Arts & Culture Blog - SeattleMag.com http://seattlemag.com/blogs/%252Fcomment/reply/27764 en Inside the Workshops of Four Emerald City Comicon Cosplayers http://seattlemag.com/article/inside-workshops-four-emerald-city-comicon-cosplayers <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 and Danelle Jaeger </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/march-2015">March 2015</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This is what it takes to prep for the annual, highly costumed affair </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/seattleites/0315comiconcosplaypeople.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=38437">0315comiconcosplaypeople.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cosplayer Eric Jones and his other daughter, Emily, in his tidy Mill Creek workshop. Eric holds the 38-inch replica Sif Sword, originally made mostly of wood and then molded in silicone to make plastic resin copies </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Scenes from the workshop of cosplayer Eric Jones, of Coregeek</strong><br>Sometimes, when trying to replicate a villainous, power-hungry Asgardian’s wardrobe, you just have to punt. “I use a technique where I wrap the [human] subject with plastic wrap and tape—either duct or masking,” says Eric Jones, about making the form for the Loki costume (from <em>The Avengers</em>) for Comicon last year. <br><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/newfiles/0315_comicon_lokiss.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/newfiles/0315_comicon_lokiss.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 10px;" height="700" width="199"></a><br>“Then I’ll draw the shape of the armor on the taped area, then cut it off the subject to prep the piece for painting.” Based in Mill Creek, Jones runs Coregeek, a one-man prop- and costume-building enterprise. Over the past four years, he’s taped, wrapped, cut, glued and meticulously handcrafted around 10 costumes and countless props (both on commission and for himself). <br><br>A comics and movie fan and a woodworking hobbyist who has also dabbled in graphic design and works in law enforcement, Jones says he makes the costumes—which require upward of 200 hours spent in his workshop—for two main reasons: to enjoy cosplaying with his family and to bring smiles to the con’s attendees. “I love seeing my daughters get into the roles, and watching them interact with others at a con,” he says. “It’s truly a labor of love to make a couple hundred dollars in crafting supplies look like thousands of dollars in armor.” <br><br>For ECCC this year, he’s making a Fierce Deity Link costume (from “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask” Nintendo game) for his youngest daughter, complete with a 5-foot-long, double-helix bladed sword and body armor. His oldest daughter is going as Thranduil, King of the Elves from the Hobbit movies, adorned in an ornate robe and jewelry. And Jones and his wife will attend as gender-swapped versions of characters from Wreck-It Ralph: He will be a male version of Sgt. Calhoun, and his wife, Krista, will be Fix-It Felix (or, as they’ve dubbed her, Fix-It Felicia). <br><br>He started making the costumes in December and anticipates they will take about three months to complete. And while costs vary per costume, last year Jones spent about $700 on Loki’s attire and props alone. But for Jones, cosplaying is worth the effort. “The challenge of re-creating a costume or prop is the most exciting for me,” he says. “It’s kind of like putting together a puzzle from scratch.” <br><br><img src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/newfiles/0315_cosplaycostume.jpg" style="vertical-align: middle;" height="556" width="400"><br><em>The King Loki costume, which cosplayer Eric Jones made for his oldest daughter, Katelyn, for last year’s ECCC, took more than 200 hours to construct over three months<br><br></em><strong>Read our full, behind-the-scenes coverage on the 13th annual Emerald City Comicon (March 27-29), including photos galore, <a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/going-inside-geekfest-emerald-city-comicon" target="_blank">here</a></strong><em>. <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-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> Hayley Young </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/going-inside-geekfest-emerald-city-comicon">Going Inside the Geekfest that is Emerald City Comicon</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/sims-meets-seattle-recreating-emerald-city-sims-4">Sims Meets Seattle: Recreating the Emerald City in Sims 4</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/entertainment/nine-nerds-note-local-geeks-going-above-and-beyond">Nine Nerds of Note: Local Geeks Going Above and Beyond</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/inside-workshops-four-emerald-city-comicon-cosplayers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seattleites Arts & Culture Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:45:11 +0000 lauren.mang 44612 at http://seattlemag.com A New Book Uncovers Marine Magic in the Salish Sea http://seattlemag.com/article/new-book-uncovers-marine-magic-salish-sea <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/march-2015">March 2015</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Local Scientist-Authors dive deep into the ecosystem of the Salish Sea </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/literature/0315essentialsotter.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=45707">0315essentialsotter.