I was driving into Seattle mag's SoDo world HQ this morning, gazing up at the Viaduct in all its splendor, when it hit me with a jolt: A huge chunk of that hulking concrete leviathan that has framed my view of Elliot Bay since birth will cease to exist in less than two weeks.
Like many of my co-workers who work in the shadow of the thing, I've been in an agony of logistical contortions of late, getting ready for ViaPocolypse 2011. But it never occurred to me until today that the whole thing could be a big party.
To wit, this item from the DOT website:
So, it’s officially fall now isn’t it? (My pants are still damp from my walk in this morning and it is now 2 p.m.) Rather than get bogged down by the puddles, pull out the proverbial mood umbrella and use these cheery new fall offerings to block out the doom:
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 last in a five-part series:
*While you read, listen to this live performance of “Lena and the Lake”, by Finn Juhl. Recording taken at the University District Farmer’s Market on October 1, 2011.
At a gathering with friends last night, we exchanged regrets about the news of Steve Jobs' death.
Later (read: a few beers later), we fell into a debate over who was more influential in our lives: Steve Jobs or Albert Einstein?
The conversation never really settled on a sensible answer. Because it's not a sensible question.
Whatever, it was late.
Our staff photographer, Hayley Young, just alerted me to the fact that an adorable Seattleite named Phillip Lomax has made his way to the bootcamp stage of Simon Cowell's new Idol-esque program called The X Factor.
Here's Lomax keeping it classy in his audition with Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon."
Ghosts and goblins and witches, oh my! Are you looking for a frightfully cool Halloween costume for your little one? We’ve scoured the city in search of the best costume shops and compiled a list of our faves. From the spookiest to the silliest to the sweetest, Seattle offers plenty of pint-sized costumes guaranteed to scare up some serious candy on Halloween!
Every detail in the pristine space that is now Momiji (the magnum opus of Steven Han's Japanese restaurants) -- from the tables, hand-carved by master woodworker Craig Yamamoto, to the ethereal, cloud-like lighting fixtures woven from traditional Japanese paper fibers by artist Yuri Kinoshita -- has been masterfully planned by Han's dream team of artisans.
Even the trees in the beautiful, zen-like courtyard were planted at an angle just-so, so that they would climb toward the light at calculated angles.
Amid floor-shaking violence and depictions of brutal, un-consenting sex acts – the scariest moment in Spectrum Dance Theater’s The Beast is when the lead woman (Kate Monthy), visibly panting from physical abuse she has suffered at the hand of her husband (Donald Jones, Jr.), closes her eyes and accepts his apologetic embrace—relief and contentment settling across her face.