Culture

Tuesday, 04/02/2013 4:32 PM
The world’s largest-diameter tunnel boring machine (TBM) is travelling all the way from Osaka, Japan to dig the two-mile-long tunnel that will replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Named for Seattle’s first and only woman mayor, Bertha Landes (a tough groundbreaker herself), the sharp-toothed, 7,000-ton Bertha may have a little trouble busting through “the Seattle freeze.” We have some advice for fitting in and making friends.
Monday, 04/01/2013 8:50 PM
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Monday, 04/01/2013 4:51 PM
April 1 — Seattle's booming South Lake Union is about to get taller. In anticipation of a neighborhood up-zone, a developer has dusted-off Frank Lloyd Wright's 1956 idea of a mile-high tower to handle density. The building will be more than 18 million square feet.  As word of the 500-story skyscraper leaked, officials were quick to react. "This solves the city's density issues in one fell swoop," said city council member Richard Conlin. "If we do this in SLU, we won't have to go denser in other neighborhoods. Seattle can be Seattle."
Friday, 03/29/2013 4:31 PM
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When reporter Leslie Helm (editor of Seattle mag’s sister publication, Seattle Business) began the process of adopting a Japanese baby in 1991, he had no idea that his quest to have children would lead to an intimate acquaintance with his forebears.
Thursday, 03/28/2013 10:54 PM
I’m totally into juicing. Even bought myself one, a Breville, for $99, and fix myself a stiff one every couple of days. I try to push myself with chard and kale, but mostly rely on apple, carrot, beet and celery combos, sometimes with a little pineapple thrown in. Easy stuff.
Thursday, 03/28/2013 7:57 PM
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MUST REFLECTMirror
Wednesday, 03/27/2013 3:19 PM
In case anyone was trapped under a rock and didn't notice, this equal sign meme went viral on social media yesterday as Facebook users replaced their profile pictures with it to show support for marriage equality.
Monday, 03/25/2013 4:24 PM
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Last month West Seattle's own Metropolitan Market grocery bagger Andrew Borracchini, 18, claimed the hotly contested title of “Best Bagger” in 23 states—along with $10,000—in a bagging competition held as part of the National Grocer’s Association convention in Las Vegas. Tonight (Monday, March 25) at 11:35 pm,Borracchini has a chance to show off his gleaming trophy (the “Golden Grocery Bag”), and perhaps his giant novelty check, on David Letterman’s star-worn stage during an appearance on the Late Show.
Saturday, 03/23/2013 12:27 AM
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It’s been 10 years since choreographer Donald Byrd alighted in Seattle to take the helm at Spectrum Dance Theater. Previously, he gained acclaim for his work as founding artistic director (1978–2002) of the Los Angeles–born and later New York City–based Donald Byrd/The Group.
Thursday, 03/21/2013 9:52 PM
While it’s been my motto for many things throughout my life, it never occurred to me to fake it until I made it with exercise. Aside from going through a phase of wearing ballet clothing in the ‘80s—leg warmers, wrap sweaters and leotards—when I was really into Fame, the original, it never occurred to me that dressing the part could help in acting the part as an actual athletic person.
Thursday, 03/21/2013 8:15 PM
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MUST MARVELMoisture Festival
Wednesday, 03/20/2013 7:09 PM
seattle magazine and crosscut team up to write about the eastside
Alongside our signature Best Restaurants story, which hones in on the most memorable meals of the year, you'll find something totally new in the April issue of Seattle magazine: an experiment in collaboration. We teamed up with the editors at Crosscut.com (one of our favorite local sources for thoughtful political coverage and analysis) to co-produce a feature story on the cultural evolution of the Eastside.
Tuesday, 03/19/2013 8:09 PM
SAM Gallery anniversary art rental
In the dating world, many consider the three-month mark a pivotal moment—when paramours have learned enough about each other to decide whether it’s worth going forward or cutting bait. As it turns out, that time frame makes sense for art lovers, too. SAM Gallery, Seattle Art Museum’s rental and sales sibling (housed in the Seattle Tower, just a few blocks away), has been helping people ease into art relationships for the last 40 years, renting out works by contemporary local artists for three-month stints.
Tuesday, 03/19/2013 8:29 PM
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In Ameen and Deep Dhillon’s backyard, the chickens do double duty—as egg layers and as models. Ameen, an artist who teaches art classes for kids (studio-kids.com) in the green-roofed, sky-lighted studio Deep designed behind their Ballard home, opens the coop for her “life drawing” classes, so the students can study the birds’ movement and capture it on paper. It’s an apt metaphor for the sort of out-of-the-box thinking that has led to a house full of vibrant art.