The project started with a feisty, 11-year-old farm girl and a doctor studying cancer in children. Dr. Jim Olson is a pediatric oncologist at the UW, and Violet was the young terminal patient who inspired him to launch a crowdfunded cancer research project named after her.
Happy National Learn to Bowl Month! For some of us, bowling involves trying to not use the bumpers and perhaps knocking down a couple of pins. I know I'd call that a proud moment. However, proud moments for Marshall Kent, a 21-year-old Yakima resident and bowling champion, look vastly different. Kent has been known to bowl one of the hardest trick shots called The Flying Eagle–a move involving perfectly aimed shots across two bowling lanes...yikes! We spoke to Kent about, well, bowling and what it means to him. We even discovered a few interesting tidbits in the process: e.g.
During a stint living in Japan, writer and translator Zack Davisson rented an apartment that was haunted by a ghost. There were bumps in the night, a door the landlord said must never be opened and mysterious red handprints on the ceiling.
Looks may be skin deep, but radiance comes from within. Seattle-based beauty maven, co-founder and owner of the Kari Gran brand of natural, non-toxic skincare and self-described "beauty junkie" began her quest for natural replacements to her daily beauty routine when she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder. Her philosophy is that ingredients matter—whether they're in your food or on your face. We had the privilege of getting an in-depth glimpse into the life of this local celeb...and into her handbag.
Brew Seattle is sold out!
Must DrinkOnly 50 Tickets Left to Seattle mag’s Brew SeattleFriday (10/10, 6 to 9 p.m.) — Expect stellar brews from more than 20 breweries and cideries around town, plus bites such as pulled-pork sliders from Pinky's BBQ, at our annual beer-tasting event. There are about 50 tickets left, on sale until 12 p.m. on Friday. Nab yours now.
Do you know Bruce? The rhetorical question is top of mind this week as the new exhibit titled with that same phrase opened at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience this past Saturday. We all know Bruce Lee as one of the most influential martial artists of his time and if you're into Kung Fu movies, The Way of the Dragon is probably a favorite.
Last Christmas, as our family was gathered to open presents, my fiancé reached under the couch cushion he was sitting on and pulled out a handgun. It wasn’t loaded. And he had only good intentions. The gun was a gift from his stepdad and two older brothers—cleverly hidden under his own seat for him to discover. But I, suddenly, couldn’t breathe.
GeekGirlCon hits the Washington State Convention Center this weekend, October 11-12. A melding of lady nerds of all varieties (scientists, gamers, techies, comic book fans and the like), this informative and entertaining extravaganza centered on geek girl culture hosts a slew of workshops, panel discussions, hands-on science experiements, a costume contest and networking opportunities. (There is still plenty of time to snag your passes if you haven't already.
Edited by Lisa Wogan; with research by Ethan Phelps-Goodman and Brandon Taylor
On the fall ballot, Washington residents will be asked to vote on two opposing gun control initiatives—one calling for expanded background checks, the other keeping the current system of background checks in place. These are two of only three statewide gun control measures on November ballots anywhere in the country.
We've seen the bike share docking stations going up around the city--there's one just a hop, skip and a jump away from our offices, on 3rd Avenue and Pike street. (Go here to view the entire set of docking stations on a map.) Pronto Cycle Share, the Puget Sound region's very first bike share program, officially takes its inaugural trek on Monday, October 13.