Arts & Culture Blog - SeattleMag.com http://www.seattlemag.com/blogs/%252Fshopping/comment/reply/northwest-travel/last-minute-gift en The Makers: The Wandering Spirit of Wish You Were Northwest http://www.seattlemag.com/article/makers-wandering-spirit-wish-you-were-northwest <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> Alene Bouranova </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meet the road-tripping, coffee-sipping sisters behind this PNW-inspired clothing line </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-entertainment/blackandwhitefirelargesized.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=57297">blackandwhitefirelargesized.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sisters Tahnee Birkeland, 36, and Tory Cobrea, 29 </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>There’s something special about living in the Pacific Northwest. It’s like the whole world is alive; the forests, the valleys and those glorious mountains all pulse with a quiet, but very real energy that practically begs to be explored.</p> <p>That untamed wanderlust is what inspires the clothing line <a href="http://wishyouwerenorthwest.com" target="_blank">Wish You Were Northwest</a>.</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> Tanner Wendell Smith </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/makers-artists-behind-anthropologies-stunning-stores">The Makers: The Artists Behind Anthropologie&#039;s Stunning Stores</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/makers-alexandra-s-macarons-pops-around-seattle">The Makers: Alexandra’s Macarons Pops Up Around Seattle</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/makers-bianca-yvonne-creates-retro-inspired-art">The Makers: Bianca Yvonne Creates Retro-Inspired Art </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/makers-wandering-spirit-wish-you-were-northwest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Entertainment Arts & Culture The Makers Wish You Were Northwest Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:34:56 +0000 alene.bouranova 45443 at http://www.seattlemag.com 'Silicon Valley' Star Talks Green Technology, Saving the Environment http://www.seattlemag.com/article/silicon-valley-star-talks-green-technology-saving-environment <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> Jake Uitti </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chatting with celebrity judge Thomas Middleditch during the Microsoft Imagine Cup </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/imaginecup2015.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=32232">imaginecup2015.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 2015 Imagine Cup champions: Team eFitFashion from Brazil </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>If you’ve ever seen the HBO comedy <em>Silicon Valley</em>–specifically the episode featuring the Tech Crunch Disrupt competition where start-up company Pied Piper wins for its data compression software–you might have an idea of what Microsoft’s Imagine Cup is like. Last Friday, thousands of bright developers and future Microsoft hopefuls came together to examine what’s next on the software horizon.</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.flickr.com/photos/imaginecup/19560324873/in/album-72157656204137838/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Imagine Cup Flickr</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/silicon-valley-star-talks-green-technology-saving-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:50:45 +0000 lauren.mang 45449 at http://www.seattlemag.com Our Favorite River Floats in Washington http://www.seattlemag.com/article/our-favorite-river-floats-washington <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> Alene Bouranova </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spend a hot summer day floating on one of Washington&#039;s many rivers </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/0815tubingvflickr.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=99347">0815tubingvflickr.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bro float, anyone? Do as these bros do and set out on the Wenatchee River </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington, as we all know, is a land of many rivers: the winding Columbia, the raging Skykomish, the gentle Stillaguamish....I could go on and on.</p> <p>As lovely as these rivers are to look at, they're even better to float on. Just picture it-- the sun shining, birds soaring, and you, cool as a cucumber in your inntertube, floating leisurely past wildflower-dotted banks, laughing with friends while sipping a river-chilled beverage. <em>Ahh, paradise</em>.</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> Dan Nevill via Flickr </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/best-outdoor-events-summer-2015">The Best Outdoor Events of Summer 2015</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/6-things-washington-state-parks-are-good-besides-hiking">6 Things Washington State Parks are Good for Besides Hiking</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/4-local-hikes-beginners">4 Local Hikes for Beginners</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/our-favorite-river-floats-washington" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Outdoors Arts & Culture River floats Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:37:11 +0000 alene.bouranova 45342 at http://www.seattlemag.com Kevin Zelko's Climb of a Lifetime http://www.seattlemag.com/article/kevin-zelkos-climb-lifetime <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> Evan Webeck </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/august-2015">August 2015</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This notorious cancer survivor plans to climb Mt. Rainier with a 46-lb. MLS trophy in tow </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/seattleites/0815seattleitemg3082.