Arts & Culture Blog - SeattleMag.com http://www.seattlemag.com/blogs/%252Fnorthwest-travel/culture/news-features/comment/reply/33948 en A Downtown Elementary School, Bertha News & More http://www.seattlemag.com/article/downtown-elementary-school-bertha-news-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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/bankschoolweb.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=79112">bankschoolweb.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 former Federal Reserve Bank on Second Avenue could be the site for a downtown school </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Finally some good news on the Bertha front:</strong> Last week's excavation of the tunnel drilling machine's repair pit came to an abrupt halt after shells were discovered in the soil. Archaeologists were called in (one week later, natch) to examine the shells, which were thought to have been from indigenous peoples. <a href="http://crosscut.com/2014/10/28/bertha-waterfront-tunnel/122549/bertha-may-have-dodged-big-bullet-dig-material/" target="_blank">Turns out, they're not.</a> Crosscut has all the details.</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/home-week-zen-retreat-seward-park">Home of the Week: Zen Retreat in Seward Park </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/waterfront-woes-new-designs-still-dont-get-it-right">Waterfront Woes: The New Designs Still Don&#039;t Get It Right</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/seattles-most-influential-people-2014">Seattle&#039;s Most Influential People of 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/downtown-elementary-school-bertha-news-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:52:03 +0000 lauren.mang 43921 at http://www.seattlemag.com Kittens! Delivered to Your Office! http://www.seattlemag.com/article/kittens-delivered-your-office <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"> October 29 is National Cat Day, the best day in all the land </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/uberkittensjpg.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=48484">uberkittensjpg.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Uber is delivering kittens on October 29, National Cat Day </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Last year,<a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/its-national-cat-day-snuggles-all-uber" target="_blank"> I wrote about UberKittens</a>, the one-day on-demand service that brought a bundle of bouncy, darling (and very adoptable!) kittens straight to your office via your Uber app. It was also a grand excuse to show gratuitous photos of my cats, which you'll now see again below:<br><br><img src="/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/newfiles/mycats_web.jpg_.jpg" style="vertical-align: middle;" height="213" width="450"></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 Uber </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/your-pet-cover-star">Is Your Pet a Cover Star? </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/seattles-most-influential-people-2014">Seattle&#039;s Most Influential People of 2014</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/cats-city">Cats in the City</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/kittens-delivered-your-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:28:58 +0000 lauren.mang 43915 at http://www.seattlemag.com Lion Cubs Born, Eastside Pot Shop Opens & More http://www.seattlemag.com/article/lion-cubs-born-eastside-pot-shop-opens-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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/zooweb.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=45138">zooweb.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can&#039;t handle the cute! </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Want to step inside a cool</strong> startup's office? The<em> Puget Sound Businesss Journal</em> <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/10/cool-spaces-the-first-thing-you-see-at-porch-coms.html" target="_blank">takes a tour of Eastlake-based home improvement website Porch.com's fun digs</a>. I've been there and all I can say is they have tons and tons of free cereal. Jealous.</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 by Dr. Darin Collins </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/waterfront-woes-new-designs-still-dont-get-it-right">Waterfront Woes: The New Designs Still Don&#039;t Get It Right</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/seattles-most-influential-people-2014">Seattle&#039;s Most Influential People of 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/lion-cubs-born-eastside-pot-shop-opens-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:03:13 +0000 lauren.mang 43912 at http://www.seattlemag.com Power Outages, Church Suing Over Pot Shop & More News http://www.seattlemag.com/article/power-outages-church-suing-over-pot-shop-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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/potshop.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=64606">potshop.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>First it protested, now the Mount Calvary Christian Center</strong> in the Central District <a href="http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2014/10/church-sues-to-shut-down-marijuana-shop-at-23rd-and-union-change-the-way-seattle-zones-pot/" target="_blank">is taking matters a bit more seriously</a> in regards to its proximity to Uncle Ike's pot shop at 23rd Avenue and Union Street.