Seattleites tend to approach yoga with an intense earnestness, so how refreshing to find two practitioners who bring a critical, humorous eye to the practice.
In December, local writer Claire Dederer published her funny and insightful Poser: My Life in 23 Yoga Poses, a memoir of Seattle marriage and motherhood, in which she both skewers and owns up to the Northwest liberal demographic.
Dederer approaches the yoga culture with skepticism, but can’t help acknowledging how it has made a difference in her life.
Seattle-based cartoonists Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub decided last year that they wanted their own reality Web-TV show. They had already proven that their style of “bro-mance” banter attracts a following, and they received the green light from Penny Arcade TV (an online entertainment video channel). The catch: They needed to fund the production themselves.
Just DandyBelltown designer Christopher Jones (pictured above) is a straight shooter. When asked what inspires his menswear designs, he’ll simply say, “I couldn’t find what I was looking for. So I just made it myself.” His label name, Like a Rock Star, is equally right to the point and a spot-on description of suit wear that looks like it waltzed straight off rock god Keith Richards. Boldly hued epaulettes, bright paisley patterns and tight, almost-too-short tailored pants permeate the self-taught designer’s fun, edgy designs.
The ongoing nuclear disaster in Japan—triggered by the March 11 earthquake—has federal officials asking tough questions about nuclear safety in our state.
Washington’s only commercial nuclear reactor, the Columbia Generating Station, is located on the grounds of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in south-central Washington.
When comedian/musician Reggie Watts begins his act, he might have a British accent—but that won’t last long. Soon his inflection morphs into that of a typical American rapper, or maybe the stentorian tones of a commercial advertiser. You never know what he’ll sound like next, which is all part of his comedic attack plan: Disorient the audience and then bring it to its knees with a hilarious, improvised narrative.
My column “Statues of Limitations” (March 2011), on the topic of local icons that I’d like to Photoshop out of the picture if I were Seattle’s Stalin, generated a lot of debate. I came down against Fremont’s Troll and Lenin statues, and the Darth Vader–ish Columbia Tower. I said the Pioneer Square totem pole was a dubious symbol, and I kicked “Hammering Man” in the shins.
A plump, soft-yolked egg. Strips of hot bacon, crunchy and curled, with the taste of smoke and salt. Golden waffles, each dimple cradling a morsel of syrup. Fluffy, tender-crumbed biscuits, blanketed with creamy gravy. Is it any surprise that the mere promise of a good breakfast will rouse the most stubborn sleepyhead? We’ve done the legwork—finding the best morning meals around town—so all you have to do is decide whether you’ll have yours with an espresso or mimosa.
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Over the past decade, Seattle magazine has been the go-to resource for information about the best doctors in the region. For this Top Doctors issue—our 10th since 2000—we created a Top Doctors Hall of Fame to honor the four doctors (pictured L to R: Dr. Joseph S. Gruss; Dr. Linda S. Mihalov; Dr. David R. Byrd; Dr. Lee R. Hickok) who have been on our list for each of those 10 years.
They’ve stacked the decks at this Carillon Point newcomer, which opened last December. Owned by Ted Furst, who, together with Peter Lewis, opened Campagne in 1985—and with Scott Emerick of Madrona’s once-grand Cremant at the stoves—it would only be surprising if this roomy bistro wasn’t a hit. And I’m here to tell you, it is.
With your schedule jam-packed and your calendar exploding, we don’t blame you for missing the deadline to sign your kid up for summer camp. Fortunately for you, we’ve compiled a list of summer programs around Seattle to keep your little munchkins busy, despite your procrastination.EXPLORATIONS IN MATH
Last year, at age 50, Grace* was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time in three years. She was scheduled for a double mastectomy with immediate reconstruction, and would likely be in surgery for about 13 hours. “It was scary,” Grace says. “Especially the anesthesia consult several weeks prior, where they tell you that there is always a chance, with a long, complicated surgery, that you won’t wake up. At that point, I was more worried about [not waking up from] the surgery than the cancer.” Grace is not alone in her concerns. Dr.