Culture Fix

Things to Do in Seattle

Summer is in full swing with outdoor movies, Greek eats, and futuristic art.

06/01/2023 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Roll Up

Trailhead Direct Restarts Bus Service to Hiking Trails

Forget parking. The peaks just off I-90 become much more accessible with seasonal public transportation, back for summer 2023.

05/12/2023 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Water Ways

The Best Places to Rent a Kayak or Standup Paddleboard in Seattle

No boat? No problem. Check out a seafaring vessel. Plus: What's up with hydrofoils?

05/11/2023 By Allison Williams


The One-Stop Shopping Destination That’s All About Local

The Shops at Seattle Met features the best boutiques, makers, and manufacturers in Washington state.

05/09/2023 By Spencer Brown, Taylor McKenzie Gerlach, and Zoe Sayler

Spring to It

Where to Hit the Slopes for the End of Ski Season

The Washington ski season is almost over—better make those last turns count at these local ski resorts, including Crystal and Mount Baker.

03/15/2023 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach and Allison Williams

Here We Go Again

Will Seattle Fans Show Up for the XFL Sea Dragons Debut?

Football fandom will soon be a near-year-round prospect. Whether the fledgling league can garner enough support to fill Lumen Field is yet to be seen.

02/06/2023 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Just the Facts

Fentanyl and Narcan 101

From rainbow fentanyl and other forms of the illicit drug to how to use emergency naloxone to stop an overdose.

11/03/2022 By Angela Cabotaje With Taylor McKenzie Gerlach


Historic Times at Garfield High

The Central District school has produced famous figures like Jimi Hendrix and Quincy Jones. It's also highlighted some of our city's worst divides.

09/27/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach


Why Can't Washington Find More Dinosaur Fossils?

A decade ago, the state dug up a femur fragment of the "Suciasaurus." It hasn't found any fossilized dinosaur remains since.

09/20/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Trail Tales

Mailbox Peak Is Seattle's Quirkiest Hike

One of the hardest hiking trails on the I-90 corridor outside of Seattle, considered a training ground for Rainier, also holds the weirdest summit treat.

09/16/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach


What to Do in Washington in September

Tiptoe into fall with fairs and festivals like the Washington State Fair, the Index Climber Fest, and Leavenworth's Autumn Leaf Festival.

09/02/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

The New Crowd

Seattle Rock Climbing Moves Beyond Dirtbag Culture

The new breed of outdoor climber holds down a corporate job—from a van parked near the best crags in Washington.

09/02/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

In the Weed

Can You Overdose on THC?

Subjective standards, state-by-state laws, and underdeveloped policy leaves much up to the cannabis consumer, says a University of Washington researcher.

08/26/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Heat Index

Is This Seattle’s Hottest Summer Ever?

Another blast of potentially record-breaking heat, and an accompanying NWS heat advisory, raises the question—and the chance of fires.

08/17/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Coronavirus Chronicles

How Long Does Natural Immunity from a Covid Infection Last?

UW Medicine biochemist and researcher John Bowen explains why reinfections and immunity are tough to pinpoint during the ever-changing pandemic.

08/17/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Because It's There

How to Climb Mount Rainier

What does it take to reach the highest peak in Washington? Planning, skills, and the right mindset. Our guide to Rainier mountaineering breaks it all down.

08/12/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach


What to Do in Washington in August

Summer adventures near Seattle begin on a boat, bike, or horse—or simply on a sunny wine picnic.

08/03/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Coronavirus Chronicles

Symptoms and More on the Covid BA.5 Subvariant in Seattle

The new omicron subvariant has familiar calling cards—cough, runny nose, sore throat—but a wildly different response to vaccines.

08/02/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Dial Up

New 988 Mental Health Hotline Opens July 16

The new number supplements existing suicide hotlines, with local Washington mental health organizations like Crisis Connections fielding local callers.

07/08/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Blanket Improvement

It’s Finally Showtime for the New Volunteer Park Amphitheater

Years in the making, an outdoor arts venue debuts in Capitol Hill with a free summer concert series.

07/01/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach