Culture

Tuesday, 02/08/2011 5:00 PM
74th Street Ale House Phinney Greenwood Seattle
PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE: Modern Family-style broods and kid-free yuppies
Tuesday, 02/08/2011 12:35 AM
Jason Stratton Spinasse Chef
DOUBLING DOWNSpinasse, the cozy Capitol Hill pastaria (1531 14th Ave.) where Jason stratton, one of Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chefs of 2010, heads the kitchen, will double in size later this spring. The northern-Italian-style restaurant will expand into the corner space next door, the former Whimsy Home Décor location, adding another dining room that, Stratton says, will look similar to the original. There also will be a bar called Artusi and a glassed-in pasta-making room. The new space is expected to open in mid-May.  
Friday, 02/04/2011 10:26 PM
Octo Sushi Seattle Sweet Streets Neighborhoods
PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE: Trend-setting hipsters
Friday, 02/04/2011 10:02 PM
SLU Westlake Yale Seattle Neighborhoods
PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE: Tech-savvy, young professionals
Friday, 02/04/2011 10:31 PM
Seattle Neighborhoods Illustration
Neighborhoods are like family members. They all have distinct personalities. Some may evince a casually cool charm, while others have a decidedly dynamic vibe. The best offer up their own compelling mix of restaurants and retail, sundries and services, daytime and nighttime diversion options.
Friday, 02/04/2011 7:25 PM
Wok Cooking Nathan Myhrvold
Critics seem helplessly drawn to hyperbole when it comes to reviewing Nathan Myhrvold’s new encyclopedia of cooking, Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking ($625; modernistcuisine.com).
Friday, 02/04/2011 6:40 PM
Seattle Dances!
Four hundred and fifty people cheered as Seattle businessman Steven Goldfarb, president of Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler, swiveled, spun and salsa-ed across the floor at Fremont Studios. Dressed in a form-fitting, sequined costume, Goldfarb was competing in Seattle Dances!, Plymouth Housing Group’s March 2010 fundraiser patterned after television’s popular Dancing with the Stars. More rock concert than traditional charity auction, the event had family and friends waving Go, Steve! signs and women tossing onto the stage lace panties distributed for the occasion.
Thursday, 02/03/2011 8:51 PM
The Alaskan Way Viaduct has suffered a great many accusations during its hulking life: It’s an eyesore, it blocks views of the sound, it drops large cement chunks of itself onto sidewalks without notice and, most chillingly, it’s a disaster waiting to happen. But like it or not, the Viaduct has also become integral to the city’s landscape—especially for those working close by, such as the more than 100 artists who work in Pioneer Square’s 619 Western Building, which has served as a creative enclave since 1979.
Wednesday, 02/02/2011 10:44 PM
biologist Paul McElhany Northwest Fisheries NOAA Mukilteo
At the warm, brine-scented Northwest Fisheries Science Laboratory (NFSL) in Montlake, soft-spoken biologist Paul McElhany and a team of scientists immerse geoduck larvae in a multitude of saltwater baths. The water, trucked in from Elliott Bay and another fisheries lab in Mukilteo, starts as the usual toe-numbing Puget Sound soup.
Tuesday, 02/01/2011 1:04 AM
Teeth
The competition was fierce last night at the finale of On the Boards' AWARD show.
Thursday, 01/27/2011 8:24 PM
Must VoteA.W.A.R.D. Show1/27–1/30 (Thursday - Sunday) - Grab your tix quick for the second annual A.W.A.R.D. Show, in which 12 up-and-coming local dance companies compete for a grand prize of $10,000. (See our Spotlight story on page 46.) Just as they say on the reality shows, it’s up to you, America! A series of live Seattle audience votes will determine the winner. 8 p.m. Prices vary. On the Boards, 100 W Roy St.; 206.217.9888; ontheboards.org MUST FIGAROThe Barber of Seville
Wednesday, 01/26/2011 11:00 PM
COMICS, SCI-FI & FANTASY
Wednesday, 01/26/2011 5:18 PM
Hsiao-Ching Chou
You may have seen my response in Red Tricycle to the excerpt of Amy Chua’s “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” that appeared in the Jan. 8 Wall Street Journal. Maybe you saw my sound bite on the news the night Chua was in Seattle.
Monday, 01/24/2011 8:35 PM
It seems that Seattle's film community may have finally arrived on the national stage with the stunningly wan production of The Off Hours, a film born and (in)bred in Washington State under the keen directorship of local veteran filmmaker Megan Griffiths.