Primary Day is finally over and Seattle has whittled the hefty playing field of nine candidates down to just two contenders for mayor: state Senator Ed Murray and Mayor Mike McGinn. According to Knute Berger over at Crosscut.com, come November we should be prepared for "a fascinating race between a City Hall insider who's happiest as an outsider (the mayor) and a City Hall outsider who's running as an insider (Murray)."
File this under your unpredictable, out-of-the-blue Monday afternoon news: Seattle Business magazine just blogged that Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is purchasing The Washington Post, according to the newspaper. Seattle Business managing editor John Levesque writes:
University Village opened in 1956 and while all of its original inhabitants (save the QFC) are gone and the mall has changed considerably, Village Maternity is celebrating its 30th anniversary in September with a month full of in-store events, a new website with ecommerce and 5 percent of all sales to Children’s Hospital in honor of founder Shelley Capretto, who, daughter Anna Williams explains, passed away in January.
Must BravoThe Ring Cycle(8/4 to 8/25, times vary) — Running times for The Ring might make your blood run cold (the four mini-epic operas are Das Rheingold: 2.5 hours; Die Walküre: 4.5 hours; Siegfried: 5 hours; and Götterdämmerung: 5.25 hours), but the pros know all this tush time is worth it. There’s simply nothing that compares to Wagner’s monumental work, which features Rhine maidens, a lustful dwarf, Valkyries, a dragon and one ring to rule them all.
We’re all obsessed with iPhone photography (Instagram, Hipstamatic, etc.) but how about rocking it old school and exploring the world of tintype photography this weekend at The Aviary in Ballard? San Fran-based photographer Michael Shindler is really into tintype, a style that he centers his popular Photobooth company around, and has just recently built a 14 by 17 inch camera, which will create the largest images he has ever produced.
Must RockCapitol Hill Block Party(7/26 to 7/28, times vary) — It’s the sweatiest, loudest, most rockin’ party of the summer, when local musicians and the hipsters who love them swarm Capitol Hill’s Pike/Pine corridor. With more than 60 bands (including The Flaming Lips!) performing over three days, this is musical mayhem you don’t want to miss. The three-day pass has already sold out, but single-day tickets are there for the taking.
There have been oodles of ceiling references swirling about the Internets this morning ("the ceiling did hold them after all!"), due to Macklemore et al filming a video on top of Dick's Drive-In in Capitol Hill. (Underneath rock-dwellers: His song "Can't Hold Us" mentions that, in fact, a ceiling perhaps may not hold them.)
This would be the weekend to avoid (most of) Capitol Hill if you aren't into crowds. The crazy, three-day hipster-filled bash that is the Capitol Hill Block Party begins tomorrow, so expect the Pike/Pine corridor to be teeming with swarms of sweaty, music-loving revelers. (If you do need a ticket, go here. Single-day passes are still up for grabs.)
The Puget Sound region is home to some of the most dedicated and knowledgeable health care practitioners in the world. But all of these resources can only make a difference in the life of an individual when he or she has access to them. This year as part of Top Doctors, we’re singling out for praise just a few of the many local health care practitioners and researchers—and their associated clinics and hospital outreach programs—who are making a difference in underserved, disenfranchised communities.
Can I first just say how much I love voting via mail? Oh, the hours-long voting lines I've stood in at libraries, VFW halls and cafeterias in my great native land of Oh-Hi-O. So, kudos Washington, on that genius move.
If you gaze out over Elliott Bay this weekend you might catch a glimpse of the Hugo Boss yacht, a carbon fiber, 60 mono-hull racing boat with around 600 square meters of sail (that’s the size of a soccer field) helmed by British skipper Alex Thomson, who races her all over the globe.
Spend an evening with Valerie Steele, fashion historian, author and curator from the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) this Friday night, July 19m at 7 p.m. Steele will be in town to give a talk on the Japanese fashion influence and “revolution” in the 1980s as part of the SAM Talks series.
The Seattle Marriott Waterfront hotel was ablaze on May 14 during the Go Red for Women Luncheon fundraiser in support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red movement. Supportive men and women, dressed in red, gathered to share empowering stories, learn about heart disease and continue to fight this number-one killer of women.