Culture

Thursday, 01/15/2015 8:54 PM
Even though it was more than 70 years ago, Seattle legend Reverend Samuel B. McKinney can still remember the nickname he and his friends gave Martin Luther King Jr. during their days at Morehouse College. “We called him ‘Runt,” McKinney told me during our interview. Indeed, in 1944, when they first met, King couldn’t have been more than 5-foot-7.
Thursday, 01/15/2015 6:14 PM
In the fall of 2013, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center gathered at the bedside of a lymphoma patient about to undergo a new cancer treatment—the very first human in the treatment’s first human trial.
Thursday, 01/15/2015 5:33 PM
First we thought Capitol Hill's Kingfish Cafe was closing for good after announcing its goodbyes on its Facebook page. But it appears the restaurant's owners are merely taking a break, cites King 5 News, before opening "a series of Kingfish Cafes" around the city. Everyone can calm down now! You have until January 25 to visit the eatery as it currently stands in all its glory.
Wednesday, 01/14/2015 11:40 PM
Happy New Year, Seattle. It's time to cleanse our souls of stale happenings of 2014.
Wednesday, 01/14/2015 5:10 PM
Whether it's a misogynistic message printed on a tee shirt for girls (ahem, "I'm too pretty to do math") or something racist (remember Abercrombie & Fitch's shirt with the "Wong Brothers Laundry Service" slogan that caused an uproar back in 2002?), it seems graphic tees covered in absurd statements just won't go away.
Tuesday, 01/13/2015 10:09 PM
At his rehearsal studio in Bellevue, wearing pink and red socks emblazoned with “Whim W’him,” choreographer Olivier Wevers is clearly in his element. “Push the arms, but don’t swing them,” he gently directs his dancers, modeling the subtle difference. “Focus on the wrists.” This month, the former Pacific Northwest Ballet principal presents the first performance by Whim W’him (the dance troupe he founded in 2009) in its new incarnation as a full-time dance company.
Tuesday, 01/13/2015 5:01 PM
When we first discovered Twin Peaks was slated to return with a new season in 2016, it was still unclear whether actor Kyle MacLachlan would reprise his role as Agent Cooper. Now, it's official that he will indeed star in the revival! Alrighty then! (Sorry, that's a Trey MacDougal reference.)  
Monday, 01/12/2015 6:02 PM
Upon being commissioned to create a new orchestral piece for the Seattle Symphony, composer and clarinetist Angelique Poteat, who turns 29 this month, immediately set to work immersing herself in the oeuvre of her musical inspiration: Pearl Jam.
Monday, 01/12/2015 6:48 PM
This article originally appeared on Avvo.com.
Monday, 01/12/2015 6:24 PM
In this bi-monthly Seattlemag.com column, 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, 01/12/2015 5:39 PM
It's the first-ever Monday after the Golden Globes that I'm not sitting here in a haze from too much champagne. Let's dive right in to what's happening around Seattle!
Friday, 01/09/2015 7:47 PM
Friday, 01/09/2015 5:21 PM
Paseo is back! New owner Ryan Santwire quietly reopened the doors of the original Fremont location yesterday for fear of the kitchen becoming overrun. Nonetheless, the legendary sandwich shop that closed suddenly last November amid allegations of unfair pay and other poor treatment for workers had 50 customers in the first half hour.
Thursday, 01/08/2015 7:54 PM
Must BravoSeattle Opera's Opening Night of Tosca Saturday (1/10, 7:30 p.m.) A power-crazed chief of police. Fake bullets replaced with real ones. A fatal plunge off a parapet! Puccini’s Tosca is the archetypical opera, with more melodrama than an episode of Scandal and a spicy score that keeps things racing toward the foregone conclusion. Don't miss out on the snazzy after party, where guests are whisked backstage for champagne, dinner and dancing.
Wednesday, 01/07/2015 6:17 PM
As the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas speeds along for another day, we're hearing inklings of some very cool innovations--Audi previewing a self-driving car, for one. And yesterday during the event, Microsoft unveiled the Nokia 215, which Fast Company reports is slated to retail in markets such as Africa, Asia and the Middle East for a mere $29.