The March 2014 Issue


Emerald City Comicon is This Weekend!

May the force be with you March 28-30 at the Washington State Convention Center


Mini Free Libraries Around Seattle

With neighborhoods spilling over with books, Seattle aims to raise its literary profile


Ambitious Bar Food and Impressive Scotches at Capitol Hill’s The Old Sage

!–paging_filter–pThe success of The Old Sage, the latest from chefs and business partners Brian McCracken and Dana Tough (Tavern Law, The Coterie Room, Spur Gastropub), who opened it last June, depends very much on the angle one takes in approaching the place. If one goes in expecting a bar—with the noise and the flashy scene…


Get Your Start Working in Food with Seattle’s Thriving Food Service Sector

!–paging_filter–pAlthough it may be best known for its aerospace and tech industries, Seattle has a thriving food sector, with acclaimed restaurants all around the city and a bevy of chefs and bartenders who have attained celebrity status. It’s a great place to start a career in food or just sock away some cash while preparing…


Working From Home: The Good and The Bad

Freelance writer and telecommuter Randy Woods on the perils and pleasures of working off-site


Six Recently Hired Seattleites Tell Us How They Landed Their Jobs

From Starbucks to Zillow, these locals share how they snagged their dream jobs


Where to Go for Pizza in West Seattle: Quadrato

This Italian eatery, tucked just off California Avenue, makes one thick and delicious slice of pizza


Spy Exhibit at Pacific Science Center Puts Gadgets on Display

A new exhibit showcases the history of spy gadgetry


Seattle Animator Drew Christie Opens Studio and Shop on Whidbey Island

Lucky Langley gets a DIY animation mercantile


A World Premiere Dance at On The Boards

Local performance artists Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey invent new ways of seeing


The Perfect Spring Outfit Accessory: Lightweight, Hand-Painted Wool Scarves

!–paging_filter–pTextile designer Lindsey Bender uses a world of natural dyes when hand-painting the whisper-soft, light wool scarves for her line, Coulee. Onion skin imparts a yellow hue; cochineal—an insect that feeds on nopal cactus in Mexico and other arid climates—gives the fabric a fuchsia tone, much like the color of the fruit of that plant;…


Cute Hats and T-Shirts for Kids

!–paging_filter–pSome people make a href=”“pillows/a out of them, and other people, a href=”“quilts/a—but north Queen Anne landscape architect and artist Ashley Thorner uses beloved and perfectly worn-in vintage T-shirts as source material for Ershware (a href=”” target=”_blank”, a kids’ hat company she launched last fall. “I hated to just get rid of my favorite ‘golden…