</p> <p><strong>Despite all the rain and wind the past few days, we experienced a gorgeous sunrise this morning. Case in point:</p> <p></strong> </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> Brett Levin </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/waterfront-woes-new-designs-still-dont-get-it-right">Waterfront Woes: The New Designs Still Don&#039;t Get It Right</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/best-vegetarian-restaurants-and-around-seattle">The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in and Around Seattle</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/recipe-week-neiman-marcus-mahi-mahi-tacos">Recipe of the Week: Neiman Marcus&#039; Mahi Mahi Tacos</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/power-outages-church-suing-over-pot-shop-more-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:52:20 +0000 lauren.mang 43905 at http://www.seattlemag.com Bertha Delays, Tragedy at Local School & More http://www.seattlemag.com/article/bertha-delays-tragedy-local-school-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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/isettebertha-1376679800_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=66516">isettebertha-1376679800.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><em>Updated: </em>A shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School, just north of Seattle, occured this morning at around 10:40 a.m. It is confirmed that two people are dead, including the shooter. For all the latest updates and live coverage go to King 5 news <a href="http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/2014/10/24/marysville-pilchuck-high-school/17839189/" target="_blank">here</a>. <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> Stuart Isett </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/must-list-literature-crawl-laggies-screen">Must List: A Literature Crawl, &#039;Laggies&#039; On Screen</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/what-seattles-doing-about-bad-traffic-hint-not-whole-lot">What Seattle&#039;s Doing About Bad Traffic (Hint: Not a Whole Lot)</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/home-week-cozy-west-seattle-remodel">Home of the Week: A Cozy West Seattle Remodel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/bertha-delays-tragedy-local-school-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:47:38 +0000 lauren.mang 43897 at http://www.seattlemag.com Three New Albums to Listen to This Fall http://www.seattlemag.com/article/three-new-albums-listen-fall <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/october-2014">October 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fresh incarnations and new albums for three beloved Seattle musicians </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/music/1014bandshot.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=66850">1014bandshot.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Bazan + Passenger String Quartet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>If you’ve been following the career of <a href="http://www.davidbazan.com/" target="_blank">David Bazan</a> (center of main photo above) you know he moved from lead singer and songwriter for indie-darling band Pedro the Lion to existential crisis to creating acclaimed solo work. For his newest album, <em>David Bazan + Passenger String Quartet</em>, he bonded with Seattle’s most sought-after experimental neoclassical backing band, led by Andrew Joslyn. Bazan’s beautiful voice recalls Elvis Costello, and is a perfect, scratchy complement to the beautiful strings aching underneath.&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> ryan russell </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/deep-sea-divers-always-waiting-ep-released-today">Deep Sea Diver&#039;s &quot;Always Waiting&quot; EP Released Today</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/exclusive-musical-tribute-viaduct">An Exclusive Musical Tribute to the Viaduct </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/cd-release-party-local-band-tacocat-contemporary-dance-festival-and-seattle-symphony-s-performance-s">A CD Release Party for Local Band Tacocat, a Contemporary Dance Festival and the Seattle Symphony’s Performance of Symphonie Fantastique</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/three-new-albums-listen-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music Arts & Culture Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:02:32 +0000 shuchi.mehta 43895 at http://www.seattlemag.com Must List: A Literature Crawl, 'Laggies' On Screen http://www.seattlemag.com/article/must-list-literature-crawl-laggies-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> 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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/must-list/0914fallartsfilm.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=53940">0914fallartsfilm.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Keira Knightley stars in &#039;Laggies&#039; </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Must See<br>Local B-Boys Showcase the Art of Breakdancing</strong><br>(10/23 to 10/26, times vary) Recently, Seattle-based choreographer Amy O’Neal has explored feminism by way of her own kickass hip-hop dance performances. In Opposing Forces, she steps behind the scenes, setting a new dance piece on five local B-Boys from different breakdancing crews, and in the process, questions stereotypes and assumptions in this urban subculture.</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 SIFF </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/what-seattles-doing-about-bad-traffic-hint-not-whole-lot">What Seattle&#039;s Doing About Bad Traffic (Hint: Not a Whole Lot)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/it-time-bring-back-rent-control-seattle-0">Is it Time to Bring Back Rent Control in Seattle? </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/diwali-celebrations-india-seattle">Diwali Celebrations from India to Seattle</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/must-list-literature-crawl-laggies-screen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Must List Arts & Entertainment Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:16:29 +0000 lauren.mang 43894 at http://www.seattlemag.com #Throwback Thursday: Top Chef in Seattle http://www.seattlemag.com/article/throwback-thursday-top-chef-seattle <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> Shuchi Mehta </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> That time when A-listers Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, and Gail Simmons were right in our backyard </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/hosts.