Arts & Culture Blog - SeattleMag.com http://seattlemag.com/blogs/%252Fculture/comment/reply/33954 en Smart Parking, Orchard Food Truck, Real Change App & More http://seattlemag.com/article/smart-parking-orchard-food-truck-real-change-app-more <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Jaclyn Norton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The top Seattle news stories you should be reading today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/news/0415news.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=21556">0415news.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Web developers from Google built the new Real Change app which allows customers to download the paper cash-free, directly to their phones </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Smart Parking.</strong> The first to emerge from the $20 million overhaul of Seattle's paid parking system is a new "smart" <a href="http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/" target="_blank">variable rate parking machine</a>, <em>The Capitol Hill Blog</em> reports. The new machine will offer a faster, smarter and more seamless transaction process, automatically charging tenants variable rates depending on the time of day. The machines will first pop-up in Pioneer Square, with Pike/Pine on Capitol Hill to follow later this year, and more in 2016.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Photo Credit: Capitol Hill Blog </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/seattle-sea-lions-ferry-troubles-more-news">&#039;Seattle Sea Lions,&#039; Ferry Troubles &amp; More News </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/selfie-now-legit-scrabble-word-more-news">&#039;Selfie&#039; is Now a Legit Scrabble Word &amp; More News </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/twin-peaks-back-pot-protests-more-news">&#039;Twin Peaks&#039; is Back, Pot Protests &amp; More News</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/smart-parking-orchard-food-truck-real-change-app-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Arts & Culture Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:41:06 +0000 jaclyn.norton 44838 at http://seattlemag.com Local Web Series Finds Unexpected Success in Promoting Kindness http://seattlemag.com/article/local-web-series-finds-unexpected-success-promoting-kindness <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/lauren-mang-0">Lauren Mang</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Talk It Up TV&#039;s Anny Havland helps those in need, one act of kindness at a time </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/annyhavlandtalkituptv.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=22046">annyhavlandtalkituptv.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Anny Havland, founder, executive producer and host of Talk It Up TV </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In 2004, Anny Havland and her business partner co-founded the independent firm Neighborhood Mortgage in Bellingham and built incredibly successful careers as a mortgage brokers.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Vera Pash Photography </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/local-web-series-finds-unexpected-success-promoting-kindness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:19:25 +0000 lauren.mang 44790 at http://seattlemag.com Must List: Cocktail Party Dance Show, Political Thriller on Stage http://seattlemag.com/article/must-list-cocktail-party-dance-show-political-thriller-stage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Seattle Magazine Staff </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What to do this weekend in Seattle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/must-list/monica-bill-barnes-and-anna-bass-christopher-duggan.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=36934">monica-bill-barnes-and-anna-bass-christopher-duggan.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Must Interact<br><a href=" http://www.seattlemag.com/events/complex-movements" target="_blank">On The Boards Presents Complex Movements</a></strong><br>(4/16 to 4/19, times vary) A hip-hop activist, a graphic designer and a creative technologist walk into a bar. Or something like that. This innovative, interactive, futuristic Detroit collective blends music, high-tech visuals and immersive activism as they invite viewers to imagine themselves as post-apocalyptic survivors.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://velocitydancecenter.org/events/guest-artist-series-monica-bill-barnes/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Christopher Duggan</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/former-canlis-sommelier-nabs-lofty-status-launch-wine-education-company">Former Canlis Sommelier Nabs Lofty Status, to Launch Wine Education Company</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/pacific-science-center-launches-program-autistic-children">Pacific Science Center Launches Program for Autistic Children</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/poems-drinks-5-seattle-bars">Poems + Drinks at 5 Seattle Bars </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/must-list-cocktail-party-dance-show-political-thriller-stage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Must List Arts & Entertainment Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:39 +0000 lauren.mang 44835 at http://seattlemag.com Public Hearing on Smoking Ban in Parks, Streetcar Ads http://seattlemag.com/article/public-hearing-smoking-ban-parks-streetcar-ads <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/lauren-mang-0">Lauren Mang</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The top Seattle news stories you should be reading today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/freeway.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=90037">freeway.