Crashing and Burning at GoFest

Failing is fun at Whistler's summer outdoor festival

  GoFest, the second annual Great Outdoors Festival at Whistler, B.C., kicks off May 16 with four days of activities, including several extreme sports competitions that are fun for both participants and spectators alike — especially if you don’t mind getting a little wet. And dirty. And maybe a little envious. Here’s a quick rundown…


Kick Off Spring with These 4 Local Flower Fests

Flowers, flowers everywhere!

Spring is finally here and with the warm weather comes a burning desire to get outside. If you’ve been bottled up through the long winter months, you’re likely looking for any excuse to spend your days off exploring Seattle’s many outdoor activities. You can pack a lunch and have a picnic in the park, but…


Summer Guide 2011: Festivals

From the arts to food, here’s our guide to the area’s best summer fests.

JULY Bellingham Festival of Music7/1, 7/5, 7/9, 7/10, 7/13, 7/17What to expect: Six evenings of classical and chamber music performed by the Bellingham Festival Orchestra, comprised of top musicians from all over the country and conducted by longtime festival artistic director Michael Palmer.  Insider Tip: Throughout the course of the festival, various master classes taught…

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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…