Culture

The ‘Battle in Seattle’ revisited

I recently wrote a story for another publication in which I passingly referred to WTO and got an editor’s note back. Young and new to…

Lunar New Year, Allen Toussaint and answers to your deepest, darkest questions: your weekend list

Ask the Oracle * A new event, Ask the Oracle is a simple, entertaining premise: Arrive at the Sorrento Hotel (where the setting looks not…

Video: A conversation about race, inspired by dance

Choreographer Donald Byrd wants to get Seattle talking about race. To do that, the longtime leader of Spectrum Dance Theater is dedicating its entire 2015-16…

You’re too full of yourself, says science

We need to talk about your Subaru paint job, Mark. Friend to friend, here in front of the reading public, I need to tell you that…

During World War I, a local woman was “found guilty of thinking”

The times of Louise Olivereau, Seattle’s World War I radical.

Washington-born dancer’s pioneering influence lives on

It’s a homecoming of sorts for the Trisha Brown Dance Company as it returns to Washington next week for its final stage performances. It was…

The making of a burlesque dancer


Seattle Vice, a talk on homelessness and comedian David Cross: your weekend list

Housing is a Human Right * Artist Martha Rosler, Alison Eisinger of the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness and community organizer Mary Flowers present a…

Smartypants guide to Civic Cocktail: Nancy Pearl and the women of the Seattle Council

What books are a must-read in 2016? How will Seattle change with a new majority of women on the city council? Book nerds and political…

4 tips for beating seasonal affective disorder

During the wintertime, the days can get pretty dark in Puget Sound. Skies are overcast much of the season, and the city’s position at just over…

Plays, a poetry slam and Radiolab Live: your weekend list

Disgraced A New York lawyer appears to have it all until race, ethnicity, religion and politics crush his world, forcing him to stop living a…

An eviction in Ballard

“I would never sell this place,” my landlord assured me last summer. “Even though I get calls from developers every week.”

Group wants to turn waterfront silos into art

It's impossible not to notice -- by sea or land -- the silos at Pier 86 at the base of Queen Anne hill. The busy…

What’s in a name? Further reflections on Puget Sound

My recent story on how a “the” seems to keep cropping up in front of the name “Puget Sound” generated a good deal of comment.…

For Seahawks, the Quest for the Lost Yard is over

CHARLOTTE -- Jarring as a smashed window in a new car, the Seahawks season was in unexpected pieces. Tight end Luke Willson groped to explain.…

The real Super Bowl is this Sunday

Perhaps in the confusion this week about NFL relocation to Los Angeles, you may have missed news of another relocation. Super Bowl Bowl 50 has…

Is Seattle Humane “fat shaming” its cats?

Every January, it’s common to see “A new year, a new you!” advertisements and gym promotions plastered everywhere. But we were taken aback when a…

Celebrate MLK Day, Art of Alzheimer’s and Nordic film: your weekend list

MLK Jr. Day Open House * There are a whole host of events in Seattle to celebrate Martin Luther King Day, but this one at…

Is there still room for artists in Seattle?


Grace, grit and a preposterous victory for the Seahawks

MINNEAPOLIS -- In the darkest moment of the coldest football game in Minnesota's frosty history, Jeremy Lane was talking to Kam Chancellor on the Seahawks…

How Pete Carroll brought the Seahawks back

The Seahawks have won two road playoff games in their 40-year history -- one in 1983 and the other in 2013. Now they propose to…

The true costs of staying in Seattle

The city is changing, affordability is worse than ever, and longtime communities are “hollowing out.” Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant has described a Central…

Indigenous art, world’s best restaurant, ‘Arrested Development’ trivia: your weekend list

You Are On Indigenous Land * Seattle filmmaker and creative force Tracy Rector has assembled a whole host of local indigenous artists for her first…

Seattle’s last roadhouse still rocks, occasionally

The first thing to know about Seattle’s last roadhouse is that it’s only open on Fridays. And sometimes not even then. Drivers who take the…

From the spotlights to feeding Seattle’s hungry

At the end of a gig at the Top of the Hilton on the waterfront or the 5th Avenue Theatre, singer-songwriter Beverly Graham, would walk…

You’re too full of yourself, says science

We need to talk about your Subaru paint job, Mark. Friend to friend, here in front of the reading public, I need to tell you that…

Video: A conversation about race, inspired by dance

Choreographer Donald Byrd wants to get Seattle talking about race. To do that, the longtime leader of Spectrum Dance Theater is dedicating its entire 2015-16…

Lunar New Year, Allen Toussaint and answers to your deepest, darkest questions: your weekend list

Ask the Oracle * A new event, Ask the Oracle is a simple, entertaining premise: Arrive at the Sorrento Hotel (where the setting looks not…

The ‘Battle in Seattle’ revisited

I recently wrote a story for another publication in which I passingly referred to WTO and got an editor’s note back. Young and new to…