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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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 writingActing, directing superbI love that dead goat
On Monday evening I heard the very sad news that Kim Ricketts, founder of the ever-popular Kim Ricketts Book Events, had passed away. Kim had been battling AL Amyloidosis as well as a rare bone cancer since the fall.
This just in! Knute Berger, Seattle mag's editor-at-large and expert on all things Pugetopolis has landed the coolest gig ever: Space Needle Writer-in-Residence. As part of the 50th anniversary of the Seattle Center landmark, Knute (or "Skip" as he's known here around the office) has been commissioned to write the Needle's official history.
If your charitable spending budget is around $350 and you want to taste the wares of several terrific Seattle chefs, as well as meet acclaimed Alinea chef, Life, On the Line author and cancer survivor Grant Achatz during a half-hour VIP reception, the upcoming 20th Anniversary Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research dinner on May 22nd is an unmatched opportunity.
It’s April in Seattle, but the unseasonably cool temperatures, lack of sunshine, and constant drizzle makes it feel like we’re back in November. I’m past the point of letting the weather rain on my parade and on my run, so I made a list of the necessary gear needed to get out there and stay dry.
Here’s what you need for your April run, hike or walk:
Got your summer camping reservations yet? 'Course you do; we Northwest die-hard dirt campers know you gotta get online in early February to snag the choice riverside sites. Or do we? Though I quiver with anticipation whenever I see my sleek Coleman stove gathering dust in my garage, a press release that just crossed my desktop has me wondering whether this is the summer I'll consider a swankier, less bug-infested version of my fave outdoor activity.
We can't keep this news under our hats any longer! The recipient of the 2011 Mayor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film is... Seattle-based producer Jennifer Roth. Hooray! Roth will be presented with the award at SIFF's opening night on May 19th. She's receiving the prestigious award because she has played a crucial role in getting big budget movies filmed in Seattle, and also because of her tireless dedication to local indie filmmakers.