The idea that a scrappy startup could dethrone a social media giant is nothing new. Millions of young Americans have left one social network in favor of starting fresh and buiding a new one. Take, for example, my own social media history: I first hopped online in 1993. Back then, Web savvy classmates dialed up to chat with eachother on AOL. Fast-forward to the college years and I was knee-deep in blogging via Live Journal and building new "networks" on Friendster and then Myspace.
I know it's not polite to say I told you so, but we did call him the "Controversial Reinventor" in our April Best Restaurants issue. And that was way before his latest troubles, which resulted in the recent closure of Culinary Communion.
Talcum, Capitol Hill’s Northern Soul dance night, moves to The Baltic Room (1207 Pine St.; 625.4444) room this evening. The new location is good news for Cap Hill soul fans left in limbo when Talcum's former venue, King Cobra, closed last month.
Night owls and culture vultures, meet Seattle magazine’s voice of the hard-working, hard-playing crowd, Karen Johnson. By day, Karen brings the world of Seattle mag to the wide-world of the Web as online editor. By night, she is on the hunt for the must-know affordable/fabulous/can’t-miss things to-do and places to go in Seattle. To help you get to know Karen, we grilled her on the ins and outs of Seattle’s young and restless scene.
Who is the Young and Restless crowd?
A New York Times article published today focused more on the Hearst Corporation's push to reinvent the PI as a online-only publication. The Web-only edition of the newspaper will resemble more of a Huffington Post model, NYT reporsts, a political news Web site filled mostly with commentary and advice from bloggers, with less emphasis on original reporting.
I have never had a blog before. To be honest, I've never had time for a blog before. I still don't have time, but this is the era of tweets, posts, blurgs, blips and blops (whatever) so here I am, boldly going where this woman has not gone before, ready to clear the smoke and shatter the mirrors we working moms have carefully staged to make it seem like We Can Do It All. (In fact, I wonder if we have an iphone app for our blog software so I can blog while I'm at my son's orthdontist appointments?)
Time will tell whether opening a movie theater that charges $35/ticket (which does not include food) during a recession is a good idea, but if you're feeling splurgy and want to dig some of that cash out of your mattress, the new Gold Class Cinemas at Redmond Town Center might be a good place to spend it. I had the chance to experience it recently...and wow is it swanky.
What cosmic forces are drawing artists to Orpheus and Eurydice these days? Are we all feeling pulled toward the underworld of late? Is it the economy? Whatever the reason, we're getting a lot of O & E around here, which is fine by me. I recently saw Sarah Ruhl's take on the ancient Greek myth, "Eurydice," at ACT Theatre, which was modernized in a lovely way--gorgeously staged, funny and quite moving.
Bummer news just in from the always quirky, always innovative McCleod Residence. Read the gory details here.
Here's hoping they'll find a new space soon...and that someone can take over their lease. Anybody looking for a hip Belltown space outfitted with a bar and fleur de lis wallpaper.
Do you love the honkin', melty, drippy, delicious sandwiches at Georgetown's biker bar, Smarty Pants? Um, me neither (except for the Pit Boss: ham, swiss, bacon and pepperoncinis, and about four other sandwiches, but other than that...)
See in person the innovative writers and artists showcased in our October literary issue. Authors Stacey Levine, Brian McGuigan, Richard Farr and Matthew Simmons will be joined by our our Spotlight Award Winners (filmmaker Lynn Shelton, sculptor Diem Chau, cellist Paul Rucker, performance artist Lucia Neare, and choreographer Zoe Scofield). The theme of the evening is "debate," so writers and artists will face off with presidential flair!
Ever wonder what it would be like to own your business hawking vibrators and lube? We put your curiosities to rest in our recent interview with Rachel Venning, owner of Seattle’s first women-friendly sex shop, Babeland. To hear Venning for yourself, head to the store at 8 p.m. and see the queen of retail sex toys as she is interviewed by the king of sex columns, The Stranger's Dan Savage. The one-one-one talk kicks off the company’s 15th anniversary celebration tonight in Capitol Hill.
Seattlemag.com intern Jaquel Moore headed to the race. Here's his report. Yesterday the annual Emerald Downs Weiner Dog qualifying race had the fanfare of a classic horse race, minus the Mint Juleps and ladies in fancy hats.
It was a blistering 80 degrees during the late morning at Seattle Center, spectators lined the plush green race track, cheering for their favorite pooch as a bugler performed Elvis' K-9 classic, "Hound Dog".