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“I’m a Workaholic and Obsessive, Which I’m Sure Will Shorten My Life”

Joel McHale, author of Thanks for the Money, doesn’t know when to stop.

10/17/2016 By Matthew Halverson

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“I Want to Take a Risk and Make It Crazy and Hope It Holds Together”

Maria Semple won’t hold your hand through her latest book, ‘Today Will Be Different.’

09/19/2016 By Matthew Halverson

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“Every Other Day, I Was a Ball of Tears”

Daniel Lyon, U.S. Forest Service firefighter, reflects on a year of recovery.

08/08/2016 By Matthew Halverson

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J. Michael Kelly Just Wants to Run a Clean Race

The hydroplane driver has won two straight Albert Lee Cups at Seafair—and both were controversial.

07/14/2016 By Matthew Halverson

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Soeur Suong Is an American

The road from Cambodian refugee to naturalized citizen was anything but smooth, though.

06/21/2016 By Matthew Halverson

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Brett Hamil Has Had It with Seattle Politics

And the host of 'Seattle Process' isn't going to take it anymore.

05/25/2016 By Matthew Halverson

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Lindy West Is Not Afraid to Be Shrill

"[Being funny] is something that's gendered. People don’t think women are funny, so it’s always satisfying to upend people’s expectations."

04/22/2016 By Matthew Halverson

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Latasha Haskins, The Biggest Winner

The Renton native is out to realign perceptions of beauty with her new plus-size pageant.

08/01/2014 By Matthew Halverson

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The Director: Kate Becker

The new director of the Seattle Office of Film and Music aims to pick up where her beloved predecessor left off.

04/01/2014 By Matthew Halverson

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Jesse Hagopian is a Classroom Warrior

One year after leading a boycott against the MAP assessment test in Seattle public high schools, the teacher continues to fight for the kids.

02/01/2014 By Matthew Halverson

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Model Railroader Al Lowe Lives on Little Rails

The train enthusiast and former video game designer will bring his engines and the mini-worlds they run through to the 40th Annual Model Railroad Show in January 2014.

01/02/2014 By Matthew Halverson

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Jody Hall Brings Cupcakes to the Masses

The founder of Cupcake Royale looks back on 10 years of sweet success.

12/01/2013 By Matthew Halverson

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C. R. Douglas Has Loved Politics Forever

Q13’s ace political reporter was quite the well-informed grade schooler. Like, he could name all nine Supreme Court justices by age 10.

11/01/2013 By Matthew Halverson


Is Benjamin Salman Seattle’s Next Great Pianist?

At just 19 years old, the son of celebrated concert pianist Mark Salman is proving that a talent for tickling the ivories doesn’t skip a generation.

09/17/2013 By Matthew Halverson


Robin Lindsey Loves Seals

She’s the lead investigator for Seal Sitters, an all-volunteer group dedicated to protecting marine mammals who sun on Seattle beaches.

08/01/2013 By Matthew Halverson


Demetrious Johnson Isn’t as Little as He Looks

The UFC’s flyweight champion of the world may only be five-foot-three, but he’s a giant in the octagon.

07/01/2013 By Matthew Halverson


Judy Travis Is the 21st Century Video Star

Seattle’s most prolific vlogger lives her life in front of (and behind) the camera.

05/22/2013 By Matthew Halverson


The Graffiti Defense Coalition Finds Beauty in the Bending of Rules

And this summer Justin Hart’s organization is commissioning four public murals in Capitol Hill.

04/17/2013 By Matthew Halverson


Romell Mitchell Is Working to Revive Baseball in the Inner City

The former player coaches in Major League Baseball’s program for underprivileged youth.

03/20/2013 By Matthew Halverson


U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Michele James Is Securing the Homeland

The Tacoma native keeps the bad guys out so you can sleep easy.

02/20/2013 By Matthew Halverson