October 2018


MOHAI’s New Festival of Light Elevates the Laser Show

Web of light Istanbul-based art and technology collective Ouchhh, whose work is pictured here, will show a new projection at the Borealis Festival of Light

This article appears in print in the October 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. It’s been easy to simplistically view high tech and art as antagonists—especially during Seattle’s current housing affordability crisis—but the Borealis Festival of Light, an international light art competition stopping in Seattle for the first time, will be a splashy public example of the power…


Ski, Run, Bike: Jackets to Keep You Going This Fall

Cool jackets to keep you warm and dry

CASUAL COOL: The Seattle mag team and friends model the season’s latest jackets


These Organic Farmers Are Changing the Future of Washington’s Cranberry

Meet the small group at Starvation Alley devoting themselves to changing how cranberries are harvested

Washington is the fifth highest cranberry producing state in the nation


5 New Cookbooks For a Tasty Season

October isn’t nicknamed ‘Cookbooktober’ for nothing. This year’s bounty of releases includes beautiful, useful tomes by some of Seattle’s most prominent food writers

This article appears in print in the October 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. Seattle Cooks: Signature Recipes from the City’s Best Chefs and Bartenders by Julien Perry (Figure 1 Publishing, $32.95, hardcover) If you’ve ever wanted a compilation of recipes for the city’s best dishes, here’s your chance. Seattle-based food and lifestyle writer (and former Seattle magazine…


Meet the Seattle Embroidery Artist Who Has 65,000 Instagram Followers

A Seattle artist is taking needlepoint into the 21st century

FILL IN THE BLANKS: Local fiber artist Lauren Holton creates intricate, Instagram-worthy embroidery patterns such as this flora-inspired motif.


The Best Scenic Fall Road Trips in the Northwest

Autumn colors, mountain vistas, idyllic island treks and the back roads of wine country

The forest and mountains near the brilliant blue waters of the North Cascades’ Diablo Lake come into view along a drive on the Cascade Loop


The Cascade Loop Is One of Washington’s Most Iconic Drives

The drive takes you through a stunning and varied landscape of farms, mountains and sagebrush

See craggy Liberty Bell Mountain, near Washington Pass, while driving along SR 20/North Cascade Highway


Seattle’s Counterbalance? The Awe-Inspiring, Wide-Open Landscape of the Palouse

Part of our Scenic Fall Road Trips cover story

A trip to the top of 3,612-foot Steptoe Butte yields a panorama of the Palouse


Take in Lopez Island’s Stunning Views on Two Wheels Instead of Four

Soak in the rural beauty of this small island from the seat of a bike

This article appears in print in the October 2018 issue, as part of the Scenic Fall Road Trips cover story. Click here to subscribe. On one of Lopez Island’s backroads is a green street sign with the words “Less Travelled Rd.” It succinctly sums up one of the big reasons to come to the smallest of the three most visited…


Meet the 2018 Crosscut Courage Awards Honorees

Each year, our city's online news magazine recognizes a handful of locals who have shown extraordinary leadership with the Courage Awards.

This article appears in print in the October 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. This year’s Crosscut Courage Award winners span a spectrum, from business owner and political newcomer to youth supporter and longtime public officeholder. The one thing they all have in common is a bold determination to lift up those who are often unheard, to have…


Take a Deep Drive into Whidbey Island to Experience Great Views and Good Food

Part of our Scenic Fall Road Trips cover story

The Admiralty Head Lighthouse at 100-plus-year-old Fort Casey Historical State Park, part of the vast defense to the entrance of Puget Sound


Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula Is a Trip Back in Time

Give reality the slip on a charming, delicious and weird weekend adventure

Stay at one of Sou’wester Historic Lodge and Vintage Travel Trailer Resort’s trailers, such as this refurbished 1952 vintage Westcraft

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Casket Case Bellevue company’s product featured in Taylor Swift video Social media absolutely lost it after a casket manufactured by Bellevue-based Titan Casket was featured in American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift’s recent “Anti-Hero” music video. Tweets and Instagram posts from Swift’s fans about the casket have generated tens of thousands of likes and retweets, resulting in…

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Seattle Celebrates Black History Month

A guide to events happening throughout the city in February

From the Northwest African American Museum to the Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle residents have an abundance of opportunities to celebrate the achievements of African Americans in February during Black History Month. The annual celebration began in the United States in 1976. Countries around the world also celebrate the month. Here’s a guide to events…