Arts & Culture Blog - SeattleMag.com http://www.seattlemag.com/blogs/%252Fculture/news-features/top-doctors en Want to Design Your Own Little Free Library? http://www.seattlemag.com/article/want-design-your-own-little-free-library <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-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enter the Seattle Design Festival’s Little Free Libraries Design/Build Competition </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/littlefreelibrary.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=75169">littlefreelibrary.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>You’ve seen them popping up all over Seattle: they look like elaborate birdhouses or mailboxes, but instead of housing birdseed or ads—thankfully!—they’re filled with books. Books! For free! The small-scale, outdoor book shelters (see our March 2014 roundup of these literary wonders <a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/mini-free-libraries-around-seattle" target="_blank">here</a>) are called Little Free Libraries and they’re aimed at promoting community and literacy around the city.</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> jonathan vanderweit </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/4-drinks-pair-perfectly-summertime-books">4 Drinks That Pair Perfectly with Summertime Books </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/watch-seattle-public-librarys-impressive-book-domino-chain">Watch Seattle Public Library&#039;s Impressive Book Domino Chain</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/seattle-design-festival-brings-artful-ideas-streets">Seattle Design Festival Brings Artful Ideas to the Streets</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/want-design-your-own-little-free-library" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Home and Garden Arts & Culture Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:54:58 +0000 lauren.mang 43295 at http://www.seattlemag.com Negro Leaguer Marks Triumphant Return to Seattle http://www.seattlemag.com/article/negro-leaguer-marks-triumphant-return-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> Ryan Whirty </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Last surviving member of the Seattle Steelheads honored at Mariners’ African-American Heritage Day </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/history/herb-simpson-shootprofessional3.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=81356">herb-simpson-shootprofessional3.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Herb Simpson, the last surviving member of the Seattle Steelheads Negro League team at Safeco Field </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p class="BodyA">Herb Simpson shuffled into the gallery at the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle and eyed a magnified, black-and-white photo of the 1952 Spokane Indians baseball team on the wall. The picture was taken more than 62 years ago, but Simpson remembered playing on that team in the eastern Washington city—and taking that photo—with supreme clarity.</p> <p class="BodyA">Simpson, who will be 94 years old in August, was visiting Seattle for five days as a guest of honor at the Seattle Mariners’ annual African-American Heritage Day on Sunday, July 27.</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="http://ricktakagi.zenfolio.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Rick Takagi Photography</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/remembering-steelheads-seattles-negro-league-team">Remembering the Steelheads, Seattle&#039;s Negro League Team</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/5-backyard-baseball-cocktails">5 Backyard Baseball Cocktails</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/mariners-bring-heat-sriracha-night">Mariners Bring the Heat with Sriracha Night</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/negro-leaguer-marks-triumphant-return-seattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> History Arts & Culture Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:51:32 +0000 lauren.mang 43288 at http://www.seattlemag.com This is the Biggest Laundry Basket You'll Ever See http://www.seattlemag.com/article/biggest-laundry-basket-youll-ever-see <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/august-2014">August 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New art in South Lake Union adds culture and context to the gleaming tech hub </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/visual-arts/0814whitingtennis.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=46098">0814whitingtennis.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With “The Laundry Strike,” Whiting Tennis pays homage to a forgotten strain of South Lake Union industry </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Having given The neighborhood an extreme makeover, Paul Allen’s development company, Vulcan Real Estate, is making a concerted effort to enrich upscale South Lake Union with art. Since 2003, Vulcan has commissioned 18 public installations for the area, with more on the docket. “The Laundry Strike,” a recent addition by renowned Seattle artist Whiting Tennis, brings not just culture, but context to the mix.</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/blue-angels-are-back">The Blue Angels are Back! </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/chic-lawn-games-play-summer">Chic Lawn Games to Play this Summer </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/noisy-restaurants-how-much-noise-too-much">Noisy Restaurants: How Much Noise is Too Much? </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/biggest-laundry-basket-youll-ever-see" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Visual Arts Arts & Entertainment Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:00:59 +0000 lauren.mang 43280 at http://www.seattlemag.com Mossback Monday: RIP Paul Schell, New Monorail on Ballot http://www.seattlemag.com/article/mossback-monday-rip-paul-schell-new-monorail-ballot-0 <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-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/seattle-monorail.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=83823">seattle-monorail.