Culture

Saturday, 12/11/2010 2:43 AM
It’s funny to look back at all the Y2K hand-wringing that was done when the calendar flipped from 1999 to 2000. Who knew we’d close out the decade worrying less about whether our computers would work than whether we could ever afford to retire? Or that we’d be surfing the Web on our cell phones and communicating through tweets and status updates? 
Saturday, 12/11/2010 1:33 AM
WHY WE LOVE HER STYLE: Shiramizu, the owner of Momo boutique in the International District, has a very short style icon: her 7-year-old niece. So she often looks to girlhood’s flowy skirts and comfortable fabrics to pull together her easygoing style. “My style is a mix of Tinkerbell and Morticia from The Addams Family,” the I.D. maven says.
Saturday, 12/11/2010 12:10 AM
Travel: Sketch Books
Saturday, 12/11/2010 12:21 AM
While pundits ponder the future of the novel, Seattle author Neal Stephenson has lodged it securely in the past. Stephenson (Snow Crash; Cryptonomicon), whose avant-garde science-fiction sagas explore cryptography, math and philosophy, recently released the first installment of his latest work, The Mongoliad, a parallel-world version of the Mongol invasion of Europe co-authored by several like-minded scribes.
Saturday, 12/11/2010 12:29 AM
Are you always first in line to try the latest thrill ride? Then get yourself to Whistler this winter for an attraction so cool it’s frozen. The Whistler Sliding Centre, site of the bobsled, luge and skeleton events at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, is offering the public a piloted four-man bobsled experience and a solo skeleton experience, which means anyone with enough loonies can slip-slide down the same ice chute as last February’s gold medalists.
Saturday, 12/11/2010 12:43 AM
If hockey is in your blood, it doesn’t matter how old you are: The need must be satisfied. Roddy Scheer has been skating for 30 years, and nothing gets between him and his Monday-night games with a bunch of guys who represent a true cross section of Seattle.
Friday, 12/10/2010 11:01 PM
Some things just don’t qualify for the “best” list. Here are 23 that are amusing, appalling, annoying or just plain asinine. A really bad day: Dead man inside a parked car gets a ticket from Seattle meter maid. Rhonda Breard, who took at least $12 million from local investors, is sentenced to about 3 million minutes in prison.
Friday, 12/10/2010 11:17 PM
Best new microhood
Tuesday, 11/30/2010 10:54 PM
If you really consider yourself a Seattlite but haven't seen salmon spawning in local streams, now is your chance. For the next few weeks chum and coho salmon will continue to return to the gravel beds of their youth at Pipers Creek, Thornton Creek and Boeing Creek on the north side of town, as well as at Longfellow Creek and Fauntleroy Creek in West Seattle, among other riparian zones around town.
Tuesday, 11/23/2010 6:00 AM
I must not be the only one thinking about skiing now that the snows of winter have finally begun to fall, in our fair city no less. Those so-inclined should sharpen up their edges and head out for the slopes this coming weekend. Here is a run-down of some area ski slopes and their opening days for this 2010-2011 season... Mt. Baker: already open! hit the slopes today! Crystal Mountain: opens for the season on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday Nov. 25
Tuesday, 11/16/2010 5:00 PM
Best case of life imitating art
Tuesday, 11/16/2010 5:00 PM
Food rock star of the year
Friday, 11/12/2010 12:00 PM
Let's be honest for a second: After about 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon, the brain is pretty much shot, and the likelihood of actually getting any work accomplished plummets. So when you need to take a short internet break this afternoon, here's handy list of local designers who are making efforts to be eco-conscious.
Wednesday, 10/13/2010 4:00 PM
I see my fair share of fashion shows, especially in the fall when Fashion Night Out, Fashion Week and Fashion First are in full swing. So admittedly, fashion shows can sometimes lose their sparkle for me: Luly Yang has restored it.
Wednesday, 10/06/2010 4:00 PM
Most of the time (okay, 99 percent of the time) you can show up wearing jeans to just about anything in Seattle. On Friday however, we get our 1 percent, once in a blue moon, must dress-up date at Luly Yang Couture’s annual fall runway show benefiting Seattle Children’s.