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=62700">hosts.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Judge and host Padma Lakshmi and judge Tom Colicchio during &#039;Top Chef&#039; season 10 in Seattle </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bravo TV's 12th season of <em>Top Chef</em> premiered last Wednesday. This year, a new crop of culinary masters takes their knives to Boston and boy, is the competition stiff. Two chefs have already packed up those knives and left the show–last night their departure was because of a slightly undercooked veal chop. <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> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TOPCHEF" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Top Chef</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/throwback-thursday-bruce-lees-seattle-days">#Throwback Thursday: Bruce Lee&#039;s Seattle Days</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/throwback-thursday-seahawks-through-years">#Throwback Thursday: Seahawks Through The Years</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/throwback-thursday-pike-place-market-then-and-now">#Throwback Thursday: Pike Place Market, Then and Now</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/throwback-thursday-top-chef-seattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seattleites Arts & Culture Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:02:02 +0000 shuchi.mehta 43893 at http://www.seattlemag.com Is it Time to Bring Back Rent Control in Seattle? http://www.seattlemag.com/article/it-time-bring-back-rent-control-seattle-0 <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> Mandolin Brassaw </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/november-2014">November 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rental housing prices in the city are increasing at alarming rates. Time to bring back rent control? </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/hot-topic/money-city.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=57118">money-city.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Richard has lived in Seattle for 32 years. In 2001, he moved into a small, one-bedroom apartment on <a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/capitol-hillfirst-hill" target="_blank">Capitol Hill</a>, where rent was $650 a month. In 2013, new building owners made some general improvements and then began raising rents. His bill jumped to $1,000. Then $1,200. Over the course of the next 18 months, his rent increased every few months—which caused many of his fellow tenants to leave, until he was one of only four of the original 30 remaining. “Last month, I wrote a check for over $1,600.</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="/gallery/rad-apartment-rentals-seattle">Rad Apartment Rentals in Seattle</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/architects-own-remodel-features-new-flooring">An Architect&#039;s Own Remodel Features New Flooring</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/it-time-bring-back-rent-control-seattle-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hot Topic Home and Garden Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:40:26 +0000 shuchi.mehta 43848 at http://www.seattlemag.com Record Rainfall, Pronto Bike Share Reaches 4,000 Rides & More http://www.seattlemag.com/article/record-rainfall-pronto-bike-share-reaches-4000-rides-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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/rainyweather.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=84354">rainyweather.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rain, rain, go away </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://seattle.eater.com/2014/10/23/7048445/29-ski-country-dive-bars-in-washington-state-and-beyond" target="_blank">Curbed Ski released a big </a>list of the best ski country dive bars, with a few in Washington State. Among the nearby favrorites? Mount Si Pub in North Bend, Wash., and The Snorting Elk Cellar in Enumclaw, Wash. &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> Oran Viriyincy </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/what-seattles-doing-about-bad-traffic-hint-not-whole-lot">What Seattle&#039;s Doing About Bad Traffic (Hint: Not a Whole Lot)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/seattle-skyscrapers-made-out-wood">Seattle Skyscrapers Made Out of Wood?</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/recipe-week-neiman-marcus-mahi-mahi-tacos">Recipe of the Week: Neiman Marcus&#039; Mahi Mahi Tacos</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/record-rainfall-pronto-bike-share-reaches-4000-rides-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:03:40 +0000 lauren.mang 43879 at http://www.seattlemag.com What Seattle's Doing About Bad Traffic (Hint: Not a Whole Lot) http://www.seattlemag.com/article/what-seattles-doing-about-bad-traffic-hint-not-whole-lot <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"> A light at the end of the tunnel for Seattle&#039;s transportation woes? Not if you drive a car. </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/news-features/seattletraffic.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=41914">seattletraffic.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>I live in West Seattle. I take the RapidRide C Line into downtown every day. The distance from my bus stop on Findlay Street SW to the <em>Seattle </em>magazine offices is 6.4 miles. Yesterday morning, it took me one hour to go 6.4 miles.</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> Heather </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/8-thoughts-go-through-your-mind-while-traffic">The 8 Thoughts That Go Through Your Mind While in Traffic</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/it-time-bring-back-rent-control-seattle-0">Is it Time to Bring Back Rent Control in Seattle? </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/home-week-cozy-west-seattle-remodel">Home of the Week: A Cozy West Seattle Remodel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/what-seattles-doing-about-bad-traffic-hint-not-whole-lot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News & Features Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:17:24 +0000 lauren.mang 43872 at http://www.seattlemag.com 'Selfie' is Now a Legit Scrabble Word & More News http://www.seattlemag.com/article/selfie-now-legit-scrabble-word-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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/scrabble.