Chilling Chats

3 Seattle Restaurants Bring Death to the Dinner Table

The only thing guaranteed in life is death, so why not discuss it over a meal...with strangers?

09/25/2019 By Courtney Cummings

Towns, Past Tense

5 Washington Ghost Towns Worth a Visit

Ranked in order of creepiness, for your thrill-seeking needs.

09/24/2019 By Allison Williams

Loving Death

Jane Wong’s Work Brightly Haunts the Frye

The poet’s new museum exhibition invites you to the table to engage physically with history and its ghosts.

05/29/2019 By Stefan Milne

Dirt After Death

Human Composting Offers a Green New Way to Die

Like cremation but in a box of dirt, the new process could soon be legal in Washington.

02/07/2019 By Allison Williams

Editor's Note

Rock of Ages

It is not, actually, better to burn out than to fade away.

11/20/2018 By James Ross Gardner

Explainer

A Brief History of the Occult in Seattle

Maybe it’s the dreary weather. Maybe it’s our seedy history. One thing’s for sure: Seattle and the supernatural go way back.

09/11/2018 By Jaime Archer

Quote Unquote

Death Becomes Jeff Jorgenson

The funeral director looks death in the face—and suggests we do the same.

09/11/2018 By Jessica Voelker

Last Call

Anthony Bourdain's Mark on Seattle—and the World—Will Live On

Let us count the thoughtful, if curmudgeonly, ways.

06/08/2018 By Rosin Saez

Light a Fire 2018: Game-Changing Action

How Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Stopped a One-Way Ticket to a Death Sentence

“There’s always been this overwhelming need...but then you have the Trump administration upping the ante.”

05/22/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle Reacts to the Death of San Francisco Mayor, Seattle Native Ed Lee

"Just an incredible loss for the Asian American community."

12/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

Black Mother Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

Social justice activists around the world responded to Charleena Lyles's death.

06/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Feature

Exquisite Corpses

E. R. Butterworth’s full-service mortuary revolutionized the funeral business. When tuberculosis and diphtheria ravaged the city, that business was good. When one of America’s first female serial killers struck, business got complicated.

03/23/2012 By James Ross Gardner

Past Lives

Home, Sweet Haunt

The bloodcurdling past and spirited present of a grand old Georgetown Victorian.

12/18/2008 By Nena Peltin