February 2012
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Fifty years ago, the 1962 World’s Fair did more than just celebrate global culture. It put Seattle on display, inspired world leaders, and erected a certain needle-shaped tower. A look at the 184 days that changed Seattle—and the world—forever.
Features
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An exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming novel Truth Like the Sun.
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The lasting cultural legacy of the 1962 World’s Fair was the city’s new civic hub, Seattle Center, home to world-class opera, ballet, theater, art—and a visit from King Tut—then, and now.
Can the city make miracles again?
Altura, Capitol Hill’s new Italian restaurant, serves meals touched by an angel.
The little sister of La Carta de Oaxaca opens on Queen Anne Avenue with a few new things.
Chef Hajime Sato breaks down the Mt. Fuji Mega Burger at his Georgetown restaurant Katsu Burger.
Where to go for Belgium’s signature treat.
Fifty years ago, the 1962 World’s Fair did more than just celebrate global culture. It put Seattle on display, inspired world leaders, and erected a certain needle-shaped tower. A look at the 184 days that changed Seattle—and the world—forever.
A timeline of the 1962 World’s Fair.
In 1962, Seattle introduced the world to the Space Needle and Belgian waffles. Peter Steinbrueck, Tom Douglas, and John Findlay imagine a 2012 version.
David Miller, Erik Lindbergh, and Dr. Leroy Hood imagine Seattle 50 years from now.
In time for the 50th anniversary of the World’s Fair, Graham Baba Architects turns the old armory into a house of light.
An exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming novel Truth Like the Sun.
The lasting cultural legacy of the 1962 World’s Fair was the city’s new civic hub, Seattle Center, home to world-class opera, ballet, theater, art—and a visit from King Tut—then, and now.
Battered by $1.9 billion in cuts to K–12 education since 2009, educators across Washington increasingly say they have no choice but to foist the cost of athletics onto families.
David Boardman, executive editor of The Seattle Times, belts out a mean karaoke number. Here, he shares his secrets.
This month’s party guests: Paula Clapp, Philip Eaton, Donald Byrd, Dave Isay, Robin Held, and Ali Tarhouni.
The best of Seattlemet.com blogs: Nosh Pit, Culture Fiend, Wear What When, and Sauced.
In Science on Ice: Four Polar Expeditions, Seattle photojournalist and oceanographer Chris Linder offers us an over-the-shoulder glimpse as researchers seek answers in the planet’s most frigid terrains.
Don Quixote makes its U.S. debut this month at Pacific Northwest Ballet.
The best things to do in February: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert at the Paramount, Jennifer Egan at Benaroya Hall, the Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival in Bellevue, and more.
Don Foster International Exhibits Then As a loaned executive from Frederick and Nelson department store, Don Foster joined the World’s Fair staff to help out for a year. One year turned to two and more as his job expanded to include...
How the World's Fair's Mexican Pavilion inspired Leslie Grace to open Ballard store La Tienda.
Neuroscience has a lot to say about the emotion most celebrated on February 14.
Canvassing, complaints, and codes of conduct, by the numbers.
Romotive—which gained recognition while participating in Seattle startup incubator TechStars—turns your iPhone into a talking, roving, slightly annoying robot.
Paul Allen space project Stratolaunch won’t blast off until at least 2016. In the meantime, keep an eye on Space Exploration Technologies, the Silicon Valley startup founded by Tesla Motors mogul Elon Musk.
The "queen of the ring" trains for Olympic boxing.
Confessions of a Seattle freezer.
Mike Easton of Il Corvo works with Capitol Hill’s Oola Distillery to bottle and sell amaro.
See interiors, details, and more views of Seattle’s 10 greatest homes.
Magnolia will be the site of Northwest Seed’s next Solarize campaign, thanks in large part to Pam Lewis, chair of Sustainable Magnolia.
Fifty years ago, the 1962 World’s Fair did more than just celebrate global culture. It put Seattle on display, inspired world leaders, and erected a certain needle-shaped tower. A look at the 184 days that changed Seattle—and the world—forever.
Listen to President Kennedy’s opening remarks for the 1962 World’s Fair. Join an excited young couple for a ride on the Monorail. And rock out with Elvis in the movie trailer for It Happened at the World’s Fair.
View a slideshow of space-age fashions from Town and Country magazine, August 1962.
Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Visit From the Goon Squad, visits Benaroya Hall this month as part of Seattle Arts and Lectures.