Culture

Thursday, 03/06/2014 8:56 PM
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Must Go EastKathy Venter’s Striking Nude Sculptures on View at Bellevue Arts Museum(3/7 to 6/15, times vary) — Based on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, ceramist Kathy Venter crafts life-size nudes out of terracotta, hand-pinching it from feet to head without a mold or interior framework. Inspired by Venter’s own experiences of womanhood, the works take their place in the canon of artistic takes on the female nude.
Wednesday, 03/05/2014 7:50 PM
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Although it may be best known for its aerospace and tech industries, Seattle has a thriving food sector, with acclaimed restaurants all around the city and a bevy of chefs and bartenders who have attained celebrity status. It’s a great place to start a career in food or just sock away some cash while preparing for the next move.
Wednesday, 03/05/2014 7:48 PM
working as a freelance writer in seattle
It’s the ultimate dream of the working stiff: to skip the 9-to-5 grind and just work from home. It seems like a magical land somewhere over the rainbow. You choose your own hours. Eliminate office politics. Reduce your morning commute to 20 carpeted paces. Work in your jammies. Why, oh why, can’t I?...
Tuesday, 03/04/2014 9:29 PM
Senior Manager, Client Engagement, ZillowBrent DowneyMonths on the job: 4Previous job: Onboarding manager at AmazonHow did you learn about the job? LinkedIn Why do you think you landed the job? Demonstrated bias for action in delivering results on customer engagement initiatives.
Tuesday, 03/04/2014 9:17 PM
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When Anna Carson moved to Bainbridge Island from Nashville, she felt it was time to re-enter the workplace. The 41-year-old homemaker with three children, the youngest of whom is in eighth grade, wanted a part-time job with health benefits to supplement her husband’s income from his own business. “I’m in Seattle. I thought, I’m going to see if I can get a job at Starbucks,” Carson says. So last spring, she ferried over and visited a few downtown Starbucks locations. Deploying her considerable Southern charm, she returned several times until she landed an interview.
Monday, 03/03/2014 11:03 PM
spy exhibit at pacific science center seattle magazine
Shoes with recording devices built into the heels, coins embedded with deadly needles, pens that shoot tear gas, umbrellas that fire poison pellets—ah, for the olden days of spying, before the NSA began monitoring our phone conversations, Google started tracking Internet searches and drones filled the skies. View history through James Bond goggles at the new Pacific Science Center exhibit Spy: The Secret World of Espionage, featuring nearly 300 gadgets, declassified CIA artifacts, and documents from the FBI and NRO (National Reconnaissance Office).
Monday, 03/03/2014 10:03 PM
Given Seattle’s current love affair with all things artisanal and old-fashioned, the arrival of the Kalakala Co. Animation and Mercantile should perhaps come as no surprise—but it’s a nice one. The brainchild of local animator Drew Christie (best known for his painstakingly drawn old-timey cartoons, featured regularly on NYTimes.com) and his longtime romantic and creative partner Amanda Moore, the shop/animation studio serves as a fount of inspiration for wannabe animators and fans of all things drawn by hand.
Monday, 03/03/2014 10:33 PM
In November, I moved from Wedgwood to Mount Baker, city-side near Massachusetts Ave. I moved for many reasons—to be closer to work and in a more urban setting, near better transit options and with great walkability, and, yes, for a more diverse experience. Among other things, I wanted to live somewhere where everyone did not look or live like me—and to be stretched and enriched by these new relationships. My husband and I focused our home search mostly in the Central District, and by chance, landed further south.
Friday, 02/28/2014 7:48 PM
Choreographer Zoe Scofield combines her training as a classical ballerina with a grotesque physicality that seems to come from a primal place—a netherworld writhing just beneath our own skin. Her artistic and romantic partner, Juniper Shuey, uses video of Zoe/Juniper dancers to haunting effect, projecting moving images on translucent scrims as live performers move among them.
Friday, 02/28/2014 6:36 PM
farmstr seattle magazine
Raised in Bellingham, where her family had a “hobby farm” with chickens, cows and pigs, Janelle Maiocco is no stranger to tractors and muddy barn boots. The 41-year-old mother of two has been a trained chef, food blogger and food marketer, and in September she launched Farmstr.com—a kind of Craigslist for locally farmed food. Two months later, Farmstr took first place at the prestigious Northwest Entrepreneur Network’s First Look Forum.
Friday, 02/28/2014 6:31 PM
changes in the central district seattle magazine
When Mount Calvary Christian Center pastor Reggie Witherspoon was growing up in the Central District in the 1960s and ’70s, the neighborhood was tight-knit and largely African-American. But today, it’s another story. “It’s radically different,” he says. Now, he can visit the neighborhood and not see any African-Americans. “I never thought I would see the time when I am driving through and white folks would look at me strangely. I’m like, ‘I grew up in this area, what are you looking at me for?’”
Friday, 02/28/2014 5:17 PM
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Must RockSeattle musician Ayron Jones Opens for B.B. KingMonday (3/3, 7:30 p.m.) — Like the very best rock ’n’ rollers, emerging Seattle musician Ayron Jones seems just slightly unhinged when he performs his own blend of blues and grunge. Witness Jones live at The Moore Theater when he opens for blues legend B.B. King.
Tuesday, 02/25/2014 8:10 PM
oscars 2014 seattle magazine
I rarely follow celebrities on Twitter because of snooze-ville tweets like this. I much prefer to get my dose of daily news and commentary from journalists and other witty average Joes and Janes of the world. This Sunday, March 2, marks the 86th Annual Academy Awards, the day when fancy-pants celebs in grand gowns and suits descend upon Hollywood's Dolby Theatre and pretend they've not disowned carbs for the past two months.
Tuesday, 02/25/2014 12:57 AM
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A ZIP code might be a somewhat useless piece of information in the web-o-sphere age, but in Seattle and its environs—an area swelling with hyperlocal neighborhood pride—those five numbers still speak volumes. Make the mistake of assuming a Queen Anne resident lives in 98109 when he or she is a 98119-er and, trust me, you will get an earful.