The programming ninjas behind the Seattle International Film Festival have long included movies of the gastronomic persuasion. But, this year, there were so many strong culinary contenders that the team decided it was high time to launch a full foodie film program complete with post-movie dinners at local restaurants.
Market Changes: Pike Place Market, everyone's favorite fish-throwing tourist destination, is about to get bigger. Construction on the Pike Place MarketFront, a multi-level expansion, kicks off on June 24 with a groundbreaking ceremony featuring Mayor Ed Murray (includes a parade!) along with city and state representatives and members of the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority Council.
Washington needs doctors. Actually, the whole country does. The Association of American Medical Colleges estimates the country may be short between 46,000 and 90,000 doctors by 2025. In Washington, and indeed most states, the need is even more acute in rural areas. Everyone involved in medical education seems to agree that we need more doctors. How to get them is another story.
In a sense, I’m lucky that my morning commute is usually the distance between my laptop and my lap. My wife walks to work most days, and we’re down to one car. We live in an apartment complex right next to a bus stop, and a few blocks from a local business district, small and boutique-ridden as it is. But we can easily walk or bus to get groceries and other necessities. In short, we’re living the sustainable dream. Sort of.
Gender reveal parties, in which moms and dads-to-be find out if their little peanut will be a boy or a girl, have become the trend among new parents these days. I've seen cakes with pink or blue middles, pink or blue helium balloons flying out of a box, or even ultrasound techs on housecalls for a live and in-person reveal. In this case, local parents-to-be, Laura and Adam Krumwiede, thought they were in for just a routine reveal celebration after asking a friend to be in charge of the planning.
When news broke of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa last March, it was the first time much of the public was confronted with the terrifying disease, known mostly as something strange and deadly affecting people very far away. But for Angela Rasmussen, it marked a turning point in her life’s work. A lead researcher for the Katze Lab’s Ebola team at the University of Washington, she’d been following the complex and—until 2014—largely isolated disease for going on four years.
Seen in Daylight, the new art installation at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation might easily be mistaken for an oddly placed safety net. But when night falls, it becomes an immense, iridescent jellyfish hovering above the campus and shifting in the breeze. Unveiled in February, “Impatient Optimist” is an aerial net sculpture (120 feet long, 80 feet wide, 40 feet deep) created by Massachusetts-based artist Janet Echelman, who knows her way around a giant net—she’s installed similarly stunning works across the globe, including at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, B.C.
The rent is really, really (like seriously) too damn high. Seattle is listed at number 10 on Zumper's National Rent Report, joining the likes of San Francisco, Boston and New York for U.S. cities with the highest rent.
Imagine owning a yacht, Instagramming your fave "I'm on a boat" pics to your bffs and soaking up the Seattle sun as you drift along the Puget Sound this summer. Sounds like a luxury reserved only for the minted and glamorous set. Not to mention a potentially bad investment—especially considering our area's few days of boating-friendly weather.
Everyone knows how perfect Seattle summers are: the days are long, the nights are warm and the city crackles with a happy, sun-drenched energy. As soon as June rolls around, locals hit the streets ready to make the most of each postcard-perfect summer. From outdoor movies to fairs, there are a whole lot of ways to fill your days and nights. So here, in handy listicle form, is your go-to guide to the best events Seattle has to offer. You're welcome.
Knock, knock. Who’s there? The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF), collecting kids’ favorite jokes and riddles for two joke books that will be published by the foundation and released on World Smile Day—October 2. Children 17 and under can submit their jokes online on the UHCCF website until May 31, 2015.
With summer fast approaching you're probably starting to ask yourself an important question: what kind of festival goer am I? Luckily for you, the folks at MorphCostumes (creators of that monochromatic spandex wonder the morphsuit) have a way to answer that question. Take their quiz to find out if you're a Legend, a Poser, or even worse....a Tragic.
Must SIFFThe Seattle International Film Festival Returns(5/14 to 6/7, times vary) Pick up a pass and pack snacks for the long lines—SIFF is back, with miles of films you can’t see elsewhere, including two by local filmmaker Mel Eslyn. Read more about Eslyn and her films.