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seattle&#039;s Freeway Park </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Smokeless in Seattle: </strong>There's a new proposal to ban smoking in all public parks in Seattle and you'll have your chance to voice your opinion on the issue tonight at a public hearing.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Joe Mabel </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/public-hearing-smoking-ban-parks-streetcar-ads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:31:56 +0000 lauren.mang 44833 at http://seattlemag.com Equal Pay Day reflections around the Web http://seattlemag.com/article/equal-pay-day-reflections-around-web <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Matthew Longman </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tweets and articles take a look at the role that gender plays in our lives </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/commentary/equal-pay-day1-710x434.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=20262">equal-pay-day1-710x434.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><em>This article originally appeared on <a href="http://www.avvo.com" target="_blank">Avvo.com</a>.</em></span></p> <p>With #EqualPayDay this week, we reflected on the role that gender plays in&nbsp;our professional and cultural lives. Here are a few&nbsp;tweets and articles that made us think about women’s rights around&nbsp;the country, plus one about the rights of those who identify outside of the traditional male/female binary.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Shutterstock </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/equal-pay-day-reflections-around-web" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary News & Features Arts & Culture Wed, 15 Apr 2015 19:10:12 +0000 lauren.mang 44827 at http://seattlemag.com Ferry Reservation System Fails, New Hotel Planned for Downtown http://seattlemag.com/article/ferry-reservation-system-fails-new-hotel-planned-downtown <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/lauren-mang-0">Lauren Mang</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The top Seattle news stories you should be reading today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/ferry.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=44099">ferry.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The new online ferry reservation system experienced technical difficulties on its first day </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>#BlackLivesMatter: Columbia City Gallery is</strong> featuring artwork from artist Aramis Hamer that "provides different points of view on the 'Black Lives Matter' movement," <a href=" http://www.king5.com/story/news/2015/04/15/columbia-city-gallery-black-lives-matter/25804799/" target="_blank">reports King 5 News</a>. The exhibit will run through mid-May.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/ferry-reservation-system-fails-new-hotel-planned-downtown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:42:43 +0000 lauren.mang 44803 at http://seattlemag.com Westlake Protest Planned Today and more News http://seattlemag.com/article/westlake-protest-planned-today-and-more-news <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/lauren-mang-0">Lauren Mang</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The top Seattle news stories you should be reading today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/westlakepark.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=86242">westlakepark.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Protest planned for today: </strong>According to the Seattle chapter of the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/October-22-Coalition-To-Stop-Police-Brutality-Seattle/168280703224023" target="_blank">October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality's Facebook page</a>, there will be a protest held today at 2 p.m. in Westlake Park.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Jan Kronsell </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/westlake-protest-planned-today-and-more-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:57:59 +0000 lauren.mang 44798 at http://seattlemag.com Recyclable Coffee Pods, Delta Beats Alaska in Performance Study http://seattlemag.com/article/recyclable-coffee-pods-delta-beats-alaska-performance-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Lauren Mang </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The top Seattle news stories you should be reading today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/alaska_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=35006">alaska.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alaska Airlines ranked no. 5 in an annual performance study. Its competitor came in at no. 3 </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Seattle Seahawks players </strong>took a trip to Maui for their annual training camp. King 5 News has photos of all the fun (plus a video of the guys playing Marco Polo in the pool!) right <a href="http://www.king5.com/story/sports/nfl/seahawks/2015/04/13/seahawks-training-camp-maui-hawaii/25707123/" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/recyclable-coffee-pods-delta-beats-alaska-performance-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:29:24 +0000 lauren.mang 44793 at http://seattlemag.com Pronto Week Begins Monday, KEXP Loses Some Funding http://seattlemag.com/article/pronto-week-begins-monday-kexp-loses-some-funding <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/lauren-mang-0">Lauren Mang</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The top Seattle news stories you should be reading today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/pronto.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=71994">pronto.