Critic's Notebook

Why Anonymity Matters

Restaurant critics are revealing their identities left and right. Why I’m not.

02/03/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Victory Parade, Wednesday at 11

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: a victory parade, a flub, a missed opportunity, and more.

02/03/2014 By Morning Fizz


Woodinville Roadhouse

Skillet founder Josh Henderson opens the Hollywood Tavern, right in the middle of somewhere.

02/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson


PubliCalendar: Greenways and New Democratic Party Chair

Today's picks for civic nerds.

01/31/2014 By Genie Leslie

This Washington

Jolt: Republicans and Tom Sponsor DREAM Act in Senate

Following house Democrats, Republican-led state senate majority introduces DREAM Act for immigrants.

01/30/2014 By Afternoon Jolt

Super Booze

The Nosh Pit Super Bowl Drinking Game

Because your liver won't get this kind of workout again until next season.

01/30/2014 By Matthew Halverson

The C Is for Crank

McMorris Rodgers on Babies and Bootstraps

Cathy McMorris Rodgers' response to Obama's State of the Union was myopic, anecdotal, and shockingly self-centered.

01/29/2014 By Erica C. Barnett


Safe Harbor

Far from home and family, a newcomer gives guided tours of the city over the phone.

01/14/2009 By Roger Brooks


Eagle Eye

Getting up close and personal with bald eagles is inspiring, impressive, even a little intimidating. Best of all, though, it’s easy.

01/05/2009 By Roger Brooks


The Lost Slipper

In 2004, a top Seattle gardener acquired one of the most breathtaking orchid specimens she had ever seen. But at the Volunteer Park Conservatory—a magnet for plant thieves—this orchid never stood a chance.

01/04/2009 By Roger Brooks


Little Giants

South Seattle Community College’s dwarf conifers come alive in winter.   

01/04/2009 By Roger Brooks


The House Next Door

When a Capitol Hill family needed room to grow, they didn’t look far. 

01/03/2009 By Roger Brooks


Splish Splash

Just 50 years ago, bathrooms were small, dark, unappreciated utility rooms. No more. Today’s bathrooms are retreats designed to melt away the stress of hectic lives.

12/28/2008 By Christopher Werner and Roger Brooks


Lager Lever Lover

Is Paul Fichter just pulling our keg?

12/28/2008 By Roger Brooks


Best of the City 2008

Faced with a place that is busting with “bests,” how do we choose what’s the Best of the City? We focus on the new and the newly discovered—183 shops and services, activities and eateries that offer fresh, exciting viewpoints on the city and force us to d

12/28/2008 With Steve Wiecking, Kathryn Robinson, James Ross Gardner, Leah Finn, Laura Cassidy, Ben Schock, Stefan Durham, Christopher Werner, Roger Brooks, Lee Fehrenbacher, Rachelle Robinett, Sarah Anderson, Kelly Huffman, Erin Pursell, Laura Peach, and Wilson Diehl Edited by Jessica Voelker


Island Fantasy

With a little know-how (and many checklists), Denny and Holly Onslow found paradise.

12/27/2008 By Roger Brooks