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Sasquatch meets the citizen science movement

Acclaimed Seattle science writer David George Gordon is intrigued by tales of the legendary Sasquatch that have fueled the lore of the Pacific Northwest for…

Nancy Pearl’s lesser-known passion

Seattle’s Nancy Pearl is best known as a librarian and as a passionate advocate of reading and books. She shares her enthusiasm for books and…

A chat with filmmaker and mental health advocate Dr. Delaney Ruston

The day after beloved comedian and actor Robin Williams committed suicide, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline received more than 7,500 calls, twice as many as…

‘Stand-up economist’: How to be optimistic about climate

Seattle’s Dr. Yoram Bauman is probably best known for clarifying the intricacies of economics with doses of humor as what he calls “the world’s first and…

Tim Egan on Edward S. Curtis, ‘Seattle’s Michelangelo’

Taken as a whole, the work of Edward Curtis is a singular achievement. Never before have we seen the Indians of North America so close to the…

‘Into the Storm’: Alzheimer’s, caregiving and the healing power of stories

Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger. — Ben Okri, Nigerian Novelist As we age, many of us — as patients…

Meet Emery Jones, boy science wonder

There's a new hero for our time, whose adventures rival those of Harry Potter and who uses his imagination and intelligence to solve problems such…

Remembering JFK: A close adviser’s view late in life

Ted Sorensen is best known as the closest advisor to President John F. Kennedy — and was seen by many commentators as the greatest American…

The bomb and the explosion of U.S. suburbs

Of all the stops on the nuclear weapons assembly line, plutonium is the dirtiest. Each kilogram of final product generates hundreds of thousand of gallons of radioactive waste. — Kate…

There’s more to SLU than meets the eye

Stories about place are makeshift things. They are composed with the world’s debris. — Michel de Certeau`    In most undergraduate history classes, students take tests…

Slavery? Yes, it did happen here. As did escapes.

When we think of the cruel legacy of slavery and the bloody Civil War that ended the South's so-called peculiar institution, it’s unlikely that images…

Mark Takamichi Miller: Lost, found and transformed art

For more than a decade, snapshots by strangers have inspired the innovative, evocative paintings of acclaimed Seattle artist Mark Takamichi Miller.  His stated aim is…

Ellen Forney: Forays into the ‘Crazy Artist Club’

There is no genius without a mixture of madness. -- Aristotle Shortly before her 30th birthday, Seattle artist Ellen Forney suffered a severe manic episode.…

Social critic James Baldwin’s hidden side surfaces at NW African American Museum

James Baldwin (1924-1987), the renowned American novelist, essayist, civil rights advocate and social critic, was an outspoken advocate for equality and respect for all people.…

How to be creative in a busy world

What can anyone give you greater than now, starting here, right in this room, when you turn around. — William Stafford, You Reading This, Be…
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