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 Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest explores marine life in the Salish Sea </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the many pleasures of beachcombing along the shores of Puget Sound is the immense variation in the colors of the stones—deep purple, jade green, burgundy, caramel, speckled or striped black and white. To wanderers, it looks like a beautiful carpet but to marine scientists the diversity tells an exciting story about the geological evolution of our region. <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-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> Jess Newley © 2015 By Cloud Ridge Publishing, Courtesy of Sasquatch Books </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/arts/seattle-arts-profiles/beneath-salish-sea-local-filmmaker-explores-waters-puget-sound">Beneath the Salish Sea: Local Filmmaker Explores the Waters of the Puget Sound</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/road-trip-salish-lodge-invigorating-new-year-getaway">Road Trip to Salish Lodge for Invigorating New Year Getaway</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/must-list-shelby-earl-salish-hop-harvest-kickoff-and-nicole-hardy-reads-richard-hugo-house">The Must List: Shelby Earl at Salish, a Hop Harvest Kickoff and Nicole Hardy Reads at Richard Hugo House</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/new-book-uncovers-marine-magic-salish-sea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Literature Arts & Entertainment Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:25:05 +0000 jaclyn.norton 44601 at http://seattlemag.com Going Inside the Geekfest that is Emerald City Comicon http://seattlemag.com/article/going-inside-geekfest-emerald-city-comicon <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-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/march-2015">March 2015</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Behind the scenes of the high-energy, costumed celebration of comics, geek culture and superfans </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/0315comiconopener.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=30692">0315comiconopener.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Costumed attendees, like last year&#039;s clever Flash-in-motion group, flood Emerald City Comicon each year </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>If you find yourself approaching the Washington State Convention Center later this month and Thor, Wonder Woman or Geordi La Forge hold the door open for you, just smile, nod a “thank you” and step right in like you belong. You’ve arrived at<a href="http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com" target="_blank"> Emerald City Comicon </a>(ECCC)—ground zero for Seattle’s superhero fandom.<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-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 from tim schuessler; josh trujillo; studio 5; kathy Ann bugajsky; and kristen jenson </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/going-geekgirlcon-heres-one-panel-not-miss">Going to GeekGirlCon? Here&#039;s One Panel Not to Miss</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/blogs/seattle-scoop/place-where-everybody-knows-your-name-if-youre-nerd">A Place Where Everybody Knows Your Name (If You&#039;re a Nerd)</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/business/nerd-issue-celebrating-local-geek-varietals">The Nerd Issue: Celebrating Local Geek Varietals</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/going-inside-geekfest-emerald-city-comicon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Humor Arts & Culture Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:01:55 +0000 lauren.mang 44611 at http://seattlemag.com The P-I Globe on the Move, Kurt Cobain's Home for Sale http://seattlemag.com/article/p-i-globe-move-kurt-cobains-home-sale <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/pi.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=20508">pi.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Way to go, Bellingham: </strong>The city to our north has earned the title as one of the <a href="http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/bellingham/2015/03/03/bellingham-least-obese-cities/24337831/" target="_blank">least obese cities </a>in the U.S. after a recent Gallup survey found that "just 18.7 percent of Bellingham residents have a Body Mass Index of 30 or more." The low BMI brings Bellingham to the 5th best overall. The number one least obese city in the U.S.? Boulder, Colo.</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> Joe Mabel </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-author-produces-romantic-music-video-promote-latest-book">Seattle Author Produces Romantic Music Video to Promote Latest Book</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/recipe-week-black-bean-avocado-chicken-bowl">Recipe of the Week: Black Bean, Avocado &amp; Chicken Bowl </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/james-beard-semifinalist-evan-andres-talks-baking-and-more">James Beard Semifinalist Evan Andres Talks Baking and More</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/p-i-globe-move-kurt-cobains-home-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:32:26 +0000 lauren.mang 44610 at http://seattlemag.com Car2Go Expanding, Bicycle Collisions on the Rise & More http://seattlemag.com/article/car2go-expanding-bicycle-collisions-rise-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/1113car2go-1384988215.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=26609">1113car2go-1384988215.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Despite recent bike lane additions</strong> in sections through downtown and other areas of the city, bicycle collisions in Seattle are on the rise. <a href="http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/seattle/2015/03/03/cyclist-bikes-growing-pains-seattle-whittenberg-bike-drivers/24308603/" target="_blank">King 5 News reports </a>that "recent data reveals collisions increased by 34 in 2014.