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Seattle’s oldest vegetarian spot hopes to survive development boom

Sunlight Cafe is Seattle’s longest running vegetarian restaurant. A group of five women opened the place in 1976, wanting to serve simple, healthy dishes at…

6 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Real Magic In their native United Kingdom, theatre company Forced Entertainment is known for being “fiendishly clever and sometimes unbearable to watch,” most recently taking…

How it feels when Trump insults your homeland

Today marks my 37th year living in the United States. I arrived in Miami from El Salvador midday morning Jan. 17, 1981 — 14 years old,…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Making Chocolate with Dandelion Chocolate Maybe it’s something reserved for those in the industry (I work at Theo Chocolate) but I have the biggest chocolate…

What farmers think about the urban-rural divide

BELLINGHAM — We pulled our car into the icy barnyard off Double Ditch Road in the Nooksack Valley north of here. The farm had been cut…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Shellfish Showcase Shellfish — mussels, clams, oysters, the elusive geoduck — are local, sustainable and, most importantly, delicious. For the first time ever, Dine Around…

Some shifts ahead for Seattle’s cultural landscape

As the year turns there are changes ahead for some of Seattle’s most established cultural fixtures. Whether they will result in major shifts (or light…

5 things to do in Seattle this New Year’s

Jai Ho! Bollywood Masquerade Dance the night away Bhangra style (a Punjabi style of music and dance) as Columbia City Theatre becomes the backdrop of…

Leaving a city because it left me

“I can’t live in a place where the definition of success is ‘I’m not drowning!’” We’d been arguing, my partner and I, for months in…

Wrecking balls 2017: hippies, bad drivers and gargoyles

Heritage Turkeys 2017 Developers and their wrecking balls can be some of the worst actors when it comes to tearing down what’s unique about the…

Farewell Two Bells and your Tavern Burger. You’ll be missed

In one of the cruelest double-whammy disappearances in Seattle history, Belltown’s Two Bells will serve its last burger on a baguette on Dec. 31, swift on the heels of…

Best of 2017: Road Trip — Seattle Travels Highway 2

Seattle Meets Highway 2 Highway 2 was the first highway to link Washington east to west and along it lies a cross-section of the state's…

Best of 2017: Why am I a threat?

One day last fall, a month before Donald Trump was elected president, Lassana Magassa disappeared from his job with Delta Airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.…

The last horse-drawn carriage in Seattle

Jammed between the cars, buses, bikes, taxis and pedestrians around Westlake Center stands a Herculean draft horse waiting to pull a Cinderella-like white carriage. Forty-five…

One last ‘dark-on-dark’ in old Seattle

The line seemed as long as one to view Princess Diana’s coffin. It wound halfway around the block on Second Avenue, down into a basement, curled…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Breakfast for Dinner If you’re like me, some questions have been on your mind lately: How is it dark already? Will winter ever end? When…

A Muslim and a Christian take a Muslim Roadshow to rural Washington

They’re not the sort of couple one is likely to encounter in many parts of the country: a hijab-wearing Muslim woman with a Harvard law degree…

Test riding Seattle’s bike shares: A guide

Hey Seattle — congratulations! In just five months, you’ve become a leader in bike sharing. Three private companies — Spin, ofo and LimeBike — have dropped 9,000 easily…

Bidding farewell to Bakeman’s and a sandwich hero

Every weekday Jason Wang and his crew of hard-working employees start their morning roasting turkey and baking meatloaf for the hundreds of hungry customers who filter…

NHL gives Seattle a real shot at a team

Talk about a power play: About 24 hours after the city signed a deal to develop privately an arena worthy of the NHL, hockey league…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

This week we have a guest recommender, Sara Marie Ortiz, who is a poet and educator. A member of the Pueblo of Acoma, one of…

Seattle’s monument fails

As Washington state and the nation wrestle with Confederate monuments, controversial statues and memorials, it turns out that outrage, vandalism and removal are nothing new.…

Dear Seattleites, you’re doing coffee wrong. Try this instead

Seattle: Unsurprisingly voted America’s top city for coffee lovers. It’s the home of Starbucks — there is practically one at every other corner — and…

VR artist: ‘You need to see disabled people as people’

Virtual reality, or VR, can transport people to places they never imagined they’d visit. It can make art and other life experiences — from hiking…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Georgetown Trailer Park Bizarre Bazaar Every weekend, Georgetown Trailer Park Mall can be found in an unassuming parking lot off Airport Way, a collective of…