The story for many this week will be injured running back Marshawn Lynch and whether the team is better off with undrafted rookie Thomas Rawls getting the majority of carries. It’s the sensational storyline, but not the important one.
Yes, fresh legs are necessary. But whether the punch from the running back position comes from the tank Lynch or the waterbug Rawls is moot: they need both. And the balance will be figured out as the season progresses - though it is good to see the rookie step up when needed.
Go ahead, watch the video below. I’ll personally pay you $5 if you don’t get the chills. I’ll wait.
Okay, now that that’s settled, let me give you some details about what’s going on: On October 1, local immigrant and refugee youth from the Rainier Vista neighborhood of South Seattle are coming together to throw a block party to bolster the community and show unity is not just a word located in the dictionary.
Going into Sunday's week 3 game, the biggest storyline for the 0-2 Seattle Seahawks is Jimmy Graham. Will the 6-foot, 7-inch tight end who plays more like a wide receiver be unleashed by Darrell Bevell, the team’s offensive coordinator who Marshawn Lynch’s mom said should be fired?
Amex & the 12s: American Express has announced a multi-year partnership with the Seahawks, its first with the team. What does it mean exactly? It means free pre-game events for fans hosted by American Express in a new area at Occidental Park called Section 12. The first one is on September 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be food and beverages from local shops and Seahawks-related activities.
Homeless people will soon have a place to shower and wash clothes at a new urban rest stop set to open in October in Ballard, KING 5 News reports. Located at 2014 NW 57th Street at the base of Cheryl Chow Court, the rest stop consists of five showers, restroom facilities, a diaper-changing area, washers and dryers, and a health exam room for visiting nurses.
Pearl Jam played the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert show last night and lead guitarist, Mike McCready, was spotted wearing the band t-shirt of local power-pop group, Stereo Embers. Later that night, McCready tweeted this picture out of himself and Colbert backstage.
The band played a Neil Young cover, “Rockin In The Free World,” with the talk show host hamming it up.
Two months ago, there were only two dozen handwritten notes, scattered like colorful Post-its, on a concrete pillar inside Seattle’s new Holocaust Center for Humanity. Written by students, the notes answer the question “How does change begin with you?” By this time next year, executive director Dee Simon hopes there will be 15,000 responses.
Strong Safety Kam Chancellor, arguably the anchor and the glue of his defensive unit, has ended his contract dispute with the Seattle Seahawks today and is returning to work (cue: citywide applause). This has a myriad implications for the player, the team and the organization. Let’s go through a few of them here.
Kris Orlowski is the gravel-voiced crooner with the charming cop mustache. The Seattle-based singer sounds classically brilliant in front of mic, whether he’s on the stoop of an old apartment building holding an acoustic or under the spotlight at the Triple Door Lounge. His latest project has him singing the songs of George and Ira Gershwin, reinterpreting the music with his friend and collaborator, violinist Andrew Joslyn.
Jane Wong is one of Seattle’s most accomplished poets. A graduate of the prestigious Iowa Writer’s Workshop and a published author, her writing has appeared in the coveted Best American Poetry series. This year, her poem, “Thaw,” is featured in the anthology alongside the work of Michael Derrick Hudson, who used a Chinese pen name, Yi-Fen Chou, to obscure his identity and get published in the book. The move caused an internet uproar – and rightfully so – many calling Hudson’s move racist and hurtful.
You never know what you’ll find at Westlake Park—a protest, a preacher, a person you wish would stop playing bagpipes. Even with recent splashy improvements, it’s a two-block petri dish swabbed with disparate strains of human culture. This month, add to the urban science experiment a 40-foot-tall geodesic-dome theater, courtesy of Portland’s Umpqua Bank.
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.We all know Seattle is changing faster than we can keep up with it. The cityscape is morphing rapidly before our eyes. That it’s become one big construction site is no illusion.
Despite being world-famous and on top of his musical craft as the lead singer of The Presidents of the United States of America, Seattle’s Chris Ballew felt unsatisfied. Something told him there was another style of art out there and the rock-and-roll he was playing wasn’t quite it.
Thankfully, for Ballew’s state of mind, he met his wife Kate Endle, whose visual artwork provided the inspiration for his new mode of songwriting, called kindie rock, and his new moniker, Caspar Babypants.