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Backstory: The Right Note

A new public art installation celebrates the Central area’s history and rich African American heritage.

A new public art installation throughout Vulcan Real Estate’s Jackson Apartments on South Jackson Street between 23rd and 25th Avenues celebrates…

Rob Smith

Backstory: Dog Day Afternoons

Joe’s Grilled Gourmet Dogs is back in business.

Perhaps the most beloved vendor on the mall next to Seattle’s professional sports stadiums is back in action. Joe Bernstein has…

Rob Smith

Backstory: Grief and Art

How Elizabeth Coplan turned to play writing to deal with loss

From left, actors Monica Domina and Cristina Key in “Untold 2 Actors,” a “Grief Dialogues” performance directed by Rachel Delmar.

Rob Smith

OBAMA Celebrates Bad Art

Upstairs at Café Racer, feast your eyes on the Official Bad Art Museum of Art

Work on display at Café Racer’s Official Bad Art Museum of Art

Sam Steele

Backstory: How Pioneer Square’s Purple Sidewalk Skylights Came to Be

The lights reveal a dark network of passageways where old Seattle once stood

This article appears in print in the February 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. After Seattleites carved Pioneer Square out of lush forestland alongside…

Anakaren Garcia & Gemma Wilson

Backstory: Why Glowing Monkeys Are All over Phinney Ridge and Greenwood

Cheery LED animals are more than mere holiday decoration

Greenwood Hardware on Phinney Ridge

Sydney Gladu

Backstory: How a 1950s Seattle Ice Cream Shop Became a Boat-shaped Pho Institution

Seattle's love affair with pho started at this iconic spot

This article appears in print in the November 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. The landmark. Pho Bac RestaurantThe location. Chinatown–International District, 1314…

Ariel Shearer

Backstory: Why Some Seattle Hatch Covers Are Adorned with Street Art

A beautification effort provided art for city maintenance entries

This article appears in print in the October 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. The Landmark: Seattle hatch covers The Location: Various locations, including downtown,…

Sydney Gladu

Backstory: Seattle’s Passion for P-Patches All Started with One Community Garden

Contrary to popular belief, the 'p' doesn’t stand for peas

This article appears in print in the September 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. The Landmark: Seattle’s original P-Patch The Location: Wedgwood, 8040 25th Ave….

Lena Beck