Culture Blogs

Wednesday, 10/05/2011 7:44 PM
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."
Tuesday, 10/04/2011 7:02 PM
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.
Tuesday, 10/04/2011 4:49 PM
I know. 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.
Friday, 09/30/2011 6:17 PM
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.
Wednesday, 09/28/2011 3:55 PM
News of Amazon's trio of new gadgets released today is spreading like wildfire -- namely about the hopeful iPad competitor, Kindle Fire. Local news site Tech Flash reports:
Sunday, 09/25/2011 10:29 PM
Julia Hughes and Ross Maddox are hosting the inaugural Nerd Nite in Seattle. These community gatherings are part of an international organization devoted to exchanges of highly nerdy and topical information in a highly boozy and social environment. We sent a few questions over to Julia and Ross to get a feel for just how fun the events might be. The outlook is good. What is your mission? To bring inebriated nerdery to the masses. How do you plan to accomplish your mission?
Friday, 09/23/2011 9:43 PM
Seattle mag editorial assistant Patrick Hutchison and local musician Matt Badger, of Ravenna Woods, team up to explore Seattle's street music scene, recording the stories and songs that help compose our city’s soundtrack. The fourth in a five-part series: While you read, listen to this live performance of “Living Waters”, an original piece by Gregory James Blanke.  Recording taken at 5th Ave & Pike, Downtown Seattle transit tunnel entrance on September 21, 2011.
Wednesday, 09/21/2011 6:21 PM
Everyone knows about the bigger, popular parks in Seattle’s family-friendly Queen Anne neighborhood, but we've found some hidden kid-friendly gems that are worth exploring. Next time you’re in Queen Anne, add one of these eight Queen Anne parks to your must-visit list!
Sunday, 09/18/2011 4:34 PM
Seattle mag editorial assistant Patrick Hutchison and local musician Matt Badger, of Ravenna Woods, team up to explore Seattle's street music scene, recording the stories and songs that help compose our city’s soundtrack. The third in a five-part series:
Friday, 09/16/2011 10:16 PM
Seattle mag editorial assistant Patrick Hutchison and local musician Matt Badger, of Ravenna Woods, team up to explore Seattle's street music scene, recording the stories and songs that help compose our city’s soundtrack. The second in a five-part series:
Thursday, 09/15/2011 10:08 PM
Bike at the Pike Place Market
Last week's heartbreaking news of the accidental death of beloved Seattle barista Brian Fairbrother touched a lot of people, including many who work here at Seattle magazine. Within minutes of word of Fairbrother's terrible bike accident last week, two conversations happened here.
Thursday, 09/15/2011 4:49 PM
When seasonal neighborhood farmers markets end in early fall and rainy days revisit the Emerald City, the indoor shops at Capitol Hill’s indoor Melrose Market offer families the chance to discover fresh food and artisan goods and the opportunity to grab lunch inside a recently restored warehouse. With Doug Fir beams and exposed brick, the 21,000-square-foot mini version of San Francisco’s famed Ferry Building Marketplace is home to nine Seattle-based businesses.
Thursday, 09/15/2011 3:55 PM
Seattle mag editorial assistant Patrick Hutchison and local musician Matt Badger, of Ravenna Woods, team up to explore Seattle's street music scene, recording the stories and songs that help compose our city’s soundtrack. The first in a five-part series:
Wednesday, 09/14/2011 8:59 PM
In an interview for the October 2011 issue of Ebony magazine, Bill Gates makes it clear that he is none too happy about the state of public schools, namely those in inner cities. He points to it being a civil rights issue. And he wants to know why a strong social movement - especially in African-American communities - hasn't successfully mobilized. He is flummoxed as to why we aren't all expressing the same outrage and rising up against the status quo.
Wednesday, 09/14/2011 4:34 PM
Because good friends butt in when friends are in long-term relationships. 1. Seattle is totally over your bad attitude; but it's all she can talk about. It's beginning to distract her from what's important, like new Fall TV shows and fad vegan diets. 2. You don't support Seattle's hobbies. Except for that one day she tried kite-surfing, you have been quite content for her to sit on the couch all day, agonizing over you on Facebook. 3. We all see the way you look at Portland.