Culture

Monday, 04/29/2013 4:28 PM
[View the story "What Knute's Reading: April 29, 2013" on Storify]
Friday, 04/26/2013 10:36 PM
seattle director Allison Narver seattle theater
Boeing-Boeing will remain forever a 1960s set piece for two reasons. First, the acrobatic machinations of the plot hinge on a printed timetable of airline schedules, whereby the main character, Bernard, juggles his painstakingly timed liaisons with three hoodwinked fiancées, all flight attendants on different airlines. Second, the lothario’s deceitful world begins to collapse thanks to a new Boeing jet so popular and speedy—with nary a production delay or battery fire—the printed schedule can’t keep up.
Monday, 04/22/2013 11:14 PM
get your shit together wills death end of life planning Seattle
It sounds like a classic object lesson: a successful freelance project manager who planned for others’ every contingency, but didn’t cover her own bases. That’s exactly the situation Chanel Reynolds found herself in when her husband died in a bike accident and she faced the biggest project she’d ever manage: getting her financial life in order while deep in grief. Reynolds realized that, like many of us, she’d spent almost no time thinking about worst-case scenarios—and didn’t even know the passwords to many of the couple’s accounts.
Monday, 04/22/2013 5:42 PM
Bullitt Center, Earth Day, Knute Berger, News
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Friday, 04/19/2013 10:14 PM
sidecar seattle ride sharing
Did you know there are countless people—right now, in your very own neighborhood—waiting to take you for a ride? What might sound sinister is actually quite the opposite, thanks to the new smartphone app SideCar (side.cr). Based in San Francisco and launched in Seattle last winter, SideCar uses GPS technology to help subscribers coordinate car rides with volunteer drivers. Unlike taxis or the Uber on-demand car service, there is no fleet of cars, no staff and no set fee. Riders make a “suggested donation” to the driver via smartphone.
Friday, 04/19/2013 5:09 PM
fantasy emp pop culture exhibit lead pencil
How do you convey the wide-open, magical world of fantasy stories such as The Lord of the Rings, The Princess Bride and Harry Potter in an indoor, cave-like museum space?
Thursday, 04/18/2013 9:03 PM
earth day 5k seattle
MUST WALKEarth Day 5KSaturday (4/20) — Seattle magazine’s first ever 5k run/walk follows a gorgeous route that wends through the Olympic Sculpture Park and skirts Elliott Bay along the Myrtle Edwards Park bike trail. A portion of each registration goes to the Green Seattle Partnership, a nonprofit working to restore our urban forests and parks. An eco-friendly beer garden at Bell Harbor will reward both participants and spectators at the finish line.
Thursday, 04/18/2013 4:49 PM
A local man is hosting a fundraiser tonight (April 18; 4-11 p.m.) at Spitfire to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. David LeClair describes himself as "a Boston native living in Seattle. He grew up with Krystle Campbell, who was killed in the explosion" Details below are from the Facebook event page:
Wednesday, 04/17/2013 6:23 PM
macklemore ryan lewis music video can't hold us
The latest music video from Seattle hip hop sensations Macklemore and Ryan Lewis is out. Call of the Wild, intercepted by James Bond, meets The Goonies and an obligatory rooftop party. It's as fun as it is totally insane. Also, the mystery of the black American flag spotted on the Space Needle is solved.
Tuesday, 04/16/2013 9:56 PM
seattle steelheads baseball team
On September 9, 1995, the Seattle Mariners took to the field at the Kingdome wearing plain white uniforms with dark blue trim. The word “Steelheads” emblazoned across the players’ chests was a complete surprise to many in the stands. The M’s were sporting replica jerseys of the pre-integration, African-American Seattle Steelheads baseball team, whose very existence had, until that moment, been largely relegated to historical obscurity.
Tuesday, 04/16/2013 12:29 AM
cafe racer seattle
Walter Stawicki remembers exactly where he was on May 30 last year, when his wife called to say she’d just seen a surveillance photo of their son on the news: Ian was holding a gun inside Café Racer, where five people had reportedly been shot. “I was on the freeway...around Northgate,” Stawicki recalled in an interview with Seattle Community Media. “I was going to get off at 50th and University,” less than a mile from the café.
Tuesday, 04/16/2013 12:44 AM
ken griffey jr. seattle mariners
As the Mariners ramp up their annual campaign, the best and the worst of Seattle baseball will come together at Safeco Field this season. Longtime fans are already well acquainted with what the worst feels like: If you endured the wretched Mariners teams in the 1970s and ’80s, you remember two decades of joyless seasons in a concrete bunker, where the most entertaining aspect of the game was watching the burly, bearded Bill “The Beerman” Scott lead The Wave in a near-empty Kingdome.
Monday, 04/15/2013 9:18 PM
mary iverson painting Cornish arts shows seattle arts
Living in a port city means getting so used to seeing stacks of shipping containers that we hardly see them at all. But that’s not the case for Seattle artist Mary Iverson (maryiverson.com), a graduate of both UW and Cornish College, whose work brings the colorful metal boxes to the foreground. In her hands, the containers have a life of their own, vibrating against each other and sometimes leaving the port altogether, landing in such unlikely places as a river running through Yosemite National Park or the vast, dry scrub of the Palouse.
Monday, 04/15/2013 4:01 PM
[View the story "What Knute's Reading: April 15, 2013" on Storify]
Thursday, 04/11/2013 8:16 PM
nctc new century theatre company the trial
MUST WATCHKafka’s The TrialOngoing (4/5–4/28) — New Century Theatre Company is staging an appropriately claustrophobic new take on Kafka’s classic, The Trial, housed (also appropriately) in Seattle’s former INS building. Audience members are categorized and “processed” as they enter, and sit in a “jury box” to watch the unsettling proceedings. Starring veteran Seattle actors Darragh Keenan and Amy Thone, the play’s spookiest aspect is its modern day relevancy.