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=101193">0815seattleitemg3082.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Zelko with the Supporters’ Shield in Section 120—Gorilla FC’s home at CenturyLink Field </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Four years ago, he gained notoriety for using Twitter (<a href="https://twitter.com/Msbeervendor" target="_blank">@Msbeervendor</a>) to sell beer at Safeco Field. Three years later, he was back in the news for <a href="http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/01/seattle-seahawks-jerseys-super-bowl-teacher-students-fundraising" target="_blank">raising $25,000 to buy Seahawks jerseys</a> for every kid at Seattle’s Kimball Elementary, where he taught special education. But now, Kevin Zelko is raising money for a much more personal cause: cancer research.</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> Hayley Young </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/throwback-thursday-40-years-seattle-sounders-soccer">#Throwback Thursday: 40 Years of Seattle Sounders Soccer</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/how-former-techie-found-his-calling-dance">How a Former Techie Found His Calling for Dance</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/makers-artists-behind-anthropologies-stunning-stores">The Makers: The Artists Behind Anthropologie&#039;s Stunning Stores</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/kevin-zelkos-climb-lifetime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seattleites Arts & Culture Kevin Zelko Seattleites Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:16:15 +0000 alene.bouranova 45396 at http://www.seattlemag.com A Warm Water Blob, Russell Wilson's Giant Contract & More News http://www.seattlemag.com/article/warm-water-blob-russell-wilsons-giant-contract-more-news <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> Kirsten Abel </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/news-features/ocean.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=58499">ocean.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A &quot;blob&quot; of warm water in the Pacific Ocean threatens marine life in the PNW </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Warmer Waters:</strong> KING 5 News&nbsp;<a href="http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/2015/07/30/blob-in-puget-sound/30916753/" target="_blank">states</a>&nbsp;that a “blob” of warm water is expanding inland from the Pacific Ocean, causing water temperatures to be about four degrees higher than usual. Four degrees might not sound like a lot, but that small change can threaten marine life and increase toxins in the water.</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.flickr.com/photos/wonderlane/page1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Wonderlane</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/seafair-weekend-even-more-hot-weather-more-news">Seafair Weekend, Even More Hot Weather &amp; More News</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/node/33900">Dangers Await Upstream for Local Salmon</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blogs/scoop/puget-sound-ocean-acidification-environmental-news-again"> Puget Sound Ocean Acidification in Environmental News Again</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/warm-water-blob-russell-wilsons-giant-contract-more-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News & Features Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:26:19 +0000 kirsten.abel 45435 at http://www.seattlemag.com The Must List: Blue Angels, Art Fairs Galore and Shakespeare in the Park http://www.seattlemag.com/article/must-list-blue-angels-art-fairs-galore-and-shakespeare-park <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 in Seattle this weekend </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/must-list/shakespeare.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=46684">shakespeare.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sharkespeare in the Park </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Must Look Up<br><a href=" http://www.seafair.com" target="_blank">Blue Angels Roar into Town </a></strong><br>(8/1 to 8/2) Love the spectacle or hate the noise, there's no denying the presence of the Blue Angels when they zoom into Seattle airspace. Hold onto your hats—and skittish dogs, too.</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.flickr.com/photos/brand0con/4947266855/in/photolist-8xe3XE-8xb3hr-8xe48j-8xb3G2-8xe4pq-8xe4Em-8xb3Si-8xe5eY-8xe5cC-8xb2P6-8xe5hy-8xe4ME-8xb35p-8xb2YT-8xb3mD-8xb4ci-8xe5of-8xb3NR" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Brandon O&#039;Connor</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/37-summery-things-do-seattle-you-didnt-know-existed">37 Summery Things to Do in Seattle You Didn&#039;t Know Existed</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/how-summer-camp-grown-ups-taught-me-loosen">How a Summer Camp for Grown-ups Taught Me to Loosen Up</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/tracking-seattles-epidemic-growth">Tracking Seattle&#039;s Epidemic of Growth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/must-list-blue-angels-art-fairs-galore-and-shakespeare-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Must List Arts & Entertainment Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:52:12 +0000 lauren.mang 45434 at http://www.seattlemag.com Seafair Weekend, Even More Hot Weather & More News http://www.seattlemag.com/article/seafair-weekend-even-more-hot-weather-more-news <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> Alene Bouranova </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/news-features/0715summereventsseafair.