Cornish Students Plan Sit-In to Protest Kerry Hall Sale

Cornish Students Plan Sit-In to Protest Kerry Hall Sale

Organizers say the protest will be ‘peaceful’

Students at Cornish College of the Arts are planning a sit-in in to “bring awareness” to the pending sale of historic Kerry Hall…

Preparing Middle and High School Students to Lead a Life of Learning | Sponsored

Preparing Middle and High School Students to Lead a Life of Learning | Sponsored

Students find their voice, passions, and potential at UPrep

At UPrep, a 6–12 private school in Seattle’s Wedgwood neighborhood, extraordinary faculty and staff are devoted to each student’s potential. ​At a school founded by teachers to nurture true leaders, passionate educators who possess deep expertise in their disciplines work collaboratively and strive to provide the best educational experience for students. The average class size…

Finding Place in Pictures

Finding Place in Pictures

Artist Sky Hopinka’s first solo museum exhibit in the northwest showcases his creative approach to language and identity

“I had cassette tapes and workbooks, but it was hard because I was living in Washington, and my tribal language has roots in Wisconsin,” Sky Hopinka says. Learning alone, he could listen to prerecorded Hocak phrases and practice writing letters and words, but an essential component was missing — another person to speak with.

Photo by Sky Hopinka, Mnemonics of Shape and Reason (Still), 2021. Digital Video (Color, Sound); 4:12 Min.

Yolo County: A Hidden Gem | Sponsored

Yolo County: A Hidden Gem | Sponsored

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…

‘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.

Seattle: Where Every Day is Earth Day

Seattle: Where Every Day is Earth Day

The city nabs a top spot on the nation's greenest cities list

Seattle ranks as the second-greenest city in the United States, just behind San Francisco. The study evaluated cities on sustainability metrics including air quality, public transportation, access to green space, and bike-friendliness.

‘The Lunchbox’

‘The Lunchbox’

Luke Kolpin brings a sense of experimentation and whimsy to his work at Cedar + Elm

Would you try salted caramel ice cream with hints of mushroom? How about pumpkin with a drizzle of seaweed oil? Chef Luke Kolpin, head chef at Cedar + Elm, located within The Lodge at St. Edward State Park in Kenmore, hopes you’ll give some unexpected flavor combos a try.

Photo courtesy of The Lodge at St. Edward Park

Proliance Surgeons Expands in Downtown Seattle with Launch of Proliance Surgeons First Hill Orthopedics |Sponsored

Proliance Surgeons Expands in Downtown Seattle with Launch of Proliance Surgeons First Hill Orthopedics |Sponsored

Proliance launches ‘unique’ First Hill Orthopedics in downtown Seattle

Proliance Surgeons, a leading group of independent, physician-led care centers, is pleased to announce the grand opening of its latest care center, Proliance Surgeons First Hill Orthopedics, located in the heart of downtown Seattle. This new facility furthers Proliance Surgeons’ commitment to delivering excellent orthopedic care and personalized treatment to the residents of Washington state….

State of Play

State of Play

Casinos embark on major expansions

The Tulalip Resort Casino just launched a 70,000-plus-square-foot expansion in addition to a major renovation of its 192,000-square-foot property. The Snoqualmie Casino is in the midst of a $400 million expansion that includes a hotel and new convention, concert, and meeting spaces. It plans to open the 10-story hotel and expanded casino early next year.

Photo by Daniel Grill/Getty Images

Our Favorite New Spring Food Books

Our Favorite New Spring Food Books

A chaotic cook, the Herbfarm, food, and feminism

Spring is the new holiday season, at least when it comes to local authors releasing new food-centric books and cookbooks. This season, they’re raining down on us like cherry blossoms in the UW quad and sprouting up faster than Yakima asparagus.

Fremont Brewing Sold

Fremont Brewing Sold

The popular Seattle brewer is joining forces with Pike Brewing

Seattle Hospitality Group has acquired a controlling interest in Seattle’s Fremont Brewing, three years after it acquired another iconic Seattle company, Pike Brewing.

