Dispatches from

The best of blogs: Nosh Pit, Tripster, and Culture Fiend.

12/23/2011 By Christopher Werner


Bruce Lee Slept Here

An excerpt from a letter Bruce Lee wrote in 1960.



The Perfect Party

This month’s party guests: John Robertson, Carrie Brownstein, Dorli Rainey, Joshua Bell, Susan Enfield, and Charlie Mandigo.

12/23/2011 By Allison Williams


How to Drive on Icy Streets

Tips from Steve Pratt, the Seattle Department of Transportation’s head of street maintenance.

12/23/2011 By Allie Oosta


Northwest Bookshelf: The Map of My Dead Pilots

In the memoir The Map of My Dead Pilots: The Dangerous Game of Flying in Alaska, Anacortes resident Colleen Mondor flies us to the 49th state, where she dispatched planes in the mid-’90s.



Would It Work Here? No More Mayors

The office of the mayor has not only been unpopular in recent years, but seemingly ineffective. Is it time for Seattle to retire the head honcho?

12/23/2011 By Stephanie Rubesh


Tech Education for the Masses

Tech education in Seattle, by the numbers.


Climate Change

Will Seattle Be the Answer to Overpopulation Woes?

As the world population swells—and vital resources vanish—humans may flock to the Northwest.

12/23/2011 By James Ross Gardner


Northwest Bookshelf: Shiro Kashiba, Recipes from a Sushi Pioneer

Shiro Kashiba’s memoir, Shiro: Wit, Wisdom and Recipes from a Sushi Pioneer , takes us from the Ginza district of Tokyo to the shores of Puget Sound.

11/23/2011 By Brian Colella


Joel McHale Was on the Huskies Football Team (Really)

Joel McHale, star of NBC’s Community, speaking with sports website Grantland about his time on the UW Huskies football team.



The Perfect Party

This month’s party guests: Sujal Patel, Molly Moon Neitzel, Woody Allen, Mark Morris, and Nathan Myhrvold.

11/23/2011 By Allison Williams


Esquire Snubs Seattle, Boeing’s Dreamliner, and ’The Real World’ Casting Call

The best of blogs: Sauced, Nosh Pit, Tripster, and Culture Fiend.

11/23/2011 By Christopher Werner

Tech World

Steve Jobs and the Sins of His Father

Thirty-seven years ago Steve Jobs’s biological father led a group of college students into Egypt. Then he vanished. A forgotten Tacoma crime story.

11/23/2011 By James Ross Gardner


Would It Work Here? A Tax on Unhealthy Food

In Washington State 62 percent of adults are either overweight or obese. And some, like state senator Ed Murray, think it’s time we slapped a tax on unhealthy food. The Washington Food Industry Association doesn’t agree.

11/23/2011 By Stephanie Rubesh


Survive Your So-Called Social Media Life

University of Washington digital media professor Kathy Gill on tailoring your online experience so that social media doesn’t lead to social suicide.

11/23/2011 By Allie Oosta


Occupy Seattle Got a Boost from a Nineteenth-Century General

Occupy Seattle takes cues from Robert’s Rules of Order, guidelines for deliberative meetings developed by U.S. Army brigadier general Henry Martyn Robert in the 1870s.

11/23/2011 By Johnathon Fitzpatrick


QR Tag Your Pooch

Seattle startup Dynotag fashions QR tags into dog tags.



The Curious Case of Seattle’s Vaccine Anxiety

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports Washington State has the highest vaccination opt-out rate in the nation. And the opt-outs are notably pervasive in some of Seattle’s most affluent and well-educated communities.

10/21/2011 By James Ross Gardner


How to Grow an Amazing Mustache

Grow an award-winning ’stache for "Movember" with these tips from Keith Haubrich, Freestyle Moustache World Champion in 2007, 2009, and 2011.

10/14/2011 By Allie Oosta


Northwest Bookshelf: Beneath Cold Seas

Beneath Cold Seas by photographer David Hall is a visual feast of Pacific Northwest sea life served with a science lesson on the side.

10/14/2011 By Brian Colella