Thursday, 10/09/2014 6:33 PM
Last Christmas, as our family was gathered to open presents, my fiancé reached under the couch cushion he was sitting on and pulled out a handgun. It wasn’t loaded. And he had only good intentions. The gun was a gift from his stepdad and two older brothers—cleverly hidden under his own seat for him to discover. But I, suddenly, couldn’t breathe.   
Thursday, 10/09/2014 4:53 PM
GeekGirlCon hits the Washington State Convention Center this weekend, October 11-12. A melding of lady nerds of all varieties (scientists, gamers, techies, comic book fans and the like), this informative and entertaining extravaganza centered on geek girl culture hosts a slew of workshops, panel discussions, hands-on science experiements, a costume contest and networking opportunities. (There is still plenty of time to snag your passes if you haven't already.
Thursday, 10/09/2014 3:30 PM
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Wednesday, 10/08/2014 11:45 PM
On the fall ballot, Washington residents will be asked to vote on two opposing gun control initiatives—one calling for expanded background checks, the other keeping the current system of background checks in place. These are two of only three statewide gun control measures on November ballots anywhere in the country.
Wednesday, 10/08/2014 8:47 PM
We've seen the bike share docking stations going up around the city--there's one just a hop, skip and a jump away from our offices, on 3rd Avenue and Pike street. (Go here to view the entire set of docking stations on a map.) Pronto Cycle Share, the Puget Sound region's very first bike share program, officially takes its inaugural trek on Monday, October 13.
Wednesday, 10/08/2014 4:15 PM
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Tuesday, 10/07/2014 9:30 PM
You may remember Seattle mag's Twitter war last year with San Francisco magazine prior to the NFC Championship game between the Seahawks and the 49ers. (We so won.) If you need a visual refresher of our spirited and very polite spat, here are a few of our favorite back-and-forth barbs:
Tuesday, 10/07/2014 4:41 PM
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Monday, 10/06/2014 10:35 PM
Thank you everyone for your fabulous entries. We loved seeing all the adorable photos of dogs, cats, bunnies, geckos and horses. It was difficult but we've picked three finalists. So if you haven't heard from us, your fantastic pal is not headed for our cover. But don't despair, there's good chance your submission photo will show up in the issue.
Monday, 10/06/2014 8:14 PM
In our bi-monthly column And Another Thing..., Knute Berger--who writes regularly for Seattle Magazine and 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, 10/06/2014 5:56 PM
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In the face of shrinking land resources and concerns about carbon footprints, what do we do with our loved ones when they die? For Katrina Spade, 37, a Capitol Hill–based designer with a master’s degree in architecture, that question arose after she had two kids and began thinking about her own mortality. Traditional burial and cremation both came with environmental consequences that didn’t sit well with her, so she proposed an alternative as a part of her master’s thesis.
Monday, 10/06/2014 5:52 PM
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Friday, 10/03/2014 4:01 PM
I was just remarking last night how sad I was to see summer end, to which my husband responded "Why? You're obsessed with fall." Touche, dear husband. He's right. I am obsessed. And I've got the shipment of Pottery Barn mercury glass pumpkins with a set of matching wrought-iron owl lanterns (OMG) on the way to prove it.
Friday, 10/03/2014 4:15 PM
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Thursday, 10/02/2014 10:54 PM
The name Bruce Lee instantly conjures images of the shirtless martial artist performing speed-of-light kicks, unstoppable blows and nunchaku tricks. But instead, picture the young Lee attending classes at Seattle Central College (then called Edison Technical School) in pursuit of his high school diploma. Imagine him working nights as a waiter at Ruby Chow’s Restaurant on First Hill.