Seattle Restaurant Week Starts Sunday

Seattle Restaurant Week Starts Sunday

Get some great deals while supporting favorite establishments

For two weeks, you can eat your heart out in Seattle and surrounding neighborhoods during Seattle Restaurant Week. From April 14-27, prepare for exclusive, budget-friendly menus at over 200 restaurants throughout the city.

Must List: April 18-24

Must List: April 18-24

Earth Day, Fat Ham, and Bruce Hornsby

Catch Bruce Hornsby at Benaroya Hall, or hang out with nature at a state park on Earth Day. See Fat Ham, a funny take on Hamlet, or explore the impact of pop culture on our daily lives. And don’t miss 54 dancers moving as one in The Seasons’ Canon.

Birds, Brains and The Burke

Birds, Brains and The Burke

Bothell is booming. Here's why.

The crows. Bothell is known for the crows…

Bumbershoot Eyes Former Bed Bath & Beyond Space 

Bumbershoot Eyes Former Bed Bath & Beyond Space 

Bumbershoot and Muckleshoot Tribe plan music, arts venue

Bumbershoot producer New Rising Sun has partnered with the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe to convert the vacant 66,000-square-foot space for an opening by spring 2025.

The Wild Sauna of Seattle

The Wild Sauna of Seattle

A taste of Norwegian culture comes to the Pacific Northwest

In the heart of Kirkland, tied up to a public dock, one of the United States’ first floating saunas bobs on Lake Washington, providing a unique experience inspired by sauna culture in Norway. On a recent crisp chilly day, I had the opportunity to visit Von Sauna…

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Historic Cornish College Building For Sale

Historic Cornish College Building For Sale

Kerry Hall was the original home of college founder Nellie Cornish

The historic Kerry Hall building, at 710 E. Roy St. in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, was built in 1921 and was the home of Nellie Cornish, who founded the arts college in 1914 and ran it for 25 years. The college was formed in the building and has occupied it since then.

Tastes of Oaxaca

Tastes of Oaxaca

Alebrijes Oaxaca Kitchen food truck rolls into White Center 

Colorful strands of papel picado flutter above the new turquoise Alebrijes Oaxacan Kitchen food truck in White Center, as if flagging down bystanders to stop in for memelas, tlayudas, and masa-thickened mushroom soup.

Molbak’s Returns

Molbak’s Returns

Popular store launches community hub for gardening

Molbak’s has launched a new community initiative called Green Phoenix Collaborative at Molbak’s, which will transform the former retail site into a community hub for all things gardening. The collaborative will feature programs, classes, and events.

Rat City: Not What You Think

Rat City: Not What You Think

White Center's nickname doesn't refer to a rodent

White Center is having a moment. An unincorporated community nestled between West Seattle and Burien, the area boasts the most diverse list of restaurants in the region, an incredible arts and music scene, and a short commute to both downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac International Airport.

Illustration by Martin Haake

Seattle: Again The Place To Be

Seattle: Again The Place To Be

Seattle nears pre-pandemic visitor levels in impressive turnaround

Visit Seattle released preliminary figures for 2023 at its annual meeting Wednesday, and found that the region hosted 37.8 million visitors last year, an 8.9% increase from 2022. That’s just 10% less than in 2019, the last full year before the pandemic.

Hidden Washington: The Other Vancouver

Hidden Washington: The Other Vancouver

Explore rich history and vibrant scenery on the north bank of the Columbia River 

The English explorer George Vancouver and his associates embarked on a naming spree in the Pacific Northwest unlike any seen before. In his fantastic book…

A Stunning BC Beauty

A Stunning BC Beauty

Check out Manning Park. Just don't tell anyone about it.

During early spring, when the snowpack is deep in the Northwest, and the ski resorts are still buzzing with enthusiasts getting their last turns in before the season runs out, my wife, Kristy, and I like to head further north to Canada.

