Arts & Culture Blog - SeattleMag.com http://seattlemag.com/blogs/%252Fculture/restaurants/restaurants/deals-promotions en The Must List: Laugh Riot, a Colorful Art Exhibit http://seattlemag.com/article/must-list-laugh-riot-colorful-art-exhibit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Seattle magazine staff </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What to do this weekend in Seattle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/must-list/seattlefloor.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=53057">seattlefloor.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Seattle Floor exhibit </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Must See<br><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/seattle-photogs-solo-show-reveals-portraits-local-musicians" target="_blank">Portraits of Seattle Rockers at Union Stables Building</a></strong><br>(8/27 to 9/11, times vary) In his new solo show, Musician: A Portrait Project, Ernie Sapiro exhibits intimate photographs of a diverse range of local musicians, including Mike McCready, Trimpin and Star Anna. Here, he chats with co-producer Nancy Guppy about the show.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/826244987490443/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Courtesy of The Seattle Floor by Veit Stratmann Facebook page</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/must-list-laugh-riot-colorful-art-exhibit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Must List Arts & Entertainment Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:05:00 +0000 lauren.mang 45618 at http://seattlemag.com Uniqlo to Open in Bellevue October 16 and More News http://seattlemag.com/article/uniqlo-open-bellevue-october-16-and-more-news <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/lauren-mang-0">Lauren Mang</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The top Seattle news stories you should be reading today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/uniqlo_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=75217">uniqlo.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Uniqlo is set to open its Bellevue Square store on Friday, October 16 </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Uniqlo has announced that the opening</strong> date for its Bellevue Square location will be Friday, October 16. The nearly 16,000-square-foot store will be the Japanese apparel retailer's first Pacific Northwest location and will house the brand's full assortment of men's, women's and children's collections. “Opening in [the Seattle region] gives UNIQLO a greater opportunity to expand the reach of the brand to quality-conscious customers, as well as better serve the growing needs of our customers on the west coast,” Larry Meyer, ceo, Uniqlo USA said in a press release.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Courtesy of Uniqlo </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/uniqlo-open-bellevue-october-16-and-more-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:29:54 +0000 lauren.mang 45612 at http://seattlemag.com Ed Brooks Talks about Seattle's Diverse Sound http://seattlemag.com/article/ed-brooks-talks-about-seattles-diverse-sound <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Jake Uitti </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seattle&#039;s master of mastering on music, the secret to creating a great record </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/music/edbrooksjpg.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=61621">edbrooksjpg.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ed Brooks </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>On January 30, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready teamed up with the Seattle Symphony and an all-star cast of rock musicians – from bassist Duff McKagan to singers Chris Cornell and Kim Virant – at Benaroya Hall to perform original compositions as well as songs from the band, Mad Season. The night of music, part of SSO’s fifth annual Sonic Evolution Series, where well-known musicians write original works tailored specifically for the symphony, was laid to tape and <a href="http://pearljam.com/goods/product_info.php?products_id=3365" target="_blank">will be released </a>August 28 on vinyl.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Jake Uitti </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/ed-brooks-talks-about-seattles-diverse-sound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music Arts & Entertainment Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:05:51 +0000 lauren.mang 45610 at http://seattlemag.com Is Seattle too fancy? http://seattlemag.com/article/seattle-too-fancy <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/knute-berger">Knute Berger</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Conspicuous consumption is frowned upon no more </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/commentary/subarujpg.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=71432">subarujpg.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Are Seattleites trading in the sensible Subaru for flashier wheels? </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>As the city transforms around us, one of the most noticeable impacts is the visibility of affluence. I remember a time when Seattle’s rich flaunted their wealth with an understated Volvo station wagon or a modest mid-century home tucked into the trees. Wealthy neighborhoods were discreet: Broadmoor lay behind walls (and even barbed wire), The Highlands invisible in the forest. Conspicuous consumption was frowned upon.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> order_242 from Chile (Subaru Forester S 2003) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/seattle-too-fancy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Arts & Culture Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:56:08 +0000 lauren.mang 45606 at http://seattlemag.com Dragon Sculpture in SLU, Volunteer Firefighters Wanted & more http://seattlemag.com/article/dragon-sculpture-slu-volunteer-firefighters-wanted-more <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/lauren-mang-0">Lauren Mang</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The top Seattle news stories you should be reading today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/wildfiresjpg.