Trailblazing Women: Persistence and Progress

Trailblazing Women: Persistence and Progress

These pioneering individuals courageously break down barriers, defy conventions, and push forward despite challenges

One creative approach for women to combat gender discrimination is through the power of storytelling. Creating platforms where women can share their experiences, challenges, and triumphs can be incredibly empowering and…

Trailblazing Women: Grace Yoo

Trailblazing Women: Grace Yoo

Executive director, Washington State Women's Commission

On my dating profile I aspirationally describe myself as “Lara Croft meets Joanna Gaines.” (Don’t feel bad if you had to Google either of those names; most people who know one usually don’t know the other. The video gaming and HGTV worlds rarely collide.) From first dates to panel discussions, I often get asked why…

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The Museum of Flight’s New Exhibit Highlights the Wonder of Living in Space

The Museum of Flight’s immersive new exhibition, Home Beyond Earth, goes to the heart of living in a place somewhere between Earth and Moon. With a focus on space stations past, present and future, Home Beyond Earth visualizes our orbital dreams and accomplishments with large digital projections and more than 50 artifacts, models, space-flown objects and uniforms. To…

Adrian Diaz Out As Seattle Police Chief

Adrian Diaz Out As Seattle Police Chief

Twenty-seven-year SPD veteran held the post for almost four years

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell has reassigned Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz. The move comes as the department faces several legal challenges. Diaz was officially named chief of police by Mayor Bruce Harrell in September 2022 after he had served as interim chief since the summer of 2020, replacing Carmen Best. Harrell said former King County…

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Seattle Podcast: Ana Mari Cauce - Leader of Learning

Seattle Podcast: Ana Mari Cauce – Leader of Learning

Trailblazing Women: Jean Smart

Trailblazing Women: Jean Smart

'Hacks' star reflects on her career and how growing up in Seattle shaped her

It’s almost noon, and Jean Smart is present as ever during a phone call. She actually asks the first question, about whether I’m a Seattle native. “Oh, you are!” she exclaims, her voice lighting up with even more warmth when she finds out I am a fellow University of Washington alum and, like her youngest, also a Chinese adoptee. She then proceeds to tell me…

No Cap: This is Really Bussin

No Cap: This is Really Bussin

Confused by Gen Z slang? This handy guide can help.

Gen Z has cooked up a dialect that’s practically foreign to the rest of the world, and you can thank TikTok for that. Since its debut…

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PCF Construction Group nabs awards for excellence and integrity

People Come First (PCF) Construction Group has been building dream outdoor living spaces for homeowners across the Pacific Northwest for more than 15 years. The Kent-based builder was named National Remodeler of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in 2023, and a National Finalist in 2024. “Receiving the Remodeler of the…

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Find refuge and relaxation in Northern California

Picture this: a place where quaint, historic downtowns meet tranquil rolling hills, where Northern California’s essence is perfectly captured in one idyllic destination. Welcome to Yolo County, a hidden gem just a short journey from the buzzing metropolises of Sacramento and San Francisco. In Yolo County, the land itself tells a story of abundance. From…

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Central Washington community opens tasting room, amenities

As spring nudges temperatures higher, Central Washington’s blooming landscape and the glistening waters of the Columbia River beckon sunseekers and recreation lovers east of the mountains. In Crescent Bar, it’s the most anticipated season as powerboats arise from their winter slumber and families take stock of their swimwear and pool floats. For those considering purchasing…

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The Scourge of Tipflation

The Scourge of Tipflation

When to tip, and how much is too much?

What do vape shops, self-serve frozen yogurt outlets, ticket counters at movie theaters, and merch tents at concerts have in common?

Seattle's Most Exciting Restaurant Openings 

Seattle’s Most Exciting Restaurant Openings 

Check out these four new restaurants as the weather heats up

As Seattle warms up to summer weather, so too does the restaurant scene, with a bunch of exciting restaurant openings this month and next — some already in soft opening and waiting for you to come sample creative Vietnamese food and crunch through Lebanese tacos. Lupe’s Situ Tacos Opening mid-May A pandemic pop-up that spent…

Hoppy and Happy

Hoppy and Happy

Seattle Beer Week returns for its 15th year

I was enjoying a pint at my favorite Ballard brewery when I noticed the advertising flyer for the upcoming Seattle Beer Week. 

Renewal at the Farm Table

Renewal at the Farm Table

Enjoy spring's bounty at these Pacific Northwest farm-to-table restaurants

In the Pacific Northwest, spring brings the early beginnings of new life. It is a fleeting yet fruitful season as the long, damp winters of the Northwest slowly warm up and dry out, yet embody the misty, lush terrain characteristic of the region. Greens begin to grow, halibut and salmon return to the rivers, lamb graze on fresh grass, and flowers bloom in abundance. This also means innovation in kitchen. 

