Seattle mag editorial assistant Patrick Hutchison and local musician Matt Badger, of Ravenna Woods, team up to explore Seattle's street music scene, recording the stories and songs that help compose our city’s soundtrack. The first in a five-part series:
In an interview for the October 2011 issue of Ebony magazine, Bill Gates makes it clear that he is none too happy about the state of public schools, namely those in inner cities. He points to it being a civil rights issue. And he wants to know why a strong social movement - especially in African-American communities - hasn't successfully mobilized. He is flummoxed as to why we aren't all expressing the same outrage and rising up against the status quo.
I've been thinking a lot about social media (Twitter, Facebook), how people use them, what they choose to share and what they don't. That's because I can't share most of what I do (most importantly, what I eat) every day because of the job that I have.
Because good friends butt in when friends are in long-term relationships.
1. Seattle is totally over your bad attitude; but it's all she can talk about. It's beginning to distract her from what's important, like new Fall TV shows and fad vegan diets.
2. You don't support Seattle's hobbies. Except for that one day she tried kite-surfing, you have been quite content for her to sit on the couch all day, agonizing over you on Facebook.
3. We all see the way you look at Portland.
There's been a lot of uneasy muttering here at SeaMag World Headquarters lately, ever since SDOT made it real and announced the dates of the first Viaduct-wrecking party (Oct. 21-31). Though we know it might one day try to kill us, several of us still insist upon using the thing to get to and from work every day, and the prospect of our impending commute-doom is just too horrible to ponder. But ponder it, we must.
We all have that favorite pub to gather with friends, the neighborhood burger joint we crave and the go-to shop we drop into every week just to see what’s new. Our urban landscape is dotted with stellar spots—and now it’s time to dish.
From the best food truck in the city to your go-to salon, let us know your picks for the Best of 2011 issue, featuring the best shops, eateries, services and more.
It's not easy to distinguish oneself as a brewer in this microbrew-soaked city. But Ryan Hilliard is off to a good start before his Ballard brewery, Hilliard's Beer, is even open.
Hilliard, thanks to a relatively new small-scale packaging machine called the ACS 3.5 (by Cask Brewing Systems), is putting his prize-winning home brew-turned-professional-project craft beer into cans.
Kids, Seattle outdid itself last night: the fun and fashionable were out and about all over town from Eastside to west for Fashion's NIght Out, shopping, gabbing and ready for fall fashion (despite the summer-like heat, though nobody complained too much).
I listen to 92.5 frequently in my car. All four songs they play cheer me up when I'm stuck in traffic.
Recently the drive-time program launched a new contest called "Office Hottie," in which listeners are encouraged to nominate themselves or someone at their place of work as the "Office Hottie." The winner scores $1500 for the whole office.
I'm torn: is this appalling? Or amusing?
Sunday marks the ten year anniversary of the September 11 tragedy. The impact was, of course, felt around the world. In Seattle that day, thousands gathered bewildered around Seattle Center's International Fountain, looking for answers and communal mourning.
We were shocked and saddened to hear the news that Seattle barista Brian Fairbrother sustained severe brain trauma in a recent bicycle accident. The latest update states that comfort care will begin tomorrow (Thursday).
What is officially known as the Western Washington Fair, most people know it as simply, The Puyallup (is that catchy little slogan of: Do the Puyallup, ringing in your head, yet?). Not only is the Puyallup Fair the largest event in Washington State, but it is also one of the top ten largest fairs in the nation. Anyone who has paid a visit to this annual fair can tell you that it is packed full of fun, animals, delicious food and family-friendly events.
It’s back-to-school week in Seattle. In that spirit, our editors have been reminiscing about "old school" lunchboxes we carried as kids. Compared to the futuristic bento boxes that are in vogue now, some of the rusty, metal classics of our school days seem sort of...odd. But, oh, did we love them then. Here’s what a few staff members were sporting in grade school, as well as a few @SeattleMag Twitter followers:
For many kids in Seattle, today or tomorrow marks the first day of school. Inspired by the collective groan I thought I heard echo across the city this morning, I want to share some wisdom gained from my school days. You may find it holds water for more than just text-book-burdened texters.