100 Reasons to Love Seattle

Call us biased, but it’s as easy to dig up reasons to love this city as it is to score gourmet grub on our streets. (Hey, there’s a reason right there…) In fact, we found so many—from our flair for flash mobbery to our kid-friendly

06/14/2010 By Kathryn Robinson, Matthew Halverson, James Ross Gardner, Eric Scigliano, Laura Cassidy, Jessica Voelker, Christopher Werner, Laura Dannen, Tiffany Wan, Judy Naegeli, and Caitlin King


The Devil’s Advocate

Justice Richard Sanders, the state Supreme Court’s maverick libertarian, champions unpopular causes, offends powerful people, and fights hard when his ethics come under question.

06/13/2010 By Eric Scigliano

2010 SIFF

Thanks to Wheedle’s Groove, Seattle’s Still a Funky Town

SIFF film pays tribute to local soul/funk scene, and the bands that play on.

06/09/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Wild West Limo Scene

Rogue limo drivers poach fares and menace passengers, while those who play by the rules lose out.

05/17/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Big Fish Story

Conventional economic wisdom says that as big fish at the top of the food chain get scarcer and costlier, consumers should switch to cheaper choices. And recipes should reflect that trend. But the cookbooks tell a different story.

05/14/2010 By Eric Scigliano


All the President’s Been

New Yorker editor David Remnick bridges the gaps in the president’s life story with his definitive biography The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama.

05/14/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Day of the Un-Mayor

Mayor Mike McGinn gets flak for not resembling past mayors, but his vision for Seattle is firmly fixed on the future.

04/21/2010 By Eric Scigliano


The Un-Mayor Speaks

Mike McGinn on youthful idealism, sagging seawalls, rookie missteps, and how the blinkered pundits just don’t see how Seattle is changing.

04/20/2010 By Eric Scigliano


The Silence of Ressam

Seattle’s “Millennium Bomber” endured years of interrogations. He spilled al Qaeda’s secrets and helped convict other terrorists. And then he refused to say more, even when threatened with life in prison. Ten years after he was captured, the nation’s cour

04/16/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Passing Through

Saffron Revolutionary

The Venerable U Pyinya Zawta sips tea and looks toward better times in Burma.

03/18/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Fit as a Fiddle

An Old World artisan, Rafael Carrabba, matches up violins, players, and big-time investors.

03/18/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Past Lives

Billy the Mug

Seattle’s toughest saloon keeper, Billy the Mug, had a sentimental side.

03/18/2010 By Eric Scigliano


A Higher Calling

For Kevin Daniels, president of Daniels Development, saving historic treasures means building new—and big.

02/18/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Sea Change

An acid peril is rising from the depths and falling from the air. It kills local oysters and threatens everything that lives in the sea.

02/16/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Full Metal Racket

Seattle’s budget is deep in the red. So why doesn’t the city score full market value on recycled metal?

01/26/2010 By Eric Scigliano


A Watch in Time

Jody Laine of Tiempo Time Pieces and Jewelry wanted to fix watches. She didn’t realize that could also mean fixing people’s lives.

01/26/2010 By Eric Scigliano


150 Years of Love & Lust, Seattle-Style

20 tales of mad love, bad love, and glad love, plus 7 sex and love gurus.

01/14/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Gorilla Warfare

Seattle builders try to distance themselves from their parent organization’s heavy-handed ways.

12/14/2009 By Eric Scigliano


Boeing, Going, Gone

Don’t cry over the Dreamliner, says business guru Mark Anderson.

12/11/2009 By Eric Scigliano


Who Did YOU Vote Against For Mayor?

And how did we wind up having to choose between Mallahan and McGinn?

10/27/2009 By Eric Scigliano