Perfect Party

The Most Interesting People in Seattle This April

In a world without the novel coronavirus, we would have liked to gather these folks.

By Benjamin Cassidy April 8, 2020 Published in the April/May 2020 issue of Seattle Met

This would have been our dream party if we weren't social distancing.

Image: Jane Sherman

Marcellus Turner

When Seattle Public Library’s chief librarian decided to shelve daily fines for overdue books, he demolished an economic barrier for both “low opportunity” neighborhoods and chronic procrastinators.



Rachel Balkovec

The Yankees hired this West Seattle resident and former college softball player as a minor league hitting coach, making her the first woman to hold that position in MLB history. Step up to the plate, Mariners.



Steve Aoki

This DJ extraordinaire would've ensured 4/20 wasn't too mellow if he'd been able to spin at Showbox SoDo. The high would've been a mindful one: A portion of ticket proceeds were set to benefit brain research through his Aoki Foundation.



M. Lorena González

Feel free to talk politics with Seattle City Council’s new prez, whose bills to halt foreign-influenced companies’ spending in city political campaigns and boost political ads’ transparency passed unanimously in January.




Gary Larson

A quarter century after he retired The Far Side’s sardonic realm of talking cows, the Tacoma native now publishes his classic cartoons daily on a new website. Bonus: You can peep some of his old sketchbooks there too.


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