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So about that Space Needle time capsule…

Time capsules and the future go together, but when the futuristic Space Needle was built in 1962, it didn’t get one. That omission was rectified…

Bill Nye isn’t just some science guy anymore

Famed science guy Bill Nye is looking a bit like Spock these days, with his long face and thick eyebrows that leap up at the…

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Romanian Film Festival Since 2014, the American Romanian Cultural Society (ARCS) has been hosting the Romanian Film Festival, giving local Romanian-Americans a place for community…

Mushroom farm? Park? Oh, the possibilities for this Seattle tunnel

Sure, the Alaskan Way Viaduct is coming down — in 2019, after the new deep-bored tunnel route takes over. But don’t forget, there’s another large…

Don’t write off Sasquatch. Let’s research him

Sasquatch — also known as Bigfoot — continues to be a symbol of the great Northwest. Fifty years after the famed Patterson-Gimlin film of an…

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  Black Winter Hymnal with Naomi Wachira, Stephanie Anne Johnson and more Kenyan-born, Seattle-based Afro-Folk singer-songwriter Naomi Wachira writes songs rooted in the here and…

Bertha may have dealt a blow to Seattle’s police museum

The Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum, one of the historic gems of Pioneer Square, has announced that it is closing and moving its collection due to…

The New Burke Museum is a world to behold — literally

When the new, $99-million Burke Museum of Natural History opens in late 2019, it will be a visual spectacle. Passersby on the sidewalk at the…

Seattle should listen to Ta-Nehisi Coates

For all of its progressive bona fides, Seattle remains burdened by the familiar vestiges of American racism: People of color suffer here from inequities in…

After Jayapal, are South Asian women about to reshape local politics?

Update after November election results below. Just weeks after Pramila Jayapal became the first Indian-American woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, she…

​Seattle’s favorite librarian knows her football

Seattle’s Nancy Pearl is acclaimed as a librarian and a nationally known advocate for reading. She shares her enthusiasm for books and writers on radio…

Is local history too white?

If you travel the state and visit local historical societies, you’ll notice that “history” tends to begin with the arrival of white settlers and extend…

How Amazon earned Seattle’s scorn — and whether it’s deserved

In over eight years of meetings with voters, Seattle city councilmember Mike O’Brien has never heard a nice story about Amazon. Sitting in church basements…

Reggae artist supports youth through music

Daniel Pak has been making music for the good part of his 37 years on the planet. While on hiatus from his studies in metallurgical…

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KEXP Second Annual Record Fair While KEXP’s new home has been open for well over a year now, I can’t help but stop by to…

Don’t cry for Seattle Weekly. It’s not dead

The news late last week that big changes were afoot for Seattle Weekly was greeted by former staffers like a death in the family. For…

Sinclair won’t guarantee jobs for KOMO staff

If Sinclair Broadcast Group gets its way and completes a merger between KOMO News and Q13 FOX, the local news media giant won't guarantee employment for KOMO's 23…

Fight like a girl? In this show, it’s ‘Fight like a bitch’

Fierce, muscular warriors ram into and flip each other. They collapse on their adversaries’ backs, choking and pulling and gripping. They grunt and they growl,…

You’ve heard of Humans of NY, now meet the creator

In 2009, Brandon Stanton moved to New York with a couple of suitcases, a camera, and the goal of photographing 10,000 New Yorkers. “I was so…

Seattle Weekly braces for dramatic changes

Last August, the publisher of the Seattle Weekly approached the newspaper's editor-in-chief, Mark Baumgarten, and told him, "We've got to do something about the Weekly." The decline of revenue, which began after…

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Ignite Seattle As the largest open submission public speaking event in The Pacific Northwest, Ignite Seattle brings to the stage 16 people to present their…

Welcome to Seattle! Oh, what, you’re leaving?

The great writer Wallace Stegner, who once lived in rural Redmond, wrote about settlers in the American West. He said they came in two types,…

How Trump mainstreamed the “alt-right”

Seattle-based journalist David Neiwert is an expert in the right-wing extremism that has gained notoriety of late. A "constellation of conspiracist, racist, anti-government hate-mongerers" spawned by our…

Nostalgia: Remembering the Sonics on their 50th anniversary

Half a century ago today, Seattle’s first professional sports franchise, the Seattle Supersonics, played its first regular season game. The basketball team lost 144-116 October…

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A Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History: Michael Eric Dyson Seattle Public Library's annual A. Scott Bullitt Lecture always brings big names to town who…