Our staff photographer, Hayley Young, just alerted me to the fact that an adorable Seattleite named Phillip Lomax has made his way to the bootcamp stage of Simon Cowell's new Idol-esque program called The X Factor.
Here's Lomax keeping it classy in his audition with Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon."
Amid floor-shaking violence and depictions of brutal, un-consenting sex acts – the scariest moment in Spectrum Dance Theater’s The Beast is when the lead woman (Kate Monthy), visibly panting from physical abuse she has suffered at the hand of her husband (Donald Jones, Jr.), closes her eyes and accepts his apologetic embrace—relief and contentment settling across her face.
We're all bummed that Microsoft's Zune player has officially gone the way of the cassette tape.
But on the bright side:
Microsoft has added to its search engine, Bing, a special airport map function that lets you find the Burger King at SeaTac Airport within a moment's notice.
Phew! Back on top.
This weekend’s roundup includes a date night out (or in!), a super-fun pool party, a concert with lots of fiddle tunes, a two-day neighborhood celebration, a wildly popular fish festival and parade, a family day on the trails, and a show with the famous Fee-fi-fo-fum giant. If you've got multiples, be sure to check out the super-sized Family of Multiples Clothing & Gear Sale in Shoreline.
Julia Hughes and Ross Maddox are hosting the inaugural Nerd Nite in Seattle. These community gatherings are part of an international organization devoted to exchanges of highly nerdy and topical information in a highly boozy and social environment. We sent a few questions over to Julia and Ross to get a feel for just how fun the events might be. The outlook is good.
What is your mission?
To bring inebriated nerdery to the masses.
How do you plan to accomplish your mission?
Seattle mag editorial assistant Patrick Hutchison and local musician Matt Badger, of Ravenna Woods, team up to explore Seattle's street music scene, recording the stories and songs that help compose our city’s soundtrack. The fourth in a five-part series:
While you read, listen to this live performance of “Living Waters”, an original piece by Gregory James Blanke. Recording taken at 5th Ave & Pike, Downtown Seattle transit tunnel entrance on September 21, 2011.
Everyone knows about the bigger, popular parks in Seattle’s family-friendly Queen Anne neighborhood, but we've found some hidden kid-friendly gems that are worth exploring. Next time you’re in Queen Anne, add one of these eight Queen Anne parks to your must-visit list!
Seattle mag editorial assistant Patrick Hutchison and local musician Matt Badger, of Ravenna Woods, team up to explore Seattle's street music scene, recording the stories and songs that help compose our city’s soundtrack. The third in a five-part series:
Seattle mag editorial assistant Patrick Hutchison and local musician Matt Badger, of Ravenna Woods, team up to explore Seattle's street music scene, recording the stories and songs that help compose our city’s soundtrack. The second in a five-part series:
We’re bookish and brewish, so inevitably, as we sit in a warm pub on a rainy day drinking a pint of Big Time Dark Days Black IPA at the Fiddler’s Inn, the two tendencies collide. For years, my fellow beer (and word) lovers have been keeping a list of the most amusing names for beer. We’re not interested in the obvious, the Moose Drools of the world. Our interests lie elsewhere—in the subtle, the double entendre, the call and response.
The story of beer in the Northwest is the story of people—people who love beer. The dedicated souls who made Seattle a bastion of all things brewed are not only some of the most passionate about their chosen subject, but also come from different places, walks of life and generations, bound by their love of one of the oldest and most diverse beverages on the planet. ¶ The explosion in Northwest craft brewing began in the early to mid-1980s and focused on “Northwest”-style ales—generously hopped and bold in flavor.
We at Seattle magazine like to throw ourselves into researching our stories, so when we decided to do a beer issue to tap into (sorry) the recent resurgence of craft brewing, well, you can imagine how we felt we needed to take one for the team.
I am generally more of a wine drinker, but this summer as we worked on the story, I deliberately put on my beer goggles (so to speak) and every time I wanted a little refreshment, I tried a different beer that was on our list of best local brews.
I have to admit, it wasn’t easy at first.
A new line of urban bags from Cascade Designs’ SealLine brand ($64.95–$169.95) coddles your stuff when you’re out enjoying our region’s infamous inclemency. The Seattle-made bags feature roll tops with easy-open clips, and welded seams that ensure that your precious cargo stays dry. And add-on accessories, like a zip pocket or phone holster, sweeten the deal.