Art & Culture

9 weird and wonderful things Seattleites do on a regular basis

Marianne Giesemann Many lifelong Seattleites prickle when they hear the words “Seattle Freeze.” But the reality is that it is hard to make new friends when you’ve just moved to town or when, y’know, you’re a busy adult. Fear not, we’ve got you. Here are nine sure ways to meet other Rain City dwellers out in your […]

/ October 19, 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.

/ 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.

/ 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.

/ September 20, 2017


5 tips from Seattleite Chase Jarvis on winning Seattle’s creative scene

How can people make cool things and make their marks in Seattle? Take this advice from a guy who’s navigating (and winning at) our creative scene.

/ September 7, 2017


Meet the artist posting mysterious signs around Seattle

Ever spotted these signs around Seattle? ‘Notice: I never stopped loving you.’ ‘Please: I wish I could see you just one more time.’ They’re the work of artist April Soetarman, and here’s why she made them.

/ August 23, 2017


Hey Seattle, here’s the only guide you need to Monday’s solar eclipse

The total solar eclipse is almost here. Live in Seattle? Here are the 11 things you need to know to make the most of this awesome cosmic event.

/ August 18, 2017


Don’t read this if you want to enjoy that latte

Lattes are more than just espresso and foamy milk — they’re works of art. Just ask the folks we met at one of Seattle’s latte art competitions.

/ August 16, 2017


SODO Track: These artists are making murals on the move

Artist Addison Karl in front of his unfinished work (Photo courtesy of @sodotrack) Ever find yourself staring blankly out the window of the light rail, then suddenly, BOOM: a mural? If that’s happened to you, chances are it was in SoDo, along the two-mile strip of buildings on 5th Avenue South between Royal Brougham Way […]

/ August 1, 2017


8 of the best Seattle photographers to follow on Instagram

Who are the Seattle photographers who best capture the city’s spirit? You nominated your favorites, and we’re sharing their stories.

/ July 27, 2017