Map Quest

The Long Road Trip Down Long Beach

Wander through 30 miles of southwest Washington for beach walking, kiteflying, and history, starting at Leadbetter Point State Park.

05/23/2022 By Allison Williams

TRENDSETTERS

Of Course Seattle Loves Shackets—We Kind of Invented Them

What is a shacket? Shop our favorite takes on the seasonal transition piece, from leather shirt jackets for men and women to classic plaid.

04/08/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Feature

Seattle’s Gum Wall: An Oral History

One single story about the Pike Place Market tourist attraction's creation and evolution hasn’t stuck—until now.

03/29/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy Photography by Brandon Hill

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

The Women Who Styled Pacific Northwest History

In honor of Women's History Month, here are the stories of eight women who shaped the textiles and fashion industry in the Seattle area.

03/10/2022 By Zoe Sayler

War Stories

A Seattle Author Traces His Family's Holocaust Survival in Soviet Ukraine

Maksim Goldenshteyn's So They Remember chronicles an overlooked atrocity in an area facing similar peril today.

03/07/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Groovy, Baby

1972: The Audacious Year That Changed Seattle

Occupied protests, consequential votes, the birth of KEXP—a legacy created 50 years ago still lingers today.

03/07/2022 By Angela Cabotaje, Benjamin Cassidy, and Sophie Grossman Illustrations by Jordan Kay

U VILLAGE, PEOPLE

Behind the Scenes at University Village

New stores like Reformation and Everlane bring attention to Seattle's outdoor shopping center, but U Village's local businesses put it on the map.

02/16/2022 By Zoe Sayler

U VILLAGE UNIVERSITY

A Timeline of Store Openings at University Village

From Village Lanes to Apple's pre-iPhone location to recent U Village openings like Reformation and Backcountry.

01/20/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Merry and Bright

How a Christmas Song with Washington Roots Changed America

Eighty years ago this week, Spokane native Bing Crosby debuted the world’s most popular Christmas song. And pretty much nobody noticed.

12/20/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Shelf Lives

7 Seattle Books to Read This Fall

From Marcus Harrison Green's essay collection to a history of the 1991 Huskies by Mike Gastineau.

09/15/2021 By Stefan Milne

Cheer or Jeer?

Remembering The Wave’s Seattle Rise, 40 Years Later

In 1981, a former University of Washington yell leader propelled a controversial stadium movement.

09/01/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

OPEN SEASON

How the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Made Retail History

The annual event's local roots are kind of a big deal.

06/28/2021 By Zoe Sayler

ANARCHIST JURISDICTION

What Really Happened in CHOP?

One year ago, protesters transformed six blocks on Capitol Hill and captured the nation’s attention. Nobody knew where this would go.

06/08/2021 By Marcus Harrison Green

conservatory chic

Property Watch: Everett's Rucker Mansion

Who's up for a life-size game of Clue?

05/12/2021 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

Pray for Vacation

The Lodge at St. Edward State Park Resurrects an Old Holy Site

A new Kenmore hotel turns a historic seminary into high-end accommodations on Lake Washington.

05/11/2021 By Allison Williams

Feature

A Brief History of Seattle, in Three Disasters

After the Great Seattle Fire and the Boeing Bust, the city showed a knack for reinvention. Can that same spirit pull us out of our current crisis?

07/13/2020 By James Ross Gardner

FEATURE

Neon Signs Are Glowing Strong in Seattle

In a world of LEDs, Western Neon illuminates this Seattle legacy for the next generation.

03/02/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

ACE-HIGH SOCIALITE

6 Famous Figures on Buffalo Bill's Contact List

An army scout turned consummate showman, Cody knew practically everyone worth knowing in the West.

02/26/2020 By Allison Williams

Amazing...But Never Again

Reliving the Seahawks-Packers NFC Title Game from 2015

An onside kick recovery, a boatload of interceptions, and a glorious overtime throw made the last Seahawks-Packers playoff matchup a crazy classic.

01/08/2020 By Ryan Phelan

QUOTE UNQUOTE

D’Vonne Pickett, Jr., Delivers a New Package Hub in the Central District

“I’ve always been one to blaze my own trail. I just feel like I’m built for it.”

11/26/2019 By Allison Williams