Scoop Blog Archive / February 2011

Managing Director FAIL: Intiman Theatre in dire straits thanks to former managing director's financial blunders

Playboy of the Western World starring Daniel Breaker
Daniel Breaker will star in "Playboy of the Western World" at Intiman Theatre--unless the theatre closes for financial reasons

Seattle’s beloved Intiman Theatre has announced an urgent fundraising campaign, thanks to severe financial mismanagement by former managing director Brian Colburn (who resigned suddenly in November citing personal reasons). According to Intiman Board president Kim Anderson, “Unless we are able to raise $500,000 by the end of March, an additional $250,000 by June, and $250,000 by September, we cannot continue.”

The press release includes tthe following summary of the errors leading to the emergency situation: Read more »


Fashion + Style Friday: News from Sway & Cake, plus the Blackbird brand expands- twice

The Field House interior
The pioneer spirit prevails: The Field House is expanding

This was a week of exciting expansions, remodels and moves for some of our favorite boutiques: As Karen Johnson reported on Wednesday, Blackbird is jumping on the Portlandia bandwagon and will open the first Blackbird enterprise outside of Ballard in PDX this summer. (Great news for us Oregon natives often stuck in the Portland I-5 slog; from now on find me hanging out at the Bird between 5-7 p.m. taking a break from the haul to Eugene). Read more »


The Perfect V-Day Night In: Local Jeopardy! Champ Ken Jennings Takes on the Supercomputer

UPDATE: Looks like the computer crushed Jennings last night. Tune in this evening to see how our local Jeopardy! champ fairs in round two! Read more »


Noir City, a V-Day Treat, Jonathan Evison and More Weekly To-do's

Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan and a gigantic pair of scissors star in Beware My Lovely (1952), screening at SIFF's Noir City

Must Taste
Deathcake Royale
Through 2/14 -
Cupcake Royale's lovingly lethal Valentine's Day treat, the Deathcake Royale ($6.65) is back. Made with Theo Chocolate, Stumptown espresso ganache and a decadent chocolate cake, this deadly concoction (which weighs about a thousand pounds) is the perfect sinful gift for your sweetie (or yourself!). Available at all four Cupcake Royale locations (Capitol Hill, Ballard, Madrona and West Seattle; online at cupcakeroyale.com) through February 14. Read more »


Revisiting Pike Place Market: Tulip Time and My Favorite Baguette

Last weekend we took the kids down to Pike Place Market and we browsed around. I worked at the Market for years in my early 20s, and used to go down on my days off, too. But I don't get down there as much anymore.  Read more »