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TIME TO GET COZY ☕️
One thing to do when the dreary weather’s getting to you: Heading to your favorite neighborhood haunt — because what’s better than getting cozy with a cuppa tea or a cocktail at one of our city’s many fireplace bars?
Check out this handy map for some of the warmest places around town. See somewhere we missed? Feel free to add it in so we can all stay toasty together.
NOW HERE’S WHAT’S GOING ON IN YOUR CITY 📚
‘He’s poisonous.’ Last week, one of our area’s most celebrated authors made headlines when he said he was sorry for having hurt women. Sherman Alexie was vague on the details, and the public knew just two things: that some number of women had said online, anonymously, that he’d sexually harassed them; and that those women might be talking on the record to journalists at national media outlets. Yesterday, NPR published on-the-record accounts of three women writers, including one from Seattle. “Their stories are complicated and messy,” writes NPR’s Lynn Neary, “as much about the power they felt he had over them as they are about sex.” Since Sherman Alexie is one of the most widely read Native writers in the country, this #MeToo moment has people asking what other Native writers they should know about. One of his accusers, Elissa Washuta, started this viral Twitter thread to answer just that. (NPR)
This is home. Something happened last week that could change everything for the more than 2,300 people who live out of their cars in our county. A judge ruled that the GMC pickup that Seattleite Steven Long has been calling home for years actually is actually and officially a home. This is a big deal, because people living in cars that get left around the city have to constantly worry about their home being towed and impounded for huge fees. But maybe not for long. (The Seattle Times)
C&P is safe. The hangout known as “West Seattle’s living room” is sticking around after all. Things were looking dire for C&P Coffee in January, when the landlord who owns the building the café’s in put it up for sale. C&P’s owners, Cam and Pete Moores, started a GoFundMe to raise money to help save the place. They got more than $77,000, but knew they’d need way more — $1.2 million — to buy the property themselves. Who gave them the big bucks to help? They’re not saying… yet. (West Seattle Blog)
The return. If you want to check in on Seattle’s sports history, one name to know is Ichiro. Ichiro Suzuki was a star player for our Seattle Mariners for most of his 11 and a half seasons before he was traded in the 2012 to the Yankees. USA Today broke the news that he might be coming back to Seattle, if this contract they’re working on goes our way. (USA Today)
Know a rising podcast star? Local teens have until the end of today to apply early for KUOW’s RadioActive summer radio journalism workshop. It’s a pretty neat opportunity. But don’t take our word for it. Hear it from RadioActive’s alum Aliyah in this Instagram clip. (RadioActive)
HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP 📅
» THURSDAY ~ INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
💡 Get inspired to work for equality (Downtown)
🎶 Bring back the ‘90s at this Evergrey partner event (Pioneer Square)
🎶 Hear the music of women composers (Downtown)
Going to one of these? Send us a pic or tag #theevergrey. See more upcoming events (and submit your own) on our events page.
EVEN THE NAME IS DELICIOUS 🍩
General Porpoise Doughnuts is opening soon in Pioneer Square. If you’re not yet acquainted with the Capitol Hill shop’s “beloved custardy doughnuts,” they were bound to bust out of the neighborhood at some point.
Curious about that oceany name? General Porpoise is one of the “Sea Creatures” eateries co-owned by local chef Renee Erickson — along with Barnacle, The Walrus and the Carpenter, Bateau, and more.
Aye aye. — The Evergrey