Same sex marriage is not only on the November ballot in Seattle, it's on the minds of people all over the country. As was pointed out in our current story on local same sex couples, this is the civil rights issue of our time. (If you haven't yet, be sure to watch Seattle hip-hop star Macklemore's new and lovely video, Same Love, in support of gay marriage.)
Leslie Helm, editor of our sister magazine Seattle Business, boarded All Nippon Airway's very first Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight to Tokyo this week. Read his account over at the Seattle Biz blog, in which he describes both the ups...
Tonight brings the first of four presidential debates, which will no doubt set the tone for all future water cooler discussion around the Obama vs. Romney political race. Jim Lehrer hosts and the topics have been announced as follows: The Economy, parts 1, 2 and 3 (a new series from George R. R. Martin?), health care, role of government and governing.
In August, the Space Needle announced its Top This contest, an open call for submissions of original designs that will temporarily decorate the top of the Space Needle—a celebration to culminate many celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Space Needle's existence and the 1962 World's Fair.
A few excerpts from favorite articles in the current issue of Seattle magazine:
TRAVELFind your dream lodge getaway. "When we were coming up with a list of adjectives to describe the beauty and grandeur of Northwest lodges, a word used in excess these days by my 10-year-old son kept coming to mind. It was undeniable: 'Epic' is the only word that does the job."
“Seventeen years ago, when the Legislature passed the first Defense of Marriage Act [which defined marriage as being between one man and one woman], I would have told you I wouldn’t be in office when a same-sex marriage bill would be signed by the governor,” says Washington state Senator Edward B. Murray, who has spent the entirety of his 17-year career fighting for marriage equality. “The culture changed, and politics caught up with it,” he says.
MUST WARHOLGob Squad’s Kitchen (You’ve Never Had It So Good)Opens Thursday (9/27-9/30) —Very funny German-British theater collective Gob Squad reprises Andy Warhol’s Factory in its heyday. Warhol would have approved of the many layers of artifice here, as actors play themselves in a live film being both projected and staged all at once. Audience participation is optional, but remember, your 15 minutes of fame are at stake.
November 7 will be quite the day for raising the Emerald City's national profile; Bravo is debuting, not only the much buzzed about Top Chef Seattle, but also a new "doc-com" about Seattle-based entertainment site, I Can Has Cheezburger?
Wow. So for once while watching football, I wasn't the only one in the room who had no clue what was going on. Seattle Seahawks' 14-12 win over the Green Bay Packers has fueled what some predict will be a season-long debate (sure it will, at least until something else interesting happens).
I have no expertise whatsoever to add to the conversation (except this: Brandon Mebane is a fine dancer). But here are a few memorable reactions from people who presumably know what they are talking about:
I have discovered the perfect gift for any native Seattleite who thinks he/she has done everything in this city. Two words: Seaplane tour ($87.50 per person for a 20-minute flight departing from Lake Union; seattleseaplanes.com).
JUST GET IT
Visit these stores—or check the websites—to find this gear.
Outdoor ResearchSoDo, 2203 1st Ave. S; outdoorresearch.com
REISix local stores, including South Lake Union, 222 Yale Ave. N; rei.com
Hello, hello. Master of the Obvious here to report that Bravo has just "revealed" that Season 10 of Top Chef will be located in Seattle. Herm... I think a little birdy might've broken that news earlier this summer?
The show debuts November 7th at 10pm. And naturally, first thing I did when I got the press release was search the lineup for a local cheftestant.
Our fearless arts and culture editor took on the Great Wheel to promote her top picks from our Fall Arts Guide on Art Zone with Nancy Guppy. Watch the full episode to enjoy an interview with artist Cassandra Blackmore, who shatters glass on purpose, and to hear a live performance from indie rocker Rocky Votolato. Finally, watch all of Brangien's segment to hear Nancy's (impromptu) review of the "great" ride right at the end: