Culture

Thursday, 07/24/2014 6:13 PM
PROS Parklets are miniature parks, funded, designed, built and maintained by the applicant (often a neighboring business) or community volunteers, so there’s no cost to taxpayers.Parklets prioritize the pedestrian experience and aim to improve the neighborhood vibe, often with the addition of bike racks and seating.
Wednesday, 07/23/2014 8:57 PM
Admit it. You kinda missed them last year. When the U.S. Navy announced that the 2013 Blue Angels air show would be canceled due to federal budget cuts, many Seattleites rejoiced. (No freaked-out dogs! No expensive, extraneous exhibitions of military might!) But when Seafair weekend came around, it was just so…quiet. Not only was the sound of F/A-18 Hornets screaming overhead missing, so too were the standard complaints about the noise and the I-90 bridge shutdowns, and the debating among neighbors over the pros and cons of the daring display.
Monday, 07/21/2014 4:46 PM
In South Seattle, a forested green space The Seattle Times once called “Walden Pond in urbania” is now a battleground between mountain bikers seeking to bring the sport back to Seattle parks and advocates for undeveloped natural areas that protect wildlife and wetlands.
Monday, 07/21/2014 4:18 PM
[View the story "Mossback Monday" on Storify]
Thursday, 07/17/2014 11:06 PM
In his poem “Bubbs Creek Haircut,” Beat poet Gary Snyder drew on impressions from a trip through Seattle in the mid-1950s:
Thursday, 07/17/2014 9:35 PM
The trees colored in Smurf-blue are long gone in downtown's Westlake Park, but now its usual crop of bistro tables and chairs have been replaced by jazzier versions in electric blue and canary yellow.
Thursday, 07/17/2014 9:49 PM
Must HearOutdoor Music Concerts(Dates and times vary) — For an urban lunchtime escape, don’t miss the free Out to Lunch concert series around downtown, including the Portland Cello Project in Occidental Square Park (7/18). Or spend a magical evening at the Music on the Green Summer Concert Series at Salish Lodge, featuring a gourmet picnic, wine and the sweet sounds of alt-country singer Sera Cahoone (7/24, 7:30 p.m.)
Thursday, 07/17/2014 7:01 PM
There is one week left to nab tickets Tickets are actually sold out to Seattle magazine's third annual Red, White & Brew fete, which happens Friday, July 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, 07/16/2014 11:59 PM
Today is the day that will go down in local traffic infamy: All westbound travel along I-90 will be reduced to ONE LANE near Bellevue Way Southeast as crews repair expansion joints on the bridge. Officials have said this closure could potentially create backups of up to 10 miles. Thus, The Seattle Times has warned Eastsiders to just stay home.
Monday, 07/14/2014 4:38 PM
[View the story "Mossback Monday " on Storify]
Friday, 07/11/2014 11:21 PM
The Richard Sherman Celebrity Softball Game happens on Sunday, July 20, at Safeco Field and you have a chance to be on the roster. To nab the coveted spot among the star-studded team, which boasts Seahawks royalty Russell Wilson, Earl Thomas and Percy Harvin, among other notable names (interestingly enough they could only scare up one lady celeb? UPDATE!
Thursday, 07/10/2014 8:31 PM
Must FestNeighborhood Celebrations Galore
Monday, 07/07/2014 4:29 PM
[View the story "Mossback Monday" on Storify]
Thursday, 07/03/2014 5:12 PM
Must PaddleRent a Canoe and See the Gate to Nowhere
Monday, 06/30/2014 10:05 PM
On the heels of yesterday's 40th annual Pride Parade, many same-sex couples in state-registered domestic partnerships (unless one person in that domestic partnership is over the age of 62) woke up today as husband and husband/wife and wife.