José Banda
If this month’s $1.2 billion schools levy doesn’t pass, the new superintendent of Seattle Public Schools will have to change his job title to superintendent–slash–leaky roof fixer.

Chris Cornell 
Soundgarden’s breakup predated the Lewinsky scandal, which makes the band’s reunion at the Paramount all the sweeter—it’s been away long enough that we’ve developed nostalgia for mangy grunge hair. (Feb 7 & 8)

Greg Hart
The Amazon VP and Jeff Bezos were awarded a patent for a cellphone airbag that cushions falling mobile devices. When will we see a mini life jacket prototype for when they tumble into the toilet? 

Lisa Luxe
We don’t love anything as much as this Gig Harbor–born woman loves Ivar’s fish-and-chips—she actually had her arm tattooed with the seafood stalwart’s dancing mollusk mascot.  

Robert Mak
Seattle television’s favorite public affairs wonk lost his show, Up Front, to cutbacks at KING 5. We can only hope he’ll travel door to door, patiently untangling local political issues in person.  

Cynthia Millar 
Seattle Symphony’s visiting soloist for the modern Turangalîla symphony plays an 85-year-old electronic keyboard called the ondes Martenot. Imagine Casio grooves from the Roaring Twenties. (Feb 2)

 

Published: February 2013

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