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Artifacts: Reliving Almost Live!

Artifacts: Reliving Almost Live!

On the air with John Keister

Once upon a time, during the halcyon days of network television, a Saturday night staple for many area residents was a Seattle sketch comedy show that aired on KING-5. Taped in front of a live audience, each episode began with the host delivering his opening monologue. As he walked out onstage, an “On Air” sign…

Essentials: Brinnon teacher chosen for Scholastic project

Essentials: Brinnon teacher chosen for Scholastic project

Kindergarten teacher chosen to participate in national project

A kindergarten teacher at Jefferson County’s Brinnon School will help shape the professional development of teachers across the United States. Lisa A. Johnston is among 12 teachers from around the country chosen to participate in the inaugural Teacher Fellows Cohort from children’s publishing, education, and media company Scholastic. The effort will help inform product development,…

Why Now is the Right Time to Buy

Why Now is the Right Time to Buy

Realogics Sotheby’s report takes note of promising trends throughout the region

Seattle magazine has a strategic partnership with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty.   On one hand, the greater Seattle area is experiencing a housing crisis because of lopsided supply and demand and a lack of affordable housing. On the other, now is a “once-upon-a-cycle” time to buy. Patient buyers have unprecedented negotiation power as pent-up demand…

Seattle Police Chief Diaz: A different kind of cop

Seattle Police Chief Diaz: A different kind of cop

Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz is the right person in the right place at the right time as the department rebuilds after years of unrest

Name a job in the Seattle Police Department, and Adrian Diaz has probably done it. Major Bruce Harrell officially named Adrian Diaz as chief of police last fall after he had served as interim chief since the summer of 2020, replacing Carmen Best. Diaz had been deputy chief for only a month when he found…

Reclaiming Seattle's Central District

Reclaiming Seattle’s Central District

Ambitious moves aim to bring the Black population back to an historic neighborhood

When Ms. Helen’s Soul Bistro owner Jessi Henton brings her family’s Southern cooking back to Seattle’s Central District this fall, she’ll be dishing up liver and onions, gumbo, catfish, black-eyed peas, and all the other dishes that her mama Helen was known for. To Henton, the restaurant will stand for good home cooking, community, and…

Essentials: Hot Girl Walk Thaws Seattle Freeze

Essentials: Hot Girl Walk Thaws Seattle Freeze

Weekend walkers come together for friendship, community

What began as a way for Courtney Byers to meet some friends in a city known for the “Seattle Freeze” has blossomed into a full-on army. Byers, a women’s strength coach and birth doula who recently moved to the area, created the Seattle chapter of Hot Girl Walk last August. Two women showed up. Nine…

Editor's Note: Spirit of the Sonics

Editor’s Note: Spirit of the Sonics

Basketball-crazy Seattle awaits the NBA’s return

  Back in the ’90s, I rented an apartment near Seattle Center. My buddy — a longtime SuperSonics season ticket-holder — took me to dozens of games at the old KeyArena in exchange for a convenient parking spot at my complex (which, sadly, like many things from that time period, is now gone). Those early-to-mid…

Fave Five: Sail, Stream,  Donate, Create

Fave Five: Sail, Stream, Donate, Create

Enjoy the sun and find a new hobby

1 DON’T WAIT to sail off into the Puget Sound horizon on a 70-foot yacht. You don’t need your own boat. Just buy a ticket or two online and head down to Pier 56 off Alaskan Way and join a Sailing Seattle Cruise, a company family owned and operated here for 40 years. Bring a…

Publisher's Note: ACAB?! Not so fast

Publisher’s Note: ACAB?! Not so fast

The truth is often more complicated than it appears

It’s powerful how simple slogans, mottos, and memes capture the zeitgeist of a particular moment. They express a necessary and biting emotion to provoke the establishment and cause us all to think a little, or a lot, about what’s broken.  But an oddly circular thing can happen. An acute series of tragic instances of police brutality…

Pride in Place: Why Seattle Architecture Shines

Pride in Place: Why Seattle Architecture Shines

Seattle's Past Influences its Modern-Day and Future Architecture

George Suyama has had an outsized influence on much of what we know as modern-day Seattle, but he never planned on a career in architecture. Suyama, a Seattle native who has been practicing architecture in the region for more than six decades, founded his award-winning firm, George Suyama Architects (now Suyama Peterson Deguchi), in 1971….

The birth of pre-funk

The birth of pre-funk

a look at Seattle’s first real citywide Mardi Gras

According to the online slang compendium Urban Dictionary, the term “pre-funk” is defined as “an informal social gathering that takes place prior to the official ceremony, or social gathering, usually involving intoxicating activities and generally resulting in inebriation.” Further research shows that it’s actually a regional phrase, specific to the Pacific Northwest, and is a…

Seattle's BLOCK Project is expanding

Seattle’s BLOCK Project is expanding


Editor’s note: The homeowners requested that their last name or neighborhood not be used. In the early days of the pandemic, Sarah and her husband, Robbie, looked around at their safe and comfortable home and couldn’t stop thinking about how people experiencing homelessness were faring during those tense weeks and months of social distancing. Years…

Screen Gem - Nate Burleson

Screen Gem – Nate Burleson


Nate Burleson was right. It is awfully early. Just after 5 a.m., in fact, and while the lights in Times Square remain on that’s because the lights in Times Square never turn off and as I approach the Broadway address for the studio where we’re meeting, a man in a suit steps forward. “Who are…

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