Art & Culture

5,000 miles and counting: Meet the librarian behind Seattle Walk Report

A look inside “Seattle Walk Report,” the book (🎨: Susanna Ryan) Seattle isn’t just gum walls and sweeping Puget Sound vistas. When it comes to exploring the Emerald City’s nooks and crannies, it seems fair to say that no one has uncovered more hidden gems than the woman behind Seattle Walk Report.  Susanna Ryan has […]

/ August 13, 2019


Remembering the viaduct’s first hater

Maybe you remember him for his pranks. Or perhaps his generosity. Or maybe you just really like his clam chowder. Whatever the reason, Ivar Haglund has become an almost mythical figure in Emerald City. That’s why we decided to launch our video series about the Seattle Waterfront this week with a look back at the […]

/ August 9, 2019


Q&A: Can card games can help us understand each other better?

Potlatch the game in action (📸: Jonathan Tomhave) Visit one of our city’s many gaming lounges — like Cafe Mox in Ballard or Raygun in Capitol Hill — and it’s obvious: Card games are hugely popular in Seattle. Playing can offer more than just a chance to unwind and relax. For people like Seattleite Jonathan […]

/ July 31, 2019


Where to watch a movie under the stars in Seattle

An outdoor movie at Hing Hay Park (📷: Seattle Parks) It’s mid-July, and that means the days are getting oh-so-slightly shorter. But pre-9 p.m. sunsets come with their own silver lining: Outdoor movies! Outdoor movies in Seattle are generally free admission and first-come, first served. Blankets and low-backed lawn chairs are allowed. Showtime is typically at dusk. […]

/ July 18, 2019


Artists at work in Pioneer Square

The building at the corner of First Avenue and Cherry Street contains secrets. From the outside, it looks like your average Pioneer Square haunt — there’s a coffee shop, a bar, and a clothing store on the ground floor. But step inside, climb the stairs, and you’ll find more than a dozen artists hard at […]

/ June 4, 2019


What it’s like to create a TV sitcom in Seattle

The tech industry is a part of Seattle’s DNA, but that doesn’t mean we can’t poke a little fun at it from time to time. Bethany Buer and Rob Polonsky are two Seattle-based actors who met while taking classes at Gilmore Studio in Ballard and are now in the middle of creating a TV comedy […]

/ May 13, 2019


Seattle’s Independent Bookstore Day is about celebrating our love of local

This annual event attracts book lovers to 26 indie bookstores that throw parties with activities, speakers, booze and snacks.

/ April 25, 2019


Karen Braitmayer is designing a more inclusive  Seattle

MEET THIS CHANGEMAKER: Karen Braitmayer, architect and principal of Studio Pacifica WHAT SHE’S DOING: You may not know it, but Karen Braitmayer’s architectural consulting studio  has left its marks around town. You’ve probably encountered some of her work if you’ve ever been to the Space Needle renovation, the Central Library and the Pike Place MarketFront.  Braitmayer […]

/ March 6, 2019


Meet the museum leader who helps Seattle celebrate black history

The biggest lesson LaNesha DeBardelaben’s learned since moving to Seattle to lead the Northwest African American Museum: “to be true to myself.”

/ January 22, 2019


Video: Seattle’s spot for fresh dance moves

Go to Washington Hall on a Monday night and you’ll step onto “the best floor in Seattle.” Washington Hall is an iconic, historic place that’s played host to the likes of Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and Jimi Hendrix. But on “Soulful Mondays,” it’s a playground for anyone who’s into street-style dance and wants to master […]

/ December 20, 2018