Culture

Tuesday, 09/23/2014 3:05 PM
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Monday, 09/22/2014 11:32 PM
Known for witty performance art—as a roving retro secretary/improv poet in The Typing Explosion and a fake scientist/real poet in The Vis-à-Vis Society—Rachel Kessler is currently at work on a funny memoir, Christian Charm Workbook, about her religious upbringing and its impact on her understanding of womanhood. See her perform a slideshow from her book-in-progress at Hugo House (10/7, 7 p.m. Free. hugohouse.org).LOCATION: The trampoline in Kessler’s Central District backyard, a sunny day in August
Monday, 09/22/2014 4:18 PM
Read all of our picks for fall arts, including music, theater, film and more here. Amy O’Neal [CONTEMPORARY] 10/23–10/26
Monday, 09/22/2014 4:54 PM
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Friday, 09/19/2014 5:55 PM
Must Go EastKirkland Arts Center's InflorescenceOpens 9/20 — Roughly based around the concept of a cluster of flowers growing from a single stem (“inflorescence”), this group show features three Washington artists (Jean Bradbury, Lisa Conway and Patty Haller), each working from her own aesthetic but within a common theme of the plant world.
Friday, 09/19/2014 3:57 PM
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Thursday, 09/18/2014 7:04 PM
It was 1974 when the first iteration of Seattle’s superstar soccer team, the Sounders, was founded. Originally playing in the North American Soccer League, the team came out with a winning first season, but succeeded off the pitch (that’s a soccer field for any fùtbol neophytes) as well. The Sounders were the first team in the NASL to play to a sold-out crowd, and when seating in the Seattle Center's Memorial Stadium was expanded a year later, they broke attendance records.
Thursday, 09/18/2014 4:23 PM
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Wednesday, 09/17/2014 9:22 PM
kari gran interview, beauty bag, exclusive, getting personal
Looks may be skin deep, but radiance comes from within. Seattle-based beauty maven, co-founder and owner of the Kari Gran brand of natural, non-toxic skincare and self-described "beauty junkie" began her quest for natural replacements to her daily beauty routine when she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder. Her philosophy is that ingredients matter—whether they're in your food or on your face. We had the privilege of getting an in-depth glimpse into the life of this local celeb...and into her handbag.
Wednesday, 09/17/2014 6:09 PM
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Tuesday, 09/16/2014 5:07 PM
That Filmy Feeling
Tuesday, 09/16/2014 4:12 PM
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Monday, 09/15/2014 10:40 PM
I was just remarking last night how sad I was to see summer end, to which my husband responded "Why? You're obsessed with fall." Touche, dear husband. He's right. I am obsessed. And I've got the shipment of Pottery Barn mercury glass pumpkins with a set of matching wrought-iron owl lanterns (OMG) on the way to prove it.
Monday, 09/15/2014 7:06 PM
Vegetarian, Washington State Fair, food, puyallup
I have been a vegetarian my whole life for cultural and animal rights reasons. I am a food lover as well. This may seem contradictory to some, but I have never felt like I was missing out on anything. And Seattle, out of all the places I have ever lived, is one of the most diverse, herbivore-friendly and easiest places to find not only viable, but absolutely tantalizing meatless options. Stepping out of this vegetarian-loving metropolis, I decided to be spontaneous and do something absolutely crazy last week.
Monday, 09/15/2014 4:26 PM
oil trains, spill, environment, derailment, risk, rail
The rattle and whistle of trains have long provided a soundtrack for beachgoers at Golden Gardens, salmon spotters at the Ballard locks and sports fans headed to a game in SoDo. So it’s not surprising that so few bother to watch the trains anymore. But a closer look could reveal something new—about a dozen times a week, engines haul 100 or more cylindrical tank cars through Seattle. Each car is marked with a 1267 placard, the hazmat code for crude oil. Not just any old crude.