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/car2go-expanding-bicycle-collisions-rise-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:47:29 +0000 lauren.mang 44603 at http://seattlemag.com Seattle Author Produces Romantic Music Video to Promote Latest Book http://seattlemag.com/article/seattle-author-produces-romantic-music-video-promote-latest-book <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 Seattle writer&#039;s latest novel follows his now older, but maybe not yet wiser protagonist </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/literature/brenthartingerbeach.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=19707">brenthartingerbeach.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In 2003, Seattle author Brent Hartinger published <em>Geography Club</em><em>, </em>the first book in his young adult series that follows gay high school sophomore Russel Middlebrook and his quest to interact with other gay teens at his school. The novel earned praise from reviewers<em>--USA Today</em> called it an "honest, emotional and funny story," and <em>The Seattle Times</em> said it was a "breath of fresh air<em>." </em>In 2013, <em>Geography Club </em>was adapted into a feature film starring Scott Bakula and Ana Gasteyer.</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> Tim Cathersal </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/spokane-authors-new-novel-dives-world-sasquatch">Spokane Author&#039;s New Novel Dives into the World of Sasquatch</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/writer-adrianne-harun-her-new-novel-man-came-out-door-mountain">Writer Adrianne Harun on Her New Novel &#039;A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain&#039;</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/3-books-local-cooks">3 Books By Local Cooks</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/seattle-author-produces-romantic-music-video-promote-latest-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Literature Arts & Entertainment Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:47:12 +0000 lauren.mang 44580 at http://seattlemag.com Randy Minkler Celebrates 25 Years of Clowning Around http://seattlemag.com/article/randy-minkler-celebrates-25-years-clowning-around <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> Lara Roché-Sudar </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/march-2015">March 2015</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seattle’s clown jewel turns 25 at the Moisture Festival </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/seattleites/0315seattleite.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=82786">0315seattleite.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 tables are turned as Godfrey Daniels takes control of his maker, Randy Minkler </div> </div> </div> <p>For the last 25 years, Seattle performer Randy Minkler has been taking the stage in the guise of a clown named Godfrey Daniels, and even he agrees with the general consensus: “Clowns can be scary.” But Minkler has a strategy for getting beyond that hard truth. “I don’t think of him as a clown,” he says of Godfrey, “he’s more like an internally driven puppet.” <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-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> Photo Courtesy of Hayley Young </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="/blog/arts/%5Buser-raw%5D/thousand-clowns-intiman">A Thousand Clowns at the Intiman</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/see-moisture-festival-remember-local-fashion-icon-other-weekend-musts">See Moisture Festival, Remember a Local Fashion Icon &amp; Other Weekend Musts</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blogs/seattle-scoop/teatro-zinzanni-sends-clowns">Teatro Zinzanni Sends in the Clowns</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/randy-minkler-celebrates-25-years-clowning-around" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seattleites Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:04:54 +0000 jaclyn.norton 44597 at http://seattlemag.com Alaska is First Red State to Legalize Marijuana http://seattlemag.com/article/alaska-first-red-state-legalize-marijuana <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> Danielle Post </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here&#039;s what you need to know </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-features/alaska-northern-lights-710x434.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=18571">alaska-northern-lights-710x434.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><em>This article originally appeared on Avvo.</em></span><br><br>On Feb. 24, 2015, Alaska became the third U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana and the first majority republican state to do so. Here’s what&nbsp;you need to know:</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/changes-laws-may-bring-marijuana-use-lounges-washington">Changes in Laws May Bring &#039;Marijuana Use Lounges&#039; to Washington</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/18-potential-disasters-will-destroy-seattle-more-news">18 Potential Disasters That Will Destroy Seattle &amp; More News</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/cineramas-fists-fury-brings-bruce-lee-big-screen">Cinerama&#039;s Fists &amp; Fury Brings Bruce Lee to the Big Screen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/alaska-first-red-state-legalize-marijuana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News & Features Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:18:48 +0000 lauren.mang 44596 at http://seattlemag.com Streateries, First Hill Street Car Arrives & More http://seattlemag.com/article/streateries-first-hill-street-car-arrives-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/parklet2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=83865">parklet2.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 Chromer Building parklet in downtown Seattle. Streateries would operate similarly </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Rumors are swirling that Bellevue-based</strong> <strong>Expedia </strong>could be packing up and moving its headquarters to Seattle.