After Sunday’s stunning Seahawks loss to the Carolina Panthers at the Clink, I posted the accompanying picture (above) on Facebook and Twitter with saying that it reflected the “interior weather” of Seahawks fans. The likes began to pour in.
The image is of a painting by the 19th century artist Albert Bierstadt and you can see it in person at the Seattle Art Museum. It purports to be a painting of “Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast,” but the artist clearly has mixed up his geography, perhaps the way the Seahawks themselves are sending us fans mixed signals.
It’s a lesson we’re still learning. Under the watchful eye of the U.S. Justice Department, Seattle is still trying to reform a police department accused of racial bias and excessive force. Mayor Ed Murray has installed a new chief, Kathleen O’Toole, who has, in turn, shaken up police leadership. New rules for handling complaints, shootings and oversight are being put into place, and new technologies, such as body cams, are being deployed to improve policing and regain public confidence.
American Express and the Seattle Seahawks are celebrating their new partnership with Blue Friday, a program that provides benefits and exclusive events for card members and fans. As a part of the program, Amex is collaborating with Uber to deliver Seattle Seahawks-themed surprises and specials, including $12 off of one UberX ride today, October 16, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. The deal is available to all users in the Seattle market with use of the promo code, “AmexBlueFriday.”
The Emerald City Is One of the Greenest: The personal finance website Wallethub has ranked Seattle as the 6th Greenest City in America. In honor of October being National Energy Awareness month, the site conducted an in-depth analysis comparing 100 of the most-populated U.S. cities across 13 key metrics, ranging from green-house gas emissions per capita to the number of smart-energy policies and initiatives.
Must WatchWoodland Park Zoo Pumpkin Bash(10/24 and 10/25, times vary) From lions and jaguars to wolves, the Pumpkin Bash reveals the ferocious and silly side of the season. Take note: Hippos love to munch pumpkins, and it is good for their gums and teeth.
It’s easy for Cedar Mannan to spell out his chemical love of neon. Introduced to the element in college 20 years ago, Mannan still appreciates the handcrafted process of creating signs with it.
“Neon’s never become a mechanized industry,” he says. “Even the Budweiser sign was bent by hand. Neon pieces are custom in that way.”
Every dog has its day. And that day has finally come for Tillie the setter, a dog that Governor Inslee will present with the Washingtonian of the Day award, KING 5 News reports. Tillie stood ground for a week after her canine friend, Phoebe, fell in an old cistern on Vashon Island. The two pups wandered off from their home in September before Phoebe had her unfortunate fall.
Seattleites love books. As the second most literate city in the country, it's no surprise that our town is filled with eccentric independent bookstores. Everyone is partial to their own faves, but these Instagrammers showcase local bookstores that attract all types of bookworms.
Seattle Superheroes is a regular series on seattlemag.com wherein artists depict standout people in our community as superheroes. While we've taken some artistic license with the narratives, the sentiment behind them is very real.
From a cloud of mist, she arrives. With a whoosh, she arrives. On the back of an eagle, or with two flanking her, she arrives. Superhero singer-songwriter, Mindie Lind (a.k.a. Glide) knows how to make an entrance.
Think of Tom Douglas’ newest downtown hot spot as a steakhouse flipped. At The Carlile Room, kitty-corner from The Paramount Theatre, veggies are the attraction and meats come on the side. It’s a fantastic way to eat, especially since Douglas and executive chef Dezi Bonow (Dahlia Lounge, Palace Kitchen) have dreamed up flavorful (often thanks to yummy animal bits and broths) plant-based dishes.
When the City of Bothell invited McMenamins to consider the city’s landmark 1930s-era Art Deco Anderson School as a site for its first Seattle-area hotel, the Oregon-based family business, led by brothers Mike and Brian McMenamin, was faced with an exciting, and perhaps slightly daunting, challenge. The school would be the largest historic property the hospitality group had ever converted into one of its signature hotel/breweries.
Seattle choreographer and performance innovator KT Niehoff is widely known for her dance theater company Lingo Productions, and for cofounding Velocity Dance Center in 1996. This month she presents A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light, a rollicking spectacle featuring a live band, spooky showgirls, half-dead dancers and an audience free to roam where it may. 10/31–11/14. Times and prices vary. Bullitt Cabaret at ACT Theatre; acttheatre.org
It was a day of firsts for the Seattle Seahawks Sunday – the team got its first interception of the season (Earl Thomas) and first rushing touchdown (Thomas Rawls) and COULD HAVE GOTTEN THEIR FIRST ROAD WIN BECAUSE THEY WERE WINNING 24-7 IN THE FOURTH QUARTER. But they lost.
In The Sky Lounge bar of Tokyo’s Prince Park Tower, Rick Seely is winding down the day with a beer and some conversation. A longtime American expat nearing retirement age, Seely looks out at the megacity at dusk, the lights of nearby skyscrapers flickering on, Japan’s Eiffel Tower replica glowing orange. Rick is discussing the chances his son, Bryan, a young ex-Marine and increasingly famous hacker in Seattle, will be murdered.
There is no escaping the modern-day state of South Lake Union. Cars fill every lane, cranes hover high and construction wraps around street corners. When construction is complete, the once low-lying industrial neighborhood will be replaced by skyscrapers en masse, according to a recent Crosscut article. Two 25- and 26-story residential buildings are already approved for construction, with another 11 on the way -- six of which will stand more than 40 stories tall.