Fave Five: Coffee, Art, a Luxury Spa

Fave Five: Coffee, Art, a Luxury Spa

Enjoy the great indoors before summer hits

The rhododendrons have bloomed, the shorebirds have returned, and soon it will be summertime in the Northwest. Until it’s warm enough for barbecues, beaches, and backpacking, sample these indoor favorites. Plus, a refund tip for flat-tire repairs because Seattle’s potholes are always in season.

Must List: This Week's Top 5 Picks

Must List: This Week’s Top 5 Picks

Billy Joel, seafood, jazz, and Folklife

We’ve rounded up some fun events for the long weekend, from Billy Joel live in concert, to a weekend celebrating the bounty of Hood Canal at Fjord Fest.

Empower & Transform: The Ultimate Strength Training Revolution for Women

Empower & Transform: The Ultimate Strength Training Revolution for Women

Why strength training offers numerous benefits

Strength training extends far beyond physical benefits, offering a powerful conduit for empowerment. Lifting weights builds more than just muscle — it cultivates confidence and resilience that permeate every facet of life. Women who engage in strength training report feeling…

Editor's Note: Persistence and Progress

Editor’s Note: Persistence and Progress

Women share their perspective on equity and equality

During a recent appearance on entrepreneur Rachel Horgan’s new podcast, The Weekly, she jokingly told me something that caught me completely off-guard…

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Trailblazing Women: Leadership, Resilience, Adaptability

Trailblazing Women: Leadership, Resilience, Adaptability

Our newest issue highlights the amazing women working to make Seattle a better place

The new May/June issue of Seattle magazine is out now! Read the stories of a dozen remarkable women who are shaping our community. Grab your copy today and get inspired.

Melinda French Gates to Resign from Gates Foundation

Melinda French Gates to Resign from Gates Foundation

Her last day will be June 7

French Gates announced her departure in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter. She said it was “not a decision I came to lightly.” Her resignation takes effect June 7.

Washington Nurses Rank No. 1

Washington Nurses Rank No. 1

During National Nurses Week, it’s time to recognize those who hold our health care system together

National Nurses week began yesterday, and it turns out that Washington state is the best place to work as a nurse in the United States. A study by personal finance website WalletHub analyzed 20 metrics, including job openings, nurses per capita, salary, and the quality of nursing homes.

The Region's Best Mexican Food is in a Snohomish County Parking Lot 

The Region’s Best Mexican Food is in a Snohomish County Parking Lot 

Hidden Gems Weekend Market is again open for business

Among the 20 aisles of some 300 vendors selling everything from Native American beadwork to the classic flea market assortments of knickknacks and hardware, sits the Northwest’s biggest and best assortment of regional Mexican cuisine, street foods, and snacks.

Top Travel Trends and Destinations for Summer 2024

Top Travel Trends and Destinations for Summer 2024

Find out where to go and what to bring

In the spring, our thoughts naturally drift to summer adventures. Looking for inspiration for your next trip? We’ve gathered the latest trends, top destinations, and insights from popular social media travel influencers for summer 2024.

Got to Get to California

Got to Get to California

The state’s stunning beauty is on full display in these pastoral midsize cities

Just like the 1987 Seattle Supersonics, California has a Big Three. Xavier McDaniel, the “X-Man,” is Los Angeles, flashy and often spectacular…

Top Travel Trends and Destinations for Summer 2024

Top Travel Trends and Destinations for Summer 2024

Find out where to go and what to bring

In the spring, our thoughts naturally drift to summer adventures. Looking for inspiration for your next trip? We’ve gathered the latest trends, top destinations, and insights from popular social media travel influencers for summer 2024.

Island Hopping

Island Hopping

Leapfrog around these gorgeous Salish Sea islands

Few places boast islands as spectacular as those of the Salish Sea and Puget Sound. Our islands are majestic, mystical, stunning, and worldrenowned, offering some of the country’s best boating, fishing, hiking, and biking.

‘10 Things I Hate About You' Turns 25 

‘10 Things I Hate About You’ Turns 25 

Tour 10 locations from the iconic '90s movie filmed in Seattle and Tacoma

Released 25 years ago in 1999, 10 Things I Hate About You perfectly encapsulates the ’90s and stands out as an excellent adaptation of Shakespeare. It’s Heath Ledger’s American debut and a travel postcard from Seattle and Tacoma to the world. So, get those cameras ready and crank up Letters to Cleo — let’s hit the town with Kat Stratford and Patrick Verona.

