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Light Rail Is Remaking Seattle. But into What?

Seattle, famously tortured by growth, may be starting to grasp connection. But there are swerves in our learning curve.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 09/14/2016

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Taking the “I” Out of Identity, One Stitch Fix Box at a Time

Can personal taste be quantified?

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 08/18/2016

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The Ugly Food Movement

Why it’s time to wrap our heads around unattractive food.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 07/18/2016

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Can Gay Marriage Save Marriage?

Gay marriage provides a model we could all stand to emulate.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 06/20/2016

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How Much Is Too Much Parenting?

A helicopter mom says goodbye.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 05/23/2016

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Urban Hiking: Does It Make Us Better Citizens?

I walked the widest girth in Seattle to find out.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 04/25/2016

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Is Seattle the Birthplace of a New Religion?

Turns out "post-Christian" Seattle is fertile ground for new church starts.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 03/23/2016

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Here's How to Vote, Kid

A mom writes her daughter on the occasion of her first election.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 03/01/2016

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To BnB or Not to BnB

So you want to open a hotel in your house? Think. Hard.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 02/02/2016

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Zen and the Art of Tidying

The real reason so many people love Marie Kondo.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/08/2016

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Happy Friendsgiving

Why we’re increasingly choosing to feast with friends over family.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 11/02/2015

I'm Old Here

What Does It Take to Become a Seattle Native?

Few cities maintain such a fierce demarcation between its citizens who arrived and its citizens who belong.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 08/31/2015

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Does Anyone Love Seafair?

One Seattle native’s quest to love her city’s summer festival again.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 07/01/2015

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Facebook and the End of Self Reinvention

What will come of the generation that will never lose touch with each other?

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 06/08/2015

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Crows Attack in Seattle

It’s spring. It’s fledgling season. Beware your neighborhood murder of crows.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 04/28/2015

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Processing White Privilege in Seattle

Turns out I have the tools I need to process my white privilege. I just didn’t expect them to look like this.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 02/09/2015

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Take Christ Out of Christmas

Can we please stop pretending Christmas is a religious holiday?

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 12/01/2014

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In Search of the Anti–Background Check Argument That Makes Sense

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 11/03/2014

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Seattle's Small Time Criminals

What petty crime has taught me about community.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 10/01/2014

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Will Universal Preschool Cure the Common Core?

This fall brings the infamous Common Core to Seattle classrooms—and a possible corrective to the ballot box.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 09/01/2014
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