondent Steve Scher talked with Alva Noë about the philosophy of baseball. Host Jini Palmer talked with Edward Wolcher and Megan Castillo, Town Hall’s Curator of Lectures and Community Engagement Manager, about our upcoming Homecoming festival in September.
06/28/2019
Town Hall Seattle
Town Hall Seattle’s soft-launch winds down as we prepare for our month-long grand reopening festival in September. The festival marks twin milestones: the successful completion of a $35 million renovation of our historic home and the kick-off for the organization’s 20th anniversary season.
06/28/2019
Jonathan Shipley
“Horseback riding has fallen into the list of bygone pastimes owing to the extensive use of motors,” the June 28,1919 Town Crier writers cried.
06/26/2019
Town Hall Seattle
On July 19, more than 100 local actors, journalists, politicians, and community leaders will take over Town Hall’s Forum stage for a complete reading of the Mueller Report.
06/20/2019
Jonathan Shipley
“Once upon a time,” began a story in the June 21, 1919 Town Crier, “a certain pompous individual said women had no humor. It is evident he had not met Dr. Aurelia Henry Reinhardt, else his mouth would have been filled with the ashes of his own words as he ate them.”
06/18/2019
Jonathan Shipley
On June 28 in the Forum at Town Hall, acclaimed author Charles Fishman will illuminate us on America’s impossible mission to the moon. It’s the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and his book highlights the behind-the-scenes heroes that helped put men on the moon.
06/14/2019
Jonathan Shipley
The June 14, 1919 writers of the Town Crier were both congratulatory of Tacoma but also wondering why Seattle wasn’t doing more to congratulate itself in the brief story “Our Musical Neighbor.”
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06/13/2019
Alexander Eby

In episode #36 of In The Moment, Correspondent Grace Madigan sits down with Ed Levine (3:33) to explore his journey and the inspirations that led him to create his food blog Serious Eats. Levine names some of his favorite foods and food memories,

06/11/2019
Jonathan Shipley
“Love of Life” is a creative project by three of Europe’s top musical improvisers based on the writings of Jack London. French cellist Vincent Courtois, revered for virtuosity at the edge of classical composition, has created an acoustic trio with two tenor saxophonists, exploring tonal mid-range in works inspired by individual titles of Jack London writing such as Martin Eden, Sea Wolf, To Build a Fire, and Goliath.
06/07/2019
Jonathan Shipley
In the June 7, 1913 edition of the Town Crier, Mrs. John Q. Mason offered “Little Helps to Character Building.” One of those little helps: reading good books.
06/03/2019
Town Hall Seattle
My hands hurt while John Waters and David Schmader talked about filth and made Town Hall attendees laugh. I fell and scraped my hands right before I heard Waters christen the barely-two-weeks-new remodeled space with riffs on Hollywood money, free porn, the Democratic presidential field, art as magic, Hairspray sequels, all genres of music, graveyard graffiti, and "ample women." 
06/03/2019
Alexander Eby
Every year, Town Hall hosts the King-Snohomish County Regional Spelling Bee. The winner of this heated trial of vocabulary moves on from local to national, joining the ranks of spellers competing in the Scripps Bee. This year representing Seattle was Nidhi Achanta, who knocked it out of the park and advanced to Round 3 of the Scripps Bee.
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05/30/2019
Alexander Eby
This listening guide is a two-parter! In episode #34 of In The Moment, Chief Correspondent Steve talks with Rachel Louise Snyder (5:25), host Jini Palmer covers a conversation between Executive Director Wier Harman and Town Hall founder David Brewster (15:51) and correspondent Charles Cross talks with John Waters (1:08) about his transgressive movies, living with stars, and some shared moments in Seattle. Waters reflects on what he’s learned along the way and where he's going now.

An Interview with Seattle Girls Choir Artistic Director Jacob Winkler

05/28/2019
Jonathan Shipley
Town Hall’s marketing manager, Jonathan Shipley sat down with Seattle Girls Choir Artistic Director Jacob Winkler to discuss choral music, pursuing a degree in biology, and Simon and Garfunkel.
05/28/2019
Jonathan Shipley
What writer could possibly write a poetic history of the entire American Western Hemisphere from a Hispanic perspective? The Nobel Prize-winning Chilean writer Pablo Neruda. Who could possibly put Neruda’s poems appropriately to music? The Lenin Prize-winning Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis.
05/22/2019
Jonathan Shipley
What do happy squirrels, paper bag sing-alongs, and wall-to-wall murals have in common?
  • Announcement
  • Town Hall News

Welcome to our summer soft launch; Town Hall Seattle is officially reopening.

05/16/2019
Missy Miller

Our General Manager, Mary Cutler, floated into the office this morning, arms swaying and voice sing-song: “Today is a normal day. Let’s all pretend it’s a normal day.” It is, decidedly, not a normal day. But we echoed her feigned calm and did our best to think about anything other than what was happening across the street.

05/16/2019
Jonathan Shipley
A frequent advertiser in the Town Crier was Rippe’s Cafe—and the May 17, 1919 edition of the paper was no exception. Rippe’s touted itself on being “a small house with a big reputation.”
05/15/2019
Town Hall Seattle
Last Friday, Town Hall hosted Moby, the famed singer-songwriter, musician, DJ, and photographer. We invited local writer Katharine Walker to sit in the audience and share her thoughts.
05/10/2019
Jonathan Shipley
Sunday, May 12, is Mother’s Day. Let’s look back, fondly, at the May 12, 1923 Town Crier as they wax poetic about mothers. Truth is, they sort of throw the mothers of 1923 under the bus!
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