Culture

Tuesday, 10/21/2014 7:57 PM
Tucked away on a sliver of Third Avenue near Jackson Street in Pioneer Square is the Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum, where exhibits offer a quick course in how law enforcement has worked in Seattle since the first marshal was hired in the 1860s. You’ll see badges, uniforms, guns, nightsticks and the mustachioed faces of the men in Stetsons or blue helmets who kept order back in the day. You’ll see the antique shackles, rubber hoses and black jacks (batons) that were common tools of the police trade in the days before drones, armored vehicles and SWAT teams.
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 5:41 PM
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Tuesday, 10/21/2014 4:18 AM
The launch of EA Maxis' The Sims 4 in early September may have been met with disappointment by many long-time fans of the popular video game for its lack of basic features (no pools or toddlers) and restrictive movement (loading screens just to take a walk), but that hasn't stopped players from creating and uploading over 2.5 million pieces of customized content to date.
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 12:16 AM
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Tony Award-winning musical "Kinky Boots" is in town and if you haven't seen it yet, you're missing out. With its extravagant glimmering costumes and overall levity, this show is getting rave reviews from Seattle audiences. It's playing at the 5th Avenue Theatre (1308 5th Ave) until October 26 and luckily you can still snag some tickets here.
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 12:11 AM
Richard has lived in Seattle for 32 years. In 2001, he moved into a small, one-bedroom apartment on Capitol Hill, where rent was $650 a month. In 2013, new building owners made some general improvements and then began raising rents. His bill jumped to $1,000. Then $1,200. Over the course of the next 18 months, his rent increased every few months—which caused many of his fellow tenants to leave, until he was one of only four of the original 30 remaining. “Last month, I wrote a check for over $1,600.
Monday, 10/20/2014 7:00 PM
Well this is interesting. ESPN's Bill Simmons speculated last week in an episode ofBill and Jalen's 2014-15 Preview about the hefty profit NBA owners could potentially make if they sell the Milwaukee Bucks franchise to Seattle, and theorized that it was even likely to happen given that Milwaukee still hasn't found a location for the arena it only has a year left to build. Watch the conversation for yourself here (the salient dialogue starts around the 11 minute mark):
Monday, 10/20/2014 5:06 PM
In our bi-monthly Seattlemag.com column And Another Thing..., Knute Berger--who writes regularly for Seattle Magazine and Crosscut.com and is a frequent pundit on KUOW--takes an in-depth look at some of the highly topical and sometimes polarizing issues in our city.
Monday, 10/20/2014 4:34 PM
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Thursday, 10/16/2014 10:38 PM
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Thursday, 10/16/2014 10:15 PM
Must Revel"We Are 12" Exhibit opens at EMP
Thursday, 10/16/2014 6:09 PM
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As if Bellevue's The Shops at the Bravern wasn't a dapper enough shopping experience with the likes of Jimmy Choo, Ferragamo, and Louis Vuitton all sharing its walls, Italian fashion label Gucci opened a sizeable, 8,000-square-foot flagship store there this past spring.
Thursday, 10/16/2014 4:46 PM
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Wednesday, 10/15/2014 9:26 PM
Seattle magazine's second annual BREW Seattle, presented by BevMo, took place on Friday, October 10, complete with a sold-out crowd of more than 700 people. While beer events seem to be popping up everywhere these days, BREW Seattle remains the largest local-breweries-only tasting event of the year, honoring the local craft beer culture in the Emerald City. This year, the event featured 60+ beers from 25 local breweries and eight crafted ciders.
Wednesday, 10/15/2014 5:32 PM
It has been more than a year, but Allen Schauffler’s ninth-floor office overlooking South Lake Union still looks like he just moved in. There is almost nothing hanging from the stark white walls—nary a dent or ding, either. Taped on the glass window at the entrance is a white sheet of copier paper that states simply, “al jazeera america—seattle bureau.”
Wednesday, 10/15/2014 5:54 PM
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