Culture

Wednesday, 10/08/2014 8:47 PM
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.
Wednesday, 10/08/2014 4:15 PM
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Tuesday, 10/07/2014 9:30 PM
You may remember Seattle mag's Twitter war last year with San Francisco magazine prior to the NFC Championship game between the Seahawks and the 49ers. (We so won.) If you need a visual refresher of our spirited and very polite spat, here are a few of our favorite back-and-forth barbs:
Tuesday, 10/07/2014 4:41 PM
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Monday, 10/06/2014 10:35 PM
It may sound incredibly far off in the future (hey, we work three months in advance!), but we're looking for one sweet, photogenic and way cool pet to feature on the cover of our February 2015 issue, which will dive into all things pets. Our contest is open to all kinds of cherished creatures, so that includes cats, dogs, ferrets, turtles, tarantulas, iguanas, teacup pigs, or basically any other pet that is able to attend a photo shoot.
Monday, 10/06/2014 8:14 PM
In our bi-monthly Seattlemag.com column And Another Thing..., Knute Berger--who writes regularly for Seattle Magazine and Crosscut.com and is a frequent pundit on KUOW--takes an in-depth look at some of the highly topical and sometimes polarizing issues in our city.
Monday, 10/06/2014 5:56 PM
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In the face of shrinking land resources and concerns about carbon footprints, what do we do with our loved ones when they die? For Katrina Spade, 37, a Capitol Hill–based designer with a master’s degree in architecture, that question arose after she had two kids and began thinking about her own mortality. Traditional burial and cremation both came with environmental consequences that didn’t sit well with her, so she proposed an alternative as a part of her master’s thesis.
Monday, 10/06/2014 5:52 PM
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Friday, 10/03/2014 4:01 PM
I was just remarking last night how sad I was to see summer end, to which my husband responded "Why? You're obsessed with fall." Touche, dear husband. He's right. I am obsessed. And I've got the shipment of Pottery Barn mercury glass pumpkins with a set of matching wrought-iron owl lanterns (OMG) on the way to prove it.
Friday, 10/03/2014 4:15 PM
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Thursday, 10/02/2014 10:54 PM
The name Bruce Lee instantly conjures images of the shirtless martial artist performing speed-of-light kicks, unstoppable blows and nunchaku tricks. But instead, picture the young Lee attending classes at Seattle Central College (then called Edison Technical School) in pursuit of his high school diploma. Imagine him working nights as a waiter at Ruby Chow’s Restaurant on First Hill.
Thursday, 10/02/2014 10:59 PM
Must WatchSIFF Cinema Reopens the Egyptian Theatre
Thursday, 10/02/2014 5:22 PM
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When Landmark Theatres closed the Egyptian Theatre in June 2013, many locals proclaimed it a death knell for authentic Capitol Hill. (The death knells are becoming clangorous in this swiftly changing neighborhood.) The longstanding beacon of independent film—which started out as a Masonic temple—became a movie palace in the early 1980s, when the Seattle International Film Festival took over the space, built it out, added pharaonic details and dubbed it the Egyptian Theatre.
Thursday, 10/02/2014 4:47 PM
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Wednesday, 10/01/2014 7:05 PM
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It's a chilly Thursday morning and as you can see, we are in the mood for donuts. Specifically, a classic sprinkles donut from the Seattle-based chain, Top Pot. This hand-forged donut mecca has 15 shops and cafes all over the greater Seattle area and recently opened one up in Dallas (talk about a change of scenery). Soon Alki Beach residents can expect one in their neighborhood, sandwiched between a Subway and a Starbucks on Alki Ave. SW.