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Guest essay: Why Seattle’s artists and creatives need you to show up

(📷: Jazzy Photo) Editor’s note: This post was written by Evergrey member Gedney Barclay.  I’m writing this piece from my desk at Velocity Dance Center, where I work as communications manager.  If you don’t know Velocity, we’re a performing arts center and dance studio, offering adult classes for dancers of all levels and hosting brand […]

/ November 15, 2019


Love in Seattle: A week of kindness

(📷: @kate.creech) Editor’s note: This guest essay was written by Anna Coumou. Have you ever noticed that, once someone starts, every single person thanks the bus driver as they get off the bus? Maybe it’s because they feel guilty, but maybe it’s because they’re kind. In a crowded coffeeshop, strangers are calmly sharing tables. Maybe […]

/ July 1, 2019


Need a Pearl Jam primer? Here’s what you should know if you live in Seattle

Pearl Jam is putting on two big shows in Seattle this week — the Seattle Home Shows. Don’t know much about the band beyond “Jeremy” and “Better Man”? Seattle music writer and Pearl Jam fan Travis Hay wrote this Pearl Jam primer for Evergrey director Mónica Guzmán — and we figure there’s a lot more of you who could use it.

/ August 7, 2018


I used to welcome the Seattle Freeze. Now I’ve found four ways to melt it

How does one get out of this giant ice cube we’ve frozen ourselves into? Here are four things I know about the Seattle Freeze, and four ways to get out of it.

/ July 11, 2018


‘A stronghold for positive change:’ Your hope for Seattle’s future

Seattle is changing fast. It’s hard to know whether all these changes are leading our city somewhere good. But some of you believe it will. And that’s what‘s keeping you here

/ May 25, 2018


‘Finding our community was worth it.’ What it means to find your place in Seattle

Feeling at home where you live can be a process. It can take time to warm up to a place, and to find the people, places, and communities that make it worthwhile.

/ May 24, 2018


What keeps us in Seattle? For a lot of you, it’s family

What keeps each of us in Seattle? For some of you, it’s about roots. The people you love most have a strong place here, and by extension, so do you — both now, and into the future. Here are three striking perspectives readers Ranny Nguyen, Amanda Clark, and Tramale Turner, shared with us, paired with some (beautiful) pics of the family that makes Seattle home. 

/ May 22, 2018


‘My Hijab, My Wings’ — a Seattle girl’s poem

Sumeya Block What’s it like to face discrimination for the things you believe? Sumeya Block is 13 years old and an 8th grader at Seattle Girls’ School. Last month, she attended “Make Your Voice Heard: An MLK Day Youth Advocacy Workshop,” an event where young people in Seattle helped each other combat Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. […]

/ February 16, 2018


My first time photographing the Northern Lights in Washington

What’s it like to chase and try to capture the Northern Lights, which put on their biggest show in Washington in July and August? Seattle photographer Alex Farrell explains.

/ July 20, 2017


She’s queer, mixed race, and conservative in Seattle. One reaction? ‘It’s as if I’m betraying my own identity’

“I often experience complete shock from people when I share my political views with them,” says Mellina White Cusack, a libertarian-leaning conservative. “But as of late, the shock has shifted to something like disgust.”

/ June 23, 2017