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=80397">wildfiresjpg.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BLM emergency firefighters take the &quot;Pack Test&quot; in Vale, Oregon </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>For the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRTkCHE1sS4" target="_blank">Veruca Salts </a>of the</strong> world, online retailer Amazon has at last expanded its one-hour delivery Prime Now service to Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond and Kirkland and will expand to other zip codes soon.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Photos by Larry Moore, BLM Vale via Flickr </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/dragon-sculpture-slu-volunteer-firefighters-wanted-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture News of the day Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:56:36 +0000 lauren.mang 45604 at http://seattlemag.com Laugh It Up at this Monthly Alternative Comedy Showcase http://seattlemag.com/article/laugh-it-monthly-alternative-comedy-showcase <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Nancy Guppy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/september-2015">September 2015</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nancy Guppy goofs off with the co-hosts of the Laugh Riot comedy showcase </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/humor/0915guppy.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=77940">0915guppy.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nancy Guppy with Derek Sheen (left) and Ryan Casey </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>If you need a break from Seattle’s unfailing earnestness, let your irreverent side fly free at Laugh Riot, the monthly alternative comedy showcase that takes place at Capitol Hill’s Chop Suey (9/2. 9 p.m. $5. 1325 E Madison St.; Facebook, “<a href="https://www.facebook.com/laughriotshowcase?fref=ts" target="_blank">Laugh Riot</a>”). You’ll be in good hump-day hands the first Wednesday of every month, thanks to cohosts and funnymen-about-town Derek Sheen and Ryan Casey.<br><br><strong>LOCATION:</strong> Green Bean Coffeehouse in Greenwood</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Tia White </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/laugh-it-monthly-alternative-comedy-showcase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Humor Arts & Entertainment comedy Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:14:43 +0000 lauren.mang 45592 at http://seattlemag.com Map of Wildfires, 'Amazonian Manifesto' and more news http://seattlemag.com/article/map-wildfires-amazonian-manifesto-and-more-news <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/lauren-mang-0">Lauren Mang</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The top Seattle news stories you should be reading today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/amazon_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=56930">amazon.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon ceo Jeff Bezos </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Washington Wildfires: </strong>As the wildfires in our state rage on, easterly winds blew smoke from those fires into our area this weekend, prompting the National Weather Service to issue Air Quality Alerts, <a href="http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/wildfires/2015/08/22/wildfire-smoke-causes-hazy-skies--western-washington/32204459/" target="_blank">according </a>to KING 5 News. The hazy skies should improve today, as winds are slated to shift to the west.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> James Duncan Davidson </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/map-wildfires-amazonian-manifesto-and-more-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:20:03 +0000 lauren.mang 45589 at http://seattlemag.com Spreading Wildfires, Sounders Most Valuable Team & More News http://seattlemag.com/article/spreading-wildfires-sounders-most-valuable-team-more-news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Kirsten Abel </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The top Seattle news stories you should be reading today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/news/fire.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=73532">fire.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A view from Winthrop of the encroaching fires </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Forest Fires: </strong>According to <em><a href="http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/northwest/thursday-fire-update-smoke-blankets-okanogan/?utm_content=buffer44386&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_source=twitter&amp;utm_campaign=owned_buffer#map" target="_blank">The Seattle Times</a></em>, more than 18 wildfires are currently burning throughout Washington state. The fires in North Central Washington are especially alarming, and are continuing to spread.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Alex Clayton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/throwback-thursday-40-years-seattle-sounders-soccer">#Throwback Thursday: 40 Years of Seattle Sounders Soccer</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/5-cocktails-drink-while-playing-video-games">5 Cocktails to Drink While Playing Video Games </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/airport-wages-major-road-closure-more-news">Airport Wages, Major Road Closure &amp; More News</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/spreading-wildfires-sounders-most-valuable-team-more-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Arts & Culture News of the day Fri, 21 Aug 2015 02:31:29 +0000 kirsten.abel 45586 at http://seattlemag.com Must List: Outdoor Arts Festivals, Seattle Opera's 'An American Dream' http://seattlemag.com/article/must-list-outdoor-arts-festivals-seattle-operas-american-dream <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Seattle magazine staff </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What to do this weekend in Seattle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/must-list/15americandreameb014.