</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 Sido </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/thanks-amazon-seattle-awash-fortune-seeking-men-again">Thanks to Amazon, Seattle is Awash in Fortune-seeking Men--Again</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/cineramas-fists-fury-brings-bruce-lee-big-screen">Cinerama&#039;s Fists &amp; Fury Brings Bruce Lee to the Big Screen</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/recipe-week-caramelized-onion-whipped-sweet-potatoes">Recipe of the Week: Caramelized Onion Whipped Sweet Potatoes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/streateries-first-hill-street-car-arrives-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:47:22 +0000 lauren.mang 44595 at http://seattlemag.com Essex's Burger, Weekend Snow, Women's Bike Month & More News http://seattlemag.com/article/essexs-burger-weekend-snow-womens-bike-month-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> Jaclyn Norton </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/maps-and-hmis-visuals.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=83067">maps-and-hmis-visuals.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mayor Ed Murray maps out new encampments to house 300 homeless residents </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Essex's over-the-top-epic Sunday burger now available Wednesdays through Sundays:</strong> Delancey’s charming little sister may be the perfect place for a made-from-scratch cocktail and plate of pickles and pretzels before gorging on pizza next door, but Essex, in the east Ballard pocket neighborhood of Whittier Heights, has developed into a destination of beauty all its own. Owners Brandon Pettit and Molly Wizenberg continue to develop—and expand—the menu, which now includes a burger that you’ll want to show up for as soon as doors open at 4:30 p.m.; it’s that popular.</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> Photo Credit: Seattle.gov </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/record-rainfall-pronto-bike-share-reaches-4000-rides-more">Record Rainfall, Pronto Bike Share Reaches 4,000 Rides &amp; More</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/essex-opens-host-homemade-ingredients-and-craft-cocktails">Essex Opens with a Host of Homemade Ingredients and Craft Cocktails</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/explore-snow-country-fat-bikes">Explore Snow Country on Fat Bikes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/essexs-burger-weekend-snow-womens-bike-month-more-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:03:46 +0000 jaclyn.norton 44592 at http://seattlemag.com Must List: Pompeii Exhibit, Sample Sale in Belltown & More http://seattlemag.com/article/must-list-pompeii-exhibit-sample-sale-belltown-more <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/pompeii.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=19625">pompeii.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scenes from the Pacific Science Center&#039;s Pompeii exhibit </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Must Tour<br><a href="http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/Exhibits/pompeii" target="_blank">Pompeii: The Exhibition at Pacific Science Center </a></strong><br>(Through 5/25, times vary) Travel back to the year 79 where the Mount Vesuvius eruption is re-created by way of hundreds of artifacts, body casts from the excavated dead and an immersive CGI experience that brings the eruption home (and imparts new ominousness to Mount Rainier).</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> Soprintendenza Speciale per I Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompeii </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/cineramas-fists-fury-brings-bruce-lee-big-screen">Cinerama&#039;s Fists &amp; Fury Brings Bruce Lee to the Big Screen</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/copperworks-distillings-jason-parker-local-spirits-and-liqueurs">Copperworks Distilling&#039;s Jason Parker on Local Spirits and Liqueurs</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/shanik-chef-owner-explains-restaurant-closing-what-she-ll-miss">Shanik Chef-Owner Explains the Restaurant Closing, What She’ll Miss</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/must-list-pompeii-exhibit-sample-sale-belltown-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Must List Arts & Entertainment Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:44:38 +0000 lauren.mang 44591 at http://seattlemag.com Throwback Thursday: Seattle's Famous Musicians and Tech Icons http://seattlemag.com/article/throwback-thursday-seattles-famous-musicians-and-tech-icons <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> Jaclyn Norton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A closer look at the people who defined 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/0215tbtveddercornell.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=80773">0215tbtveddercornell.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eddie Vedder and Chris Cornell backstage Lollapalooza in Seattle, 1992 </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Before some of Seattle's legendary bands, artists and icons were famous, they were frequenting local venues, high schools, cafes and neighborhoods; some speaking out, acting out, or otherwise causing a ruckus. These young people gained recognition as part of a forward-thinking and rebellious movement -- and yes, they had lots of hair. But behind the manes of Hendrix, Vedder, Cobain and the others so symbolic to our city, was an intention to change the system, put art on the streets, and generally leave things better, in myriad forms.