On 9/11, 38 international flights were told they must land in Gander, Newfoundland, after the American government closed U.S. airspace. Most of us, traumatized by the events that day and glued to our screens, were unaware that nearly 7,000 people became unintended guests of this small Canadian community and several towns nearby.
The theatrical production, Come From Away, now at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, chronicles the story of some of these bewildered passengers – and of the care and hospitality that residents of Gander showed them.
According to a study conducted by DelMonte, Washington state ranks 42nd in the U.S. for our love of green bean casserole. DelMonte surveyed 3,000 Americans and asked them to divulge whether or not they would serve this time-honored classic at their Thanksgiving feast this year. Ranking just ahead of West Virginia, the survey showed that 21 percent of Washingtonians will enjoy this dish for the holiday.
If you’re looking to spread some holiday cheer this year, many Seattle organizations are offering opportunities to help those in need.
We’ve compiled a list of several events and programs ranging from a dining app that's helping to feed the hungry to Thanksgiving food drives. Not only will you help to bring comfort and joy to many people in our community, but you’ll also have a great time doing it.
On Tuesday, November 2, online retailer Amazon.com opened its first brick-and-mortar retail storefront since it began selling books on the Internet 20 years ago. Invoking the company’s own origins, Amazon has created a bookstore, modest in size and appearance and with an actual brick-and-mortar facade, that inhabits the space recently occupied by the conveyer belt-driven Blue C Sushi at University Village.
Walking into Funko’s colorful, 200,000-square-foot warehouse in Everett is like discovering the best-kept secret toy factory in the world. Piled up to the ceiling sit the company’s signature hot seller: the stylized, irresistibly cute Pop! figures, with their oversize bobbleheads and big eyes. You’ve likely seen the movie, comic or TV-show inspirations for the figures, from Batman and Mickey Mouse to Game of Thrones’ Daenerys Targaryen.
Southeast Seattle is known for its diversity. The 98118 zip code, which extends from Columbia City to Rainier Beach, is one of the most diverse in the United States. The area is often held up as a symbol of Seattle’s urbanity: diverse, multicultural, immigrant-friendly.
But if you think that it’s a symbol of the new Seattle, think again. That diversity has old roots. For evidence, I cite a short article I recently ran across in The Seattle Times, headlined: “Southeast Seattle Metropolitan.” The year? 1908.
The chance to interview Seahawks’ star cornerback Richard Sherman is an exciting proposition. With it, though, brings its share of questions, especially for a writer who has been at least a little critical of the man this season. Nevertheless, I was set to interview Sherman during the American Express Blue Friday event at the brand new Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room on Capitol Hill.
The three most important players for the Seattle Seahawks Sunday in their lopsided win over rival San Francisco 49ers were Russell Wilson, Tyler Lockett and Thomas Rawls, three offensive players aged 26, 23 and 22, respectively.
Forgive me if I’m already thinking of Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith and the Dallas Cowboys dynasty in the '90s, but maybe, just maybe, there is something brewing here for the long term. Maybe the Hawks' winning window isn't shutting.
Many in Seattle have never heard of TBTL. It’s a podcast whose full title is Too Beautiful To Live and whose origins began in 2007 on KIRO radio here in town. It was a short-lived quirky radio show that, when cancelled, turned into a long-running quirky podcast. And despite the fact many have never listened to it, it’s got quite a following, netting some 1 million downloads per month.
I was on my way to check out two new additions to the University Village earlier this month: Amazon’s new brick and mortar store, Amazon Books, and Evergreens, a sleek Seattle salad spot with two other locations downtown.
Must Ooh and AhhAtomic Bombshells Burlesque Show at The Triple Door(11/21 to 11/25, times vary) The Jetsons meets Gypsy Rose Lee in Lost in Space, the latest burlesque show by Seattle’s bodacious Atomic Bombshells, featuring BenDeLaCreme, Kitten La Rue, Lou Henry Hoover and Waxie Moon.
I love the sky. Living in Seattle often gets me down, because the large, compressed buildings—and the incessant gray blanket cloaking the sun—impede my ability to fully see and appreciate nature’s ultimate canvas.
However, this was not the case during last weekend’s storm. Patches in the stormy sky occasionally gave way to distorted, beautiful sunlight, and the violent winds made the waters surrounding our city twist and warp, creating an image almost as enjoyable as the one overhead.
Big news for fans of the historic Eitel Building at Pike Street and Second Avenue downtown: The long-vacant, seven-story tower has been purchased for $5.35 million by local urban real estate firm Lake Union Partners. The 45,000-square-foot building, built in 1904, fell into disrepair after most tenants (with the exception of ground-floor retail including the dubious teriyaki joint) vacated in the 1970s.
Devastating storm continues to affect Washingtonians. We experienced clear skies and sunshine yesterday, but many throughout the state are still recuperating from this weekend's severe windstorm that caused power outages for more than 300,000 Washington residents, major river flooding, mudslides and road closures. However, far more tragic were the three deaths that resulted from the storm.
Amazon.com announces eight days of holiday deals to begin November 20 with new deals added as frequently as every five minutes. Amazon Prime members will be delighted to know they will be given 30 minutes of early access to the majority of Amazon’s lightening deals. This year the online retailer is offering services such as “Watch a Deal,” which will allow customers to pick the deals they’re most excited about and receive a notification to their mobile device when the deal is live.