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Category Archives: Seattle Life and Culture

Seattle Breaks 122-Year-Old Rain Record

Apr 24, 2017
Sure, our city—which is already known for rain and grayness and Seasonal Affective Disorder—just broke a 122-year-o [more]
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Antique at 55

Mar 23, 2017
The Seattle Monorail turns 55 today, to much hoopla and reminiscing. It’s an iconic part of our city, even if [more]
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Why doesn’t “Capitol” Hill...

Mar 16, 2017
As I’m sure you all noticed, Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood doesn’t have a capitol. It’ [more]
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b’End Tunnel Walk

Mar 06, 2017
On Sunday, pedestrians replaced cars in a soon-to-disappear part of Seattle. The Battery Street Tunnel, located jus [more]
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Holy Home, Batman!

Feb 06, 2017
Churches, it turns out, make excellent homes. You can buy your own holy house on Vashon Island for $579,000, with a [more]
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Seattle’s $475,000 Illegal Treehouse

Jan 23, 2017
The most private home in Seattle is illegal. It doesn’t have an address No driveway, no access roads. It doesn’t ev [more]
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How Liberal is your Seattle Neighborhood?

Jan 12, 2017
You usually have to wait for election season to find out what your neighbors think. Then hundred of “Vote for [more]
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How to Get a White Christmas

Dec 22, 2016
I grew up in the Midwest, and part of me still misses those white Christmases. It looks like we won’t get sno [more]
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Relocating? Find the Neighborhood for You

Dec 06, 2016
Seattle neighborhoods are far from cookie-cutter. Each one has its own personality, people, pros, and cons. If you& [more]
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How Racist Real Estate Shaped Seattle

Nov 08, 2016
We all know the “bad” neighborhoods. We all know the “rich” neighborhoods. So, too, did 193 [more]
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9.6-ton Ice Cube Melting In Occidental Park

Sep 12, 2016
9.6 tons of art is melting in Occidental Park as you read this. 9.6 tons. That’s 19,200 pounds, or the equivalent o [more]
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Esker: A Greener Seattle, One Building at a ...

Aug 04, 2016
Amid all of Seattle’s new development, I’m particularly excited about Esker, an seven-story, mixed-use building tha [more]
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