Monday, 11/30/2015 10:11 PM
Michael A. Wansley wants to drive his own boat. But, to do this anytime soon he’s going to have to get over some pretty debilitating fears. 
Monday, 11/30/2015 6:04 PM
Seattle Superheroes is a regular series on 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. No one knows exactly how he got here. But it's safe to say that DJ Marco "Maneuver" Collins landed in Seattle like an asteroid hitting the earth. Except, unlike the asteroid that knocked off the dinosaurs millions of years ago, Collins' presence magnified life here--grew it, fostered it, gave it a center.  
Monday, 11/30/2015 4:11 AM
The matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the Pittsburgh Steelers felt just about as tense on Sunday as it did 10 years ago when they faced each other in Super Bowl XL. With yesterday's win, the 'Hawks stay alive in the 2015 playoff hunt.  It was a penalty-filled contest (just like it was 10 years ago) and the final score, 39-30, looked wonky because of a missed Hauschka extra point (his third in two games, which is worrisome) and a handful of two-point tries.
Wednesday, 11/25/2015 9:45 PM
Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum came to this city wanting to “thaw the freeze,” she says. In Seattle, she found, meeting people and building Jewish culture and community can be a challenge. That’s why Nussbaum, shortly after arriving here in 2004 with her husband, Noam Pianko, cofounded The Kavana Cooperative, a nondenominational Jewish community. “In a transplant city like Seattle, it can be hard for people to meet and connect,” says Nussbaum, 39, Kavana’s rabbi and executive director.
Wednesday, 11/25/2015 8:34 PM
This season, amid the frenzy of downtown Seattle, where shoppers descend and office workers close out the fiscal year, there is an exhibit that disrupts our notions about artists and museums while affirming our faith in generosity and inclusion. Rebel Rebel, at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM), appears at first to be a modest show of local artists, most of them women. But the story behind the exhibition is one of the more inspiring and unusual in recent memory.
Wednesday, 11/25/2015 8:18 PM
The Seattle area has the eighth-largest homeless veteran population in the country, according to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). With the help of the community, the veteran-led nonprofit One Less Mountain’s Seattle Stand Down project is working to change that.
Wednesday, 11/25/2015 7:12 PM
Painter Cable Griffith’s landscapes bring an electronic pulse to pastoral scenes, fusing the order of human-built infrastructure with the chaos of the natural world. The smooth surfaces and rounded contours of his trees, islands, hills and rivers; the deeply saturated palette with its warm, backlit glow; and the stilted perspectives and cartoonish sense of scale owe as much to video games and systems-design graphics as they do to Albert Bierstadt and other painters of the American West.
Wednesday, 11/25/2015 4:26 PM
On 9/11, 38 international flights were told they must land in Gander, Newfoundland, after the American government closed U.S. airspace. Most of us, traumatized by the events that day and glued to our screens, were unaware that nearly 7,000 people became unintended guests of this small Canadian community and several towns nearby. The theatrical production, Come From Away, now at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, chronicles the story of some of these bewildered passengers – and of the care and hospitality that residents of Gander showed them.
Wednesday, 11/25/2015 7:53 AM
According to a study conducted by DelMonte, Washington state ranks 42nd in the U.S. for our love of green bean casserole. DelMonte surveyed 3,000 Americans and asked them to divulge whether or not they would serve this time-honored classic at their Thanksgiving feast this year. Ranking just ahead of West Virginia, the survey showed that 21 percent of Washingtonians will enjoy this dish for the holiday.
Tuesday, 11/24/2015 12:54 AM
If you’re looking to spread some holiday cheer this year, many Seattle organizations are offering opportunities to help those in need. We’ve compiled a list of several events and programs ranging from a dining app that's helping to feed the hungry to Thanksgiving food drives. Not only will you help to bring comfort and joy to many people in our community, but you’ll also have a great time doing it.
Tuesday, 11/24/2015 12:32 AM
Amid the hustle and bustle of the South Lake Union tech industry, students and staff at Cornish College of the Arts are asking how they can ensure their field has a future. Much of modern art involves collaborating with technology and other artists. “At Cornish we believe in the flexibility and adaptability of art,” says Moira Payne, Provost and Vice President for academic affairs.
Monday, 11/23/2015 11:20 PM
On Tuesday, November 2, online retailer opened its first brick-and-mortar retail storefront since it began selling books on the Internet 20 years ago. Invoking the company’s own origins, Amazon has created a bookstore, modest in size and appearance and with an actual brick-and-mortar facade, that inhabits the space recently occupied by the conveyer belt-driven Blue C Sushi at University Village.   
Monday, 11/23/2015 10:42 PM
Walking into Funko’s colorful, 200,000-square-foot warehouse in Everett is like discovering the best-kept secret toy factory in the world. Piled up to the ceiling sit the company’s signature hot seller: the stylized, irresistibly cute Pop! figures, with their oversize bobbleheads and big eyes. You’ve likely seen the movie, comic or TV-show inspirations for the figures, from Batman and Mickey Mouse to Game of Thrones’ Daenerys Targaryen. 
Monday, 11/23/2015 5:01 PM
Southeast Seattle is known for its diversity. The 98118 zip code, which extends from Columbia City to Rainier Beach, is one of the most diverse in the United States. The area is often held up as a symbol of Seattle’s urbanity: diverse, multicultural, immigrant-friendly. But if you think that it’s a symbol of the new Seattle, think again. That diversity has old roots. For evidence, I cite a short article I recently ran across in The Seattle Times, headlined: “Southeast Seattle Metropolitan.” The year? 1908.
Monday, 11/23/2015 4:56 AM
The chance to interview Seahawks’ star cornerback Richard Sherman is an exciting proposition. With it, though, brings its share of questions, especially for a writer who has been at least a little critical of the man this season. Nevertheless, I was set to interview Sherman during the American Express Blue Friday event at the brand new Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room on Capitol Hill.