Summer Festivals

Bumbershoot 2014's Comedy Gets Heady with Science, Shakespeare, and Dead Authors

The lineup includes W. Kamau Bell, Doug Benson, Eugene Mirman, Paul F. Tompkins, and more.

06/18/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld


Must-Haves for Kids

Our favorite local goodies, gear, and gadgets.

04/17/2013 By Amanda Zurita


College Application Angst

Parents: It’s college application essay season. Do you know where your neuroses are?

12/16/2011 By Kathryn Robinson


The Bully Backlash

Just asking: When is bullying in the eye of the beholder?

07/22/2011 By Kathryn Robinson


Freaked About Freak Dancing

The chaperone at the middle school dance gets freaked over freak dancing.

04/22/2011 By Kathryn Robinson


Would It Work Here? Brunch Without Brats!

Would banning children from swanky brunch spots work in Seattle? Not if the Madrona Moms have anything to say about it.

04/22/2011 By Jessica Voelker


Rattus Rattus

The good news: A house can be rodent-proofed. Almost.

03/14/2011 By Kathryn Robinson


Are You Going to Comicon?

The Washington State Convention Center hosts the ninth annual Emerald City Comicon, March 4–6. But don’t reach for the tights until you’ve taken our questionnaire.

02/21/2011 By Matthew Halverson


The Carnivore’s Dilemma

My daughter’s vegetarianism must be stopped!

02/15/2011 By Kathryn Robinson


Adventures in Multiculturalism

Vancouverite Todd Wong brings to Seattle his Robert Burns–inspired Gung Haggis Fat Choy, a Scottish and Chinese cross-cultural holiday that has spread from Canada to China and Scotland.



Spring Arts Preview: Arts in a Flash

Ever since Seattle got serious about its flash mobs—they show up everywhere from Westlake Center to Seahawks games—we’ve noticed local arts organizations embracing the “shock and awe” marketing spirit. Here, videos from five recent Seattle flash mobs.

01/20/2011 By Laura Dannen


Single (and Kid-Free) in Seattle

How many Seattleites live alone? How many have children? A by-the-numbers look at the Seattle household.



Lice and Easy

We’ve got head lice! Now what?

12/13/2010 By Kathryn Robinson


Greenback Gifts

Have yourself a mercenary little Christmas.

11/17/2010 By Kathryn Robinson


Not Your Daddy’s Porn

When a teenage boy surfs for Internet porn, Mom and Dad get hot and bothered.

10/12/2010 By Kathryn Robinson


I Wanna Inhale

Initiative 1068 to legalize marijuana may have gone up in smoke…but its whiff lingers on.

09/15/2010 By Kathryn Robinson


Arts Crush

Here are our top picks for Theatre Puget Sound’s month-long Arts Crush.

09/14/2010 By Alexandra Notman


Dead and Loving It

The guys behind the annual Red, White, and Dead Zombie Walk introduce ZomBcon, the first-ever zombie-culture convention.

09/14/2010 By Tiffany Wan


A Losing Proposition

The Seattle United soccer mom who dares to want her child to lose.

08/10/2010 By Kathryn Robinson


A Diamond in the Rough

Five reasons you shouldn’t skip the U.S Amateur golf championship at Chambers Bay.

07/20/2010 By Matthew Halverson