Backstory: The Right Note

A new public art installation celebrates the Central area’s history and rich African American heritage.


Backstory: Dog Day Afternoons

Joe’s Grilled Gourmet Dogs is back in business.


Backstory: Grief and Art

How Elizabeth Coplan turned to play writing to deal with loss


OBAMA Celebrates Bad Art

Upstairs at Café Racer, feast your eyes on the Official Bad Art Museum of Art


Backstory: How Pioneer Square’s Purple Sidewalk Skylights Came to Be

The lights reveal a dark network of passageways where old Seattle once stood


Backstory: Why Glowing Monkeys Are All over Phinney Ridge and Greenwood

Cheery LED animals are more than mere holiday decoration


Backstory: How a 1950s Seattle Ice Cream Shop Became a Boat-shaped Pho Institution

Seattle's love affair with pho started at this iconic spot


Backstory: Why Some Seattle Hatch Covers Are Adorned with Street Art

A beautification effort provided art for city maintenance entries


Backstory: Seattle’s Passion for P-Patches All Started with One Community Garden

Contrary to popular belief, the 'p' doesn’t stand for peas