ICYMI

Weird Seattle News of Late

A Wordle rescue and the planned egging of a Jeff Bezos yacht highlight another odd chapter of Emerald City history.

05/10/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

SPACE COWBOY

Seattle's Most Iconic Fashion Moments of 2021

Jeff Bezos dressed like a space cowboy, Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe wore the same mohair sweater, and we all had a few sweet months of near normalcy.

12/29/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Power Players

100 of the Most Influential People in Seattle

Our full list of politicians, chefs, scientists, athletes, housing advocates, and other local leaders who made the cut in 2021.

12/09/2021 By Angela Cabotaje, Benjamin Cassidy, Sophie Grossman, Zoe Sayler, Allecia Vermillion, and Allison Williams

Power Players

Seattle's Famous, and Not-So-Famous, Philanthropists

The donations of Bill Gates, Melinda French Gates, MacKenzie Scott, and Jeff Bezos are scrutinized around the world. Can you name other rich Seattleites?

12/09/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

FRIGHT NIGHT

Pop Culture Halloween Costumes for 2021

Costume ideas inspired by recent events in Seattle and elsewhere, from "Squid Game" guards to Jeff Bezos in space.

10/22/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Failing Slow

This Month in Seattle Tech: Bezos Goes to Space and Jassy Takes Over

Plus: Photos that move, and a Google-Microsoft “cease-fire” ends.

07/20/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Tech Titans

Jeff Bezos Just Crowned a New King of Seattle Tech

Introducing Andy Jassy, Amazon's soon-to-be CEO.

02/03/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Future Social Distancing?

NASA Awards Blue Origin a Moon Lander Contract for Our Next Big Lunar Trip

One giant leap for Jeff Bezos's Kent-based company.

05/01/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Space Jam

Jeff Bezos Dreams of Space Travel and Life on the Moon

Fifty years after the U.S. first landed on the moon, can the Amazon founder get us back there—for good?

08/20/2019 By Lily Hansen

Snap Judgment

Is Amazon’s NYC Pullout Good for Seattle?

After a less-than-warm HQ2 reception from New York, Jeff Bezos calls the whole thing off.

04/23/2019 By Gwen Hughes

Bezos Bubble

New York Bucks HQ2 and Proves You Can Resist Amazon

The tech giant scraps its Queens headquarters as New York City officials put up the fight Seattle hasn't.

02/14/2019 By Anne Dennon

Last Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Safeco Field, UW’s Master Plan, and a Win for Tenant Advocates

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

09/24/2018 By Anne Dennon

Editor's Note

Billionaire vs. Billionaire

Gates versus Bezos: Seattleites trust one more than the other.

02/20/2017 By James Ross Gardner

Open Letter

Dear Jeff Bezos:

Congratulations on Long Now!

01/05/2016

Quiz

Amazon Celebrates 20 Years

Twenty years ago this July, Amazon sold its first book from Jeff Bezos’s garage. Since then it’s gotten slightly bigger. How well do you know Seattle’s e-tail behemoth that will one day swallow the world?

07/13/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Editor’s Note

What’s So Funny at Amazon?

The laugh heard around the world.

07/01/2015 By James Ross Gardner

Technology

Will Drone Deliveries from Amazon Soon Be a Reality?

Seattle entrepreneurs are ready to take their drone-based businesses skyward—just as soon as the feds stop dragging their heels.

02/09/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Absurdity

Imperfect Party

Here’s who we’d invite if we could roast this year’s most shameless visitors, bumbling locals, and all-around knuckleheads.

12/01/2014 By Seattle Met Staff