Scoop Blog Archive / September 2011

Is Seattle Safe for Bikes? Mayor Calls for 'Safety Summit'

Bike at the Pike Place Market

Last week's heartbreaking news of the accidental death of beloved Seattle barista Brian Fairbrother touched a lot of people, including many who work here at Seattle magazine. Within minutes of word of Fairbrother's terrible bike accident last week, two conversations happened here. Read more »


This Weekend's Musts: See New SIFF Digs, Eat Gyros, Spell

MUST WATCH
Nora’s Will
Friday through Thursday (9/16–9/22)
Emerging Mexican writer and director Mariana Chenillo’s Nora’s Will provides the perfect excuse to check out SIFF’s brand-new Film Center at the Seattle Center (which doesn’t have any spilled drinks on the floor yet!). The warm comedy—which won Mexico’s Best Picture in 2010—carefully balances melancholy, romance and humor in telling the story of a man battling the last request of his newly deceased ex-wife. Read more »


Red Tricycle Recommends: Seattle's Kid Friendly Indoor Market

When seasonal neighborhood farmers markets end in early fall and rainy days revisit the Emerald City, the indoor shops at Capitol Hill’s indoor Melrose Market offer families the chance to discover fresh food and artisan goods and the opportunity to grab lunch inside a recently restored warehouse. With Doug Fir beams and exposed brick, the 21,000-square-foot mini version of San Francisco’s famed Ferry Building Marketplace is home to nine Seattle-based businesses. Read more »


Meet Seattle Busker Gregory Paul

Seattle mag editorial assistant Patrick Hutchison and local musician Matt Badger, of Ravenna Woods, team up to explore Seattle's street music scene, recording the stories and songs that help compose our city’s soundtrack. The first in a five-part series:
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Bill Gates is Mad and Thinks You Should Be Too

In an interview for the October 2011 issue of Ebony magazine, Bill Gates makes it clear that he is none too happy about the state of public schools, namely those in inner cities. He points to it being a civil rights issue. And he wants to know why a strong social movement - especially in African-American communities - hasn't successfully mobilized. He is flummoxed as to why we aren't all expressing the same outrage and rising up against the status quo. Read more »