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Seattle Kids v. Climate Change

Meet the kids who may be our best shot against global warming.

03/20/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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Is Hygge, the Danish Coziness Trend, Just Another Word for…Seattle?

The untranslatable term shortlisted for Oxford English Dictionary’s word of the year feels like it may as well have been invented right here.

02/20/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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Loud and Proud: Girls Ellington Project Gives Voice to the Disenfranchised

Is this the year JazzEd’s all-girl band performs at Lincoln Center?

01/23/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

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A Disneyland for Old Folks

As assisted living residences become modern and fun filled, does their new direction represent an improvement in dignity?

12/20/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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White Responses Matter

Because there’s only one group that can end white privilege. The privileged.

11/16/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Married, But Sleeping in Separate Beds

Can sleeping apart do anything but ruin a marriage?

10/17/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Light Rail Is Remaking Seattle. But into What?

Seattle, famously tortured by growth, may be starting to grasp connection. But there are swerves in our learning curve.

09/14/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Taking the “I” Out of Identity, One Stitch Fix Box at a Time

Can personal taste be quantified?

08/18/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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The Ugly Food Movement

Why it’s time to wrap our heads around unattractive food.

07/18/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Can Gay Marriage Save Marriage?

Gay marriage provides a model we could all stand to emulate.

06/20/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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How Much Is Too Much Parenting?

A helicopter mom says goodbye.

05/23/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Urban Hiking: Does It Make Us Better Citizens?

I walked the widest girth in Seattle to find out.

04/25/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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50 Years, 50 Fears

One woman’s quest to face her demons in one big scary year.

04/01/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Broverwhelmed: Gender Disparity in Seattle

Seattle’s got a glut of guys, with more on the way. The reactions of Seattle women? Not what you’d expect.

08/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Relationships

Surprise, You're Married!

Washington state’s marriage equality law magically transforms all registered domestic partnerships into marriages.

06/02/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Sex and the Millennial Girl

Hookup culture: liberating freedoms or friends with lopsided benefits?

05/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Hive Minded

What backyard beekeeping really does for people.

04/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Seattle Buzzkill

Six things Seattleites should stop talking about.

03/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Gray Like Me

Apparently, it’s a big damn deal to let your hair go gray. Who knew.

01/02/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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'Tis the Season to Trim the Christmas Card List

If only there was a simple calculus for pruning it!

12/01/2013 By Kathryn Robinson