Fleet View

The USS 'Turner Joy' Visits Seattle

An important piece of American military history is hanging out in Lake Union.

06/09/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

When Bertha Broke Ground

It's Been 91 Years Since Seattle's First (and Only) Female Mayor

That could change come November. But why has it taken so long?

06/09/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Crossroads

75 Years Ago, Only One Paper Opposed Japanese American Internment Camps

The Bainbridge Island Review was the only known paper in the area to decry the policy.

04/02/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Travel

Cuba and Seattle Just Got a Lot Closer

Vintage cars, Caribbean breezes, the famed Hemingway mojito: now just a flight away on Alaska Airlines. But Cuba is more complicated than that.

02/20/2017 By Allison Williams and Alison Klein

Best Italian Food

Meet Seattle’s Italian Forebears

Italian immigrants (and their offspring) gave our town everything from power dining to world jerky dominance

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Amanda Mocci

Past in Present

We’ve Seen What Happens When an Ethnic Group Is Seized by Executive Order

It was in 1942, when Japanese citizens in the Seattle area were sent to internment camps.

01/19/2017 By Madeline Ostrander

Ultimate Hawaii Guide

The Canlis-Hawaii Connection

Seattle’s fine dining has a tiki soul and an island past.

12/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Feature

Undelivered

After Carlyle Aicher was murdered for the pearls he was carrying, authorities assured his family the killer would be found. Nearly 50 years later, those who are left are still waiting.

05/25/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Morning Fizz

The Past, Present, and Future of Transportation in Seattle

Read it and weep: Back in 1967, Seattle's mayor made a prophetic pitch for subway rapid transit.

04/08/2016 By Josh Feit

I'm New Here

A Miller, a Madame, and the Birth of Seattle

It’s kind of a cute story.

08/20/2015 By Matthew Halverson Illustrations by Joseph Laney

Style 101

A Brief(ish) History of Filson

We dive into the Gold Rush roots of the 118-year-old local workwear brand.

02/25/2015 By Amanda Zurita

Quote Unquote

Meet the Men Who Discovered HMS Chatham’s Anchor

A commercial diver and an amateur historian may have just discovered an anchor lost during the Vancouver Expedition of the 1790s.

05/01/2014 By Matthew Halverson

What Lies Beneath

What Stopped the World’s Largest Tunnel-Boring Machine Just 1,000 Feet Into Its Journey?

And how does a city growing as fast as Seattle avoid erasing its past?

05/01/2014 By James Ross Gardner

Market Insider

Meet the Ghosts That Haunt the Market

Mercedes Yaeger, owner of Market Ghost Tours, introduces Pike Place’s most distinguished ghouls.

06/03/2011 By James Ross Gardner