Thursday, 09/17/2015 5:18 PM
Wednesday, 09/16/2015 8:08 PM
Bertha isn’t the only tunneler in town. Seattle artist Rick Araluce is known for his miniature-scale sculptures of haunting interior spaces as well as the giant-scale sets he creates for the Seattle Opera. Now he’s embarking on The Great Northern, a less than full-scale but still massive replica of the 111-year-old, 1-mile-long tunnel that still funnels trains beneath downtown Seattle.
Wednesday, 09/16/2015 5:48 PM
Must SeeBold Play Bootycandy at Intiman Theatre Festival(9/16 to 10/3, times vary) Through a life-spanning patchwork of scenes and sketches, this semi-autobiographical dark comedy by Robert O’Hara tells one man’s story of growing up black and gay. Witness his obsession with Michael Jackson, liberal use of Jheri Curl and awkward romantic encounters in this satire that rings at times hilarious, at others crushing.
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 6:16 PM
Earlier this year, Seattle’s single-family zoning suffered a near-death experience when Mayor Ed Murray’s affordable housing panel endorsed what would be an effective citywide up-zoning of the neighborhoods. It sparked an instant uproar, and the mayor quickly backed off. And for the moment, the dream of owning your own house in Seattle—if you can pull together the scratch—dodged a bullet.
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 5:27 PM
Seattle abounds with culinary diversity. Stroll through most neighborhoods and you will likely spot a taco shack, gyro joint and pho house within blocks of each other. Walk another half mile and you’ll probably hit stellar sushi and vegan almost anything. But, Southern food—soul-coaxing dishes, such as shrimp and grits, collard greens, and biscuits and gravy—has never dominated our restaurant landscape.
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 4:13 PM
Sponsored by Eastside Prep In court proceedings, the query “Relevance?” often arises. Implied in the question is the idea that testimony needs to pertain to the substance of the case and the argument being made. In some way, shape, or form  “How is this relevant?” is what Eastside Prep teachers ask 50 times a day. 
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 4:44 PM
There was once a time when two-minute pop songs ruled the American airwaves. Much of what you heard on the radio mid-century were supremely catchy tunes like Elvis’ “That’s All Right” (1:56) or “Don’t Be Cruel” (2:01); The Beatles’ “Love Me Do” (2:20) or “Can’t Buy Me Love” (2:11); or Patsy Kline’s “Walkin’ After Midnight” (1:59) or “Back in Baby’s Arms” (2:03).
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 1:53 AM
Leslie Stoner is holding a blowtorch in one hand while we chat in her Green Lake studio. She's spraying the torch across the surface of one of her paintings and explaining her process: how the flame heats the wax and fuses it, pushes it down or smooths it out in different ways. As an encaustic painter—encaustic being an art form whose main medium is heated wax—Stoner utilizes a unique set of tools. In addition to her several blowtorches (which come in a few different sizes), she also uses razor blades, various palette knives, pottery tools and an assortment of baking tins.
Monday, 09/14/2015 7:18 PM
Football is a manic mistress; a torrid relationship full of swelling highs and crippling lows.   Just ask anyone who watched the Seahawks on Sunday, from the guy at the bar to hold out safety, Kam Chancellor, who watched backup Dion Bailey give up a crucial end-of-game touchdown to drag a win away from the 'Hawks.  
Monday, 09/14/2015 5:03 PM
The sound at the core of The Honorable Chief Ahamefule J. Oluo’s new self-titled punk-rock record is the trumpeter’s signature guttural growl. It’s the sonic equivalent of someone who’s been pushed from routine and forced to snarl, putting the whole world around him on notice. But at the same time, the record is celebratory, sympathetic, even divine. Like so many great artists, The Honorable Chief, who also plays in Seattle’s neo-jazz band Industrial Revelation, contains multitudes.
Thursday, 09/10/2015 9:11 PM
Ahh, More Amazon: Amazon is everywhere lately. They recently launched their one-hour delivery system through the app called Prime Now. USA Today reports that this week, through the same app, they are starting a restaurant delivery program. Similar to Postmates, customers will be able to browse menus from nearby restaurants, place an order, and Amazon will pick it up and deliver it to your door.
Thursday, 09/10/2015 5:00 PM
Officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) used a drone to capture amazing aerial images of a baby orca born to an endangered group of killer whales off the San Juan Islands, KOMO News reports. The new calf, named L122, was swimming with its mother—a 20-year-old named L91—in Haro Strait, just west of San Juan Island.
Wednesday, 09/09/2015 11:56 PM
Although National Dog Day has passed, I still spend a decent amount of time every day looking at pictures of puppies (some might say too much time).  Since the only pet I currently own is an enormous lazy tomcat who howls late into the night, I have to get my puppy love via the internet. The pups featured on these five local Instagram accounts will, without fail, make your day a little happier. Just try to look at any one of these pictures without smiling.
Tuesday, 09/08/2015 10:02 PM
Drumming, chanting and tears punctuated festivities at Seattle’s City Hall on October 13, 2014, when Mayor Ed Murray signed Indigenous Peoples’ Day into the historical fabric of Seattle on Columbus Day. The declaration provided some relief to wounds that have been packed with salt for centuries; among the celebrants were members of the Tulalip, Puyallup, Suquamish and Muckleshoot tribes, as well as Ken Workman, the great-great-great-great-grandson of Chief Seattle.
Tuesday, 09/08/2015 4:50 PM
In our bi-monthly column, Knute Berger--who writes regularly for Seattle Magazine and 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.