If you ever find yourself crying at work, take Ellen Forney’s advice: “Don’t wipe your tears. Don’t change your posture. Just keep working until you get to the point where your nose is running and you’re kind of a mess—then get up, go to the bathroom, blow your nose and wipe your face. Take a deep breath and go back to work.”
Seattle magazine editor-at-large Knute Berger returns to his stomping grounds at the Space Needle tomorrow night.
After spending a year at the Needle as writer-in-residence, Berger will now be in attendance to deliver MOHAI's Denny Lecture, a new annual event developed to recognize the work of influential historians in our region.
There’s something ironic about a museum devoted to documenting a city’s progress getting booted out of its home in the name of progress.
Then again, the team at Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) understands better than most that civic progress does not happen without demise and demolition.
If you missed the Hermès Festival of Crafts last February at The Bravern, where a traveling group of artisans set up workshop in the Bravern’s Exhibition Space and blew viewers’ minds with their skilled fine craftsmanship, now’s your chance to see something else amazing from this iconic French design house, this time with a nod to future rather than a glimpse at the past.
MUST SEEWomen at WorkOpens Friday (10/26-12/15) - Photo Center Northwest’s new exhibit, Social Order: Women Photographers from Iran, India and Afghanistan features the work of five contemporary artists, including Iran’s Shadi Ghadirian who poses friends in traditional garb while holding mundane items (see above). The show offers a fresh look at women’s roles in Eastern and Middle Eastern cultures—and the way traditions affect modern life, and vice versa.
The discussions we have as we select images for our food covers are always a little amusing—and maybe a little less than appetizing. “We can’t put that on our cover—it’s foaming at the mouth.”
“Is that a cell phone under that food?”
“Are those ears on that plate?”
The dish that ultimately lands on our cover must be instantly recognizable, somewhat fancy—yet not too fussy—and, above all, look very, very tasty. (Even if you’re not a salmon lover, we think this month’s shot of Restaurant Zoë’s salmon dish fits the bill.)
Watching Obama and Romey face-off is always more fun in a crowd, so join friends at one of these neighborhood restaurants to watch the third and final presidential debate (10/28, 6pm), focusing on foreign policy. The themed food and libations offered here should definitely pique your electoral energy.
With state and national elections imminent, a large helping of politics with your news is pretty much unavoidable. And while it’s easy to guess what end of the spectrum political ads sit on (thanks to those handy endorsed by and paid for declarations), that’s not always true of the news we read online. That’s why we were glad when Geekwire brought a new online tool, Balancer, to our attention.
October 21 marked the last day of Seattle's World's Fair in 1962. It will also mark the last day of the 50th Anniversary celebration of said World's Fair, which has been bubbling up around Seattle Center in myriad ways since February.
MUST EXPERIENCECity Arts FestOngoing (10/17–10/20) — It’s time again for the City Arts Festival, when venues across town collude to bring you a city-wide explosion of music, film, dance, theater and visual art. This year’s extravaganza includes dancers KT Niehoff and Zoe Scofield, local bands Ravenna Woods (shown above), Lemolo and Fresh Espresso, artists Jesse Higman and Susan Robb—and that is just the tippy-top of the iceberg.
The waterfront has become the new blank slate upon which planners and urbanists can sketch out their fantasy futures. It’s the new Seattle Commons, the new monorail, the new Westlake, the new SoDo, the new South Lake Union, the new World’s Fair, all rolled into one. It’s a transportation project, a safety project (the sea wall), a park, a tourist center, a commuter corridor for ferries and foot passengers. The new tagline is a “waterfront for all,” signaling an egalitarian goal.