Hard at work on our November issue, we were putting the polishing touches on our annual "Most Influential People" list yesterday when we got the news that one of our picks, UW computer science professor Shwetak Patel, had just been named a 2011 MacArthur Fellow and awarded a $500,000 "Genius Award."
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!
Ian MacNeil, local entrepreneur and glass art champion recently moved to Dallas. But that has not cancelled his plans to open a new business in SoDo, just a block or so away from Safeco field. Using a handmade copper still from Germany, he plans to produce artisan scotch, gin and vodkas at this craft distillery he’s calling Lachselian Wine & Spirits.
It was a miserably cool, long, neverending, agonizing spring. We've all recovered; those few weeks of 80 degrees were especially appreciated by kids and sprinklers alike, not to mention those of us itching to jump into Lake Washington some time in 2011.
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:
A wise man once said, "You can find anything on Craigslist." Seattle installation artists SuttonBeresCuller took that man at his word for "To Be Determined," their current show at On the Boards.
The artists used Craigslist to source all the materials for the event, from the sculptural installations--which include an impressively huge globe made of yard-sale-style junk and an equally eye-catching model plane--to the performances.
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:
The summer is winding down, but the food scene is heating up again with that new-season vigor. Here are a few upcoming events that will make the departure of the summer bounty not nearly as depressing.
Sunday, September 18: BLEND
To all Sounders, Mariners and Seahawks fans: Not to suggest that garlic fries and hot dogs aren’t amazing - but we thought you might like to explore a few places off the beaten path, where you can refresh your palate (without relinquishing your paycheck) before a game.
Tonight is opening night of the new season at local performance venue On the Boards, and I'm thrilled to go see ... well... I have no idea what I'll be seeing, actually, but I'm excited for the surprise.
Last week's heartbreaking news of the accidental death of beloved Seattle barista Brian Fairbrother touched a lot of people, including many who work here at Seattle magazine. Within minutes of word of Fairbrother's terrible bike accident last week, two conversations happened here.
MUST WATCH Nora’s Will Friday through Thursday (9/16–9/22)Emerging Mexican writer and director Mariana Chenillo’s Nora’s Will provides the perfect excuse to check out SIFF’s brand-new Film Center at the Seattle Center (which doesn’t have any spilled drinks on the floor yet!). The warm comedy—which won Mexico’s Best Picture in 2010—carefully balances melancholy, romance and humor in telling the story of a man battling the last request of his newly deceased ex-wife.