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In November, voters will decide whether to fund planning for a monorail line from West Seattle to Ballard </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><div class="storify"> <script src="//storify.com/seattlemag/mossback-monday-56.js?header=false&amp;border=false"></script><p><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/seattlemag/mossback-monday-56" target="_blank">View the story "Mossback Monday" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div> <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> Visitor7 </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="/mossback-monday-15-minimum-wage-news-pot-lottery-results-and-waterfront-makeover-contradictions">Mossback Monday: $15 Minimum Wage News, Pot Lottery Results and Waterfront Makeover Contradictions</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/how-knute-berger-regained-his-neighborhood-pride">How Knute Berger Regained his Neighborhood Pride</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/how-our-107-year-old-pike-place-market-survived">How Our 107-Year-Old Pike Place Market Survived </a> </div> </div> </div> Arts & Culture Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:40:48 +0000 lauren.mang 43279 at http://www.seattlemag.com This Website Makes Owning and Renting a Boat Completely Worth It http://www.seattlemag.com/article/website-makes-owning-and-renting-boat-completely-worth-it <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> Lexi Bolton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/august-2014">August 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A new company takes the Airbnb model to 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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/outdoors/0814boatbound.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=54924">0814boatbound.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>When August finally arrives in Seattle, owning a boat seems like a genius idea. Imagine it: tooling around Lake Washington every weekend, sailing up to the San Juans or just buzzing over to Bainbridge. The sun shines, the water sparkles…unfortunately, for most of the year the boat sits at the dock, racking up marina fees. This reality inspired last year’s online launch of Boatbound (<a href="http://www.boatbound.co" target="_blank">boatbound.co</a>), a San Francisco–based company that applies the Airbnb model of peer-to-peer (in this case, “pier-to-pier”) rentals to watercraft.</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="/8-seattle-restaurants-you-can-dock-your-boat">8 Seattle Restaurants You Can Dock Your Boat At</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/climate-change-when-rising-tides-do-not-lift-all-boats">Climate Change: When Rising Tides Do Not Lift All Boats</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/chic-lawn-games-play-summer">Chic Lawn Games to Play this Summer </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/website-makes-owning-and-renting-boat-completely-worth-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Outdoors Arts & Culture Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:40:31 +0000 lauren.mang 43275 at http://www.seattlemag.com Maxime Bilet's Interactive Space Downtown is a Must Visit http://www.seattlemag.com/article/maxime-bilets-interactive-space-downtown-must-visit <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> Talia Gottlieb </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/august-2014">August 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Seattle cuisine dreamer brings his food philosophy to the community </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/restaurants/0814maxime.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=74841">0814maxime.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Maxime Bilet in his food-focused exploratorium, Imagine Food </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Maxime Bilet simmers with excitement—and reveals a slight French accent—when he speaks about his love of food and his belief in its ability to bring human beings together. “Food is clearly the most important connection we have amongst generations and cultures,” he says.</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/noisy-restaurants-how-much-noise-too-much">Noisy Restaurants: How Much Noise is Too Much? </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/calamari-not-your-typical-appetizer">This Calamari is Not Your Typical Appetizer </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/family-meal-week-joule">Family Meal of the Week: Joule</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/maxime-bilets-interactive-space-downtown-must-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurants Seattleites Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:30:10 +0000 lauren.mang 43274 at http://www.seattlemag.com Top Stories from the Week http://www.seattlemag.com/article/top-stories-week <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"> If you missed one of our best articles from this fourth week in July, we&#039;ve got you covered </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/beststoriescollage.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=49569">beststoriescollage.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three cheers for Friday, eh? It's going to be a stellar weekend both weather-wise <em>and </em>event-wise. (For a curated list of things to do, read our <a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/must-list-capitol-hill-block-party-movies-mural-more-weekend-events">Must List</a>.)</p> <p>Needless to say, it was a busy week here at Seattlemag.com, as our loyal readers pored over a multitude of great stories, everything from pieces on food and wine to articles that uncovered a slew of hidden gems in Seattle and photos of homes with ridiculously enviable views of Lake Washington. <br /><br />Did you miss one of our top stories from the week? Read on.</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> From top left: Courtesy of Porch.com; Matt Owens (X2); Jonathan Vanderweit; Courtesy of Nue FB; 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="/outdoor-movies-music-more-summer-events-and-around-seattle">Outdoor Movies, Music &amp; More Summer Events in and Around Seattle</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/must-list-capitol-hill-block-party-movies-mural-more-weekend-events">The Must List: Capitol Hill Block Party, Movies at the Mural &amp; More Weekend Events</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/6-seattle-finalists-wow-remodelista-and-gardenista-design-awards">6 Seattle Finalists Wow in the Remodelista and Gardenista Design Awards</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/top-stories-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:26:39 +0000 lauren.mang 43273 at http://www.seattlemag.com The Must List: Capitol Hill Block Party, Movies at the Mural & More Weekend Events http://www.seattlemag.com/article/must-list-capitol-hill-block-party-movies-mural-more-weekend-events <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"> Things to do in Seattle this weekend </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/capitol-hillblock-party.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=57603">capitol-hillblock-party.