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=55566">scrabble.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You have 5,000 new words you can spell in Scrabble. </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>There <a href=" http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/seattle/2014/10/22/scrabble-players-delve-into-thousands-of-new-words/17705383/" target="_blank">are 5,000 new legit words that SCRABBLE players can use </a>without fear of a challenge. A sampling of those words: Chillax, Hashtag, Texter and, of course, Selfie.&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> Janet Galore </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/sims-meets-seattle-recreating-emerald-city-sims-4">Sims Meets Seattle: Recreating the Emerald City in Sims 4</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/seattle-skyscrapers-made-out-wood">Seattle Skyscrapers Made Out of Wood?</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/it-time-bring-back-rent-control-seattle-0">Is it Time to Bring Back Rent Control in Seattle? </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/selfie-now-legit-scrabble-word-more-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:04:21 +0000 lauren.mang 43870 at http://www.seattlemag.com Seattle Choreographer on What She Loves (and Hates) About Dance http://www.seattlemag.com/article/seattle-choreographer-what-she-loves-and-hates-about-dance <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/november-2014">November 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nancy Guppy invites Seattle choreographer Peggy Piacenza to dance </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/dance/1114guppy.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=66111">1114guppy.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 and Peggy Piacenza </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Peggy Piacenza has been dancing for more than 25 years, collaborating with prominent avant-garde choreographers such as Dayna Hanson, Pat Graney and Deborah Hay.<em> Touch Me Here</em> is her first full-length solo piece, a “movement memoir” informed in part by Lotan Baba (the “rolling saint” of India) and the Fellini film Nights of Cabiria. Using a one-two punch of humor and pathos, Piacenza blends dance, film and theater with original music performed live by cellist Scott Bell. 11/20–11/22. 8 p.m. $15–$20.</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> Scott Stedman </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/parks-and-recreation-star-pamela-reed-chats-nancy-guppy">&#039;Parks and Recreation&#039; Star Pamela Reed Chats with Nancy Guppy</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/seattle-skyscrapers-made-out-wood">Seattle Skyscrapers Made Out of Wood?</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/it-time-bring-back-rent-control-seattle-0">Is it Time to Bring Back Rent Control in Seattle? </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/seattle-choreographer-what-she-loves-and-hates-about-dance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dance Arts & Entertainment Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:31:31 +0000 lauren.mang 43863 at http://www.seattlemag.com The New Wave of Police Reform in Seattle http://www.seattlemag.com/article/new-wave-police-reform-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/november-2014">November 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Knute Berger considers Seattle’s long history of citizen-police clashes </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/gray-matters/1114graymatters.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=69342">1114graymatters.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Police responded to the 1999 WTO protests in full paramilitary gear </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tucked away on a sliver of Third Avenue near Jackson Street in Pioneer Square is the Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum, where exhibits offer a quick course in how law enforcement has worked in Seattle since the first marshal was hired in the 1860s. You’ll see badges, uniforms, guns, nightsticks and the mustachioed faces of the men in Stetsons or blue helmets who kept order back in the day. You’ll see the antique shackles, rubber hoses and black jacks (batons) that were common tools of the police trade in the days before drones, armored vehicles and SWAT teams.</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> Steve Kaiser </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/seattle-skyscrapers-made-out-wood">Seattle Skyscrapers Made Out of Wood?</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/waterfront-woes-new-designs-still-dont-get-it-right">Waterfront Woes: The New Designs Still Don&#039;t Get It Right</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/new-wave-police-reform-seattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gray Matters Arts & Culture Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:01:57 +0000 lauren.mang 43862 at http://www.seattlemag.com Seattle's Most Influential People of 2014 http://www.seattlemag.com/article/seattles-most-influential-people-2014 <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> Ameilia Apfel, Drew Atkins, Knute Berger, Celina Karieva, Alison Krupnic, Niki Stojnic, Karen West </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/november-2014">November 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 51 people (plus a machine, an ordinance and screaming fans) are making Seattle what it is in 2014 </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/1114mostinfluentialmain.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=53774">1114mostinfluentialmain.