Scoop Blog Archive / May 2012

Our Top SIFF Film Picks! Think Local

Jason Biggs and Joel David Moore star in "Grassroots"

SIFF! Is! Here! So much indie film goodness... it's overwhelming, isn't it? One way to make the SIFFxperience more manageable is to go locavore—plan to see as many of the locally produced films as possible. Read more »


Laughing at Lauren Weedman, Opening Night at SIFF and Other Musts for Your Calendar

Lauren Weedman’s New Show

Opens Thursday (5/17-5/19) - Hilarious performer (and Almost Live alum) Lauren Weedman presents her new one-woman show, SRO: Single Room Occupancy, a true story about the strange life she once lived in Seattle—involving lawn maintenance, sexual misadventures and horror films. Read more »


Seattle Parks You Must Visit in Springtime

A footbridge at the Washington Park Arboretum

Ah, spring in Seattle. After all those months of building forts and hitting indoor play areas on cold, rainy days, Puget Sound kids are more than ready to get outside and explore. All around the Emerald City there are green spaces filled with trees and flowers in full bloom. And even though cherry blossoms have peaked, there’s still plenty of time to identify rhododendrons, daffodils, and magnolias. Read more »


The Mysterious Death of Orca L112

Maria Dolan
A dead killer whale photographed in Norway.

Since researching our June article on the shaky state of local resident orca populations, I’ve been waiting for the report from NOAA’s local office, hoping they could determine what killed L112, also known as "Sooke" or "Victoria."

The young female southern resident killer whale washed up dead on the Long Beach Peninsula this February, bruised and swollen, particularly around her head and neck. Read more »


Sweet Freak Alert: Hot Cakes Opens

Listen, Seattle sweet tooths: Give Neil Robertson a break! His Crumble & Flake has been selling out of scones, croissants and cookies in mere hours (sometimes in just 1 hour!) every day since it opened a few weeks back. Read more »