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>It's been six months since bike share program</strong> Pronto Cycle Share unleashed its fleet of bikes upon Seattle and to celebrate its successful stint, Pronto is declaring next week (April 13-19) Pronto Week. During the special week, riders can expect reduced pricing including $79 annual memberships (normally $85), $6 single-day passes (normally $8), plus member discounts on merch from places like Timbuk2 and ACT Theatre, a <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1431585610475284/ " target="_blank">party</a> on April 16 and more.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.prontocycleshare.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Courtesy of Pronto Cycle Share</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/pronto-week-begins-monday-kexp-loses-some-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Fri, 10 Apr 2015 16:57:53 +0000 lauren.mang 44791 at http://seattlemag.com New Book Traces the Evolution of Pot Legalization in Washington and Colorado http://seattlemag.com/article/new-book-traces-evolution-pot-legalization-washington-and-colorado <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/brangien-davis">Brangien Davis</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/april-2015">April 2015</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A local writer explores the unchartered world of legal weed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/literature/0415weedbookauthor.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=19371">0415weedbookauthor.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Author Bruce Barcott </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Back in 2012, environmental journalist Bruce Barcott was considering voting no on Initiative 502, due to a general distaste for cannabis culture and a vague fear that legalizing marijuana might make it too available to his kids. But after a bit of browbeating by a pro-legalization friend, the author (<em>The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw</em>), who lives on Bainbridge Island, did some research and discovered the startling statistics about pot-possession arrests—and the extreme racial bias exhibited therein.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> John Keatley </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/changes-laws-may-bring-marijuana-use-lounges-washington">Changes in Laws May Bring &#039;Marijuana Use Lounges&#039; to Washington</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/lost-weed">Navigating Washington State&#039;s Medical Marijuana Maze</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/cupcake-royale-owner-and-pastry-chef-launch-3-new-ventures">Cupcake Royale Owner and Pastry Chef Launch 3 New Ventures</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/new-book-traces-evolution-pot-legalization-washington-and-colorado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Literature Arts & Entertainment Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:53:16 +0000 lauren.mang 44789 at http://seattlemag.com The Challenge of the Black Brunch Movement http://seattlemag.com/article/challenge-black-brunch-movement <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/sarah-warn">Sarah Warn</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> #BlackBrunchSeattle and #BlackBrunchTacoma have an important message. Is it getting heard? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/commentary/blackbrunchtacoma-619x411.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=62612">blackbrunchtacoma-619x411.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> #BlackBrunchTacoma activists on a recent Sunday </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cheri Smith (not her real name), 34, was having brunch with her friends at Agrodolce in Fremont on March 22 when their meal was interrupted by a small group of protesters belonging to #BlackBrunchSeattle. "Everyone in the restaurant seemed kind of taken aback and uncomfortable," she described, adding "the word privileged was being bandied about a lot."</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TacomaActionNetwork" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Tacoma Action Collective</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/6-young-black-activists-leading-todays-equality-movement">6 Young, Black Activists Leading Today&#039;s Equality Movement</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/changes-central-district-affect-african-american-community">Changes in the Central District Affect the African-American Community</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/challenge-black-brunch-movement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary activism Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:04:41 +0000 sarah.warn 44738 at http://seattlemag.com The Must List: Plant Sale, PNB Presents Swan Lake http://seattlemag.com/article/must-list-plant-sale-pnb-presents-swan-lake <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Seattle magazine staff </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What to do this weekend in Seattle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/must-list/swanlakeweb.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=27166">swanlakeweb.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Carla Körbes with company dancers in Kent Stowell’s Swan Lake, running April 10 – 19, 2015. </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Must See<br><a href=" http://www.seattlemag.com/article/luly-yang-launch-ready-wear-line-e-boutique" target="_blank">Designer Luly Yang's Annual Fashion Show</a></strong><br>Sunday (4/12, 2 p.m.) Get ready to be dazzled: Luly Yang, the duchess of dresses and all things glam, is throwing one sublime fashion show on Sunday, April 12 at the W Hotel Grand Ballroom. And you're all cordially invited.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Angela Sterling </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/sasquatch-2015-goes-back-basics">Sasquatch! 2015 Goes Back to the Basics</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/pompeii-puget-sound-could-it-happen-us">Pompeii on Puget Sound: Could it Happen to Us?