Diwali, the vibrant, Indian multi-day festival commenced yesterday according to the Hindu lunar calendar (it is also celebrated by Sikh and Jain communities with slightly different practices). For most Hindus, Diwali is extremely significant in bringing about new beginnings as it coincides with the Hindu new year. It is a holiday that is celebrated with as much fervor and zeal as Christmas is by most Christians. The scene is vastly different, however.
The launch of EA Maxis' The Sims 4 in early September may have been met with disappointment by many long-time fans of the popular video game for its lack of basic features (no pools or toddlers) and restrictive movement (loading screens just to take a walk), but that hasn't stopped players from creating and uploading over 2.5 million pieces of customized content to date.
Well this is interesting. ESPN's Bill Simmons speculated last week in an episode ofBill and Jalen's 2014-15 Preview about the hefty profit NBA owners could potentially make if they sell the Milwaukee Bucks franchise to Seattle, and theorized that it was even likely to happen given that Milwaukee still hasn't found a location for the arena it only has a year left to build.
Watch the conversation for yourself here (the salient dialogue starts around the 11 minute mark):
In our bi-monthly Seattlemag.com column And Another Thing..., Knute Berger--who writes regularly for Seattle Magazine and Crosscut.com and is a frequent pundit on KUOW--takes an in-depth look at some of the highly topical and sometimes polarizing issues in our city.
As if Bellevue's The Shops at the Bravern wasn't a dapper enough shopping experience with the likes of Jimmy Choo, Ferragamo, and Louis Vuitton all sharing its walls, Italian fashion label Gucci opened a sizeable, 8,000-square-foot flagship store there this past spring.
Seattle magazine's second annual BREW Seattle, presented by BevMo, took place on Friday, October 10, complete with a sold-out crowd of more than 700 people. While beer events seem to be popping up everywhere these days, BREW Seattle remains the largest local-breweries-only tasting event of the year, honoring the local craft beer culture in the Emerald City. This year, the event featured 60+ beers from 25 local breweries and eight crafted ciders.
It has been more than a year, but Allen Schauffler’s ninth-floor office overlooking South Lake Union still looks like he just moved in. There is almost nothing hanging from the stark white walls—nary a dent or ding, either. Taped on the glass window at the entrance is a white sheet of copier paper that states simply, “al jazeera america—seattle bureau.”
The project started with a feisty, 11-year-old farm girl and a doctor studying cancer in children. Dr. Jim Olson is a pediatric oncologist at the UW, and Violet was the young terminal patient who inspired him to launch a crowdfunded cancer research project named after her.
Happy National Learn to Bowl Month! For some of us, bowling involves trying to not use the bumpers and perhaps knocking down a couple of pins. I know I'd call that a proud moment. However, proud moments for Marshall Kent, a 21-year-old Yakima resident and bowling champion, look vastly different. Kent has been known to bowl one of the hardest trick shots called The Flying Eagle–a move involving perfectly aimed shots across two bowling lanes...yikes! We spoke to Kent about, well, bowling and what it means to him. We even discovered a few interesting tidbits in the process: e.g.