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=44174">0715summereventsseafair.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 Blue Angels fly over Lake Washington </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Seafair Festivites:</strong> Grab your sunglasses and head to Lake Washington for Seafair weekend. The summer-long celebration will culminate with boat races, live music and family fun at Genesee Park in Rainier Valley. As always, the weekend highlight will be the Blue Angels and their dazzling-but-heartstopping aerial performances. Single-day tickets range from $10-$30 and can be purchased at <a href="http://seafair.com" target="_blank">seafair.com</a>. Swing by tomorrow if you're on a budget-- it's free admission on Friday only!</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> Sean O&#039;Neill via Flickr </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/lululemon-beer-new-nirvana-photos-more-news">Lululemon Beer, New Nirvana Photos &amp; More News</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/nike-store-reopening-nordstrom-expanding-madewell">Nike Store Reopening, Nordstrom Expanding Madewell </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/capitol-hill-car-ban-maple-leaf-fire-more-news">Capitol Hill Car Ban, Maple Leaf Fire &amp; More News</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/seafair-weekend-even-more-hot-weather-more-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News & Features Arts & Culture News of the day Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:05:19 +0000 alene.bouranova 45427 at http://www.seattlemag.com Digital Artist Chiho Aoshima's Adorable Apocalypse http://www.seattlemag.com/article/digital-artist-chiho-aoshimas-adorable-apocalypse <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/august-2015">August 2015</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-neighborhood"> <div class="field-label">Neighborhood:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/capitol-hillfirst-hill">Capitol Hill/First Hill</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Digital artist Chiho Aoshima creates dreamy dystopias in a new SAM exhibit </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/visual-arts/0815datebookopener.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=92942">0815datebookopener.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Aoshima&#039;s &quot;City Glow,&quot; created in 2005 </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The environmental apocalypse is coming—but at least it’s awash in Technicolor. In the new show at the SAM Asian Art Museum, Chiho Aoshima: Rebirth of the World, the Japanese pop artist shares her vision of the future, where skyscrapers have minds (and bodies) of their own, red-eyed ghost girls drift along washed-out beaches, and puffy clouds have ominous linings.</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> Chiho Aoshima </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/inaugural-seattle-art-fair-opens-month">The Inaugural Seattle Art Fair Opens This Month</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/akio-takamoris-beginning-everything">Akio Takamori&#039;s The Beginning of Everything</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/makers-artists-behind-anthropologies-stunning-stores">The Makers: The Artists Behind Anthropologie&#039;s Stunning Stores</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/digital-artist-chiho-aoshimas-adorable-apocalypse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Visual Arts Arts & Entertainment Arts & Culture Chiho Aoshima Seattle Asian Art Museum Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:07:09 +0000 alene.bouranova 45397 at http://www.seattlemag.com Is Nextdoor.com Becoming a Home for Racial Profiling? http://www.seattlemag.com/article/nextdoorcom-becoming-home-racial-profiling <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> Linda Morgan </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/august-2015">August 2015</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Friendly/interfering neighbors in our inbox--thanks, Nextdoor.com </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/hot-topic/0815hottopic.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=26671">0815hottopic.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nextdoor,&nbsp; the social media network that connects neighbors with each other, didn’t set out to be the go-to site for crime and safety news. In fact, when it launched in 2011—the same year it started in Seattle—its founders envisioned the company as a sort of virtual forum: a place where neighbors could share information about local events, garage sales or lost pets. “People told us, ‘I just need a way to find a great babysitter,’” says Nextdoor spokesperson Kelsey Grady.