Should cyclists who ride across the new floating 520 bridge pay a toll? State Senator Curtis King (R-Yakima) is proposing just that and told King 5 News, "I think it's reasonable to say to a cyclist, if you're going to ride your bike across that bridge, you can help us pay for it." My guess is that cyclists won't be too fond of this idea. What say you, bikers?
For the past decade, scenic designer Jennifer Zeyl has been causing audiences to gasp upon seeing sets she has created for plays at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Intiman Theatre, On the Boards, ACT and many other local venues. This month, the Stranger Genius Award–winning artist shows her stuff in two very different productions at ACT (acttheatre.org): Chekhov’s classic The Three Sisters (1/20–2/8); and a world-premiere play about a men’s therapy group, Seven Ways to Get There (2/24–3/15).
It's Media Day in Arizona for Super Bowl XLIX. King 5 News is on the scene with live updates from the football frenzy, including some super odd moments like a wedding dress-clad Associated Press reporter's marriage proposal for Tom Brady. Find it all here.
In this 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.
When Robbie and his girlfriend Hazel visited Seattle for her 30th birthday, he turned the weekend into one elaborate, phase-by-phase, magic-filled wedding proposal.After consulting with Seattle surprise specialists Guise Guys, Robbie's weeks-in-the-making approach pulled out all the stops: an Uber ride with a soundtrack of Hazel's favorites, dinner with a mini-orchestra serenading them and a street magic show at Seattle Center where the magician finally helped Robbie pop the question. Did she say yes?
New parents have been known to go to great lengths to wangle a much-needed nap for their babies (and themselves): long car rides, pushing the stroller mile after mile...and now, hula classes. Especially if Marcie Mahinakealo Cheung, a longtime dancer and cofounder of the new dance program A Honu World of Hula (ahonuworldofhula.com) has anything to say about it.
This article originally appeared on Avvo.com.Many Americans are looking to slim down and promote overall health and wellness in 2015. Although not a bad goal, health-related resolutions leave consumers vulnerable to the onslaught of fad diets, weight-loss products and flab reducers that infiltrate the market after the holiday season.
If Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch opts to display any obscene gestures during the Super Bowl (AKA, his crotch grab during the playoffs), NFL officials say referees will tack on a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Lynch had previously been fined around $30,000 for his PG-13 gestures.
Long, long ago in 2011, a Huffington Post trends and traffic editor was busy analyzing words and phrases that people were searching on the Internet. This editor would then write posts using that data in order to get them to appear in Google's top-ranked search results.
Roommate ready: At the Super Bowl in Arizona, all players are granted their own hotel rooms, but Russell Wilson prefers not to break tradition. He’ll continue to room with Seahawks running back and fullback Robert Turbin, as he does at all away games during the regular season. “It's not a superstition,” Wilson told MyNorthwest.com. “It's just I believe in great habits.”
Must ScreenChildren's Film Festival at Northwest Film Forum(1/22 to 2/7, times vary) Seattle’s most surprising film festival celebrates its 10th year, with more than 175 kid-oriented flicks from nearly 50 countries. With documentaries, animation, feature films and shorts, there is plenty here to keep grown-ups occupied while the younger set mingles.
If you were a kid in the early 1970s, you likely spent Saturday mornings sprawled on the living room floor in front of cartoons—and just as likely, you were unaware of the radical act taking place on the tube. But 40 years ago, Josie and the Pussycats, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Jackson 5ive were among the first television cartoons to feature positive black characters.
“The first thing that got kicked off the budget was the flying rig,” says filmmaker Webster Crowell. A contraption that facilitates the illusion that actors are flying would have come in handy on Rocketmen, his retro sci-fi adventure story, but this is a low-budget, seven-episode Web series. So the flying rig went out the window—as did the street pigeon Crowell attempted to enlist in a scene. Turns out it was faster for him to build a fake bird and film it in exacting stop-motion (his specialty) than to get a real pigeon to follow cues.
Downtown crime: A shooting last night around 8 p.m. at Second Avenue and Pine Street left two men wounded. According to King 5 news, witnesses said they heard "between 12 and 20 shots." There is still no word on who the gunman might be or the reason for the attack.