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Must Rock<br><a href="http://bit.ly/1mK39Mn" target="_blank">Boogie in the Streets this Weekend</a></strong><br>(7/25 to 7/27, times vary) — Stage dive into the urban music festival vibe at the Capitol Hill Block Party, featuring awesome local bands including Cataldo, Katie Kate, Ayron Jones, Country Lips, Pollens and dozens more.</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 Harvey </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="/capitol-hill-block-party-was-feast-all-senses">Capitol Hill Block Party Was A Feast For All Senses</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/10-things-know-about-nacho-borracho-possibly-maybe-opening-today-capitol-hill">10 Things to Know About Nacho Borracho (Possibly, Maybe) Opening Today on Capitol Hill </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/outdoor-movies-music-more-summer-events-and-around-seattle">Outdoor Movies, Music &amp; More Summer Events in and Around Seattle</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/must-list-capitol-hill-block-party-movies-mural-more-weekend-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Must List Arts & Entertainment Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:40:26 +0000 lauren.mang 43270 at http://www.seattlemag.com Artist and Gallerist Tariqa Waters & Nancy Guppy Take a Selfie http://www.seattlemag.com/article/artist-and-gallerist-tariqa-waters-nancy-guppy-take-selfie <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/august-2014">August 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-neighborhood"> <div class="field-label">Neighborhood:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/pioneer-square">Pioneer Square</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nancy Guppy gets self-ish with artist and gallerist Tariqa Waters </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-entertainment/0814guppy.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=76664">0814guppy.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nancy Guppy with Tariqa Waters and her mirrored tree sculptures in Occidental Park </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New Pioneer Square gallery Martyr Sauce (<em>122 S Washington St.; <a href="HTTP://WWW.MARTYSAUCE.COM" target="_blank">martyrsauce.com</a></em>) is the size of a stairwell…because it is a stairwell, leading to the apartment where curator and painter Tariqa Waters lives with her husband and kids. What it lacks in square footage it makes up for in sheer cool, thanks to Waters’ keen eye and open-minded philosophy. See the space during First Thursday Art Walk (8/7), and also visit her mirrored installation, “No ‘I’ in Self,” in Occidental Park through September.<br><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> 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/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/nancy-guppy-interviews-seattle-operas-rick-araluce">Nancy Guppy Interviews Seattle Opera&#039;s Rick Araluce</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/nancy-guppy-interviews-performer-dayna-hanson">Nancy Guppy Interviews Performer Dayna Hanson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/artist-and-gallerist-tariqa-waters-nancy-guppy-take-selfie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Visual Arts Arts & Entertainment Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:06:13 +0000 lauren.mang 43266 at http://www.seattlemag.com The Parklets are Coming! Now, What are They, Exactly? http://www.seattlemag.com/article/parklets-are-coming-now-what-are-they-exactly <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/august-2014">August 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We spell out a few pros and cons to this new addition to our fine urban landscape </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/outdoors/0814parklets.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=84861">0814parklets.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Open since June in the Chinatown–International District, this parklet is one of 15 in the works for the city’s urban byways </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><h2><strong><span style="color: #ff6600;">PROS</span></strong></h2> <p>Parklets are miniature parks, funded, designed, built and maintained by the applicant (often a neighboring business) or community volunteers, so there’s no cost to taxpayers.<br><br>Parklets prioritize the pedestrian experience and aim to improve the neighborhood vibe, often with the addition of bike racks and seating. <br><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> Matt Owens </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/downtown-seattle-parks-can-private-company-save-them">Downtown Seattle Parks: Can a Private Company Save Them? </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/pianos-parks-plus-westlakes-colorful-tables-and-chairs">Pianos in the Parks, Plus Westlake&#039;s Colorful Tables and Chairs</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/red-tricycle-recommends-10-awesome-parks-playgrounds-kids">Red Tricycle Recommends: 10 Awesome Parks &amp; Playgrounds for Kids</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/parklets-are-coming-now-what-are-they-exactly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Outdoors Arts & Culture Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:06:13 +0000 lauren.mang 43262 at http://www.seattlemag.com The Blue Angels are Back! http://www.seattlemag.com/article/blue-angels-are-back <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/august-2014">August 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Love ’em or hate ’em, the Blue Angels return to Seafair </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/outdoors/0814blueangels.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=53384">0814blueangels.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Admit it. You kinda missed them last year. When the U.S. Navy announced that the 2013 Blue Angels air show would be canceled due to federal budget cuts, many Seattleites rejoiced. (No freaked-out dogs! No expensive, extraneous exhibitions of military might!) But when Seafair weekend came around, it was just so…quiet. Not only was the sound of F/A-18 Hornets screaming overhead missing, so too were the standard complaints about the noise and the I-90 bridge shutdowns, and the debating among neighbors over the pros and cons of the daring display.