10 Years That Changed A City

2008: Washington Mutual Bank Collapses

It was by far the biggest bank failure in history—and doom-and-gloomers feared downtown would become a ghost town.

03/04/2016 Photography by Eric Scigliano

Best of the City

Best Asian Restaurants: Northwest By Far East

The Insider’s Guide to Asian Food in Seattle

07/25/2012 By Kathryn Robinson With Eric Scigliano, Jessica Voelker, Christopher Werner, and Laura Dannen

Past Lives

Be My (Blackout) Valentine

After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, a total blackout was ordered between the Mexican and Canadian borders to foil potential attacks on the mainland.

01/14/2011 By Eric Scigliano


Streetcars Paved with Gold

Local transit mavens make a last-ditch plea to Mayor Mike McGinn and the City Council for faster trolleys, not pricey streetcars, on First Hill.

01/14/2011 By Eric Scigliano


Best Asian Restaurants: Northwest By Far East

The many and varied cuisines of Asia have enlightened and defined the Northwest palate more than any other ethnic influence. Here, the 45 best Asian restaurants representing 14 cuisines, and the six most authentic Asian restaurant experiences in Seattle.

01/14/2011 Edited by Kathryn Robinson With Eric Scigliano, Jessica Voelker, Christopher Werner, and Laura Dannen

Books and Talks

Life Is a Strip Tease

Why a new biography of Gypsy Rose Lee is just like Gypsy’s act.

01/01/2011 By Eric Scigliano

Film Review

Nine Nation Animated Package Tour

The world drawn new in dazzling animated shorts at the Film Forum.

12/30/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Where They Are Now

Appelo in Lotusland

Seattle’s polymath critic finds a new perch at the Hollywood Reporter—and gets the dish on Coppola’s famous helicopters.

12/29/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Book Review

Love Burns

Marriage is a refuge in Valerie Trueblood’s new story collection. Or maybe not.

12/27/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Film Review

Little Budrus Busts the Barrier

A feel-good holiday film from a Middle Eastern flashpoint.

12/19/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Film Review

Clouzot’s Inferno: A Doomed Masterpiece, Recreated

One of the most notorious films that never was comes to second life.

12/17/2010 By Eric Scigliano


The Language of the Land

A people’s quest to save Lushootseed, the original language of Puget Sound.

12/17/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Seattle Center

Chihuly Gets his Glass Show, KEXP Gets the Northwest Rooms

But where will the art in the Bumbershoot arts festival go?

12/15/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Urban Design

Skyscraper Branding

A sneak preview of Russell Investment’s design for Seattle’s skyline.

12/14/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Trolley Folly

If Metro scraps the clean, quiet trolleys Seattle loves, they may not save as much money as they hope.

12/13/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Art Shows

Have Suitcase, Will Curate

A globe-trotting show of mini-artworks opens at UW.

12/10/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Art & Talks

Picasso Dish, Michelangelo Memories

John Richardson shares tidbits from his friendship with and epic biography of Pablo the Great.

12/09/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Books & Readings

Murder in Italy, Amanda in Court, Dempsey in Bellevue

As Amanda Knox gets another day in court, her chronicler Candace Dempsey returns to the reading stage.

12/06/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Film Review

Tibet’s Tearful Song

‘Tibet in Song,’ opening tonight, reveals the richness of a culture and the power of a song.

12/03/2010 By Eric Scigliano