Photo by Sophia Yip/Getty Images

Chasing the Solar Eclipse: Seattle to Indianapolis

Chasing the Solar Eclipse: Seattle to Indianapolis

The city is near the center of the totality of the eclipse

On April 8, the heavens will put on a spectacular show as a total solar eclipse graces the skies, forging a path from Mazatlán to Montreal. For those seeking this unforgettable experience many prime destinations beckon, from the Texas Hill Country to Buffalo. For us, Indianapolis emerged as a prime destination, lying near the center of the eclipse’s path of totality, with a direct flight from Seattle.

Group Getaways: Escaping With Friends

Group Getaways: Escaping With Friends

From scenic spas to movie sets, bond over unique escapes

It happens over wine or an espresso. The conversation about why you don’t see more of your close friends blooms into escape plans with your nearest and dearest. Group getaways strengthen the bond of friendship — laughter flows freely, and memories are made. The best group trips center on a theme: total relaxation, picturesque destination, or cool activities close to home you might not normally try. 

The Woman of Madison Avenue 

The Woman of Madison Avenue 

Barbara Feigin overcame stereotypes and sexism to rise to the top of the Mad Men-era advertising world

When Feigin was just 2-years old, she fled Nazi Germany with her mother and Jewish father. They traveled across Russia by train and later departed Tokyo on a Japanese ship, eventually arriving on the shores of Seattle. They settled in Chehalis more than a month after leaving Berlin. This was in 1940. Raised in the United States with her parents’ core values of courage, optimism, and determination, Feigin made her way to the top of the competitive and often sexist world of 1960s advertising.

Junior High: Some Things Never Change

Junior High: Some Things Never Change

Chaperoning my daughter’s dance took me back in time

I’m here to chaperone the middle school formal, a duty that leads me to the back of the gym. It’s partitioned: one side bright and familiar, the other dark and full of potential — the dance floor. A DJ stands on the stage with his eyes glued to his laptop. He is surrounded by a sea of pink and red streamers. A sign above a doorway hints at a makeshift photo booth…

Kitchen Conversations With J. Kenji López-Alt

Kitchen Conversations With J. Kenji López-Alt

The Seattle chef discusses online feedback, appropriation, and his goals as a noted food writer

Currently, he’s juggling projects for his YouTube channel, working on a new cookbook aimed at everyday cooking, writing another children’s book, and launching a podcast with Deb Perlman of Smitten Kitchen.

Fave Five: Flowers, Art, Style, Beauty

Fave Five: Flowers, Art, Style, Beauty

Celebrate renewal, rain or shine

It’s spring, and although typical Seattle drizzle suggests otherwise, you don’t have to wait for a break in the wet and gray to get excited about the change of season. Here are five ways to get out and feel spring even if you still need an umbrella.

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

Catching Up With Michelle Li

Catching Up With Michelle Li

Michelle Li lives and works in St. Louis now, but the former KING-5 broadcaster will always consider Seattle a second home.

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Uncommon Thinkers: Sam Cho

Uncommon Thinkers: Sam Cho

Director, Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Mayor. Commissioner, Port of Seattle

Not many can say they were elected to public office before the age of 30. Fewer can still say that, by the time they did so, they’d founded and sold a business.
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Photo by Andrew Ge

Uncommon Thinkers: Marilyn Strickland

Uncommon Thinkers: Marilyn Strickland

Congresswoman, U.S. House of Representatives

When Americans tuned in to see the swearing-in ceremony for the U.S. Congress on Jan. 3, 2021, they witnessed something unprecedented: a newly elected representative wearing a hanbok, a traditional South Korean garment.
#UncommonThinkersWelcome

Photo by Eric Connolly

Yolo County: A Hidden Gem | Sponsored

Yolo County: A Hidden Gem | Sponsored

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…

Uncommon Thinkers: Che Lee

Uncommon Thinkers: Che Lee

Client Executive, Deloitte

Che Lee was so happy to arrive in Seattle that he wanted to kiss the ground. Twenty-five years later, he still feels the same way.
#UncommonThinkersWelcome

Photo by Dr. Eun Kim