Seattle Magazine owner and publisher, Jonathan Sposato

Publisher’s Note: Don’t Let The Bad Guys Win

Channel that fear and anger into something positive

Recently a colleague told me he was very afraid of everything going wrong in our country. He said he was so upset that he needed to take time off from work. SCOTUS. Reversals. Denial. Insurrections. Some of us are justifiably afraid, while others are downright angry. As it turns out, it’s good to be angry….

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is unwavering in his tried-and-true approach.

The Pete of the Moment

Pete Carroll is relying on everything he’s learned as he enters a new phase

7:29 a.m.: A Wednesday morning, early June and Pete Carroll sits behind the desk in his second-floor office. To his left, a view of Lake Washington. To his right, three large televisions are mounted on the far wall, tuned to CNN, MSNBC and FOX News. Only the CNN sound is on, and it’s competing with…

Seattle Magazine owner and publisher, Jonathan Sposato

Publisher’s Note: A Different Seattle Nice

Launching a new era of kindness and respect

Hey! Who Killed Nice? And for that matter, has anyone seen Civility, Kindness and Manners? I jest, of course, but I think you get my point. Giving in to our unending impulse to be right, or righteous, our society is in a constant quest to correct, criticize, reprimand and yes, cancel those who don’t agree with…


Temperatures Rising

The urgency to move quickly on climate efforts is palpable in Seattle

As the world warms and catastrophic climate events unfold around the globe, Seattleites worry, hope, and act in ways big and small. Seattle Aquarium director of conservation programs and partnerships Dr. Erin Meyer leads a program to breed and release endangered zebra sharks to tropical areas of Indonesia.Pediatric resident Alee Perkins pulls invasive ivy and…

Dirty Revival played at the first Timber! Outdoor Music Festival.

The Music Man

Kevin Sur’s Artist Home creates a culture of trust by elevating musicians and connecting audiences

Kevin Sur slunk to town looking for a rock to slip under, but instead found his place in the sun.  In 2003, he was a down-on-his-luck guitarist and songwriter who had invested seven years building up the punk band Luckie Strike, so named as a bowling reference.  Bonded by social rejection and the compulsion to…

Seattle Magazine executive editor, Rob Smith

Editor’s Note: Climate of Responsibility

Seattle takes the lead on environmental stewardship

Jeffrey Linn draws maps. Sloan Ritchie constructs buildings. Heather Trim influences policy. They have more in common than you might think. All have made environmental stewardship and responsibility their life’s work. They approach that mission in vastly different ways, but all are after the same thing: a just, equitable and sustainable future that emphasizes responsibility…

Seattle Magazine executive editor, Rob Smith

To Good Health

A big thank you to the unsung heroes working to make our lives better

I could have died. I didn’t realize it at the time. All the medical professionals told me how “lucky” I was. I didn’t understand until later. For about a month starting around Thanksgiving, I began experiencing random moments when I was short of breath. I had to pause while walking up steep Seattle hills. I…

Photography by Kennett Mohrman

Pickleball Finds Its Purpose

Pickleball was invented by accident on bainbridge island Almost 60 years ago. it has become the nation’s fastest-growing activity.

Pickleball combines elements of tennis, ping pong and badminton.


Why Health Equity Matters

Everyone deserves good health care. Here’s how to make it happen.

The turbulent journey of Covid-19 has taught us many lessons about the strengths and weaknesses of our health care system. In particular, the pandemic has shone a bright light on long-existing disparities in health care access, experience and outcomes that affect so many populations and communities in the United States. As many of us have…


Cancer Research: Trials & Triumph

For Dr. Nancy Davidson, the fight against cancer is personal

Dr. Nancy Davidson spent more than 30 years as an oncologist before cancer truly hit close to home. In 2011, Davidson’s active, nonsmoking, 53-year-old sister, Leslie Davidson, received a diagnosis of non-small-cell carcinoma of the lungs. Two weeks later, Leslie was dead. “I seldom talk about it, but I’ve gotten better about it over the…

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They’re Here To Save Your Life

Meet eight doctors who continue to make Seattle a hotbed of cancer research and treatment in the face of overwhelming odds

Dr. Eileen Consorti


Reading Seattle’s ‘The Rocket’

A soaring journey through the early history of Seattle’s legendary magazine of music and culture

Shortly before Nirvana released its epic album “Nevermind,” a publicist for Geffen Records asked the band members how they might define the album’s success. Their answer? An appearance on the cover of “The Rocket.” It was a dream shared by many local bands. If you lived in Seattle during the 1980s and 1990s, you probably…

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Publisher’s Note: The True Seattle Influencers

Forget social media. These are the real heroes.

In-flu-ence /ˈinflo͝oəns/. The power or capacity of causing an effect in indirect or intangible ways. An emanation of spiritual or moral force. An ethereal fluid held to flow from the stars and to affect the actions of humans. With all the attention on “influencers” on social media, I think we’ve lost the true meaning of…

Photography by Grant Hindsley

Every Car Has a Story: ‘I don’t own cars. They own me.’

Blake Siebe takes a most unusual approach to car collecting

There are two kinds of car collectors. The vast majority fit into a sort of “check box” mentality of acquiring cars anointed by others as collector worthy. In contrast, a rare category of car collectors, I might venture to say, are the true cognoscenti who discover vehicles that no one is yet appreciating. They relish in…