For those of you who can’t part with your car, a new company launched last fall promises to make getting around a bit easier. ZIRX (zirx.com), an on-demand valet parking service, works via a smartphone app, much like another popular car service.
Users let ZIRX know when they’re on their way to the office, a concert—you name it. GPS tracks the driver, then a ZIRX agent meets him or her on foot or nonmotorized scooter, and whisks the car away, parking it in one of several contracted lots. Time to go home? Reverse the process.
There have been many artists whose work has made bold claims for the necessity of art in society. Perhaps none in recent memory have done so with more urgency and deftness than New York playwright Anne Washburn, whose 2012 apocalyptic musical drama Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play is currently on stage at ACT Theatre.
Must DrinkGet Your Tickets for Seattle magazine's Brew SeattleFriday (10/23, 6 to 9 p.m.) If you haven't attended Seattle magazine's Brew Seattle the past two years, you're missing out. The annual local-breweries-only tasting bash corrals some of the best beers from more than 20 breweries such as Big Al Brewing and Schooner Exact under one roof and pairs it all with eats aplenty.
Last month, I wrote a blog post about the seeming explosion of demolitions in the city. I cited an article in ARCADE magazine by Schema Design that plotted demolition permits from 2005-2009, and from 2010-2015 (projected). A graphic that ran with the original article, not my story, heightened the dramatic sense of demolition being more common and widespread.
We have a question: Where is cornerback Richard Sherman? We've seen a man with long dreadlocks on the playing field. We've seen him in Domino's and beef jerky commercials. But the man who shut down the NFL's top receivers, picked off Aaron Rodgers in the playoffs and asked the great Tom Brady, "You mad, bro?"-- well, he's been missing.
After Sunday’s stunning Seahawks loss to the Carolina Panthers at the Clink, I posted the accompanying picture (above) on Facebook and Twitter with saying that it reflected the “interior weather” of Seahawks fans. The likes began to pour in.
The image is of a painting by the 19th century artist Albert Bierstadt and you can see it in person at the Seattle Art Museum. It purports to be a painting of “Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast,” but the artist clearly has mixed up his geography, perhaps the way the Seahawks themselves are sending us fans mixed signals.
It’s a lesson we’re still learning. Under the watchful eye of the U.S. Justice Department, Seattle is still trying to reform a police department accused of racial bias and excessive force. Mayor Ed Murray has installed a new chief, Kathleen O’Toole, who has, in turn, shaken up police leadership. New rules for handling complaints, shootings and oversight are being put into place, and new technologies, such as body cams, are being deployed to improve policing and regain public confidence.
American Express and the Seattle Seahawks are celebrating their new partnership with Blue Friday, a program that provides benefits and exclusive events for card members and fans. As a part of the program, Amex is collaborating with Uber to deliver Seattle Seahawks-themed surprises and specials, including $12 off of one UberX ride today, October 16, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. The deal is available to all users in the Seattle market with use of the promo code, “AmexBlueFriday.”
The Emerald City Is One of the Greenest: The personal finance website Wallethub has ranked Seattle as the 6th Greenest City in America. In honor of October being National Energy Awareness month, the site conducted an in-depth analysis comparing 100 of the most-populated U.S. cities across 13 key metrics, ranging from green-house gas emissions per capita to the number of smart-energy policies and initiatives.
Must WatchWoodland Park Zoo Pumpkin Bash(10/24 and 10/25, times vary) From lions and jaguars to wolves, the Pumpkin Bash reveals the ferocious and silly side of the season. Take note: Hippos love to munch pumpkins, and it is good for their gums and teeth.
It’s easy for Cedar Mannan to spell out his chemical love of neon. Introduced to the element in college 20 years ago, Mannan still appreciates the handcrafted process of creating signs with it.
“Neon’s never become a mechanized industry,” he says. “Even the Budweiser sign was bent by hand. Neon pieces are custom in that way.”
Every dog has its day. And that day has finally come for Tillie the setter, a dog that Governor Inslee will present with the Washingtonian of the Day award, KING 5 News reports. Tillie stood ground for a week after her canine friend, Phoebe, fell in an old cistern on Vashon Island. The two pups wandered off from their home in September before Phoebe had her unfortunate fall.