At a gathering with friends last night, we exchanged regrets about the news of Steve Jobs' death.
Later (read: a few beers later), we fell into a debate over who was more influential in our lives: Steve Jobs or Albert Einstein?
The conversation never really settled on a sensible answer. Because it's not a sensible question.
Whatever, it was late.
Our staff photographer, Hayley Young, just alerted me to the fact that an adorable Seattleite named Phillip Lomax has made his way to the bootcamp stage of Simon Cowell's new Idol-esque program called The X Factor.
Here's Lomax keeping it classy in his audition with Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon."
Ghosts and goblins and witches, oh my! Are you looking for a frightfully cool Halloween costume for your little one? We’ve scoured the city in search of the best costume shops and compiled a list of our faves. From the spookiest to the silliest to the sweetest, Seattle offers plenty of pint-sized costumes guaranteed to scare up some serious candy on Halloween!
Every detail in the pristine space that is now Momiji (the magnum opus of Steven Han's Japanese restaurants) -- from the tables, hand-carved by master woodworker Craig Yamamoto, to the ethereal, cloud-like lighting fixtures woven from traditional Japanese paper fibers by artist Yuri Kinoshita -- has been masterfully planned by Han's dream team of artisans.
Even the trees in the beautiful, zen-like courtyard were planted at an angle just-so, so that they would climb toward the light at calculated angles.
Amid floor-shaking violence and depictions of brutal, un-consenting sex acts – the scariest moment in Spectrum Dance Theater’s The Beast is when the lead woman (Kate Monthy), visibly panting from physical abuse she has suffered at the hand of her husband (Donald Jones, Jr.), closes her eyes and accepts his apologetic embrace—relief and contentment settling across her face.
We're all bummed that Microsoft's Zune player has officially gone the way of the cassette tape.
But on the bright side:
Microsoft has added to its search engine, Bing, a special airport map function that lets you find the Burger King at SeaTac Airport within a moment's notice.
Phew! Back on top.
This weekend’s roundup includes a date night out (or in!), a super-fun pool party, a concert with lots of fiddle tunes, a two-day neighborhood celebration, a wildly popular fish festival and parade, a family day on the trails, and a show with the famous Fee-fi-fo-fum giant. If you've got multiples, be sure to check out the super-sized Family of Multiples Clothing & Gear Sale in Shoreline.
[Read Part 1 Here]
After my enjoyable but less than awesome lunch at Red Rooster, I headed back downtown to take a long afternoon walk. I needed to get a little exercise, to see my old neighborhood. I needed to walk my old favorite streets: Jane Street, Greenwich Avenue, Perry. I needed to make room, too, because somebody had reservations at Jung Sik.
It's not every job that requires an appreciation of beer—only the best jobs, like mine. For the past few months, while our team was whipping up the October "Best Beers" issue, there has been beer a-plenty 'round here: Beer tastings, beer research, beer history and plenty of beer-related strategy meetings, for which we were joined in our suffering by beer blogger extraordinaire Kendall Jones of the Washington Beer Blog.