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…

Clearing Up Misperceptions about Juneteenth

Clearing Up Misperceptions about Juneteenth

Delbert Richardson’s traveling museum seeks to educate, inform

Delbert Richardson wants to set the record straight…

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

SponsoredThe Museum of Flight’s New Exhibit Explores Life in Orbit

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…

PCF Wins Prestigious Remodeler's Award

SponsoredPCF Wins Prestigious Remodeler’s Award

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…

Trailblazing Women: Jamila Conley

Trailblazing Women: Jamila Conley

Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition Team, F5

Think horizontally. So many times, we get stuck in our silo and see the only path as up. When we do this, we limit both our potential and sometimes our sanity when that promotion isn’t coming. A mentor taught me…

Sheringham culinary hotspot contest

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Beyond Green

Beyond Green

Seattle's first carbon-positive hotel opens this fall

Imagine a hotel that not only reduces its carbon footprint but actually removes more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits…

Celebrating the Spot Prawn

Celebrating the Spot Prawn

The season is short. Don’t miss out.

The delicate, subtle flavor of the body, the complex savoriness the shell infuses into broths, and the firm meat make spot shrimp an unbelievable delicacy, though also a relatively unknown one…

Trailblazing Women: Shin Yu Pai

Trailblazing Women: Shin Yu Pai

Civic poet of Seattle, Host KUOW's Ten Thousand Things

I made the decision to move back to Seattle in 2012, after working in arts jobs in the Austin, Texas, and Little Rock, Arkansas, areas. I’d worked here as a grad student in the University of Washington museology program and loved the small, community-based cultural organizations that characterize our city — like the Wing Luke Museum or the Densho Project — institutions that focus on storytelling…

The Sandwich Goes Gourmet

The Sandwich Goes Gourmet

Seattle is experiencing a sandwich renaissance

Seattle doesn’t have one reigning sandwich, but that hasn’t ruled out sandwich shops from taking root and becoming key players in our food scene…

Iconic Idaho | Sponsored

SponsoredIconic Idaho

Experience the best of the state in north central destinations Moscow and the Lewis Clark Valley

Visit a place where you can discover reverting natural and human history, breathtaking scenery and outdoor adventure, and exemplary Northwest food and drink in Moscow and the Lewis Clark Valley. Moscow Moscow is a vibrant college town with a palpable vibe. The downtown area is brimming with boutique shopping and eclectic dining options that showcase…

New Luxury Homes at Crescent Ridge | Sponsored

SponsoredNew 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…

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We Need to Talk About Tivoli

We Need to Talk About Tivoli

How is there not a line out the door?

Each time I return, for the mortadella sandwich with whipped ricotta and “pistachio jazz” at lunch or the black garlic knots at dinner, I marvel that the massive crowds of Seattle dining scenesters have yet to find it.

Fried Chicken Frenzy

Fried Chicken Frenzy

Jollibee opens first Seattle location in Mount Baker   

Jollibee, the largest Filipino fast-food chain, is opening at Rainier Valley Square in Mount Baker June 7. Known for its crispy Chickenjoy fried chicken, chicken sandwiches, and the iconic peach mango pie, Jollibee has amassed a cult following worldwide.

Diaspora Presents a More American Americano

Diaspora Presents a More American Americano

Seattle boasts the first yaupon espresso roaster on the West Coast

Diaspora Cafe Yaupon Espresso roasts, serves, and sells yaupon, the only native North American caffeinated plant — and along with it, a message of celebrating Indigeneity. The dried green leaves, roasted, ground, and brewed like espresso, produce a drink somewhere between coffee and tea.

Seattle’s New Bagel Boom

Seattle’s New Bagel Boom

The city is suddenly rolling in dough

In a city that has long held hope for great bagels, the population is finally able to consistently expect it — and that sets the bar higher for everyone.

Must List: This Week’s Top 6 Picks

Must List: This Week’s Top 6 Picks

Father's Day, festivals, yachts, and Pride

Catch the Edmonds Arts Festival, celebrate Pride with a family picnic on Mercer Island, or admire more than 40 classic yachts. Feel the power of resistance music, or check out a thought-provoking talk on power dynamics in the digital age with author Renée DiResta. And don’t miss Vampire Weekend at Climate Pledge Arena. 

Finding Freedom 

Finding Freedom 

Seattle author Stacey Levine’s new book, Mice 1961, follows two sisters during a single day of their fraught relationship

From the get-go, Stacey Levine’s latest novel, Mice 1961, plunges the reader into a story of motion. “I’m interested in playing with language,” says Levine, who, in addition to authoring several novels and a book of short stories, teaches English composition and creative writing at Seattle Central College. “I’m also intrigued by the drama of small, unnoticed, everyday life things.”

Trailblazing Women: Lynne Varner

Trailblazing Women: Lynne Varner

CEO, Washington STEM

I don’t see myself as a trailblazer. Instead, call me a trail runner nimbly following paths laid by so many brilliant, amazing women who came before me. Some of those women are mentors who showed me not just who I could be, but how I could be. We tell young people…

Double Victory

Double Victory

Ballard High cheer notches National Championships

Visit Seattle’s Ballard High School, and you can’t help but notice the championship banners hanging from the gymnasium rafters…

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Clarity: Pete Carroll's Quirky, Lasting Legacy

Clarity: Pete Carroll’s Quirky, Lasting Legacy

We won't see another NFL coach like him again

I covered sports for more than 20 years in this city, and I should know better than catching feelings for a coach. Besides, the most unusual thing about Carroll’s firing is that he lasted this long. Pete may not have been able to win forever, as his book proclaimed, but lasting 14 years is closer than almost everyone thought he’d come when he took the job.

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.

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?

Tacoma Art Museum Reckons With the Roots of One of its Biggest Collections 

Tacoma Art Museum Reckons With the Roots of One of its Biggest Collections 

TAM’s latest show reconsiders the meaning of Western American art

On the night of Nov. 3, 1885, a mob composed of hundreds of people marched through Tacoma, expelling members of the Chinese community from their homes, intimidating them (with weapons and threats) into leaving the city permanently, and then burning down the remaining houses — often with all of the victim’s possessions still inside.  The…

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…

Hidden Washington: Leavenworth All Year

Hidden Washington: Leavenworth All Year

This Bavarian-style village in the Cascade Mountains offers more than just Oktoberfest and Christmas celebrations

Beyond the beer and bratwurst and lively seasonal celebrations — notably Oktoberfest with a “K” and Christmas with a heaping dose of Nutcrackers — Leavenworth is a fabulous place to spend a long weekend…

Lakeside Getaways: Peace and Awe

Lakeside Getaways: Peace and Awe

These Pacific Northwest destinations provoke a sense of nostalgia, tranquility, and romanticism

As temperatures rise and springtime thoughts turn to summer splashes, here is a roundup of the best “lake-ations” in the Pacific Northwest.

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.

Hot New Books for Summer

Hot New Books for Summer

Susan Lieu, Ijeoma Oluo, and Sasha taqʷšəblu LaPointe release compelling, transformative works

In her debut memoir, The Manicurist’s Daughter, Seattle playwright and performer Susan Lieu, best known for her autobiographical solo show, 140 LBS: How Beauty Killed My Mother, recounts the tale of losing her mother…

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.

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

SponsoredThe Museum of Flight’s New Exhibit Explores Life in Orbit

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…

PCF Wins Prestigious Remodeler's Award

SponsoredPCF Wins Prestigious Remodeler’s Award

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

SponsoredNew 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

SponsoredSheringham culinary hotspot contest