A New York State of Mind

A New York State of Mind

The Big Apple is a feast for the senses

I love the Northwest, but there’s no place like New York City. Recently, I was there for some meetings. As I walked from one neighborhood to another, taking in the intellectual stimulation and people-watching, I understood the importance of adopting a New York State of Mind, at least occasionally. Let me explain. To begin, all…

A Marital Pump Fake

A Marital Pump Fake

An excruciating week teaches a valuable lesson

The proposal went as planned.
My girlfriend thought we were headed to Place Pigalle for dinner, and we were, but only after we’d stopped by The Inn at the Market. I told her I’d heard there was a view from the roof, a ruse so I could lead her to the hotel room she didn’t know I’d reserved.

16 Local Gifts for a Seattle Mother's Day

16 Local Gifts for a Seattle Mother’s Day

A funny candle, a meaningful necklace, and the best sundae in town

Let’s talk about Mother’s Day. It’s a holiday that can feel a tad complex. Maybe you’re planning to spoil your mom with a spa day, or maybe you’re finding ways to honor her memory or handle some tricky emotions. No matter how you choose to celebrate, we’ve rounded up some fun and local gift ideas.

Can You Correctly Pronounce ‘Croissant?’ How about ‘Tzatziki?’

Can You Correctly Pronounce ‘Croissant?’ How about ‘Tzatziki?’

The 30 most mispronounced foods contain some head-scratchers

Researchers compiled a list of most popular foods and analyzed the number of Google searches for each, combined with terms like “how to pronounce food,” “food pronunciation,” and “how to say food.”
“Croissant” is far and away the winner. Personally, I’ve been mispronouncing the French puff pastry for years. The correct pronunciation is…

Ana Mari Cauce: Leader of Learning

Ana Mari Cauce: Leader of Learning

University of Washington, Ana Mari Cauce, Encampment, College affordability, Higher education costs, University research, Economic impact, University president

Rebecca Lovell: Civic Thought Leader Builds Bridges

Rebecca Lovell: Civic Thought Leader Builds Bridges

Explore the insights of civic thought leader Rebecca Lovell as she discusses the importance of the Pacific Northwest region and its exciting opportunities.

Tom Mara and Beth Barrett: SIFF’s Dynamic Duo

Tom Mara and Beth Barrett: SIFF’s Dynamic Duo

Tom Mara planned to retire when he left Seattle nonprofit radio station KEXP after two stints totaling 34 years. That didn’t last long. In August 2022, Mara accepted the CEO job at the Seattle International Film Festival. Here, he and longtime Artistic Director Beth Barrett discuss how SIFF became one of the largest film festivals in the world, and what’s in store as the festival celebrates 50 years. This year’s festival runs from May 9-19 at SIFF’s four venues across the city, including the venerable SIFF Cinema Downtown (formerly known as The Cinerama).

Anne Bremner: Life Inside The Law

Anne Bremner: Life Inside The Law

Attorney Anne Bremner looks back on her colorful courtroom career and her life in front of the camera

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The Museum of Flight’s New Exhibit Explores Life in Orbit | Sponsored

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The Museum of Flight’s New Exhibit Highlights the Wonder of Living in Space

The Museum of Flight’s immersive new exhibition, Home Beyond Earth, goes to the heart of living in a place somewhere between Earth and Moon. With a focus on space stations past, present and future, Home Beyond Earth visualizes our orbital dreams and accomplishments with large digital projections and more than 50 artifacts, models, space-flown objects and uniforms. To…

At PCF, People Come First | Sponsored

Sponsored PostAt PCF, People Come First

PCF Construction Group nabs awards for excellence and integrity

People Come First (PCF) Construction Group has been building dream outdoor living spaces for homeowners across the Pacific Northwest for more than 15 years. The Kent-based builder was named National Remodeler of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in 2023, and a National Finalist in 2024. “Receiving the Remodeler of the…

New Luxury Homes at Crescent Ridge | Sponsored

Sponsored PostNew Luxury Homes at Crescent Ridge

Central Washington community opens tasting room, amenities

As spring nudges temperatures higher, Central Washington’s blooming landscape and the glistening waters of the Columbia River beckon sunseekers and recreation lovers east of the mountains. In Crescent Bar, it’s the most anticipated season as powerboats arise from their winter slumber and families take stock of their swimwear and pool floats. For those considering purchasing…

Sheringham culinary hotspot contest

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