History

The best Seattle beer for a sunny day? Here’s this beer expert’s favorite

Kendall Jones is our city’s authority on beer. He’s just humble about it. To warm us up for tonight’s meetup and beer trivia at Seapine Brewing Company — which Kendall just anointed Seattle’s Brewery of the Year — we picked his brewy brain for the stuff every local should know.

/ June 26, 2018


Seattle has a city flag, and we’re kinda meh about it

We sure didn’t. But that’s it right there. And since it’s Flag Day, we decided to flag a little history for you…

/ June 13, 2018


Hear from your Central District neighbors in Seattle’s new Shelf Life podcast

In 2017, the Red Apple grocery store — a beloved neighborhood hub in the Central District — closed its doors. As its shelves emptied, local documentarian and Central District resident Jill Freidberg set out to collect stories from the community about the market and the neighborhood quickly changing around it.

/ June 6, 2018


Here’s how a propaganda assignment helped name Seattle’s Red Square

When local and national issues heat up, University of Washington’s Red Square is a hub for student protests. In honor of May Day, let’s get into the square’s history…

/ April 30, 2018


50 years later: Why Seattle created its own Black Panther Party

In honor of the Seattle Black Panther Party’s 50th anniversary, we talked with chapter co-founder Aaron Dixon about the party’s legacy and how he’s seen Seattle change.

/ April 25, 2018


Today is the Viaduct’s last birthday. Will you miss it when it’s gone?

The Alaskan Way Viaduct’s slated to be demolished in early 2019 so Seattleites can use a brand new tunnel.

/ April 4, 2018


A map of 22 of Seattle’s most iconic murals and the stories behind them

See something we missed? Let us know what other murals we should add to our map.

/ March 29, 2018


From Area 51 to the laser beam: Re-meet Mariner Ichiro Suzuki

In honor of the Mariners’ first game of the 2018 season, we want to introduce — or maybe reintroduce — a historic Seattleite to you.

/ March 28, 2018


History Lesson: How did SoDo get its name?

Kingdome stadium was demolished in 2000, but its legacy lives on in Seattle’s industrial district’s name. Here’s a little history…

/ March 27, 2018


6 things you may not know about how Seattleites elect our leaders

Before you head into the November general election scratching your head, here’s a crash course on how elections work in the Evergreen State.

/ October 18, 2017