Culture

What Ivar Haglund could teach us now

Last week, I went out to the Nordic Heritage Museum with KUOW producer David Hyde and we walked through the new exhibit about Seattle’s legendary…

The Weekend List: Gay softball drama, a sci-fi pop-up, and outdoor movies

* Events that are $15 or less John Baxter is a Switch Hitter Does one’s sexuality define us? And what does it mean to belong…

Seattle musicians grab Portland idea to seek fair treatment

You’ve heard of fair trade coffee--the idea to promote more equitable business practices for coffee growers in developing countries. Well, in Seattle, what many call…

Mariners’ fans need to look to next year … again

Local media have recently run stories featuring the 1995 Mariners, whose miracle late-season run carried them well into the American League playoffs.  This season's Mariners…

Robert Hardgrave is both a visual artist and a City Superhero

Our biweekly City Superheroes column highlights the powerful figures walking among us — with the help of a (usually local) illustrator. This week’s pairing: painter…

The Weekend List: A Remix under the stars and a supergroup atop Pike Place Market

* Events that are $15 or less SAM Remix at the Olympic Sculpture Park For the second Friday in a row, SAM makes a compelling…

Paul Allen wants to save seafood

  The average American eats 15 pounds of fish each year, but they don’t buy that much from the grocery. The vast majority of what…

‘A quiet crisis': The rise of acidic soil in Washington

Gary Wegner first noticed the problem in 1991, when a field on his family’s farm west of Spokane produced one-fourth the usual amount of wheat.…

12 reasons the Seahawks are the world’s most interesting team

As the Seahawks open their NFL preseason Friday night at the Clink against the Denver Broncos, it occurs that after five seasons under coach Pete…

The Weekend List: Couch Fest, theater inspired by detainees, and tons of music

* Denotes items that are $15 or less Paper Angels * SIS Productions, a Seattle theater group, usually focuses on producing contemporary works that are…

A new “community of the book” begins in Seattle

Seattle often is touted for its literary bona fides. We frequently top the list of America’s “most literate” cities (we’re currently number 3, following Washington,…

Writer and filmmaker as Superhero: Shaun Scott

Our biweekly City Superheroes column highlights the powerful figures walking among us — with the help of a (usually local) illustrator. This week’s pairing: writer…

Atomic bomb survivors: A quest for peace

Today marks 70 years since the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Today people around the globe will memorialize the occasion, including in Seattle at Green Lake from 6 to 9 p.m.…

The Weekend List: Biblical opera, music outdoors and a garage sale

* Events that are $15 or less Nabucco Verdi’s Biblical opera about war, power and revenge (why yes, they do make operas about such things)…

Footprints in the NW sand: Perhaps 13,000 years old

Fats Domino was famously "walking to New Orleans." No one knows where the people who left footprints on British Columbia's Calvert Island were walking. They…

Are neighborhood ale houses losing their allure?

The front line of gentrification, as in most revolutions, is often the most dangerous spot. After a while, the avant-garde and new is no longer…

A curated guide to this weekend’s biggest art fairs

As an independent artist in Seattle, I love going to art shows. I am guaranteed to like only about 10 percent of the art, but…

Spotting Bigfoot in Washington: A few pointers

In Washington, there have been roughly 600 sightings of Bigfoot over the years, making our state the most likely place to run into the hairy humanoid.…

The Weekend List: Two big art fairs and the poetic sculptures of Leo Saul Berk

* Events that are $15 or less Leo Saul Berk: Structure and Ornament * The Seattle artist pays homage to his childhood home through sculpture…

Must-see: The heroic fight against Japanese internment camps

I suspected I would like Jeanne Sakata’s play Hold These Truths at Seattle’s ACT Theatre. After all, I knew the story well, and Jeanne had…

City Superhero: Julia Massey, musician, mom

Our biweekly City Superheroes column highlights the powerful figures walking among us — with the help of a (usually local) illustrator. This week’s pairing: musician…

Book City: Gov. Jay Inslee talks reading

Jay Inslee is a home-grown governor. His Dad was a biology teacher at Garfield and Sealth high schools, and Inslee’s first foray into public service…

The Weekend List: The story of Billy Bolden, an epic Indian film trilogy and the epic Capitol Hill Block Party

* Items that are $15 or less Emboldened: The Rise and Fall of King Bolden the First Have you ever heard of Buddy Bolden? Chances…

Seattle-born director’s play takes Tennessee Williams play to new level

I’ve been to lots of productions in Seattle that got what felt to me like an obligatory standing ovation, bravos for whatever cause a show…

Coming soon: A badass feminist coloring book

What exactly is a feminist coloring book? And why has Ijeoma Oluo, a 34-year-old black Seattleite known for her social justice writing and activist Twitter campaigns, created one? [caption…

Seattle musicians grab Portland idea to seek fair treatment

You’ve heard of fair trade coffee--the idea to promote more equitable business practices for coffee growers in developing countries. Well, in Seattle, what many call…

Mariners’ fans need to look to next year … again

Local media have recently run stories featuring the 1995 Mariners, whose miracle late-season run carried them well into the American League playoffs.  This season's Mariners…

The Weekend List: Gay softball drama, a sci-fi pop-up, and outdoor movies

* Events that are $15 or less John Baxter is a Switch Hitter Does one’s sexuality define us? And what does it mean to belong…

What Ivar Haglund could teach us now

Last week, I went out to the Nordic Heritage Museum with KUOW producer David Hyde and we walked through the new exhibit about Seattle’s legendary…