Culture

Tuesday, 03/24/2015 4:59 PM
Hotel news: Bellevue has nabbed a W Hotel as part of its $1.2 million expansion of The Bellevue Collection. Slated to open in spring 2017, Starwood Hotels' W Bellevue will feature 245 guestrooms (25 of those will be suites and one will be W's Presidential-style Extreme Wow Suite), three restaurants and bars and more than 11,400-square-feet of meeting and event space.
Monday, 03/23/2015 7:15 PM
The Easter holiday, complete with the appearance of a giant bunny, is fast approaching, and public venues throughout Seattle are pulling out all the stops with spring egg hunts for sharp-eyed youngsters. For a weekend full of Easter-related fun, we’ve rounded up an array of egg hunts and other exciting events around town that shall not disappoint. The first places to look for no-cost egg scouting excitement are your local community centers. The following hunts all take place the morning of Saturday, April 4. All hunts begin at 10 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
Monday, 03/23/2015 4:06 PM
Marijuana Production Plant
Explaining that he has had a heart attack and needs medicine for the pain, Dimitrias Manoulidis raises a fat, smoking joint and takes a deep drag. Frankly, he was not what I had in mind when I envisioned what our state’s newest tourists would look like. A stout, 60-something, ruggedly handsome, mustached man in a faded olive green down vest, this guy looks like he just walked off the docks of a Greek fishing village. Maybe he did. “I am from Greece,” Manoulidis confirms. “I come here and legally get my joints. And I feel more nice and not depressed.”
Monday, 03/23/2015 4:57 PM
In our 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.
Friday, 03/20/2015 2:49 PM
BadWill Market
Rover Rolls On.
Thursday, 03/19/2015 6:16 PM
Must ViewMystical Works from Artist Maïmouna Guerresi on Display(3/20 to 5/1, times vary) Mariane Ibrahim Gallery (formerly M.I.A Gallery) celebrates its new name and new space in Pioneer Square with a show of photographs by Italian Muslim artist Maïmouna Guerresi, who stages bold scenes featuring cosmic garment sculptures that blend African and Western iconography and customs.
Thursday, 03/19/2015 4:12 PM
Downtown crime: A man was shot multiple times early this morning near Third Avenue and Pike Street. King 5 reports that witnesses are being asked to dial 206.233.5000 if they know anything. 
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 3:17 PM
Ten dollars can buy you a lot of things. This coffee, yogurt and banana (with tip) that I'm currently enjoying, for one. Ten dollars might also soon buy you a trip down I-405 express lanes. A bit steep, eh? According to King 5 News, The Washington State Transportation Commission will hold its final public meeting and vote tonight on what the toll rates and carpool rules should be. "During peak hours, the toll rates may be as high as $10 per trip.
Tuesday, 03/17/2015 6:13 PM
Sealth
A little more than a year ago, in my Gray Matters column “Seven Slogans of Seattle,” I put forward the idea that Seattle needs a new nickname. We’ve been Queen City, Jet City and since the ’80s, rather lamely I think, The Emerald City. It felt like it was time for a change now that we’re a decade and a half into a new century.
Tuesday, 03/17/2015 5:42 PM
Accessbility is a high priority at the Pacific Science Center. A quick glance at the science and technology museum's website and you'll find a swath of helpful services it offers its visitors: complimentary wheelchairs, free admission for aides accompanying guests with disabilities, a friendly welcome to service animals and more.
Tuesday, 03/17/2015 4:34 PM
Twin Peaks drama: Word surfaced recently that the show's writer-director David Lynch was unclear whether Showtime's reboot of the series would happen saying "there are complications." But, according to Entertainment Weekly, Twin Peaks is moving forward despite Lynch's confusing comments. Phew.
Monday, 03/16/2015 5:38 PM
Yesterday was Selection Sunday, when the NCAA selection committee released the 68 men's basketball teams that make up the 2015 tournament. There were surprises; there were snubs (ahem, Temple); and there were obvious choices for top seeds (Kentucky, Duke). Eastern Washington University made the cut. The school is a 13 seed and will take on Georgetown--a four seed--this Thursday.
Monday, 03/16/2015 4:13 PM
Wee Art
As their young sons grew up, friends Ana Brown and Kim Edberg encountered a challenge more seasoned parents know all about: what to do with the prodigious artwork created by their budding Picassos. After a short run on a bulletin board or under a refrigerator magnet, all that creativity usually ends up stowed away.
Friday, 03/13/2015 2:57 PM
SIFF
Tech Wars. The University of Washington is planning to expand its technology program in a big way, The Puget Sound Business Journal said yesterday. The Global Innovation Exchange Program (GIX) is set to launch in 2016, and will be the new cornerstone for graduate students studying technology.
Thursday, 03/12/2015 5:09 PM
prohibition woman
The 1920's marked a period of Prohibition in our country, and Seattle was certainly no exception. Although, where there were temperance lobbyists and suffragists, there were also flappers and bootleggers, and the establishments in which they privately reveled. Like many cities throughout the country, Seattle and the surrounding Puget Sound region became hubs where speakeasies and secret drinking establishments lived, and The Roaring Twenties swung on.