The No-Buy Zone

The brain behind the Great American Apparel Diet ( ) on what she learned by not shopping for a year.

07/19/2010 By Kathryn Robinson


Smells Like Green Spirit

Amos Lee headlines, brand-new eco-friendly music festival, GreenNote, which also features local acts Ian Moore, Rocky Votolato, and Star Anna and takes place the same weekend as the Capitol Hill Block Party.

06/16/2010 By Laura Dannen


More to Love

A conversation with Dr. Elisabeth Sheff, assistant professor in the Sociology Department at Georgia State University, who has studied polyamorous couples and families since 1997.

05/21/2010 By Kathryn Robinson


Mayor of Cirque City

Former Pacific Northwest Ballet dancer Adam Miller runs away with the circus: Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza, which sets up camp in Marymoor Park for nearly all of June.

05/18/2010 Edited by Laura Dannen


Big Love

For Seattle polyamorists, love is a many-partnered thing. And managing the jealousy is a full-time job.

05/10/2010 By Kathryn Robinson


A Star Is Born…

…but will her mother survive the delivery?

04/16/2010 By Kathryn Robinson


Going the Distance

This woman gets quite enough exercise playing tug-of-war with her conscience, thank you.

03/12/2010 By Kathryn Robinson


Ring Cycle

Married ladies (put another ring on it).

02/17/2010 By Kathryn Robinson


Civil Disobedience

Playing social vigilante almost always exacts
 a higher price than enduring the social offense.

01/22/2010 By Kathryn Robinson


The Vision Thing

Looking at the world through eggplant-colored glasses.

12/14/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


A Germaphobe Is Born

Swine flue has a newly paranoid germophobe pondering, What’s worse: pandemic or fear of pandemic?

11/17/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Back Fence

They’ll Always Be With Us…

A year ago this month the Nickelsville homeless encampment, an itinerant community of some 90 individuals, asked to live for three months in the parking lot of University Congregational United Church of Christl, which led to this baffliing question: How c

10/21/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


Cheater, Cheater

Every woman loathes the Other Woman…but how does she feel about the Other Man?

09/15/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


Slide Show: A Day for Fun and Family

Snapshots from the Brotherton Family Fun Fest



A Day for Fun and Family

Snapshots from the Brotherton Family Fun Fest



What Not to Dare

Is Madonna too old to wear rabbit ears? Am I? What does it mean, dressing my age?

08/13/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


Who’s Calling?

A woman can earn her own financial independence, be fully the agent of her own body, freely pursue her own dreams. She is more than a man’s chattel; more than his romantic ideal. She walks alongside a man as his partner. But for all of feminism’s gr

07/14/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


My Seattle

Five immigrants from China, Russia, Finland, France, and Eritrea share their first impressions of Seattle, when they moved here and why, and what makes them stay.



Doggie Dog World

Dogs in Seattle ride the bus, go to work, and look really cute in clothes. Sorry, but I’m just not that into them.

06/22/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


How Dry I Am

Kathryn Robinson’s thoughts on her new life as a teetotaler.

05/22/2009 By Kathryn Robinson