<br></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-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/best-new-washington-wines-10-seattle-magazine-picks">Best New Washington Wines: 10 Seattle Magazine Picks</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/check-sorrento-hotel">Check In: The Sorrento Hotel</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/whats-wrong-house-light-filled-magnolia-abode">What&#039;s Wrong With This House: Light-filled Magnolia Abode</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/nextdoorcom-becoming-home-racial-profiling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hot Topic News & Features Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:59:10 +0000 lauren.mang 45389 at http://www.seattlemag.com The Battery-Free Future of Phone Charging http://www.seattlemag.com/article/battery-free-future-phone-charging <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> Evan Webeck </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/august-2015">August 2015</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UW researchers are making it possible to charge your phone via Wi-Fi </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/politics/0815uwwifi.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=32999">0815uwwifi.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> State-of-the-art power stations (like the Duracell Powermats found at select Starbucks locations) may already be on their way to becoming obsolete </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Remember when powermats were all the rage? It seems like only a few months ago that the buzz was all about high-tech tables, lamps and desks that would eliminate the oh-so-analog process of plugging your phone in for a charge. Well, UW researchers don’t need no stinkin’ charging station—whatever form it might take.</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> Shinya Suzuki via Flickr </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/sci-fi-seattle-new-local-media-venture">Sci-Fi in Seattle: New Local Media Venture</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/nextdoorcom-becoming-home-racial-profiling">Is Nextdoor.com Becoming a Home for Racial Profiling? </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/can-seattle-return-its-former-bike-friendly-glory">Can Seattle Return to its Former Bike-Friendly Glory?</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/battery-free-future-phone-charging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Arts & Culture Wi-Fi Charging Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:27:43 +0000 alene.bouranova 45416 at http://www.seattlemag.com Tracking Seattle's Epidemic of Growth http://www.seattlemag.com/article/tracking-seattles-epidemic-growth <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/knute-berger">Knute Berger</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Department of Planning and Development has conveniently created a website that tracks projects </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/commentary/construction.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=62984">construction.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p class="x_MsoNormal"><em>In our bi-monthly Seattlemag.com column<em>, </em>Knute Berger--who writes regularly for </em>Seattle <em>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.</em><br><br>Seattle loves to be at the top of various national lists, and a widely held belief is that we’re the fastest growing major city in America, which is not true.</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> Helen Cook </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/37-summery-things-do-seattle-you-didnt-know-existed">37 Summery Things to Do in Seattle You Didn&#039;t Know Existed</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/how-summer-camp-grown-ups-taught-me-loosen">How a Summer Camp for Grown-ups Taught Me to Loosen Up</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/nextdoorcom-becoming-home-racial-profiling">Is Nextdoor.com Becoming a Home for Racial Profiling? </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/tracking-seattles-epidemic-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Arts & Culture Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:09:48 +0000 lauren.mang 45411 at http://www.seattlemag.com Lululemon Beer, New Nirvana Photos & More News http://www.seattlemag.com/article/lululemon-beer-new-nirvana-photos-more-news <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> Kirsten Abel </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/news-features/lululemon.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=42444">lululemon.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lululemon&#039;s new beer, Curiosity Lager, will be unveiled next month. </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Yogi Beer:</strong> Vancouver, B.C.-based yoga and athleticwear retailer Lululemon<a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/lululemon-branded-beer-hits-store-shelves-this-summer-1.3161000" target="_blank"> has announced</a> it will be releasing its own line of beer. According to CBC, the beer, made by Stanley Park Brewing, is called “Curiosity Lager” and will be released on August 15 in Vancouver, B.C.</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.flickr.com/photos/bexwalton/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Bex Walton</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="/hooray-seahawks-fans">Hooray For Seahawks Fans!</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/local-brewery-district-georgetownsodo">Local Brewery District: Georgetown/SoDo</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/give-gift-grunge">Give the Gift of Grunge</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/lululemon-beer-new-nirvana-photos-more-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News & Features News of the day Thu, 23 Jul 2015 23:10:26 +0000 kirsten.abel 45409 at http://www.seattlemag.com Must List: Winery Opens in Georgetown, Capitol Hill Block Party http://www.seattlemag.com/article/must-list-winery-opens-georgetown-capitol-hill-block-party <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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/must-list/view4.