Seattle history

'Gravity’s Rainbow,' the masterpiece by Thomas Pynchon, Seattle’s most-honored and influential writer, turns out to be a savage act of vengeance against our town, inspired by our 1962 Century 21 Exhibition.

There’s more to West Seattle’s totem pole than meets the eye

There’s more to West Seattle’s totem pole than meets the eye

Venerable C. C. Filson, the outdoor gear maker, puts down roots in Ballard. It took 119 years, but it’s a match that seems inevitable.

You’ve likely stumbled upon it, nearly concealed beneath the brush in Leschi Park, just south of Madrona, and dismissed it as another old, forgotten bridge.

The possibility that robots might one day run our lives has long been a fantasy and a fear.

Strolling around Green Lake these days is generally a peaceful pursuit, with most of the action coming from kids playing in the water, kayakers paddling by or the occasional family of ducks flapping around.

The annual list of “most endangered” historic properties around the state has been issued by the nonprofit Washington Trust for Historic Preservation.

These days, Seattle’s streets are peppered with signs proclaiming road closures, revised routes and reminders not to “block the box.”