Friday, 10/26/2012 8:38 PM
There’s something ironic about a museum devoted to documenting a city’s progress getting booted out of its home in the name of progress. Then again, the team at Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) understands better than most that civic progress does not happen without demise and demolition.
Friday, 10/26/2012 5:17 PM
If you missed the Hermès Festival of Crafts last February at The Bravern, where a traveling group of artisans set up workshop in the Bravern’s Exhibition Space and blew viewers’ minds with their skilled fine craftsmanship, now’s your chance to see something else amazing from this iconic French design house, this time with a nod to future rather than a glimpse at the past.
Thursday, 10/25/2012 3:56 PM
MUST SEEWomen at WorkOpens Friday (10/26-12/15) -  Photo Center Northwest’s new exhibit, Social Order: Women Photographers from Iran, India and Afghanistan features the work of five contemporary artists, including Iran’s Shadi Ghadirian who poses friends in traditional garb while holding mundane items (see above). The show offers a fresh look at women’s roles in Eastern and Middle Eastern cultures—and the way traditions affect modern life, and vice versa.
Monday, 10/22/2012 8:23 PM
The discussions we have as we select images for our food covers are always a little amusing—and maybe a little less than appetizing. “We can’t put that on our cover—it’s foaming at the mouth.” “Is that a cell phone under that food?” “Are those ears on that plate?” The dish that ultimately lands on our cover must be instantly recognizable, somewhat fancy—yet not too fussy—and, above all, look very, very tasty. (Even if you’re not a salmon lover, we think this month’s shot of Restaurant Zoë’s salmon dish fits the bill.)
Monday, 10/22/2012 4:48 PM
Romney and Obama
Watching Obama and Romey face-off is always more fun in a crowd, so join friends at one of these neighborhood restaurants to watch the third and final presidential debate (10/28, 6pm), focusing on foreign policy. The themed food and libations offered here should definitely pique your electoral energy.
Saturday, 10/20/2012 3:18 PM
With state and national elections imminent, a large helping of politics with your news is pretty much unavoidable. And while it’s easy to guess what end of the spectrum political ads sit on (thanks to those handy endorsed by and paid for declarations), that’s not always true of the news we read online. That’s why we were glad when Geekwire brought a new online tool, Balancer, to our attention.
Friday, 10/19/2012 8:06 PM
October 21 marked the last day of Seattle's World's Fair in 1962. It will also mark the last day of the 50th Anniversary celebration of said World's Fair, which has been bubbling up around Seattle Center in myriad ways since February.
Thursday, 10/18/2012 11:13 PM
Edmonds resident and travel guru Rick Steves is wrapping up a statewide lecture tour to promote his (and others') longstanding argument for why Washington State should decriminalize marijuana.
Thursday, 10/18/2012 5:02 PM
MUST EXPERIENCECity Arts FestOngoing (10/17–10/20) — It’s time again for the City Arts Festival, when venues across town collude to bring you a city-wide explosion of music, film, dance, theater and visual art. This year’s extravaganza includes dancers KT Niehoff and Zoe Scofield, local bands Ravenna Woods (shown above), Lemolo and Fresh Espresso, artists Jesse Higman and Susan Robb—and that is just the tippy-top of the iceberg.
Thursday, 10/18/2012 4:45 AM
Do something a little different for Halloween this year and sign yourself or your kiddos up for a mask-making workshop at Melrose Market’s Marigold and Mint.
Wednesday, 10/17/2012 11:14 PM
The waterfront has become the new blank slate upon which planners and urbanists can sketch out their fantasy futures. It’s the new Seattle Commons, the new monorail, the new Westlake, the new SoDo, the new South Lake Union, the new World’s Fair, all rolled into one. It’s a transportation project, a safety project (the sea wall), a park, a tourist center, a commuter corridor for ferries and foot passengers. The new tagline is a “waterfront for all,” signaling an egalitarian goal.
Wednesday, 10/17/2012 11:26 PM
Brent Gunning has something in common with Henry David Thoreau: Both have lived in dwellings so small they could open their front doors while sitting at their desks. Thoreau built his own 150-square-foot cabin, while Gunning, a 24-year-old Microsoft software engineer with close-cropped hair and a chill demeanor, has been living for several months in a Redmond micro-apartment, a 140-square-foot space the size of some walk-in closets.
Wednesday, 10/17/2012 11:27 PM
By: Cody Bay
When you’re in the Skagit Valley, it feels like you’ve gone to the very source of what it means to “eat local.” Many of the goods we buy at Seattle farmers markets comes from this valley—from producers such as Skagit River Ranch and Samish Bay Cheese—and its towns are dotted with quirky bakeries selling freshly baked loaves, and brewpubs pulling tap handles bearing cheekily named beers from a dozen breweries within county lines.
Wednesday, 10/17/2012 11:04 PM
November’s dark, gray days are no excuse for staying indoors—especially now that Seattle’s second-largest park has undergone a major, $13 million overhaul. Long known mostly as a boat launch site and a swimming beach, Warren G. Magnuson Park, (named for “Maggie,” the U.S. senator who served from 1944 to 1981), is now a year-round recreational destination. Concrete has been converted into wetlands, and soggy marshes into playfields, while new indoor facilities attract a wide range of visitors, low cloud deck or no.
Wednesday, 10/17/2012 9:53 PM
Susie McGee's art collection in her Madrona home
At Susie McGee’s Madrona home, the walls are alive with piercing eyes, outstretched limbs and bodies in motion. “I like figurative work,” McGee says, and it makes perfect sense. Before moving to Seattle in 1994, McGee and husband Mark Lowdermilk spent 17 years as professional dancers in Salt Lake City and Los Angeles. Their careers have since changed—she teaches private Pilates classes in her home, he is an OB/GYN at Swedish—but the couple’s interest in the human form remains, writ large in the art that adorns the walls.