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=60466">view4.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Charles Smith Wines will open Jet City, its massive winery in Georgetown, on Saturday </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><div class="SCX265104373 Ltr OutlineElement" style="margin-left: 0px; text-indent: 0px;"> <p class="SCX265104373 Paragraph" style="font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: &amp;amp;amp; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; margin-right: 0px; font-size: 6pt;"><span class="SCX265104373 TextRun" style="color: #000000; font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; line-height: 20px;"><span class="SCX265104373 NormalTextRun" style="background-color: inherit;">Must Party in the Streets</span><</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> Charles Smith Wines </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/nextdoorcom-becoming-home-racial-profiling">Is Nextdoor.com Becoming a Home for Racial Profiling? </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/how-summer-camp-grown-ups-taught-me-loosen">How a Summer Camp for Grown-ups Taught Me to Loosen Up</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/can-seattle-return-its-former-bike-friendly-glory">Can Seattle Return to its Former Bike-Friendly Glory?</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/must-list-winery-opens-georgetown-capitol-hill-block-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Must List Arts & Entertainment Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:18:24 +0000 lauren.mang 45408 at http://www.seattlemag.com Capitol Hill Car Ban, Maple Leaf Fire & More News http://www.seattlemag.com/article/capitol-hill-car-ban-maple-leaf-fire-more-news <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> Alene Bouranova </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/news-features/shapingseattle.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=62271">shapingseattle.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A screenshot of the Shaping Seattle map; each blue dot represents a construction project happening in the city </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Interactivity:</strong>&nbsp;Seattle and construction go hand in hand--so much so, apparently, that city officials have launched an interactive map of construction projects around the city. The handy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/shapingseattle/map.aspx" target="_blank">Shaping Seattle map</a> gives viewers full information about each project, including sketches and timelines. It's even mobile-friendly!</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> Shaping Seattle: Buildings </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/earthquake-panic-parking-drama-more-news">Earthquake Panic, Parking Drama &amp; More News</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/rahh-recap-amazon-prime-day-and-more-news">Rahh Recap, Amazon Prime Day and More News</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/will-we-finally-fix-our-broken-prison-system">Will we finally fix our broken prison system? </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/capitol-hill-car-ban-maple-leaf-fire-more-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News & Features Arts & Culture News of the day Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:45:49 +0000 alene.bouranova 45405 at http://www.seattlemag.com 10 Quirky Seattle-Area Meetups http://www.seattlemag.com/article/10-quirky-seattle-area-meetups <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> Kirsten Abel </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Time to get out and get weird. Drink while drawing, paint while dancing and much more </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-entertainment/thriller-dance.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=48954">thriller-dance.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ever wanted to dance at Thrill the World? Rehearsals start soon in Seattle. </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Whether we admit them or not, we all have our quirks. Do you worry what your buttoned-up office pals would think if they knew you practice the "Thriller"<em> </em>dance in your living room after work? Do you hide it from your workout friends that you’d rather spend Saturdays having philosophical conversations than doing deadlifts? Would your roommates be weirded out if they discovered how badly you've been dying to race your new Octocopter? Do they even know you have one?</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.flickr.com/photos/vancouverfilmschool/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Vancouver Film School</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/37-summery-things-do-seattle-you-didnt-know-existed">37 Summery Things to Do in Seattle You Didn&#039;t Know Existed</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/16-classes-you-had-no-idea-you-could-take">16 Classes You Had No Idea You Could Take</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/inaugural-seattle-art-fair-brings-exhibition-lectures-and-more">Inaugural Seattle Art Fair Brings an Exhibition, Lectures and More </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/10-quirky-seattle-area-meetups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Entertainment Wed, 22 Jul 2015 21:44:49 +0000 kirsten.abel 45403 at http://www.seattlemag.com