Culture

Wednesday, 02/11/2015 5:41 PM
Legendary artist Andy Warhol submitted a giant flower design back in 1982 as part of a contest to adorn the top of the Tacoma Dome. He lost the contest, but now more than 30 years later, the Tacoma City Council has approved the use of his art atop the structure. According to King 5, this approval doesn't necessarily mean that Warhol's masterpiece will be on display, as "$5 million in private dollars must be raised first.
Wednesday, 02/11/2015 12:26 AM
Stranger Than Fiction (2006) Will Ferrell stars as ordinary IRS agent Harold Crick who begins to hear a woman's voice narrating the minutiae of his life. Upon hearing the narrator utter this gem of a soundbite, "Little did he know that events had been set in motion that would lead to his imminent death," he seeks answers and meets Professor Jules Hilbert (Dustin Hoffman) who teaches him to truly live. Who picked it: Heath Loshbaugh, digital production associate
Tuesday, 02/10/2015 8:55 PM
Diaper stork owner Jan Harwood
Jen Harwood describes herself as an “extreme planner,” a personality trait that parents the city over can be thankful for. While thinking about starting a family with her husband, the Greenwood resident began to weigh the differences between cloth and disposable diapers—the ecological and health benefits of cloth won out, but existing diaper services missed the mark.So she launched Diaper Stork last September, a flat-rate cloth diaper service serving Seattle and the greater Eastside.
Tuesday, 02/10/2015 5:34 PM
Rather than go under the knife, Seahawks' cornerback Richard Sherman plans to let his elbow heal. The NFL star tore ligaments in his left elbow during the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers. It was said he'd need Tommy John surgery, which is commonly associated with baseball pitchers.
Tuesday, 02/10/2015 2:07 AM
This article originally appeared on Avvo. 
Monday, 02/09/2015 10:03 PM
In our bi-monthly Seattlemag.com column, 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. The season for secession?
Monday, 02/09/2015 9:41 PM
Seattleites, brace yourself: A whole lot of fabulous is about to set foot in our fair city. Forget about the rain and don your most fearless frock to the Showbox SoDo this Wednesday, February 11 at 9 p.m. for RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons 2015 Condragulations Tour.
Monday, 02/09/2015 8:48 PM
Another day, another Fifty Shades of Grey-related story: This time, someone posted an Airbnb listing for a condo rental in the Escala, fictional home to none other than Christian Grey, the novel's steamy hero. Curbed Seattle reports the listing offered up "the chance to live in a 1-BR condo in 'the sexiest building in the city,' albeit for $257/night with a three-night minimum stay." The notice of course received national attention, which is
Friday, 02/06/2015 9:10 PM
Perhaps because of all the Super Bowl hype, we missed an equally important event that happened last weekend: CatVidFest at the Kirkland Arts Center, hosted and produced by none other than Seattle's favorite cat-video creator Will Braden. The feline fest screened oodles of cat videos that Braden hand-picked and appeared in a reel shown at the 2014 Internet Cat Festival. (FYI, The 2015 Internet Cat Festival, which happens in the Minneapolis-St.
Friday, 02/06/2015 6:25 PM
Pronto Cycle Shares Yellow Unicorn Bike
What's with the Yellow Bike? I know we're all severely lacking in Vitamin D right now, but be in search of #VitaminP and you may reap some rewards! Pronto Cycle Share, Seattle's recently launched bike share program, is putting some sunshine back on our streets with its yellow "Unicorn" bike that, starting today, will be stashed somewhere around the city.
Thursday, 02/05/2015 7:08 PM
Must HearDinner, Drinks and Maria Semple at UW ClubFriday (2/6, 7 p.m.) Author Maria Semple will discuss her writing career and read from her best-selling novel Where'd You Go Bernadette, an intriguing comedy that pokes fun at the dynamics of Seattle family life. Tickets include a three-course dinner and a paperback copy of Semple's book.
Thursday, 02/05/2015 5:02 PM
Rain, rain go away. No really, go away. Today's rain is just the initial blast of wet weather that we'll be seeing over the next five days. Get ready for even more storms. According to King 5 meteorologist Rich Marriott, "the rain will be heavy Thursday morning," and then after a midday reprieve, it will "pick up again in the late afternoon and evening."
Wednesday, 02/04/2015 11:01 PM
Edmonds native Casey Askew made our city proud as a star on the 11th season of FOX’s reality dance competition So You Think You Can Dance. The 19-year-old triumphed over thousands of fierce competitors during auditions for the show and once on stage, his impressive talent landed him among its Top 20 finalists. (He was eliminated right before the Top 4 performances.)
Wednesday, 02/04/2015 8:40 PM
Inside the Lotus Cafe, 1950
Before Greek restaurateurs introduced Pacific Northwesterners to Ouzo or their fresh Mediterranean fare, they were immigrants in a new world, working long hours and adapting to unfamiliar ways in order to survive.
Wednesday, 02/04/2015 5:44 PM
The late Edith Macefield's tiny Ballard home that somewhat inspired the Disney animated film Up (remember Macefield's national-news-making refusal of a $1 million offer forced developers build the Ballard Blocks around her), might go up for foreclosure auction next month. The Seattle PI reports that the current owner of the house owes more than $185,000 on the property.