</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/drinks-after-ballet-head-queen-annes-triumph-bar">Drinks After the Ballet? Head to Queen Anne&#039;s Triumph Bar </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/must-list-plant-sale-pnb-presents-swan-lake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Must List Arts & Entertainment Wed, 08 Apr 2015 20:37:05 +0000 lauren.mang 44786 at http://seattlemag.com Local Style Experts Weigh in on Spring Fashion http://seattlemag.com/article/local-style-experts-weigh-spring-fashion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Jaclyn Norton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seattle designers and shops talk spring collections and warm-weather style </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/local-designers/0315cameron-1-1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=68053">0315cameron-1-1.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cameron Levin models the 3/4 sleeve &quot;Bolero&quot; jacket from her SS15 collection </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="font-size: medium;">Ask any Seattle-based designer about style in our city, and the discussion will inevitably lead to three words: casual, quality and versatility. Garments that layer and transition stay in high rotation, and become formative staples in a Seattleite's wardrobe. <br><br>Though, as the seasons change and we lose our layers, and weather becomes more permitting, what will the style landscape look like? I caught up with several Seattle-based shops and designers to talk spring collections and find out what Seattleites should be wearing.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Suk Chai, designer, Schai<br></strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Suk Chai spent </span>years designing and consulting at Nordstrom before she left to explore her own textile endeavors. The result was her womenswear label <a href="http://schaischai.com/" target="_blank">Schai,</a> now in full force, seamlessly merging minimal design and luxury Italian fabrics. Schai's 2015 spring line Water was inspired by her childhood memories of fishing in the cold waters of Alaska where her father was a fisherman. <br><br>The collection draws from the juxtapositions in life and from these memories--the powerful yet fragile, mysterious yet lucid, strong yet vulnerable. The color palette is indicitive of the Alaskan shores, pairing wispy water-like hues with Indigo, and a yellow-green color inspired by fishermen's attire. The materials are all sourced from Italy, and pair featherweight lambskin garments with water-resistent nylon, fluid silks and a shimmery copper material that represents the surface of the ocean at sunset. </span></p> <p><img src="/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/newfiles/0315_schai.jpg" alt="Schai for Seattle magazine" title="Schai for Seattle magazine" height="411" width="619">. <br><span style="font-size: x-small;"><em><span style="font-size: xx-small;">Schai's SS15 collection "Water" was inspired by her memories as a little girl fishing in the cold waters of Alaska<br></span></em></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong style="font-size: medium;">Describe your line in three words:&nbsp;</strong>Timeless. Relaxed. Luxury. <br><strong style="font-size: medium;">Guiding design philosophy:</strong>&nbsp;I must love every design and know that I would be proud to wear every design myself. It has to represent who I am as a designer and as a consumer. <br><strong style="font-size: medium;">What were some of the biggest trends you saw on the runway for SS15 at NYFW?: </strong>To quote Anna Wintour: “Trend is such a dirty word.” I truly believe it’s not about trends, and it’s more about your own distinctive style and point of view.&nbsp;<br><strong style="font-size: medium;">What garment from your SS15 line appeals most the the Seattleite?:</strong> The Ultime Shirt Dress and Archetype Trench. The trench is a no-brainer as it has water-resistant finish, and the sleeves are detachable. The shirt dress is the go-to piece for me. The material feels so sensual but it travels really well, too!&nbsp;<br><strong style="font-size: medium;">How would you style the shirt dress?&nbsp;</strong>It can be worn as a dress (and hello, the huge pockets!), or as a shirt with long shorts or leggings, or as a cardigan or a jacket. You can belt it front or at back, or leave it untied. You can wear it with sneakers, slip ons for more urban relaxed chic look, and you can wear with heels to feel more sexy and sensual. Fit is relaxed and flowy without feeling overwhelming.<br><strong style="font-size: medium;">What styles can we expect to see a lot of this spring?</strong> Dresses/Long tunics with sneakers or leather lace ups.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Cameron Levin, designer, Cameron Levin<br></strong></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Although the desert-like hues of <a href="http://www.lovecameron.com/" target="_blank">Cameron Levin's</a> SS15 line inspire thoughts of lands far warmer than Seattle, she channeled the Seattle consumer when designing her newest collection, Asali (translates to honey in Swahili). Expect rich suedes hand-dyed in Napa Valley and rusty, Earth tones. <br><br>"Many of the colors in this collection are what some would consider off limits, like pairing blacks and browns together," Levin says. "But these colors are found alongside each other all the time in nature, and nature doesn't lie about what is beautiful."