Perfect Party August 2015

Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

By Seattle Met Staff July 31, 2015 Published in the August 2015 issue of Seattle Met

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Jesse Jackson

The reverend stopped at Amazon this summer as he toured the country calling for diversity in tech. By which he doesn’t mean adding new styles of flip-flops to your wardrobe.

Monica Lewinsky

The poster child for public shaming has joined MacKenzie Bezos’s antibullying org, Bystander Revolution. Time may heal old wounds; compassion can prevent new ones.

Tim Ellis

Ten years ago this August he started analyzing inflated home prices at, yet we’re still making the same mistakes. Some of us were reading, Tim, honest!

Taylor Swift

She stays out too late, she’s got nothing in her brain, she goes on too many dates, and she says things like “this sick beat.” But we still can’t shake her off. (CenturyLink Field, Aug 8)

Edward James Olmos

We won’t call Battlestar Galactica’s Admiral Adama a nerd when he shows up for -Galacticon 4—as long as he explains the series finale. (Seattle Center, July 31–Aug 2)

Marshawn Lynch

He asked if he’d get “brain damage” when Activision artists digitized him for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, but sadly nothing could make him weirder than he already is.

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