Culture

Wednesday, 08/13/2014 5:32 PM
pike place market, public market, throwback thursday, old
Happy Thursday! The work week is almost over and you're probably getting a little bit of weekend-itis. Hang in there people and enjoy this Seattle summer day, even if there are too many clouds.
Tuesday, 08/12/2014 8:57 PM
What’s your favorite current Seattle band? If you have trouble answering (or if you draw a blank after Macklemore), we’re not going to judge. But we are going to suggest it’s time to check in with the city’s thriving indie music scene. New local bands are exploring sounds, blurring genre boundaries (though we’ve wrestled them into categories here) and playing vibrant live shows all over town (see our Live Music Venue guide).
Tuesday, 08/12/2014 7:16 PM
What’s your favorite current Seattle band? If you have trouble answering (or if you draw a blank after Macklemore), we’re not going to judge. But we are going to suggest it’s time to check in with the city’s thriving indie music scene. New local bands are exploring sounds, blurring genre boundaries (though we’ve wrestled them into categories here) and playing vibrant live shows all over town (see our Live Music Venue guide).
Tuesday, 08/12/2014 6:47 PM
My Goodness Gateway Band: Soundgarden
Tuesday, 08/12/2014 5:10 PM
What’s your favorite current Seattle band? If you have trouble answering (or if you draw a blank after Macklemore), we’re not going to judge. But we are going to suggest it’s time to check in with the city’s thriving indie music scene. New local bands are exploring sounds, blurring genre boundaries (though we’ve wrestled them into categories here) and playing vibrant live shows all over town (see our Live Music Venue guide). Even with this sampler of 50 bands, we haven’t scratched the surface of Seattle music.
Tuesday, 08/12/2014 5:00 PM
What’s your favorite current Seattle band? If you have trouble answering (or if you draw a blank after Macklemore), we’re not going to judge. But we are going to suggest it’s time to check in with the city’s thriving indie music scene. New local bands are exploring sounds, blurring genre boundaries (though we’ve wrestled them into categories here) and playing vibrant live shows all over town (see our Live Music Venue guide).
Monday, 08/11/2014 9:26 PM
Local music purveyor Seattle Living Room Shows has teamed up with Lake Union Charters & Adventures to put on an evening outdoor concert on a boat with a deck transformed into a sandy beach. On August 26 at 6:45 p.m. sharp, the intrepid Trek (a car-and-passenger ferry turned leisure zone) shoves off into the evening sun for a three-hour tour of Lake Union made pret-ty fantastic by live music and the fact that you’ll either be dancing or lounging in a beach chair (bring your own!), toes and boozy drink nestled comfortably in the sand.
Monday, 08/11/2014 7:13 PM
veuve clicquot, champagne, yellow mail truck
The Veuve Clicquot Mail Truck stems from Madame Clicquot herself, the French businesswoman who took over her husband's wine company at the age of 27 upon his death.
Monday, 08/11/2014 4:10 PM
[View the story "Mossback Monday" on Storify]
Friday, 08/08/2014 8:36 PM
top stories, s'mores, 50 cent, beatles, zucchini noodles, wayzgoose
TGIF! What an eventful week Seattle has had...and there's more to come this weekend, such as these National S'mores Day events, the Street Food Festival or a pee-themed satire, Urinetown. But in the meantime don't forget to check out the stories you may have missed during this sunny first week of August. 
Friday, 08/08/2014 6:51 PM
Our expert: Ravenna-based oceanographer and self-described “flotsamologist” Curtis Ebbesmeyer, coauthor of Flotsametrics and the Floating World and a quarterly “Beachcombers’ Alert” (beachcombersalert.org), a compilation of recent finds, including shells, sea glass and at least 11 kelp-covered boats believed to be debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan that washed onto the Washington coast. Want to learn more about the best places to visit along the coast?
Friday, 08/08/2014 4:40 PM
What do you get when you combine an impressive minimum-wage increase with restaurateurs who aren’t sure how they’ll afford it and a dining population that won’t settle for second-rate products or services? Speculation on a long timeline. The Seattle City Council’s recent decision to implement a $15 an hour minimum wage hike across all industries has been a real a head-scratcher for many restaurant owners trying to figure out how to deal with front of house employees who already average $35 an hour with cooks and dishwashers who are lucky to make $10 an hour.
Thursday, 08/07/2014 8:31 PM
According to a post by user Sporangepeeler on Reddit this morning, a fellow passenger on Metro bus 66 stepped in to prevent a mugging before it started. The situation occured this morning while he was riding the 66 Metro bus with his wife. Metro route 66 runs from the Northgate Transit Center, through the University District and into downtown. See below for the details on the event:
Thursday, 08/07/2014 7:57 PM
Must PressThe Wayzgoose Steamroller Smackdown at SLU Block PartyFriday (August 8, 12 to 6 p.m.) — Twelve teams compete, using a two-ton steamroller to print large-scale posters within a one-hour time limit. See this impressive (get it?) letterpress-printing spectacle at the South Lake Union Block Party this weekend.
Wednesday, 08/06/2014 6:36 PM
edgewater, beatles, seattle, 1964, beatles suite, world's fairTil
In 1964, The Beatles arrived in New York to embark upon their first U.S. tour and changed the course of American popular music. The nation had just mourned the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and people were trying to make sense of it all. The impact of “Beatlemania” on the U.S. was remarkable. More importantly to us locals, the third stop on the Beatles' tour was our own fair city of Seattle. On August 21, 1964 when no other Seattle hotel was ready to take them in, the Edgewater Hotel welcomed the fab four with open arms--and a few fishing poles!