Edmonds native Casey Askew made our city proud as a star on the 11th season of FOX’s reality dance competition So You Think You Can Dance. The 19-year-old triumphed over thousands of fierce competitors during auditions for the show and once on stage, his impressive talent landed him among its Top 20 finalists. (He was eliminated right before the Top 4 performances.)
Before Greek restaurateurs introduced Pacific Northwesterners to Ouzo or their fresh Mediterranean fare, they were immigrants in a new world, working long hours and adapting to unfamiliar ways in order to survive.
The late Edith Macefield's tiny Ballard home that somewhat inspired the Disney animated film Up (remember Macefield's national-news-making refusal of a $1 million offer forced developers build the Ballard Blocks around her), might go up for foreclosure auction next month. The Seattle PI reports that the current owner of the house owes more than $185,000 on the property.
There are days when I wish our offices had a vending machine just so I could indulge in a single-serving packet of Cheez-Its now and again. Perhaps I should aim higher than a machine that spits out delicious salty snacks: A pot vending machine has popped up in Seattle, Kiro 7 News reports.
Happy Bluest-of-Blue Fridays! As the Seahawks prepare to take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday, 12s are preparing all day long throughout Western Washington. The largest rally will be at 11 a.m. at the Metropolitan Market and Bartell Drugs headquarters on Delridge Way in West Seattle, where fans will hoist up the largest 12th Man flag--30 by 50 feet--at 12:12 p.m.
Must CheerSeahawks Take on the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIXSunday (2/1, 3:30 p.m.) It’s only a few days until the big game, in which the Seahawks will try for their second Super Bowl win. Make your party plans now at one of these Hawk spots.
Our 'Hawks are back in the Super Bowl and yes that's grand, but you know the real reason you're not missing a beat this Sunday: The over-the-top, ad-budget-busting commercials! Some brands are releasing their spots early to create extra hype, while some have had to pull theirs amid controversy (ahem, GoDaddy).
NFL stars Rob Gronkowski and Marshawn Lynch will appear on Conan O'Brien tonight, facing off on O'Brien's "Clueless Gamer" segment (that's my kind of segment!). Catch a preview of the video game action right here (and be amazed as Gronkowski attempts to hawk the drug Lipitor), then watch the full episode tonight on TBS.
Should cyclists who ride across the new floating 520 bridge pay a toll? State Senator Curtis King (R-Yakima) is proposing just that and told King 5 News, "I think it's reasonable to say to a cyclist, if you're going to ride your bike across that bridge, you can help us pay for it." My guess is that cyclists won't be too fond of this idea. What say you, bikers?
For the past decade, scenic designer Jennifer Zeyl has been causing audiences to gasp upon seeing sets she has created for plays at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Intiman Theatre, On the Boards, ACT and many other local venues. This month, the Stranger Genius Award–winning artist shows her stuff in two very different productions at ACT (acttheatre.org): Chekhov’s classic The Three Sisters (1/20–2/8); and a world-premiere play about a men’s therapy group, Seven Ways to Get There (2/24–3/15).
It's Media Day in Arizona for Super Bowl XLIX. King 5 News is on the scene with live updates from the football frenzy, including some super odd moments like a wedding dress-clad Associated Press reporter's marriage proposal for Tom Brady. Find it all here.
In this 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.