March 2014

Emerald City Comicon is This Weekend!

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

!–paging_filter–pSuperheroes, supervillains, comic-book lovers and sci-fi fans flock to the Washington State Convention Center on March 28-30 for this beloved nerd ball. Visit a href=”http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com” target=”_blank”emeraldcitycomicon.com/a for more information and expect to see plenty of a href=”http://www.seattlemag.com/gallery/year-photos-most-amazing-photos-2013?p…” target=”_blank”this /aon the streets of downtown Seattle this weekend.br /br /Our fearless leader, editorial director Rachel Hart, will…

Seattle magazine staff

Mini Free Libraries Around Seattle

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

!–paging_filter–pMarch may be National Reading Month, but in hyper-literary Seattle that’s the case every month. We boast outstanding bookstores img src=”/sites/default/files/newfiles/0314_library_2.jpg” style=”float: left; margin: 10px;” height=”266″ width=”400″(Elliott Bay), niche shops for poetry (Open Books), math/science (Ada’s Books) and mysteries (Mystery Bookshop), several publishers, packed reading series and one of the largest and busiest library systems…

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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…

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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…

Jackie Micucci

Working From Home: The Good and The Bad

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

!–paging_filter–pIt’s the ultimate dream of the working stiff: to skip the 9-to-5 grind and just work from home. It seems like a magical land somewhere over the rainbow. You choose your own hours. Eliminate office politics. Reduce your morning commute to 20 carpeted paces. Work in your jammies. Why, oh why, can’t I?…brbrBefore you start…

Randy Woods

Six Recently Hired Seattleites Tell Us How They Landed Their Jobs

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

!–paging_filter–pspan style=”color: #ff6600;”strongSenior Manager, Client Engagement, Zillow/strong/spanbrstrongBrent Downey/strongbrstrongMonths on the job:/strong 4brstrongPrevious job: /strongOnboarding manager at AmazonbrstrongHow did you learn about the job?/strong LinkedIn brstrongWhy do you think you landed the job? /strongDemonstrated bias for action in delivering results on customer engagement initiatives. brstrongWhere do you hope this job will take you?/strong I hope to…

Jackie Micucci with additional research by Erika Almanza Brown