Culture

Friday, 02/13/2015 9:36 PM
Tomorrow, 50 Shades of Grey (the blockbuster novel set in Seattle) opens as a movie--perfectly timed for our most punishing season. Here are some tips for finding pleasure in the pain that is February.
Friday, 02/13/2015 5:49 PM
Vision Zero
Right On Red No More. Today the City of Seattle rolled out a new campaign targeted at reducing traffic-related deaths in the next 15 years. Coined Vision Zero, this set of safety revisions will put an end to right-turns on red lights, take out dual turn lanes, and give walkers extra time in 10 busy intersections.
Thursday, 02/12/2015 9:31 PM
Must WatchSeattle Asian American Film Festival(2/12 to 2/15, times vary) This year, the annual festival of films by and about Asian-Americans will be held at the Northwest Film Forum, with the customary mix of new shorts, documentaries and features offering fresh perspectives on contemporary issues—including opening night film To Be Takei, about the Star Trek star.
Thursday, 02/12/2015 9:46 PM
Seattle is a city where the freeze may be real, but our coffee is warm and inviting. Thus, on the second Thursday of each month, MOHAI hosts Seattle AntiFreeze, a social gathering meant to delve into other things besides the stereotypical nice-but-distant characteristic that sometimes defines us to newcomers.
Thursday, 02/12/2015 6:00 PM
Did you win the $564M Powerball jackpot? Of course you didn't.
Thursday, 02/12/2015 6:50 AM
As the effects of climate change continue to be felt across the nation, Washington and Massachusetts have just announced an innovative trade deal to help combat it in their states. 
Wednesday, 02/11/2015 5:41 PM
Legendary artist Andy Warhol submitted a giant flower design back in 1982 as part of a contest to adorn the top of the Tacoma Dome. He lost the contest, but now more than 30 years later, the Tacoma City Council has approved the use of his art atop the structure. According to King 5, this approval doesn't necessarily mean that Warhol's masterpiece will be on display, as "$5 million in private dollars must be raised first.
Wednesday, 02/11/2015 12:26 AM
Stranger Than Fiction (2006) Will Ferrell stars as ordinary IRS agent Harold Crick who begins to hear a woman's voice narrating the minutiae of his life. Upon hearing the narrator utter this gem of a soundbite, "Little did he know that events had been set in motion that would lead to his imminent death," he seeks answers and meets Professor Jules Hilbert (Dustin Hoffman) who teaches him to truly live. Who picked it: Heath Loshbaugh, digital production associate
Tuesday, 02/10/2015 8:55 PM
Diaper stork owner Jan Harwood
Jen Harwood describes herself as an “extreme planner,” a personality trait that parents the city over can be thankful for. While thinking about starting a family with her husband, the Greenwood resident began to weigh the differences between cloth and disposable diapers—the ecological and health benefits of cloth won out, but existing diaper services missed the mark.So she launched Diaper Stork last September, a flat-rate cloth diaper service serving Seattle and the greater Eastside.
Tuesday, 02/10/2015 5:34 PM
Rather than go under the knife, Seahawks' cornerback Richard Sherman plans to let his elbow heal. The NFL star tore ligaments in his left elbow during the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers. It was said he'd need Tommy John surgery, which is commonly associated with baseball pitchers.
Tuesday, 02/10/2015 2:07 AM
This article originally appeared on Avvo. 
Monday, 02/09/2015 10:03 PM
In our bi-monthly Seattlemag.com column, Knute Berger--who writes regularly for Seattle Magazine and Crosscut.com and is a frequent pundit on KUOW--takes an in-depth look at some of the highly topical and sometimes polarizing issues in our city. The season for secession?
Monday, 02/09/2015 9:41 PM
Seattleites, brace yourself: A whole lot of fabulous is about to set foot in our fair city. Forget about the rain and don your most fearless frock to the Showbox SoDo this Wednesday, February 11 at 9 p.m. for RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons 2015 Condragulations Tour.
Monday, 02/09/2015 8:48 PM
Another day, another Fifty Shades of Grey-related story: This time, someone posted an Airbnb listing for a condo rental in the Escala, fictional home to none other than Christian Grey, the novel's steamy hero. Curbed Seattle reports the listing offered up "the chance to live in a 1-BR condo in 'the sexiest building in the city,' albeit for $257/night with a three-night minimum stay." The notice of course received national attention, which is
Friday, 02/06/2015 9:10 PM
Perhaps because of all the Super Bowl hype, we missed an equally important event that happened last weekend: CatVidFest at the Kirkland Arts Center, hosted and produced by none other than Seattle's favorite cat-video creator Will Braden. The feline fest screened oodles of cat videos that Braden hand-picked and appeared in a reel shown at the 2014 Internet Cat Festival. (FYI, The 2015 Internet Cat Festival, which happens in the Minneapolis-St.