You may have seen my response in Red Tricycle to the excerpt of Amy Chua’s “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” that appeared in the Jan. 8 Wall Street Journal. Maybe you saw my sound bite on the news the night Chua was in Seattle.
(Jane wears children's clothing)Whole fruit plus some heat intensifies the sweetness enough to call it dessert. Watch what bananas do under the broiler with a few flavors added. A Captain J. favorite. Want a printable recipe? Click here.
For those of you who already own, or are waiting to buy a Nissan Leaf or one of the other new all-electric vehicles now on the market, Stevens Pass and environs might be just the place to take it on your next Sunday drive.
It seems that Seattle's film community may have finally arrived on the national stage with the stunningly wan production of The Off Hours, a film born and (in)bred in Washington State under the keen directorship of local veteran filmmaker Megan Griffiths.
It's time once again for the Sundance Film Festival, that sparkly weekend when Park City, Utah, is overrun with Hollywood hopefuls.
Amid the many allegedly independent films (which nonetheless have mega-budgets and studio support) are some realio-trulio independent films that were made right here in Washington state.
I don’t know if it's because I decided (yet again) to work out more, or the wet January doldrums, but late winter is always when I get the itch to change up my look. Between the ensuing spring (please?) and the gargantuan task of clearing my closet of 7-year old collegiate attire last weekend (when apparently I had a severe love affair with American Eagle and Old Navy), this week I’m obsessed with simple beauty tricks and happy-go-lucky attire:
Each December, I settle into the comforting, yet somewhat stressful ritual of sending holiday cards – choosing the photograph and the words, not too many, not too few, that will sum up my life for my far-flung family and friends. Each year the list of recipients waxes and wanes, but I try to hang on to old friends, the ones who aren’t part of my day-to-day life anymore.
MUST IMBIBECheap Beer and Prose Thursday (1/20) - Cheap Beer and Prose (an offshoot of the popular Cheap Wine and Poetry Series), this time featuring local writers David Schmader, Emily White, Jeremy Richards and Suzanne Morrison. 7 p.m. Free. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. cheapwineandpoetry.com
MUST GIVE A HOOT Seward Park Owl Prowl
Got a question about the weather? Then Sunday may be your day, rain or shine.
About 3,900 weather geeks will descend on Seattle Sunday through Thursday (January 23–27) for the annual meting of the American Meteorological Society. As part of the gathering, the AMS is hosting its 10th annual WeatherFest from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Washington State Convention Center.
Prospective brides and fashion fans: Local couture gown designer Luly Yang is amping up her bridal selection, offering two new lines at the end of the month.
Ranging from full-on couture wedding gown options, to the very affordable and sophisticated Luly Blue Collection, this noteworthy addition will introduce more lucky brides to Yang’s impeccable couture detailing. Prices for gowns start at $1,500 and brides can select from a range of styles, then tack on couture elements like appliques and custom-fit.
Eric Banh's delicious take on Vietnamese-inspired food has made him a favorite since he first opened Monsoon thirteen whopping years ago (feel old reading that?). He's since expanded with an Eastside Monsoon and with a couple of Baguette Box sandwich shops.
You have to try this sassy saucy Indian dish. The tikka sauce is a pure heaven combo of tomato sauce, heavy cream and spices. Our recipe also offers a vegetarian version made with chickpeas. Everybody's happy! For printable recipe click here.
This week I'm hoping to get a peek inside of Local 360, the new Belltown market and restaurant which is open for breakfast (chicken fried steak & eggs), lunch (corned beef Reuben with beef tongue, anyone?) and dinner (pork belly & beans, short rib pot roast) in the old Flying Fish space on 1st and Bell. Marcus Charles, part-owner of the Crocodile and owner of the Juju Lounge, is the brains behind the place, and early word has been very good.
There's something enormously satisfying about "14/48," also known as the world's quickest theater festival. It's certainly creative and energetc. But that can be said about many arts endeavors around town. What makes "14/48" so wonderfully distinctive is its unbridled sense of urgency. Unlike most theater, which requires the gestation period of a small glacier, "14/18" creates 14 plays -- many of them quite good -- and some kickass music (with a live band) in the span of 48 hours.