Best Place to Be a Mom is...Not the U.S.

2011 Mothers' Index Ranking

I am in the midst of another crazy day of juggling work, family, volunteering, life and just came across a Twitter headline from the San Francisco Chronicle about a report ranking the best and worst countries to be a mom. The United States ranks 31st. Norway ranks No. 1. Read more »


Food News: Il Corvo Opens, Brandi Carlysle Plays Free Shows on Capitol Hill, More!

Il Corvo, an artisanal pasta bar that serves lunch and dinner, opens today inside Procopio Gelato on the Pike Place Market hill climb. The chef is Mike Easton, who worked his pasta magic at Bizarro before helping open Lecosho. Yum: Look at today's menu! Read more »


Seattle Farmers Market Schedule: When Does Your Local Get Going?


Sweet and Spectacular Youth-Made Films Now on View at NFFTY

A still from Nicholas Carignan's "Finger Food," featured at NFFTY

It's time once again for the National Film Festival for Talented Youth! Started by Seattle's Jesse Harris (a highly talented youth himself), NFTTY has swiftly become the largest youth film festival in the world. This year, NFFTY will showcase 200 films (culled from a record-breaking 700 submissions) from 20 countries, all directed by auteurs 22 and younger. The lineup includes work by more than 30 local filmmakers, including 14-year-old Ben Kadie, a film fanatic from Bellevue who has competed annually in NFFTY since he was 9 years-old. Read more »

Details on Spinasse's Expansion and a Taste of Artusi's Menu

Chef Jason Stratton

The good news of Spinasse's expansion broke earlier this year. Chef Jason Stratton, one of Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chefs of 2010, would be doubling the seating of the current dining room, but more than that: He promised that the marble counter I so adore dining at would extend into the new space. And that they'll be adding a new pasta production room. Read more »

Royal Wedding Reactions: The Stunning McQueen Gown, Twitter Chatter and the Hats, Oh the Hats!

The regal royal wedding dress

Good morning! For those of you who slumbered through the Royal Wedding last night (or maybe, like us, you haven’t been to bed yet!), here’s a quick update of the play-by-play reactions and the insane, fun and funny comments from our virtual Royal Watching party with Seattle Bride magazine. Read more »

You're Invited to Seattle's Royal Wedding Virtual Viewing Party

Rachel Hart

Oh boy. When Kate Calamusa, editor of our sister publication, Seattle Bride, asked our Facebook fans if they would join us if we got up early to watch the wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William a few weeks ago, we were partly kidding. But the number of people who said they actually WOULD get up sort of shocked us, so here we are....chugging cups of coffee in preparation of an all-nighter to watch and report on the nuptials of The Royal Couple 2.0. Read more »

Camogie: Meet the Women of this New-to-Seattle Sport

Thanks for visiting We're hard at work producing our video on one of Seattle's coolest new sport. Check back in a few days when we'll our video live. Apologies for the delay!

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

(Is Robert Plant organic?)
Strawberry and rhubarb together make a stairway to heaven.  Watch and you'll see what we mean. The oat nut topping is quite versatile; it can also be pressed into a crust.  Printable recipe here. Read more »


A Haiku Review of New Century Theatre Company's "O Lovely Glowworm"

Peter Dylan O'Connor and MJ Sieber star in "O Lovely Glowworm, or, Scenes of Great Beauty"

A Haiku Review of "O Lovely Glowworm," an absurd, wistful story by playwright Glen Berger, told from the twisted but sweet perspective of a taxidermied goat and performed by New Century Theatre Company.

Lyrical writing
Acting, directing superb
I love that dead goat Read more »

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