&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span> </span><em style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><img src="/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/newfiles/0315_levinspring.jpg" alt="Levin SS15 Collection &quot;Asali&quot;" title="Levin SS15 Collection &quot;Asali&quot;" style="vertical-align: middle;" height="411" width="619"></span><br><em style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">Cameron Levin's SS15 Collection "Asali" utilizes rich earthtones found in nature; Photo Credit: Cameron Levin<br></span></span></span></em></span></em><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong style="font-size: medium;">Color palette:</strong> Rich Earth tones: gold, brown, sage, gray, black<br><strong style="font-size: medium;">Construction/materials used:&nbsp;</strong>Lamb suede and sueded/brushed silk<br><strong style="font-size: medium;">Guiding design philosophy:&nbsp;</strong>I never produce something that I, myself, wouldn’t wear on a frequent basis. If I like something but feel like it’s a bit of a stretch in terms of wearability, I cut it.<br><strong style="font-size: medium;">What were some of the biggest trends you saw on the runway for SS15 at NYFW?:</strong> I’m not a huge follower of trends that are dictated by other designers; having said that, I tend to keep more on trend with color palettes (sometimes on purpose and sometimes by coincidence). Seeing marsala and other red family tones on the runway was a refreshing alternative to the perfunctory pastel options. Also, suede was kind of a big hit too.&nbsp;<br><strong style="font-size: medium;">How can these looks be translated to the streets of Seattle?:</strong> Seattleites have always been good at tailoring high-fashion trends to their daily lives. I think the 2015 Pantone color is a great fit for Seattleites—it’s one of the few things I incorporated into my collection from the runway.<br><strong style="font-size: medium;">What garment from your SS15 line appeals most the Seattleite?:&nbsp;</strong>I think my easy three-quarter length bolero jacket is the most Seattle-esque. It dresses up every ensemble easy but it’s super easy to wear, and transitions well from spring/summer to fall easily.<br><strong style="font-size: medium;">How would you style this piece?:&nbsp;</strong>With absolutely anything—little black dress, jeans and tank, wide leg trousers, crop shorts—or mini skirt. I think there’s still one more of these boleros left at Butch Blum now.<br><strong style="font-size: medium;">What's one look you would love to see Seattleites really embrace this spring? </strong>Hats, there is something timeless about them and their ability to complete an outfit.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Photo courtesy of Jaclyn Norton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/cameron-levin-seeing-ruby-red">Cameron Levin is Seeing Ruby Red</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/wear-wednesdays-w-seattle-debuts-schai">Wear Wednesdays at W Seattle Debuts with Schai</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/silvae-and-olivia-knapp-far4">Silvae and Olivia Knapp at Far4</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/local-style-experts-weigh-spring-fashion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Local Designers Fashion and Style Shopping Arts & Culture Tue, 07 Apr 2015 20:37:50 +0000 jaclyn.norton 44705 at http://seattlemag.com How to Keep your Home Safe While you Travel http://seattlemag.com/article/how-keep-your-home-safe-while-you-travel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Allen Taylor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As we prep for spring break and summer trips, here are a few tips to keep in mind </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/commentary/vacation.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=80186">vacation.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><em>This article originally appeared on<a href="http://www.avvo.com" target="_blank"> Avvo.com</a></em></span><br><br>Many homeowners are packing their bags for spring break, or planning summertime getaways as the end of the school year approaches. But while you’re trying to unwind, it can be hard to shake the nagging feeling that your home isn’t quite safe while you’re away.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Shutterstock.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/5-tips-smart-and-safe-airline-travel-pets">5 Tips for Smart and Safe Airline Travel with Pets</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/recipe-week-meatballs-and-marinara-cafe-lago">Recipe of the Week: Meatballs and Marinara from Cafe Lago</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/pompeii-puget-sound-could-it-happen-us">Pompeii on Puget Sound: Could it Happen to Us?</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/how-keep-your-home-safe-while-you-travel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Northwest Travel Tue, 07 Apr 2015 19:58:15 +0000 lauren.mang 44782 at http://seattlemag.com Uniqlo Coming to Bellevue, Cuddle Chairs & More http://seattlemag.com/article/uniqlo-coming-bellevue-cuddle-chairs-more <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/lauren-mang-0">Lauren Mang</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The top Seattle news stories you should be reading today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/uniqlo.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=75217">uniqlo.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Uniqlo will open a 13,000-square-foot store in Bellevue Square </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Three cheers for the M's! </strong>Our Seattle Mariners were victorious yesterday against the Los Angeles Angels, beating them 4-1 in front of a sellout crowd at Safeco. The <em>Seattle PI </em>captured photos galore of the Opening Day festivities. See them all <a href="http://blog.seattlepi.com/baseball/2015/04/06/photos-2015-seattle-mariners-opening-day/#31910101=0" target="_blank">here</a>. Next game in the series is tonight at 7:10 p.m.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Courtesy of Uniqlo </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/uniqlo-coming-bellevue-cuddle-chairs-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Tue, 07 Apr 2015 16:25:32 +0000 lauren.mang 44781 at http://seattlemag.com