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From left to right, top to bottom: 12th fans, Moira Scott, Kshama Sawant, Nick Brown, Nick Hanauer, Jeff Bezos, Kevin Daniels &amp; Karen True, Tonya Mosley, Seattle Pacific University community </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="font-size: medium;">It's been a year of superlatives–highest minimum wage! First Super Bowl championship! Biggest transportation boondoggle!–and behind each high point (and low ebb) are people turning the wheels of power or agitating at the grassroots. Ten years into <em>Seattle</em>&nbsp;magazine's Most Influential list, we present our picks for the movers and shakers of the year. Love 'em or hate 'em, these 51 people (plus a machine, an ordinance and hundreds of thousands of screaming fans) are making the city what it is in 2014.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>The Evangelist</strong><br>Nick Hanauer<br></span><em><span style="font-size: medium;">Billionaire Nick Hanauer is throwing his mighty resources at two of the gnarliest issues of the day.</span><br></em><img src="/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/newfiles/1114_nickhanauer.jpg" height="398" width="600"><br><em><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Venture capitalist cum political activist Nick Hanauer<br></span></span></em><span style="font-size: x-small; color: #888888;">PHOTO CREDIT: HAYLEY YOUNG</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: x-small; color: #888888;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: medium;">Our person of the year isn’t a household name, and he’s often confused with his brother, Sounders general manager Adrian Hanauer, but the 54-year-old straight-talking, risk-tolerant Burning Man regular is changing our city whether you recognize his name or not.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;">“Right now we are in the era of Nick Hanauer,” Chris Vance, former chairman of the state Republican Party, told The Seattle Times last summer.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;">Hanauer’s curriculum vitae is his platform. A Seattle-raised entrepreneur and venture capitalist, he was the first nonfamily investor in Amazon.com and founded aQuantive Inc., an Internet advertising company that he sold to Microsoft in 2007 for $6.4 billion. Even as he lists all his accomplishments and material rewards, Hanauer is quick to point out that he owes much of his success to chance. He likes to say, born in another country or another time, he might be “some dude by the side of a dirt road selling fruit.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;">A self-described “plutocrat,” Hanauer breaks from type to reject the rich-protecting policies of trickle-down economics.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;">He argues that concentrating wealth and power in fewer hands leads to police states or revolutions—a position he took in his 2012 TED talk, which initially was deemed too political for release. Two years later, his Politico “pitchforks” article on the same topic went viral and made him a legitimate if unlikely national voice on income inequality.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;">Hanauer calls for a “middle-out movement,” which invests in the middle class, with money, in part, from a tax on high-income earners (a statewide initiative to that effect was defeated in 2010), and through policies that include increasing the minimum wage. An early—he might say the first—evangelist for the $15-an-hour minimum wage, Hanauer served on the mayor’s committee that settled on that historic figure.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;">He's been a force in politics for more than a decade. Hanauer cofounded the League of Education Voters in 2001 and the progressive True Patriot Network in 2007; and he supports environmental groups and the arts, and donated big money to the successful 2012 charter schools initiative. But this fall finds him out on a very expensive limb.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;">In a state with minimal gun regulation, where gun control measures consistently fail in the Legislature, including last year’s defeat of universal background checks, Hanauer has bankrolled the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility. The state’s first-ever well-funded gun control group, which aims to be a bulwark against the hugely powerful National Rifle Association. The alliance is behind this fall’s Initiative 594, which would require background checks for guns sold at gun shows or online. Only six states currently have this provision.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;">Millions of dollars are pouring into the pro side, from Hanauer and his fellow one-percenters, including Bill and Melinda Gates and Steve Ballmer. At press time, polls found a majority of state voters support I-594. If there was ever a chance that a gun control measure might succeed in this state, this is it—which would put Hanauer at the center of two historic measures in a single year.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;">And that is no accident.<em> &nbsp;</em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>The Firebrand</strong><br>Kshama Sawant<br>Seattle City Council member</span><br><img src="/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/newfiles/1114_kshamasawant.jpg" height="398" width="600"><br><span style="color: #888888;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">PHOTO CREDIT: HAYLEY YOUNG</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;">Few expected Kshama Sawant, a 41-year-old economics instructor at Seattle Central Community College, to get elected—the last bona fide Socialist on the City Council was more than 100 years ago. But she seemed to take full advantage of the energy and organization around the 15 Now campaign and incumbent fatigue when she defeated longtime council member Richard Conlin, who, to many voters, had come to embody Seattle progressivism at its most timid. For a rookie, Sawant quickly seized the moment and flaunted her influence. She helped set the agenda for the $15-an-hour minimum-wage movement and held Mayor Ed Murray’s and the City Council’s feet to the fire to act on the proposal or face a Sawant-backed voter initiative—one that surely would have won and been far less finessed than the final agreement. Her socialism also gave some definition to a growing divide on the council between establishment liberals and their more lefty colleagues, such as Nick Licata and Mike O’Brien, who seem to cater less to the business community. While all members of the City Council will be up for election in 2015 as the new hybrid district system is implemented, Sawant has provided a template that could help attract activist candidates and move the council further to the left. Whether Sawant herself lasts for the long term is an open question—some predict her confrontational style will burn through her political capital—but her influence this year has been immediate.