What Would Ivar Do?

Doug Brady becomes the Joke Cousteau of Elliott Bay with an idea for an ad campaign that would have Ivar Haglund chortling from his grave.

12/08/2009 By Karen Quinn


Crash Test Smarties

A partnership with Lamborghini, an Italian sports car maker, launches fast times at UW engineering.

11/19/2009 By Karen Quinn


Entrepreneur of the Month

ChefStack makes pancakes—lots of them. Try 200 in an hour.

11/19/2009 By Karen Quinn


Logging Off

The nation’s first Internet rehab center, ReStart, is in Seattle, the nation’s web mecca.

11/19/2009 By Karen Quinn


Nissan Sockets It to Seattle

Nissan’s first all-electric car gets a test drive in the Emerald City.

11/17/2009 By Karen Quinn


Will Work for Quote

City councilmember Tim Burgess is proposing legislation to quiet Seattle’s most persistent penny petitioners.

10/21/2009 By Karen Quinn


I Said, Arrrruhhhooo!

Orcas in Puget Sound are shouting their conversations to be heard over the clamor of fishing boats and container ships. But there could be more at stake than just noisy underwater neighbors.

10/20/2009 By Karen Quinn


26 Perfect Saturdays

It’s not just you: Everybody’s working for the weekend. Yet when Saturday finally rolls around, it seems as though there’s nothing to do—or too much to do. That’s where we come in. We’ve planned out a year’s worth

10/19/2009 With Steve Wiecking, James Ross Gardner, Jessica Voelker, Christopher Werner, Karen Quinn, Rachel Solomon, Nick Feldman, Kristin Cordova, and Parisa Sadrzadeh By Laura Cassidy


Adult Ed 101

Want a fresh occupational start? Need to pick up some new talents? Or just looking for a better way to spend your free time? Here, 25 of the best, most interesting, and most sought-after adult education classes and programs in the Seattle area.

09/21/2009 By Matthew Halverson, Laura Cassidy, and Karen Quinn



"It’s massively creative and extraordinarily unique," says Seattleite Diana Vick who’s hoping to take steampunk, a subculture that melds Victorian-era obsessions with twenty-first-century ones, to a new level.

09/18/2009 By Karen Quinn


Broken Hoop Dreams

The Seattle Sonics departure from KeyArena still has some fans mourning, but Jason Reid’s documentary Sonicsgate will help fans bid a final farewell.

09/17/2009 By Karen Quinn


An Exclusive Interview with Top Chef’s Robin Leventhal

Ashley is "intense," Padma’s a joker, and Art of the Table’s the best restaurant in Seattle.

09/16/2009 By Karen Quinn


So Fou, It Just Might Work.

Rovers’ Chef in the Hat holds out his hat.

09/02/2009 By Karen Quinn

Eat this, not that

Sustainable Sushi: Mashiko says "Sayonara, unagi."

Plus three fish you should never order at the sushi bar, and what to eat instead.

08/19/2009 By Karen Quinn


The Scan Clan

Seattle start-up Earth Class Mail just signed a licensing deal with Swiss Post Box, which digitizes mail for the nation of Switzerland.

08/10/2009 By Karen Quinn


Bill Versus the Hurricane

Bill Gates has applied for five patents for hurricane-fighting technology intended to turn Katrina-like catastrophes into gentle ocean breezes. Not so fast, say weather experts.

08/10/2009 By Karen Quinn


Fire Fries

In the past three months, residents cooking French fries have caused six Tacoma home fires. The culprit? Cooking oil.

07/15/2009 By Karen Quinn


Ill-Advised Exports of the Month

Starbucks’s Barista Blade Grinder and the face-plant prone Novara Trionfo bikes from REI cause the Seattle companies to issue recalls.

07/15/2009 By Karen Quinn


Nickels Reelection Watch

The August 18 primary will determine which two mayoral candidates will compete for office this fall. Greg Nickels’s chances of making it past the primary threshold are good; City Councilmember Jan Drago and former NBA player James Donaldson are the likely

07/15/2009 By Karen Quinn


Best of the City 2009

Restaurants, shops, sports, arts, entertainment: Take an international tour of Seattle to experience the best taco joint, sushi bar, Bollywood theater, Italian pizza, tae kwon do, Russian spa, French cleaner, nail salon, Korean cooking class, Polish film

06/23/2009 With Steve Wiecking, Kathryn Robinson, Matthew Halverson, James Ross Gardner, Eric Scigliano, Laura Cassidy, Karen Quinn, Alex Girma, and Kelley Frodel Edited by Jessica Voelker