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Life in the Sea Suite

Life in the Sea Suite

Jeffrey Linn takes a decidedly long view on climate change

Jeffrey Linn blends the mentality of an artist with the mind of a scientist to create what he calls a “steam punk aesthetic.” Put another way, Linn uses the past to predict the future. Linn, a Seattle resident, is a speculative cartographer, or someone who uses real world scientific data to create maps of rising…

Seattle is One Swanky City

Seattle is One Swanky City

People are buying, and selling, high-end homes at a rapid pace

From million-dollar mansions to top floor penthouses, Seattle-area residents are busy trading places. According to Coldwell Banker’s annual report on the luxury residential real estate market, the city boasted a 14.5% increase in luxury home sales last year, among the highest of 120 markets analyzed around the world. Coldwell Banker defines a luxury sale as…

Editor's Note: Climate of Responsibility

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…

How The West Was Spun

How The West Was Spun

Whatcom Museum exhibit seeks to correct enduring myths

Much of what you know about the Old West is a myth. A new exhibit at the Whatcom seeks to provide a broader and more historically accurate perspective. The nationally-touring exhibition, “Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea,” examines the perspectives of 48 modern and contemporary artists who offer a more inclusive view of the…

Seattle’s Surprising Food Hot Spot

Seattle’s Surprising Food Hot Spot

Eat where the techies do

Seattle’s tech scene has become globally significant. Seattle’s culinary experience in the epicenter of that tech community? Not so much. Until now.  Experience Hawaiian-meets-Korean cuisine at acclaimed restaurant Marination, Middle Eastern mezze at Mamnoon Street, hand-rolled sourdough bagels at Rubinstein and a perfectly balanced beverage from Rachel’s Ginger Beer at Eat Seattle’s “Street Food Tour…

To Good Health

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…

Seattle Magazine Cover 1969: Abortion Rights Fight

Seattle Magazine Cover 1969: Abortion Rights Fight

The state legislature in 1969 was embroiled in debate over a woman’s right to choose

Courtesy of Jade D’Addario, Special Collections, The Seattle Public Library Back in 1970, almost three years prior to Roe v. Wade, Washington voters became the first in the country to vote to legalize abortion. This “Seattle” magazine cover, from 1969, reflects the debate raging across the state at the time. According to Cassandra Tate on…

They’re Here To Save Your Life

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

Seattle Magazine Cover 1968: Tumultuous Times

Seattle Magazine Cover 1968: Tumultuous Times

This ‘Seattle’ magazine cover from October 1968 reflects the turbulence of the era

In early October 1968, a Seattle police officer shot and killed a 17-year-old Black boy after he threatened them with a rifle. According to David Wilma, writing on Historylink.org, the very next day two Seattle police officers were ambushed and wounded in retaliation. Welton Armstead’s death was eventually ruled “justifiable,” but a headline in a…

Headed for Tomorrow. Future Seattle May Look Very Different.

Headed for Tomorrow. Future Seattle May Look Very Different.

No parking downtown. Office buildings repurposed for affordable housing. The Seattle of the future will look very different. Here’s why that’s a good thing.

Years before they became coprincipals at Seattle’s Spectrum Development, Jake McKinstry and Gabe Grant got a clear glimpse of Seattle’s future. McKinstry’s education came courtesy of a three-year stint as a member of Seattle’s Planning Commission. He became keenly aware of the city’s considerable challenges around zoning, transportation and urban density. Grant spent his time…

Carmen Best Is Doing Just Fine

Carmen Best Is Doing Just Fine

How can we create the future we want?

Retired Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best was thrust into the national spotlight in the summer of 2020 when the city erupted in protests. Many devolved into violence, and resulted in the subsequent months-long occupation of six downtown blocks. Protestors called for the city to defund or abolish the police. The Seattle City Council threatened to…

Julie Stein and the Burke Museum. A Natural History Evolution.

Julie Stein and the Burke Museum. A Natural History Evolution.

Julie Stein calls it a career after launching the new Burke

In a distinguished career as a professor of geoarchaeology at the University of Washington and a three-decade stint at Seattle’s nationally renowned Burke Museum, Julie Stein is quick to identify one standout moment. “It has to be cutting the ribbon for the new Burke,” says Stein, who retired in March after 16 years as executive…

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