Culture

Friday, 06/05/2015 4:38 PM
Everyone needs a good laugh now and then, so we’ve rounded up some of the best improvisational shows in Seattle. Watch trained comedians come up with unique, on-the-spot material and see a show that’s guaranteed to never be the same on any given night. Improv is a great icebreaker for a first date, fun for a night out with friends or even a happy hour with coworkers. You should also know that tickets are cheaper for most shows when purchased in advance, and you can't always buy tickets at the door as some of them fill up fast.
Thursday, 06/04/2015 7:39 PM
Two King County trails get national honor
Thursday, 06/04/2015 5:37 PM
Sharing is Caring: A new app created in Madrona lets people share their stuff with other users, says MyNorthwest.com. The app, MyNeighbor, allows users to post items they're willing to share with neighbors or make a request for something they want to borrow. Users can choose to share for free, charge a fee or share in exchange for a donation to a local charity.
Thursday, 06/04/2015 5:12 PM
Must RunLace Up Your Sneaks for Seattle Magazine's Brunch RunSaturday (6/6, registration starts at 7:30 a.m.) Grab a friend and run, walk, or stroll this 5K course in Magnuson Park. Then join your fellow runners for a post-race sampling brunch food, mimosas and Bloody Marys from some of Seattle’s top restaurants.
Wednesday, 06/03/2015 6:24 PM
Instagram Inspiration is a new column on Seattlemag.com that explores our favorite Instagram themes each week. This week, our mind is on warm-weather style. We picked some of our favorite looks that play up muted shades of cream and blue in a mix of fabrics and styles; perfect for this season's dramatic weather changes (hello, this entire week). Here's a few great shots to give you outfit inspiration for the upcoming weekend. 
Tuesday, 06/02/2015 8:02 PM
Running, just like sauerkraut or Michael Bay movies, is an acquired taste. While it might not be an activity that some of us particularly enjoy, we know there are a lot of you Seattleites who do like your cardio à la Forrest Gump (gnarly beard optional).
Tuesday, 06/02/2015 6:21 PM
With warm weather right around the corner, there’s no better time to start staking out the best date spots in the city. And when it comes to romance, what’s sweeter than taking your sweetheart on a romantic picnic in one of the area’s many gorgeous parks?  It’s hard to go wrong when you’re picnicking out on the shores of one of Seattle’s glistening bodies of water or sitting in the shade of its gorgeous greenery.
Monday, 06/01/2015 10:00 PM
I just returned from a world’s fair in Milan, Italy. The fair, Expo 2015, is devoted to the subject of “Feeding the Planet.” Milan has long been an inspiration on its own. For example, it is the place that inspired Howard Schultz to turn Starbucks from a coffee purveyor to a seller of lattes to the world after he visited their cafes back in 1983.
Monday, 06/01/2015 7:12 PM
Seattle celebrated the rich, full life of longtime Seattle magazine writer Ernie Pino at a gathering of more than 700 people at The 5th Avenue Theatre last night.
Monday, 06/01/2015 6:01 PM
Didn’t qualify for the U.S. Open? No problem. While the competitors show off their strokes at the tournament in nearby Chambers Bay (6/15–6/21; usga.usopen.com), you can ply your putter at one of Seattle’s miniature golf courses.Green Lake Pitch and Putt
Monday, 06/01/2015 4:19 PM
They say your home is a reflection of your identity—and if money allows, you can reshape your house (through a new coat of paint, a kitchen remodel, a second story) to more accurately reflect the person you are, or hope to be. But what happens when the relationship goes the other way—when a house transforms a human into a particular sort of person? Seattle sculptor Leo Saul Berk, 42, believes the house he grew up in is the reason he became an artist.
Monday, 06/01/2015 4:05 PM
The Makers is a new column on Seattlemag.com that explores different Seattle creatives and their crafts. These artists live to design, connect and create. Alexandra Greenwald has been obsessed with pastries since she was 12 years old, when she would ogle the éclairs and macarons her aunt would bring back from Paris. Photo Credit: Sparkfly photography
Friday, 05/29/2015 4:20 PM
Real estate company plans to revitalize iconic Seattle building
Friday, 05/29/2015 4:05 PM
Remember a superhero named The Red Bee? No? How about The Bouncer? Or The Puppeteer? Now’s your chance to get to know these (understandably) long-lost comic book stars, thanks to a new book by Redmond-based writer Jon Morris. The League of Regrettable Superheroes (Quirk Books, $24.95) grew out of Morris’ blog, Gone & Forgotten (gone-and-forgotten.blogspot.com), in which he unearths lesser-known comic books from the past and explains the strengths and foibles of these “half-baked heroes.”
Thursday, 05/28/2015 8:03 PM
Must WatchWhim W'him X-Posed at Cornish Playhouse(5/29 to 5/31, times vary) Former PNB dancer Olivier Wevers directs his recently formed company in X-Posed, featuring three new pieces: one by Seattle’s edgy Kate Wallich; one by French choreographer Manuel Vignoulle; and one by Wevers himself, exploring what’s unfiltered, raw and real.