Scoop Blog Archive / November 2011

Teatro Zinzanni Sends in the Clowns

It’s not easy being a clown.

Not the kind with frizzy hair and embarrassingly big feet. I mean that certain breed of performer that doesn’t hold as much clout in the world as it used to—the kind you may remember from Sylvain Chomet’s heartbreaking animated film The Illusionist. Read more »


Tales from the Social Scene: A Lavish Evening with Mario Batali

By: 
Ernie Pino

I’ve been covering Seattle magazine’s society page, Flash+Talk, for over twelve years and clearly this distinction offers me some sweet perks.

Still, when publisher, John Kueber, and editorial director, Rachel Hart, recently asked if I was available to attend An Intimate Evening with Mario Batali, organized by the Seattle Art Museum Supporters (SAMS), they had my absolute attention.

I wasn’t just being tossed a bone, this was a $1000 a-person, Fred Flintstone-sized stegosaurus rib. Read more »


"Romeo and Juliette" Gotta Lotta Love at PNB's Love Stories

Oh, ballet. It's so hard to do! So gruelingly technical! And so often... flat. At least to me. I always prefer modern and contemporary dance (which are not the same thing!) to classical ballet. And I think that's because classical ballet so often feels like all technique, no emotional connection. (Indeed, sometimes contemporary dance fails precisely because does the exact opposite: exhibits tons of emotion with no real skill.) Read more »


Food News: The Scoop on Restaurant Zoe 2.0

Restaurant Zoe's Scott Staples

Truth is, I loved Restaurant Zoe from the get-go. When it opened in Belltown 10-plus years ago I was writing for Citysearch and I remember that, during my two review dinners, I tasted some of the best salmon I've ever had in a restaurant. (I'm convinced that, like Dungeness crab, salmon is almost always better enjoyed at home straight off the Weber, which is what made Zoe's salmon such a standout in my memory.) Read more »


Horses Help Rehabilitate Soldiers Returning From War

[Editor's note: Another positive activity for local veterans and soldiers to add to the list of those we covered in our November feature story on alternative coping methods for PTSD.] Read more »