Scoop Blog Archive / August 2009

A Muppet at Heart: A Childhood Fave Revisited

It’s time to play the music,
It’s time to light the lights,
It’s time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight!

When I was a kid, The Muppet Show aired at 7 p.m. Legend has it that when I heard the opening music, I would start running around the house cheering and flailing my arms in excitement. Okay, I’ll confess, not much has changed. I did the same thing last year when A Muppets Christmas aired on T.V. What can I say? The Muppets make me very, very happy. Read more »

Local Music Aids Local Film: Sub Pop's $10k Gift

Sub Pop has pledged to donate $10,000 to the financially struggling independent film hub, Northwest Film Forum. The donation is a coup for NWFF which reported last month that it must raise $75,000 by Aug. 1 to help off set a 30 percent funding gap.

From the Aug. 5 NWFF blog post by Susie: Read more »

Best Seattle-Area Neighborhoods Ranked!

In the chart on page 96 of the August issue of Seattle magazine, Seattle neighborhoods and the surrounding suburbs are ranked separately. However, if we rank all 110 neighborhoods together using this year's criteria--affordability, return on investment, good schools, parks, crime rates and commute--what happens? Turns out, the 'burbs come out on top. In fact, Queen Anne, the top Seattle neighborhood, doesn't even make the combined Top 10--it places 35th, pulled down primarily by affordability and park acreage. Read more »


Recession Hits Northwest Film Forum

While other arts groups—ACT, Intiman Theatre, Seattle rep to name a few—are busy exercising their creative muscles to help stay afloat (read more about creative cost-saving measures by local arts groups in our Fall Arts preview out in September), one group, Northwest Film Forum recently made a much more candid request for donations. Read more »