&nbsp;</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> Photo Courtesy Lance Mercer, Morrison Hotel Gallery </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/arts/new-movie-celebrates-pearl-jams-birthday">New Movie Celebrates Pearl Jam&#039;s Birthday</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/arts/seattle-arts-profiles/april-showers-bring-art-seattle-moviemakers-poets-and-musicians">April Showers Bring Art from Seattle Moviemakers, Poets and Musicians</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/mudhoney-ice-cream-full-tilt-sweet">Mudhoney Ice Cream From Full Tilt? Sweet!</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/throwback-thursday-seattles-famous-musicians-and-tech-icons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:16:45 +0000 jaclyn.norton 44589 at http://seattlemag.com World Premiere of 'The Comparables' at The Seattle Rep http://seattlemag.com/article/world-premiere-comparables-seattle-rep <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/march-2015">March 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 talks with Seattle actor/director couple Cheyenne Casebier and Braden Abraham </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/theater/0315guppy.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=32713">0315guppy.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Braden Abraham, Nancy Guppy and Cheyenne Casebier </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Last summer, Seattle Rep’s associate artistic director Braden Abraham became acting artistic director after the sudden death of predecessor Jerry Manning. Having already helmed many successful shows at The Rep (including<em> Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?</em> and<em> My Name Is Rachel Corrie</em>), this month Abraham directs his wife, actor Cheyenne Casebier, in the world premiere of a new play by Laura Schellhardt (<em>The K of D</em>).</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> andrew vanasse </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/how-get-lumbersexual-look-hint-its-pricey">How to Get that Lumbersexual Look (Hint: It&#039;s Pricey)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/9-things-try-seattle-wine-and-food-experience">9 Things to Try From the Seattle Wine and Food Experience </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/world-premiere-comparables-seattle-rep" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Theater Arts & Entertainment Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:21:31 +0000 lauren.mang 44587 at http://seattlemag.com Cinerama's Fists & Fury Brings Bruce Lee to the Big Screen http://seattlemag.com/article/cineramas-fists-fury-brings-bruce-lee-big-screen <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> Jaclyn Norton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Prepare for a fun movie-going experience featuring Bruce Lee films and Samurai classics </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/0215fistsandfury.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=90149">0215fistsandfury.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seattle&#039;s first Mixed Martial Arts Festival Fists &amp; Fury comes to Cinerama February 27 to March 5 </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Calling all Jiu-Jitsu and Kung-Fu fighters and fans alike: This week, full-contact combat is coming to the big screen in Seattle. <a href="http://www.cinerama.com/News/February-2015-%281%29/Cinerama-Announces-Fists-Fury-Mixed-Martial-Arts-F.aspx" target="_blank">Fists &amp; Fury</a>, Seattle's first Mixed Martial Arts Festival will debut at <a href="http://www.cinerama.com/" target="_blank">Cinerama</a> on Friday, February 27 through Thursday, March 5.</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> Poster Design by Invisible Creature, Photo Courtesy of Lara Swimmer </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/cinerama-gets-worlds-first-commercial-digital-laser-projector">Cinerama Gets the World&#039;s First Commercial Digital Laser Projector </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/cinerama-reopen-anew-november-20">Cinerama to Reopen Anew on November 20</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/must-list-cinerama-reopens-contemporary-dance-aplenty-more">Must List: Cinerama Reopens, Contemporary Dance Aplenty &amp; More</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/cineramas-fists-fury-brings-bruce-lee-big-screen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Film Arts & Entertainment Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:06:08 +0000 jaclyn.norton 44585 at http://seattlemag.com The American Death Penalty: A Tragedy of Errors http://seattlemag.com/article/american-death-penalty-tragedy-errors <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> Stephanie Reid </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The current status of the death penalty in America, including the controversy on botched executions </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-features/deathpenalty.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=18687">deathpenalty.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Death chamber and electric chair at Sing Sing Prison in 1923,” Shutterstock.com </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><em><span style="font-size: x-small;">This article originally appeared on <a href="http://www.avvo.com" target="_blank">Avvo</a>.</span></em><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/look-guns-washington-state">A Look at Guns in Washington State</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/how-get-lumbersexual-look-hint-its-pricey">How to Get that Lumbersexual Look (Hint: It&#039;s Pricey)</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/recipe-week-lobster-tacos-cilantro-onion-sauce">Recipe of the Week: Lobster Tacos with Cilantro Onion Sauce</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/american-death-penalty-tragedy-errors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News & Features Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:36:55 +0000 lauren.mang 44583 at http://seattlemag.com