</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/nine-homes-views-you-wish-you-had-during-seafair-weekend">Nine Homes with Views You Wish You Had During Seafair Weekend</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/outdoor-movies-music-more-summer-events-and-around-seattle">Outdoor Movies, Music &amp; More Summer Events in and Around Seattle</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/43-places-around-seattle-we-bet-you-didnt-know-about">43 Places Around Seattle We Bet You Didn&#039;t Know About </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/blue-angels-are-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Outdoors Arts & Culture Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:42:57 +0000 lauren.mang 43256 at http://www.seattlemag.com Six Seattle Kickstarter Games to Watch This Summer http://www.seattlemag.com/article/six-seattle-kickstarter-games-watch-summer <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/sarah-warn">Sarah Warn</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fund or follow these local indie games </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-entertainment/six-kickstarters-featured.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=70147">six-kickstarters-featured.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Summer's a great time for outdoor fun in the Pacific Northwest, but it's also a good time to plan for the return of those rainy days that never really left. Whether you prefer card, video, mobile or puzzle games; fancy a retro, forward-looking, or simple art style; or don't care about any of that and just want a fun distraction, you should find something you like among these six Kickstarter-funded games created by Seattle-area indie game developers and companies.</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/local-artists-get-kick-start">Local Artists Get a Kick-start</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/grab-card-game-your-next-night-pub">Grab This Card Game For Your Next Night at the Pub</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/four-new-locally-made-board-games">Four New Locally-Made Board Games</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/six-seattle-kickstarter-games-watch-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Entertainment games kickstarter Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:42:05 +0000 sarah.warn 43248 at http://www.seattlemag.com A Plan for a Mountain Bike Trail is Creating Divisions http://www.seattlemag.com/article/plan-mountain-bike-trail-creating-divisions <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> Julie Monahan </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/august-2014">August 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ambitious plans for a neglected green space sparks debate over Seattle Parks’ mountain bike policy </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/0814hottopicjpg.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=69805">0814hottopicjpg.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Left: Rainier Valley resident Mary DeJong envisions Cheasty Park with a lively bike trail connecting her neighborhood and Beacon Hill; Right: Beacon Hill resident and bird watcher Ed Newbold has taken out ads in The Seattle Times opposing the bike trail </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In South Seattle, a forested green space The Seattle Times once called “Walden Pond in urbania” is now a battleground between mountain bikers seeking to bring the sport back to Seattle parks and advocates for undeveloped natural areas that protect wildlife and wetlands. <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> jonathan vanderweit </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="/10-things-know-about-99-park-opening-bellevue-summer">10 Things to Know About 99 Park, Opening in Bellevue This Summer</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/downtown-seattle-parks-can-private-company-save-them">Downtown Seattle Parks: Can a Private Company Save Them? </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/seattle-parks-you-must-visit-springtime">Seattle Parks You Must Visit in Springtime</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/plan-mountain-bike-trail-creating-divisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hot Topic Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:45:46 +0000 lauren.mang 43001 at http://www.seattlemag.com Mossback Monday: Tech News, Hate-Crime Suspect Found http://www.seattlemag.com/article/mossback-monday-tech-news-hate-crime-suspect-found <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/knute-berger">Knute Berger</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Your Monday morning news roundup </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/tech.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=30029">tech.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><div class="storify"> <script src="//storify.com/seattlemag/mossback-monday-55.js?header=false&amp;border=false"></script><p><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/seattlemag/mossback-monday-55" target="_blank">View the story "Mossback Monday" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div> <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> Kārlis Dambrāns </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="/explaining-microsofts-decline-wire">Explaining Microsoft&#039;s Decline with The Wire</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/antigay-violence-capitol-hill-its-booming-nightlife-blame">Antigay Violence on Capitol Hill: Is its Booming Nightlife to Blame? </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/microsoft-cookbook-raises-175000-farestart">Microsoft Cookbook Raises $175,000 For FareStart</a> </div> </div> </div> Arts & Culture Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:21:18 +0000 lauren.mang 43245 at http://www.seattlemag.com How Our 107-Year-Old Pike Place Market Survived http://www.seattlemag.com/article/how-our-107-year-old-pike-place-market-survived <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/august-2014">August 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 visits Pike Place Market 50 years after its reputed demise </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/0814graymatters.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=55247">0814graymatters.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rendering of the Pike Place Market Waterfront Entrance </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In his poem “Bubbs Creek Haircut,” Beat poet Gary Snyder drew on impressions from a trip through Seattle in the mid-1950s:</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> The Miller Hull Partnership </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="/5-reasons-visit-pike-place-market-now">5 Reasons to Visit Pike Place Market Now</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/pike-place-fish-guys-have-cookbook">Pike Place Fish Guys Have a Cookbook</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/epic-guide-seattle-farmers-markets">An Epic Guide to Seattle Farmers Markets </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/how-our-107-year-old-pike-place-market-survived" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gray Matters Arts & Culture Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:03:06 +0000 lauren.mang 43240 at http://www.seattlemag.com