Culture

Tuesday, 02/08/2011 7:55 PM
nick garrison madison park seattle rep
Known for such outrageous roles as Hedwig (in Hedwig and the Angry Inch), the emcee in Cabaret and the negligee-clad lead singer of local band The Love Markets, Seattle actor Nick Garrison has taken on a new character—Alan, in the relationship comedy/drama This—who is, shockingly, a pretty regular guy. Times and prices vary. Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St.; 206.443.2222; seattlerep.org
Tuesday, 02/08/2011 7:51 PM
Seattle has long been a mecca for outdoorsy people and technical innovation, so it follows that some of the leading outdoor clothing and gear manufacturers in the world have set up shop here. Chances are good that many items in your gear closet were designed and possibly even manufactured within a few miles of home. We decided to take a look at new spring/summer gear and clothing designed and/or manufactured in the Seattle area to help you get through the active warmer months in functional—and local—style.
Tuesday, 02/08/2011 7:35 PM
Diva Espresso West Seattle
West Seattle TriangleBordered by Fauntleroy Way SW, 35th Avenue SW and SW Alaska Street
Tuesday, 02/08/2011 6:10 PM
hitchcock madrona gallery space seattle
PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE: Well-groomed urban sophisticates The Brigadoon of Seattle neighborhoods, Madrona has a habit of appearing and disappearing from our memory radar, but it never fails to charm with the quaint-village perfection of an MGM musical.
Tuesday, 02/08/2011 6:35 PM
Georgetown Triangle Seattle
PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE: Arty singles and employed beatniks
Tuesday, 02/08/2011 6:24 PM
Columbia City Ale House Seattle
PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE: Bike-riding, Berkeley-style globalistas
Tuesday, 02/08/2011 6:10 PM
Upper Fremont Cafe Vita Seattle
PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE: Low-profile singles, students and starter families
Tuesday, 02/08/2011 5:53 PM
PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE: Indie traditionalists
Tuesday, 02/08/2011 5:56 PM
Letter Paper and Pen
Dear Beacon Hill neighborhood,
Tuesday, 02/08/2011 5:00 PM
74th Street Ale House Phinney Greenwood Seattle
PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE: Modern Family-style broods and kid-free yuppies
Tuesday, 02/08/2011 12:35 AM
Jason Stratton Spinasse Chef
DOUBLING DOWNSpinasse, the cozy Capitol Hill pastaria (1531 14th Ave.) where Jason stratton, one of Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chefs of 2010, heads the kitchen, will double in size later this spring. The northern-Italian-style restaurant will expand into the corner space next door, the former Whimsy Home Décor location, adding another dining room that, Stratton says, will look similar to the original. There also will be a bar called Artusi and a glassed-in pasta-making room. The new space is expected to open in mid-May.  
Friday, 02/04/2011 10:26 PM
Octo Sushi Seattle Sweet Streets Neighborhoods
PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE: Trend-setting hipsters
Friday, 02/04/2011 10:02 PM
SLU Westlake Yale Seattle Neighborhoods
PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE: Tech-savvy, young professionals
Friday, 02/04/2011 10:31 PM
Seattle Neighborhoods Illustration
Neighborhoods are like family members. They all have distinct personalities. Some may evince a casually cool charm, while others have a decidedly dynamic vibe. The best offer up their own compelling mix of restaurants and retail, sundries and services, daytime and nighttime diversion options.
Friday, 02/04/2011 7:25 PM
Wok Cooking Nathan Myhrvold
Critics seem helplessly drawn to hyperbole when it comes to reviewing Nathan Myhrvold’s new encyclopedia of cooking, Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking ($625; modernistcuisine.com).