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=44087">15americandreameb014.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hae Ji Chang (Setsuko Kobayashi) in Seattle Opera&#039;s world premiere of An American Dream. </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><div class="SCX57953483 Ltr OutlineElement"> <p class="SCX57953483 Paragraph" style="font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: &amp;amp;amp; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; text-align: left; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; text-indent: 0px; font-size: 6pt;"><span class="SCX57953483 TextRun" style="color: #000000; font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; line-height: 20px;"><span class="SCX57953483 NormalTextRun" style="background-color: inherit;">Must See</span></span><s</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Elise Bakketun </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/must-list-outdoor-arts-festivals-seattle-operas-american-dream" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Must List Arts & Entertainment Thu, 20 Aug 2015 22:36:06 +0000 lauren.mang 45585 at http://seattlemag.com Airport Wages, Major Road Closure & More News http://seattlemag.com/article/airport-wages-major-road-closure-more-news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Danny Calkins </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The top Seattle news stories you should be reading today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/news/airportworkers.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=56374">airportworkers.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Working at the airport</strong> just became an even better gig. The Washington Supreme Court ruled that a voter-approved initiative to raise the minimum wage to $15 in the city of SeaTac should apply to workers at the airport, reports <a href="http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Top-court-Sea-Tac-Airport-must-pay-workers-15-minimum-wage-322410081.html" target="_blank">KOMO News</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> ellenm1 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/worst-traffic-spots-seattle">Worst Traffic Spots in Seattle</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/sea-tac-airport-rocks">Sea-Tac Airport Rocks</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/huskies-and-cougar-fan-gear-gals-and-not-bit-pink-anywhere">Huskies and Cougar Fan Gear for Gals (And Not a Bit of Pink Anywhere!)</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/airport-wages-major-road-closure-more-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture News of the day Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:08:57 +0000 danny.calkins 45583 at http://seattlemag.com Instagram Inspiration: A Lazy Person's Iron Man http://seattlemag.com/article/instagram-inspiration-lazy-persons-iron-man <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Kirsten Abel </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not quite ready for a real triathlon? These chill games might be more up your alley (and more fun) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/outdoors/collage-web.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=59489">collage-web.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Instagram Inspiration is a column on Seattlemag.com that explores our favorite Instagram themes each week. </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>My family is hosting its 28th Annual Triathlon this weekend. It’s a triathlon for people who would rather relax than do sprints, which is the best kind of triathlon, and for most of us, the only kind. My dad started it with some of his college friends back in the day, which makes sense considering all three events could potentially be played with a beer in one hand.</p> <p>The fierce competition is made up of three games: Frisbee golf, ping pong, and horseshoes. Sometimes there’s a non-credit dance round that inevitably includes both “The Electric Slide” and “The Cha Cha Slide.”</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/instagram-inspiration-hooked-books">Instagram Inspiration: Hooked on Books</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/instagram-inspiration-hot-seattle-lunch-spots">Instagram Inspiration: Hot Seattle Lunch Spots</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/instagram-inspiration-our-weekly-top-5-3">Instagram Inspiration: Our Weekly Top 5</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/instagram-inspiration-lazy-persons-iron-man" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Outdoors Arts & Entertainment Instagram Inspiration Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:30:43 +0000 kirsten.abel 45581 at http://seattlemag.com How to Kick Off Your Fantasy Football League in Epic Seattle Style http://seattlemag.com/article/how-kick-your-fantasy-football-league-epic-seattle-style <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Kirsten Abel </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tips for a successful, Seahawks-themed start to your fantasy football season </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-entertainment/draft-cropped.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=52182">draft-cropped.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This season, get back to the good old days of fantasy (see above) by hosting an offline, in-person draft </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #ff9900;"><strong>Do a Mock Draft (or seven)</strong></span></span></p> <p>Mock drafting lets you try out strategies without the risk of getting stuck with a horrible team. For example, here’s the result of one <a href="http://games.espn.go.com/ffl/mockdraftlobby" target="_blank">ESPN</a> mock draft I did where I tried to pick as many Seahawks players as possible.