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​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…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

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…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

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…

The activist who resisted back then — and still does

At 87, Dolores Huerta still speaks with the energy and passion of her days in the '60s when as a young community organizer, she co-founded…

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Caitlin Doughty As Town Hall undergoes renovations, they’ve been turning their programming Inside Out, hosting seemingly more and more exciting events than ever at venues…

From UW to Whole Foods, remembering a local ceramics artist

The halls of the University of Washington’s ceramics and metal arts building is abuzz with new students embarking on a new school year. But for…

Hanford has a starring role in Nobel Prize

Twenty-three years ago, a Hanford-based space observatory was on the drawing board. It hadn’t been built yet, and only two concrete slabs — each two…

A local cautionary tale for shrinking national monuments

Last month, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke submitted a report to President Trump recommending reducing the size of six national monuments, including Utah’s Bears Ears. He…

Beloved Seattle dancemaker brings her art to prison

In the long and decorated arc of her career, Seattle-based choreographer Pat Graney has danced through a labyrinth of forms, styles, language, literature and music.…

Seattle artist Humaira Abid examines a crisis through a feminist lens

Searching for Home, the new solo show by local sculptor Humaira Abid, is confined to one room at Bellevue Arts Museum. But her striking imagery…

Seattle, you’ve got a new moniker: ‘death-positive’

“We’re about to enter 36 hours of death talk — please drink a lot of water.” So advised Caitlin Doughty, thoroughly modern mortician and founder…

A high school graduation decades in the making

Mary Matsuda Gruenewald beams at the crowd in her emerald cap and gown. At the age of 92, amongst the Vashon High School graduating class…

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Everyday Africa with Peter DiCampo and Charles Mudede When Africa is shown in the media, the continent is portrayed as, at turns, starving, violent, beautiful,…