The Early Years

3 Seattle Pioneers You Need to Know

How Lizzie Ordway, Emily Inez Denny, and Princess Angeline made their marks before the turn of the century.

11/26/2019 By Sam Jones, Allison Williams, and Rosin Saez

Glass. Ceiling. Shattered.

Meet the Women Who Fought for Their Place in Seattle Politics

Political pioneers like Bertha Knight Landes, Ruby Chow, and Patty Murray are the real MVPs.

11/26/2019 By Stefan Milne, Courtney Cummings, Lily Hansen, and Sam Jones

Cold Eats

Seattle's Shaved Ice Scene Goes Around the World

Kakigori, chè, halo-halo, bao bing—the cooling dessert revels in many forms.

08/27/2019 By Sam Jones

The Potty Problem

Why Does No One Give a Crap About Seattle's Public Restrooms?

Our city's bathroom impasse should be recognized for what it is: a public health crisis.

08/27/2019 By Sam Jones

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do August 23–25

A Stevie Wonder–inspired burlesque festival, another Belltown block party, and a celebration of garden treasures.

08/23/2019 By Sam Jones and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Baked into History

SAM Channels The Great British Bake Off with a Victorian Confection Competition

Baked goods are totally a vehicle of radical arts movements—and a beautiful, tasty contest on August 29.

08/22/2019 By Sam Jones

Cake & Chaos

Kids Parties That Don’t Make Parents Gag

We get it—if you have to sit through one more germ-filled, candy-powered party at a Chuck E. Cheese, you’ll riot.

08/20/2019 By Sam Jones

Explainer

Seattle Spends More Money on Takeout Than Any Other U.S. City

As far as food movements go, we’ve nailed farm-to-table and we’re leading the way in app-to-table dining, too.

08/20/2019 By Sam Jones

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do August 16–18

A punked-out roller rink, a block party fit for mythology aficionados, and a mountain town film festival.

08/16/2019 By Sam Jones and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: We Totally Want to Join Brandi Carlile's Wine Club

Five dining developments on our radar this week.

08/09/2019 By Sam Jones

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do August 9–11

A film about exotico wrestling, free tacos, and a National S'mores Day celebration.

08/09/2019 By Sam Jones and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Buzzed for a Bargain

Shop a Little, Sip a Little: Essential U Village Happy Hours

Tipsy retail therapy is a great idea...right?

08/06/2019 By Sam Jones

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do August 2–4

A celebration of local drag talent, brunched-up barbecue, and the sax-slinging Kirk Whalum.

08/02/2019 By Sam Jones and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Art Walking

6 Art Shows to See in Seattle This August

A new gallery digs into the Northwest School, Juventino Aranda blows up Golden Books, and Wa Na Wari adds four installations.

07/30/2019 By Stefan Milne and Sam Jones

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do July 26–28

Othello throws a hip-hop heavy block party, the Shambles breaks down butchery basics, and Gay City showcases femme magic.

07/26/2019 By Sam Jones and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Opening Dispatch

Mr. West Unveils Its New U Village Location

Tucked between Piatti and the new home to Bamboo Sushi, Mr. West 2.0 brings brunch and booze to the mall.

07/25/2019 By Sam Jones

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do July 19–21

Hyper-local funk fusion, a one-woman show on plastic surgery, and 10 courses of summery goodness.

07/19/2019 By Sam Jones and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do July 12–14

A blues chanteuse, Costa Rica's best coffee beans, and a West African quintet that marries tradition and funk.

07/12/2019 By Sam Jones and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

World Traveler

A Guide to Seattle’s Summer Cultural Festivals

Snag a taste of the dance, music, food, and crafts that the world has to offer—without leaving the city.

07/10/2019 By Sam Jones

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do July 5–7

A cabaret worthy of the underworld, a classic-to-contemporary Czech film festival, and a Mary Berry–approved cooking class.

07/05/2019 By Sam Jones and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol