Film

Review: Nine

Star-studded cast fails to impress in Rob Marshall’s movie musical

12/25/2009 By Matthew Halverson

Film

Review: Avatar

More shine than substance in James Cameron’s new $400m sci-fi epic.

12/17/2009 By Matthew Halverson

Market Watch

Pending Spree

Something’s hinky in Seattle’s home sales stats. Plus, hot neighborhoods: West Seattle posts four consecutive month-over-month gains in closed sales.

12/14/2009 By Matthew Halverson

Article

Dream On

How UW Won’t Save the World.

12/11/2009 By Matthew Halverson

Article

On the Rocks

Every time the winter Olympics roll around, the wannabe curlers sign up for lessons. But one trip to the ice will be enough to cool your doubts about curling’s physical demands.

12/09/2009 By Matthew Halverson

Article

Stealth Moves

Despite what the Internet’s digital sewing circles may have told you, the Washington Stealth lacrosse team is here to stay. Honest.

12/08/2009 By Matthew Halverson

Fraudulent Flippers

How Naive Investors Aided the Biggest Mortgage Scam in State History

How naive investors aided the biggest mortgage scam in Washington state history. Plus, Sound Transit’s Central Link light-rail line expansion to Sea-Tac Airport makes Columbia City/Beacon Hill a hot neighborhood.

11/18/2009 By Matthew Halverson

On the Town

Red Hot

Seattle’s John Myhre dissects his design work in the new movie Nine starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, and Penélope Cruz.

11/17/2009 By Matthew Halverson

Feature

The Movie Seattle Saved

Thirty years ago, The Stunt Man starring Peter O'Toole was gathering dust in a vault. Its producers hated it and no studio would touch it. Then Seattle audiences made it the star of one of Hollywood’s greatest underdog stories.

11/13/2009 By Matthew Halverson

Article

A Diamond in the Rough

Documentarian Steve Cox profiles our first major MLB club in The Seattle Pilots: Short Flight into History.

10/23/2009 By Matthew Halverson

Article

Nate Expectations

Seattle hasn’t seen the end of basketball player Nate Robinson’s antics. Here’s what we can expect.

10/20/2009 By Matthew Halverson

Purchase Power

The Final Days of Free Money

Time to get the home buyer’s tax credit is running out, but with slow moving mortgages there may be less time than you think to cash out. Plus, Normandy Park sees a big boost in closed sales.

09/22/2009 By Matthew Halverson

Feature

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

Article

Score!

The stats on how Seattle’s Seahawks spent their summer days.

09/18/2009 By Matthew Halverson

Appraisals

Shock to the System

New federal mortgage rules under the Home Valuation Code of Conduct may hurt homeowners more than it helps. Plus, Mukilteo ranks as one of the country’s best small towns.

08/13/2009 By Matthew Halverson

Article

Give a Dawg a Bone

Even if the Washington Huskies are riding a losing streak, here are five reasons to actually get pumped about the purple and gold football season.

08/11/2009 By Matthew Halverson

Article

See Spot Run

See Spot run, jump, tunnel, and weave at Sandra Katzen’s Vortex Agility and Dog Training facility in Kent.

08/10/2009 By Matthew Halverson

Water World

Washington's 15 Best Beaches

Our state's greatest spots to splash, paddle, hike, and hunt for treasure in the sand.

07/20/2009 With Kathryn Robinson and Laura Cassidy By Matthew Halverson

Development

Knock ’Em Down

To solve Seattle’s vacant-home problem the Department of Planning and Development considers easing codes for leveling lost-cause property. Plus, sales are surging just east of Federal Way. Three homes illustrate what you can find there now.

07/17/2009 By Matthew Halverson