October 2015

Innovative Therapies for Autistic and Deaf Youths

Local therapies tackle new demands of adulthood through life skills and mental health support

For Carrie, a Kenmore resident with severe autism, it’s all about the car ride. The 18-year-old loves the journey, says her mom, Lynn Vigo, but once they arrive at their destination, particularly if it is new, it can be quite an ordeal for the 5-foot-tall Vigo to get Carrie—who has a good 8 inches on…

Sheila Cain

Pat Graney’s ‘Girl Gods’ Explores Suppressed Rage Through Dance

Choreographer Pat Graney unpacks generations of suppressed female anger

Define rage. Have you ever experienced pure rage? How did you express it? How was anger expressed in your family? These are the questions longtime local choreographer Pat Graney is asking five female dancers to explore in her new piece, Girl Gods. Even more daringly, she’s requesting that they ask the same questions of their…

Brangien Davis

Must Try: Wakefield Bar in Belltown

Downtown bar offers a comfortable vibe, a relaxing outdoor deck and more

To my way of thinking, a neighborhood can rarely have too many bars. Even Belltown, home to a number of luminous lounges and more, can always happily fit another. Enter Wakefield (2318 Second Ave.; 206.770.7824; wakefieldbar.com), which delivers a comfortable vibe for downtown denizens looking to watch the game on one of the two big…

Seattle Mag

Where to Trick or Treat this Halloween

It takes a village (to scare you to death)

Stumbling across neighborhoods that collectively celebrate Halloween is a bit like admiring holiday displays of luminaria—only with the bonus of skeletons, dug-up graves, strobe lights and Vincent Price recordings. Here are a few spirited ’hoods inspired by the terror and the treats of the season. “Trick or Treat Street” in Montlake (aka “Hauntlake”) is known…

Patrick Knowles

The Voice Behind Cortana, Halo’s Dr. Halsey

Local actress Jen Taylor discusses what it's like to voice the iconic character

Jen Taylor isn’t famous. Cortana, the purple hologram sidekick whom she voices in the Halo franchise, on the other hand, is one of the most recognizable and beloved characters in video game history. It’s an important distinction for Taylor. In the real world, Cortana’s celebrity “is not something I have to deal with,” she says….

Ryan Kindel

The Pantry in Ballard is Doubling in Size

Ballard’s beloved Pantry cooks up more classes in a bigger space

In four short years, The Pantry has become one of the most beloved gathering places for food makers and home cooks in Seattle. Every quarter, the Ballard cooking school offers 45 accessible, technique-heavy classes, and many (hello, Russian dumplings) fill up within hours. Taking a cue from fans, owner Brandi Henderson, former executive pastry chef…

Seattle Mag