Cup Monster

Starbucks Has a Garbage Problem

Starbucks distributes six billion cups a year. Many end up in landfills. Protesters are pissed. What’s a coffee giant to do?

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Quote Unquote

Cheryl Ingram Brings Diversity Training to the Modern Workplace

“You definitely have an issue with your culture if everybody in it looks like you.”

08/14/2018 By Jessica Voelker

Snap Judgment

Is Amazon Good for Seattle?

As the retail giant’s influence rises, so does the question.

06/19/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Elements of Style

Meet Femail, a Fashion Operation Powered by the Postal Service

Two women. A long-distance friendship. What could possibly go right?

02/27/2018 By Rosin Saez

Amazon's Wandering Eye

What Does HQ2 Mean for Seattle?

Amazon is being wooed by cities across the country, and it’s giving us a case of Boeing deja vu.

02/14/2018 By Ciara O'Rourke

The Women's Issue

The Gender Pay Gap Is Bigger Than You Think

Yes there have been strides, but we’ve got a long way to go before we reach equity in compensation.

01/31/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

The Women's Issue

How Many Women Sit on the Boards of Major Seattle Companies?

Sigh—the numbers are kind of pathetic.

01/19/2018 By Alison Klein

Tapped Out

Can a Bar Have Too Many Beer Taps?

“If you give people too many choices they almost get overwhelmed and then fall back to what they’re used to."

12/28/2017 By Stefan Milne

Meet the Neighbors

Amazon Invites a Homeless Shelter Inside Its South Lake Union Campus

Mary’s Place gets an unprecedented gift: six floors of a brand-new office building, next door to tech offices.

06/12/2017 By Allison Williams

The Boxer Brief Rebellion

TomboyX Is Seattle's Homegrown Gender-Neutral Underwear Company

For cofounders Fran Dunaway and Naomi Gonzalez, underwear is about being as comfortable in your own skin as you are in your briefs.

05/18/2017 By Rosin Saez

Amazonia

The View from Above: Amazon's Spaceballs

The company’s downtown takeover just got spherical.

05/15/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Elements of Style

In Seattle, Fashion Is Getting the Tech Treatment

Fiber technology, sizing algorithms, and bags with built-in chargers...this city's style is engineered.

04/20/2017 By Rosin Saez

Bodegas Without Borders

Uwajimaya’s Kai Market, 365 by Whole Foods, and the State of Seattle Grocery Stores

These new market spin-offs are a window into how the city actually eats.

03/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Explainer

There Are So Many Construction Cranes in Seattle Right Now

Like flags planted in the name of vertical expansion, the dozens of cranes towering over downtown Seattle are a reminder that the city is in the midst of a development boom. Let’s get acquainted with these spindly tools of progress.

02/20/2017 By Cassandra Calderon

Meet The Money

Privateer Holdings Banks on Bud

The Seattle-based investment firm has money on ending prohibition.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Film

Washington Film Has One Last Chance to Save Itself

With a major tax credit about to expire, the industry has its back against the wall.

01/23/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Explainer

How to Make Sense of King County's New Restaurant Health Ratings

In January 2017—after two years of research that included meetings with the public, restaurateurs, and food safety experts—King County Public Health began posting health scores in restaurant windows. Here’s everything you need to decode the ratings.

01/18/2017 By Stefan Milne

Explainer

Where All Those Amazon Boxes Come from…and Where They Go

Let’s take a trip down the corrugated river.

11/16/2016 By Stefan Milne

Space Age

Can Boeing Compete with the Cult of Elon Musk?

The old guard and the new race to send humans to Mars.

11/16/2016 By Darren Davis