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9 books flying off the shelves of Seattle’s only just-poetry book shop

April is National Poetry Month, and we called Open Books: A Poem Emporium in Wallingford to hear what poetry titles by Northwest authors or presses have been flying off the shelves this season.

Art & Culture / April 25, 2018

A Seattle artist shows you the ‘life you might have had’ at her Museum of Almost Realities

“For every choice we make, we kill off an alternate future. Sometimes we have to live with their ghosts.” That quote is what hundreds of locals read before they stepped into April Soetarman’s Museum of Almost Realities.

Art & Culture / April 18, 2018

Take a walk: The 4 best Seattle spots to explore on foot

The (anonymous) woman behind Seattle Walk Reports tells us all about her favorite places to take a stroll when life gets busy.

Community / March 28, 2018

This Seattleite wants to bridge political divisions over dinner

“Mealtime is probably the most powerful cultural asset that we have in America,” says Emily Nelson. “And we need to use it now — now more than ever.”

People / March 14, 2018

Who gets to decide how Seattle’s neighborhoods are mapped?

How does Google pick the Seattle neighborhood names it displays on its maps? And who has official, ultimate authority over where our communities’ boundaries are and how they’re named? We have some answers.

Community / January 12, 2018

How have things changed for you since the 2016 presidential election?

No impact is too big or too small. Whatever your politics, if something feels different, we want to help you share it.

Community / October 24, 2017

Fencing, poke, and why Seattle leans so far left

Surprise yourself this week, Seattle. Try a fencing class, dance in a “Thriller” flash mob, or go watch an epic acronym battle. Here’s what you’ve got. Now go make your plans.

Art & Culture / October 2, 2017

A Bill Gates keynote, Shakespeare ‘karaoke,’ & 14 awesome things to do in Seattle this week

Here are 14 ways to make the most of Seattle this week, including a taste of pumpkin beer, wisdom from one of the city’s best chefs, and a bard at the bar.

Art & Culture / September 25, 2017

This is one of the most viral photos of Seattle. Here’s why it went big

Six years ago today, Thatcher Kelley took one of the most viral photos of the city Seattle’s ever seen. Why did this particular photo get so popular? Thatcher shares his thoughts.

Art & Culture / September 20, 2017

Seattle is anything but stable. And maybe that’s not so bad

A wild wild week in Seattle has left us with a ton of uncertainty. Here are four ways we’re the opposite of “stable” these days, and why it could be a good thing.

Business / September 15, 2017