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>The Octopus</strong><br>Jeff Bezos<br>CEO, Amazon</span><br><img src="/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/newfiles/1114_jeffbezos.jpg" height="398" width="600"><br><span style="color: #888888;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">PHOTO CREDIT: KRISTOFFER TRIPPLAAR/SIPA/AP IMAGES</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;">These days you can’t&nbsp;</span>compile a Seattle’s Most Influential People list without including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. He was our Person of the Year in 2013, and a contender for that spot again this year, and will probably make the list for many years to come. The company’s extended growth spurt continues to fuel a local economic&nbsp;boom and transform the culture and landscape of our neighborhoods. 2014 Bezos high points include the announcement that his company, Kent-based Blue Origin, will partner with Boeing and Lockheed Martin to develop a new engine for rockets used to launch satellites and a $20 million donation to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the largest in Hutch history. But the year in Bezos was not without hiccups: Amazon was called out by the Seattle City Council for retaliating against security guards trying to form a union, mocked for the lame Fire phone launch and criticized for squeezing book-loving customers in a price war with Hachette Book Group.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong style="font-size: medium;">Rookie Of The Year</strong><br><span style="font-size: medium;">Ed Murray<br>Mayor of Seattle</span><br><span style="font-size: small;"><img src="/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/newfiles/1114_edmurray.jpg" height="398" width="600"></span><br><span style="color: #888888;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #888888; font-size: xx-small;">PHOTO CREDIT: HAYLEY YOUNG<br></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;">When he was elected as mayor last&nbsp;November, Ed Murray, 59, came to City Hall with experience and baggage, both of which could be summed up in one word: Olympia. Would Murray’s insider experience as a state senator be an asset in Seattle? Would his devotion to incrementalism actually accomplish anything? The first six months of Murray’s administration gave a resounding answer to those questions: yes. Some observers credit Murray with the best start in memory for a rookie mayor: He nailed down a controversial ride-sharing agreement, used his muscle to pass a Park District levy that cleared the way for other potential levy funding, appointed a new police chief to clean up the Seattle Police Department, and brokered a deal with business and labor to implement a $15-an-hour minimum wage. He’s also been quick to respond to those minor crises (not salting the streets, banning beach fires) that can so quickly damage a mayor’s favorability. When Seattle Public Utilities ordered the shutdown of showers at Alki this summer under the claim that bathers were polluting Puget Sound with their suntan oil,&nbsp;Murray quickly intervened to to reopen the showers, mitigate the problem and make sure city department heads were, well, using their heads. The bottom line is that Murray’s political and negotiating skills have gotten him off to a fast start in a city often known for process gridlock.</span></p> <div><strong>A Firm Foundation</strong><br>Seattle Pacific University Community</div> <div><img src="/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/newfiles/1114_spucommunityshooting.jpg" height="398" width="600"><br><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #888888;">PHOTO CREDIT: TED S. WARREN/AP IMAGES</span></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: medium;">We all hope to avoid tragedy, but if it strikes, how will we respond? The spirit of the Seattle Pacific University community was tested on June 5, when a gunman opened fire in Otto Miller Hall on campus, killing freshman Paul Lee, 19, of Portland, Oregon, and injuring two more students before being tackled by senior engineering major Jon Meis. The faith-based community reacted immediately and automatically: as a tight-knit group with courage and resilience. In prayer circles and at special services, its members gathered to sing hymns and pray together—not only for the victims, but for the shooter as well. Living by example, they grieved the death of their fellow student while also garnering hope and strength from the foundation of their faith.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: medium;"></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/most-influential-people-seattle-2012">Most Influential People in Seattle 2012</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/most-influential-bill-gates-sr">Most Influential: Bill Gates Sr.</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/most-influential-2010-dave-ross-and-tom-douglas">Most Influential 2010: Dave Ross and Tom Douglas</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/seattles-most-influential-people-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News & Features most influential Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:30:24 +0000 shuchi.mehta 43861 at http://www.seattlemag.com