Culture

Friday, 07/13/2012 11:08 PM
If you've always wondered how the Space Needle came to be—or if you'd like to know why Seattle Center was almost named "Pleasure Island," grab a seat at a special Elliott Bay Books event this Saturday. The eminent local experts on Seattle history (not to mention monopolizers of the most entertaining World's Fair trivia) are assembling to talk about the impact of—and the intriguing characters behind—Century 21.
Friday, 07/13/2012 7:37 PM
This press release from Taylor Shellfish Farms about the upcoming Shellfish-tival inspired a couple Friday afternoon thoughts... 1. I think if you're going to call something a Shellfishtival you should fully embrace it and drop the hyphen. 2. The lineup seems a little heavy on feces-related fun. What's with the poop party?  
Thursday, 07/12/2012 4:03 PM
MUST GO OUTSIDEOlympic Sculpture Park Summer KickoffThursday (7/12) - Beginning this week and continuing every Thursday evening through the summer, Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park features a rotating lineup of fun, including food trucks, live music, wine tastings and other special events. This evening, Eduardo Mendonça’s Show Brazil! and the VamoLá Drum & Dance Ensemble bring a Brazilian carnival to the park, accompanied by the sun’s dramatic drop behind the Olympic Mountains.
Thursday, 07/12/2012 4:36 PM
1. If there are only two people in your party, you will probably have to share a pod with strangers. Hopefully you will get paired with a nice, socially competent couple from Mukilteo (like I did). Otherwise, congratulations! You just paid to join a cruel social experiment: Seattle strangers trapped in a glass bubble and forced to make small talk. Don’t bother trying to escape, they lock the doors from the outside. 2. The air conditioning inside those pods is more powerful than any currently offered in Seattle. Bring a sweater.
Monday, 07/09/2012 11:09 PM
The numbers are staggering: An estimated 3.8 million sport- and recreation-related concussions occur every year across the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Monday, 07/09/2012 11:09 PM
HEAD TRAUMA DOC  Kathleen Bell, M.D.Specialties: Physical Medicine and RehabilitationPractice and hospital affiliation: University of Washington Medical Center
Monday, 07/09/2012 11:29 PM
Three Eastside tech firms have pioneered lifesaving new devices and treatments in the past year. Redmond’s Mobisante has created a MOBILE ULTRASOUND IMAGING DEVICE—the MobiUS SP1 ultrasound system—that is the first smartphone-based diagnostic device to be cleared by the FDA. The device, released last October, fits into a pocket and can be charged anywhere, making it ideal for disaster relief organizations.
Monday, 07/09/2012 11:47 PM
Multiple sclerosis is more prevalent in the Northwest than almost anywhere else on earth, for reasons that are largely unknown, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society—more than 12,000 people in the Northwest, Montana and Alaska have been diagnosed with the disease.
Monday, 07/09/2012 11:15 PM
There’s a powerful new weapon in the battle against pediatric cancer, thanks to a new “smart” therapy that could one day eliminate the need for chemotherapy and radiation. The therapy harnesses the power of the immune system to recognize and fight cancer.
Sunday, 07/08/2012 11:17 PM
When Courtney Crocker found herself wide awake and cleaning her house at 4 a.m., she knew she needed a different way to manage her insomnia. A recent nursing school graduate, Crocker, 30, of Eastlake, had been assigned the night shift at the University of Washington Medical Center’s intensive care unit. Within a couple of months, she was having a hard time sleeping on her nights off. Medication prescribed by her primary care doctor wasn’t working, and her lack of sleep was making her increasingly anxious.
Saturday, 07/07/2012 2:51 PM
Seattle has lost a dear and wonderful man, someone to whom all Seattle-area seafood lovers owe a debt of gratitude. Dick Yoshimura, patriarch of the iconic Mutual Fish in south Seattle, passed away Thursday at the age of 98. His passing will be mourned across the local food community. But his impact on the city—on the quality of our culinary life here—will be felt for years to come.
Friday, 07/06/2012 4:22 PM
The past couple of months, shoppers at the Metropolitan Market on top of Queen Anne have been going through stages of grief: denial, anger, maybe this weekend's getting-ready-to-close sale (50 percent off, July 7-11) will help with acceptance. This store has such a special place in the hearts and bellies of many in the neighborhood, where it's been operating since 1971. It's a delicious throwback to another time when folks shopped at grocery stores, not supermarkets.
Thursday, 07/05/2012 6:53 PM
MUST WATCHThe Do-Deca-Pentathlon
Sunday, 07/01/2012 11:01 PM
With thousands of health-related websites and smartphone apps to choose from, finding the best can be daunting. We checked in with local doctors* to find out which sites they recommend—and use themselves. 7 Great Websites
Thursday, 06/28/2012 11:38 PM
Based on Puccini’s La bohème, Jonathan Larson’s rock musical about starving artists living in the shadow of AIDS in New York’s East Village won the Tony, the Pulitzer and the hearts of countless audiences when it debuted in 1996. Fast-forward to 2012 (many seasons since we first heard Rent’s celebratory anthem, “Seasons of Love”), and the 5th Avenue Theatre is bringing a renewed rendition to the stage.