Literary Gates-Keeping

Here’s What Bill Gates Thinks You Should Read This Year

Nonfiction reads and novels, from Walter Isaacson to Kazuo Ishiguro, to gift and get you through the holidays, courtesy one Seattle billionaire.

11/22/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Art for Thought

Angels: Lost and Found Raises Complicated Questions about Homelessness Advocacy

The Angels: Lost and Found multimedia exhibition inspires critical thought about Seattle's housing crisis.

11/15/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Pop Tort

A Seattle Pop-Tart Expert Weighs in on the $5 Million Lawsuit Against Kellogg

Local Pop-Tart Expert Hana Yohannes of Shikorina Pastries offers her take on the $5 million lawsuit over Kellogg's strawberry filling.

11/03/2021 By Sophie Grossman

In Memoriam

Seattle's Most Storied Headstones

From Bruce and Brandon Lee to John Nordstrom and Jimi Hendrix, some illustrious names have been put to rest in Seattle's cemeteries.

11/01/2021 Photography by Chona Kasinger By Sophie Grossman

Larger than Life

The Lego Awesome Exhibit Comes to Seattle Center

The exhibition of life-size Lego creations, from a Harley Davidson to a NASA rocket, is a great holiday family activity during Winterfest.

10/29/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Obsession

Dr. Martens and Blundstones Are Seattle’s Anti-Obsession

Seattle's favorite chelsea boot is more than just protection from the rain, and it will outlive any fad.

10/27/2021 By Sophie Grossman

On View

Packaged Black Bridges the Gap Between Inner and Outer Beauty

The Henry Art Gallery hosts a collaboration between Seattle-based artist Barbara Earl Thomas and Derrick Adams that explores pleasure and identity.

10/26/2021 By Sophie Grossman

The Science of Fiction

The New Dune Is the Best Yet—and It's Not That Great

Dune, starring Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet, premiered in theaters and on HBO on October 22. Did it do justice to the spirit of Frank Herbert's novel?

10/25/2021 By Sophie Grossman

SCARE SHOW

Washington State's Most Horrific Film Achievements

Scary movies perfect for Halloween, from The Ring to the David Lynch canon.

10/20/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Terror Fix

Seattle’s Best Halloween Haunts

Stocker Farms and Georgetown Morgue offer all the classic haunted house tropes, while Navy Strength and Pine Box present chilling Halloween libations.

10/14/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Treat Fix

Halloween 2021 Is a Go for Kids and Families

From trick or treating and a pumpkin bash at the Woodland Park Zoo to the Museum of Flight's frightful exploration of the night sky, halloween is on.

10/14/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Progress Bar

How Seattle Became the Hollywood of Video Games

A timeline of how Microsoft, Nintendo, and a fleet of talented indie developers placed Seattle at the center of the gaming industry.

09/17/2021 By Sophie Grossman

From Horror to Hygge

Why Cozy Games Triumphed During the Pandemic

'Animal Crossing', 'Spiritfarer,' and 'Cozy Grove' brought us together (and helped hold us together).

08/24/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Pinkies Down

The Best Breweries and Distilleries in Walla Walla

Where to drink in Walla Walla—even if you're not a huge wine fan.

08/13/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Court in Session

Seattle Pickleball Guide

Where to play, what you need, and how the strange sport was invented right here.

07/13/2021 By Sophie Grossman and Malia Alexander

Shopping List

A Guide to Seattle’s Best Butcher Shops and Meat Markets

Tucked away in Pike Place Market, or existing purely online, these local purveyors make buying a steak a personalized experience.

06/29/2021 By Sophie Grossman, Annette Maxon, and Allecia Vermillion

Bone Class

There’s a Bone Factory on Vashon Island

How a local company recast the future of medical education.

06/28/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Star Crossed

Meet Seattle’s Elite Yelp Reviewers

For these covertly anointed superusers, reviews are a way of life. Even during a pandemic. 

06/23/2021 By Sophie Grossman

City of YA Lit

11 Local Reads for Kids and Young Adults

Everything from narwhals and robots to summer flings.

06/18/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Wholesome Wholesale

Costco Hires Twitter User's Lovable Dad

You've heard of Alex from Target, but have you heard of Jeff from Costco?

06/14/2021 By Sophie Grossman