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/slapjack/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Adam Cutler</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/gun-tax-seahawks-safety-earl-thomas-back-more">Gun Tax, Seahawks Safety Earl Thomas is Back &amp; More </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/30-perfect-summer-nights-seattle">30 Perfect Summer Nights in Seattle</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/4-cocktails-keep-you-cool-late-summer">4 Cocktails to Keep You Cool in Late Summer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/how-kick-your-fantasy-football-league-epic-seattle-style" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Entertainment fantasy football Mon, 17 Aug 2015 19:11:56 +0000 kirsten.abel 45569 at http://seattlemag.com City of Storytellers: Essays from Some of Seattle's Finest Writers http://seattlemag.com/article/city-storytellers-essays-some-seattles-finest-writers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/brangien-davis">Brangien Davis</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/september-2015">September 2015</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A new book celebrates Seattle’s vibrant literary scene </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/0915cityoflit.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=32002">0915cityoflit.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>It’s easy to find stats that prove Seattle is a literature-loving city—we always land in the top three in the annual ranking of America’s Most Literate Cities, which doesn’t even take into account our many writing programs, reading series and independent word nerds writing books and creating literary magazines.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/6-books-local-authors-your-summer-reading-list">6 Books from Local Authors for your Summer Reading List</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/discover-local-writers-hours-reading-series">Discover Local Writers at the Off Hours Reading Series </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/three-summer-reading-musts-all-set-northwest">Three Summer Reading Musts, All Set in the Northwest</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/city-storytellers-essays-some-seattles-finest-writers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Literature Arts & Entertainment Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:35:15 +0000 danny.calkins 45451 at http://seattlemag.com A 'Jackass Tax' and More if Knute Berger Ran Seattle http://seattlemag.com/article/jackass-tax-and-more-if-knute-berger-ran-seattle <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/knute-berger">Knute Berger</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/september-2015">September 2015</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thought experiment: Berger lets power go to his head </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/gray-matters/0915graymatters.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=70813">0915graymatters.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>I have no intention of ever entering the political arena as more than an observer. Still, I sometimes fantasize, “If I were dictator of Seattle, what would I do?”<br><br>In reality, it’s a terrible idea. I believe human nature is flawed, good intentions often go awry, and that absolute power corrupts absolutely. I can imagine my well-meaning dictatorial Mossback regime at City Hall devolving over time—perhaps rapidly—into a circus worthy of Pyongyang or Game of Thrones. Mimes and clowns would come to fear me, the Dear Leader, or flee the city for safe haven.<br></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/seattle-too-white">Is Seattle Too White?</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/our-progressive-town-you-might-not-be-progressive-enough">In Our Progressive Town, You Might Not be Progressive Enough</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/how-get-lumbersexual-look-hint-its-pricey">How to Get that Lumbersexual Look (Hint: It&#039;s Pricey)</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/jackass-tax-and-more-if-knute-berger-ran-seattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gray Matters Arts & Culture Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:55:39 +0000 lauren.mang 45567 at http://seattlemag.com Ai Weiwei's Sculptures to Walla Walla, Bird Lawsuit & More News http://seattlemag.com/article/ai-weiweis-sculptures-walla-walla-bird-lawsuit-more-news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Kirsten Abel </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The top Seattle news stories you should be reading today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/news/refraction.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=41165">refraction.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Weiwei&#039;s 6-ton sculpture &quot;Refraction&quot; was most recently exhibited on Alcatraz Island earlier this year </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Heavy Art: </strong><a href=" http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/visual-arts/ai-weiwei-sculptures-on-view-in-walla-walla-in-september/" target="_blank">According to </a><em>The Seattle Times</em>, several sculptural pieces of Ai Weiwei, a Chinese artist and activist, will be featured in Walla Walla starting next month. Eight of Weiwei’s sculptures will go up at the <a href="http://www.foundryvineyards.com" target="_blank">Foundry Vineyards</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jesse/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Jesse Wagstaff</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/lifestyle/outdoors/north-cascades-institutes-learning-center-birds">The North Cascades Institute&#039;s Learning Center Is for the Birds</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/what-eat-seattle-street-food-festival">What to eat at the Seattle Street Food Festival</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sounders-fans-are-turning-heads">Sounders Fans Are Turning Heads</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/ai-weiweis-sculptures-walla-walla-bird-lawsuit-more-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Arts & Culture Fri, 14 Aug 2015 04:23:32 +0000 kirsten.abel 45564 at http://seattlemag.com