Scoop Blog Archive / March 2012

Catching Up with Amy Pennington Before Her Debut on 'Check, Please!' Tomorrow

“Have you seen Wayne’s World?” asks Amy Pennington, host of the new local restaurant review show Check, Please! Northwest on KCTS-TV.

“I constantly think: ‘Camera 1, Camera 2.’ I’m a total fish out of water.” Read more »


Fashion + Style: Behind the Scenes of The Forecast’s Fishermen-Inspired Runway Looks

Though spring officially doesn’t start until March 20, around here we’re counting March 14 as the first day of the season as our new spring fashion show, The Forecast, storms the runway at Benaroya Hall next Wednesday night. The outerwear-laced fashions will be broken up into five themed sets that scream Seattle style, from biking-ready frocks to mountaintop-esque wear. Read more »


King 5: Washington Gas Prices Increase 43 Cents in a Month

The pain at the pump increases across the State of Washington.

AAA Auto Club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.94, an increase of 8 cents in a week and 43 cents in a month.

Average prices for a gallon of gas in Bellingham Monday reached $4.10, $4.04 in Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, and $4.01 in Tacoma. The lowest average in the state appears to be in Spokane, where a gallon of gas costs $3.51.

Visit King5.com to find the lowest gas prices in your area. Read more »


Brian Christian On Why Computers Still Need Humans. Sort Of. We Hope.

If you have ever felt unsettled, confused—or even overjoyed—by the way computers have changed our lives, you should go and listen to writer Brian Christian talk about his critically acclaimed book The Most Human Human on Wednesday at Town Hall.

He can’t exactly soothe any irrational (or rational) fears about an Artificial Intelligence-dominated apocalypse (translation: a book-less, conversation-less world in which globally influential decisions are made largely via text messaging).  

On the other hand, he’s such an affable speaker, he just might. Read more »


There's No Getting Around It: Seattle's Transportation Issue

It’s the least sexy, most flammable cocktail-party topic around: transportation. The horror story about a one-hour crosstown crawl. The strategy swap about how best to cross the lake during a Mariners home stand. And the sharply divisive rhetoric about which multibillion-dollar projects our region really needs—and how to pay for them.

Why would we put such a potentially ugly and ungainly story on the cover of our magazine? Read more »