History

Video: Who’s a Seattleite? Here’s what you think it takes to earn Seattle cred

What does it mean to be a Seattleite? And what does it take to become one? The first video in our Seattle native/transplant series stirred up a ton of debate. Here are the highlights.

/ June 1, 2017


See Seattle for yourself with your own ‘urban diary’ — but watch out for these traps

Are you seeing Seattle the way others see it, or are you really seeing it for yourself? An urban diary can help you figure out how YOU want Seattle to look and feel. As long as you can avoid three easy traps.

/ February 8, 2017


Gold, growth, and a party: 5 things to know about Seattle’s first boom

Seattle is growing so fast, it’s tempting to think it’s never seen a boom like this before. But it has. In 1897, Seattle was a city of 40,000 people on the verge of a huge gold rush and a massive celebration that would bring millions — yes, millions — of new people to the city. […]

/ January 31, 2017


Dance the #$@! away: 14 things to do around Seattle this week

Talks, meetups, parties — here are 14 ways to roll through another strange week.

/ January 30, 2017


Protests and politics: When was the last time Seattle felt this charged up?

After two straight weekends of heightened tension and protests, Seattle feels active and electric. We asked Northwest native and historian Knute Berger when Seattle had felt this way in the past.

/ January 30, 2017


Remembering Red Apple: Why they’re collecting stories about a Seattle grocery store

The Red Apple Market in the Central District has taken good care of its neighborhood. Now that it might close, the Shelf Life project wants to capture its neighbors’ stories. Here’s how.

/ November 16, 2016


Meet the creator of the Vanishing Seattle Instagram account

With the Vanishing Seattle Instagram account, Seattle local Cynthia Brothers tracks changes in the city in light of its history with photographs of businesses, landmarks, and citizen action.

/ October 12, 2016