Seattleisms

Meet the record label that shaped Seattle’s music scene

Sub Pop Records put Seattle grunge music on the map in the late 1980s — and they haven’t stopped supporting rad artists since.

/ August 3, 2018


The S.L.U.T.: Not as naughty as it sounds

(📸: Seattle Municipal Archives) This post is part of a new series we’re calling Seattleisms, a handy glossary of words and phrases unique to our city that’ll help you #livelikeyoulivehere.  —— thuh-sluht, noun WHAT IS IT? A streetcar that takes riders from South Lake Union to downtown Seattle ABOUT THAT ACRONYM… At first, the streetcar […]

/ July 27, 2018


Meet the Ship Canal, Seattle’s informal equator

This is how your Seattleiest friends figure out whether they’re coming to that shindig you’ve been planning.

/ July 12, 2018


Bettie Page and why Seattle loves her so

Where can you check out Seattle’s famous mural of legendary pin-up model Bettie Page and drag artist Divine? Passing by a Ravenna house on I-5.

/ June 22, 2018


Meet the geoduck, our region’s most phallic clam

How do you pronounce the Pacific Northwest’s most phallic clam’s name? And where does it come from? Here’s how to talk about it like a local.

/ June 7, 2018