May 2013

Attention Soccer Fans: Here Comes the Seattle Reign

Attention Soccer Fans: Here Comes the Seattle Reign

Seattle scores a team in the new pro women's soccer league.

Despite the U.S. Women’s National Team’s impressive rep, a professional women’s soccer league has yet to find solid footing on American soil. But the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), launched by the U.S. Soccer Federation this spring, hopes to change that, and raise the profile of American women players in the way MLS launched men’s…

Nancy Guppy Interviews The Cave Singers' Morgan Henderson

Nancy Guppy Interviews The Cave Singers’ Morgan Henderson

In her debut column, Nancy Guppy chats up one of the city's most versatile musicians.

COFFEE DATE: Musician Morgan Henderson, who recently joined Seattle neo-folk rockers The Cave Singers and plays on their new album, Naomi. The band hits the Showbox at the Market this month (5/4; The café at Elliott Bay Book Company, a Wednesday morning in FebruaryMORGAN’S ORDER: A bacon, cheese and spinach omelet Nancy Guppy: You’ve…

Middle East Mash-Up

Middle East Mash-Up

When a healthy and substantial lunch is needed, I turn again and again to the Shakshuka at Eltana Bagels ($8.75). Traditionally served for breakfast in the Middle East (but available from 11 a.m. on at Eltana), the warm stew of roasted tomatoes and tender green bell and red jalapeño peppers vibrates with heat. It’s topped…

Remembering the Steelheads, Seattle's Negro League Team

Remembering the Steelheads, Seattle’s Negro League Team

How the Seattle Steelheads became the baseball team the city almost forgot.

On September 9, 1995, the Seattle Mariners took to the field at the Kingdome wearing plain white uniforms with dark blue trim. The word “Steelheads” emblazoned across the players’ chests was a complete surprise to many in the stands. The M’s were sporting replica jerseys of the pre-integration, African-American Seattle Steelheads baseball team, whose very…

Mother's Day is Coming: Best Brunch Spots in Seattle

Mother’s Day is Coming: Best Brunch Spots in Seattle

Belly up to these favorite spots for the most important meal of the weekend and Mother’s Day.

Only Brunch service hours are listed in this article. For complete restaurant info, including directions, follow links to individual listings in our comprehensive Seattle restaurant guide. BALLARD Bastille Café & Bar [FRENCH] The hyperlocal mission that guides this restaurant’s menu extends through the weekend, naturally. The house-made granola is sweetened with honey from the rooftop…

One Year Later: Cafe Racer and the Gun Control Discussion

One Year Later: Cafe Racer and the Gun Control Discussion

One year after a Seattle shooting claimed six lives, questions persist about gun violence.

Walter Stawicki remembers exactly where he was on May 30 last year, when his wife called to say she’d just seen a surveillance photo of their son on the news: Ian was holding a gun inside Café Racer, where five people had reportedly been shot. “I was on the freeway…around Northgate,” Stawicki recalled in an…

Ken Griffey Jr.'s Seattle Legacy

Ken Griffey Jr.’s Seattle Legacy

Knute Berger mulls over the best and the worst of the Mariners.

As the Mariners ramp up their annual campaign, the best and the worst of Seattle baseball will come together at Safeco Field this season. Longtime fans are already well acquainted with what the worst feels like: If you endured the wretched Mariners teams in the 1970s and ’80s, you remember two decades of joyless seasons…

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

You can never fully pay back the woman who raised you, but you can sure spend your life trying.

ScarfRedmond-based Satoko Pettersson draws inspiration from kimono fabrics, minimalism and mid-century design for Handarbete (“handicraft” in Swedish), her collection of textiles for body and home. Her scarves—handwoven from Italian cashmere cotton, merino and cashmere silk—are whisper soft and incredibly chic. From $110. Give her a thrill with these locally made gifts—chosen carefully with love,…

Mary Iverson's Cargo Cult

Mary Iverson’s Cargo Cult

Shipping containers go rogue in the paintings of this Seattle artist.

Living in a port city means getting so used to seeing stacks of shipping containers that we hardly see them at all. But that’s not the case for Seattle artist Mary Iverson (, a graduate of both UW and Cornish College, whose work brings the colorful metal boxes to the foreground. In her hands, the…

Stylish Gear for Cyclists

Stylish Gear for Cyclists

Capitol Hill-based designer puts performance wear on the fashion map.

Fresh off a successful Kickstarter campaign, Capitol Hill–based cyclist and former marketing professional Ann DeOtte aims to put performance wear on the fashion map. The three-piece spring collection for her line Iva Jean ( includes a black skirt ($160), with a stretchy Lycra/polyester fabric that resists fading, moisture and abrasion, and a pleat that gives…

Five Mini-Escapes Perfect for When Seattle is Too Gloomy

Five Mini-Escapes Perfect for When Seattle is Too Gloomy

Rain got you down? Try these five springy activities

1. Blush among the orchids and other tropical flora in the Volunteer Park Conservatory Palm House—kept at a hair-curling 72 degrees with 60 percent humidity. Prices vary. Capitol Hill, 1400 E Galer St.; 206.684.4743; 2. Bake away all traces of winter on sand heated to 140 degrees in the Sand Room at the Olympus…

SAM Gallery Turns 40

SAM Gallery Turns 40

SAM Gallery celebrates 40 years of playing art matchmaker.

In the dating world, many consider the three-month mark a pivotal moment—when paramours have learned enough about each other to decide whether it’s worth going forward or cutting bait. As it turns out, that time frame makes sense for art lovers, too. SAM Gallery, Seattle Art Museum’s rental and sales sibling (housed in the Seattle…