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Test riding Seattle’s bike shares: A guide

Hey Seattle — congratulations! In just five months, you’ve become a leader in bike sharing. Three private companies — Spin, ofo and LimeBike — have dropped 9,000 easily…

Bidding farewell to Bakeman’s and a sandwich hero

Every weekday Jason Wang and his crew of hard-working employees start their morning roasting turkey and baking meatloaf for the hundreds of hungry customers who filter…

NHL gives Seattle a real shot at a team

Talk about a power play: About 24 hours after the city signed a deal to develop privately an arena worthy of the NHL, hockey league…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

This week we have a guest recommender, Sara Marie Ortiz, who is a poet and educator. A member of the Pueblo of Acoma, one of…

Seattle’s monument fails

As Washington state and the nation wrestle with Confederate monuments, controversial statues and memorials, it turns out that outrage, vandalism and removal are nothing new.…

Dear Seattleites, you’re doing coffee wrong. Try this instead

Seattle: Unsurprisingly voted America’s top city for coffee lovers. It’s the home of Starbucks — there is practically one at every other corner — and…

VR artist: ‘You need to see disabled people as people’

Virtual reality, or VR, can transport people to places they never imagined they’d visit. It can make art and other life experiences — from hiking…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Georgetown Trailer Park Bizarre Bazaar Every weekend, Georgetown Trailer Park Mall can be found in an unassuming parking lot off Airport Way, a collective of…

Whitman ‘Massacre’: Are we past the whitewashing of history?

Marcus Whitman was a Protestant missionary who might have faded into historical obscurity had not he, his wife Narcissa, and 11 others been killed by…

Pulitzer-winning playwright takes on Trump

Robert Schenkkan has dug deeply into the American past in his award-winning plays, some of which originated in his former home base of Seattle. But…

Once homeless, now they’re creating art

As the first snowfall of the year descends, the residents of Seattle's 1811 Eastlake housing project are grateful to be indoors. A handful of residents…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Miracle on 2nd Cocktail Pop-up I am a lover of things right at the intersection of functional and kitsch. This has led me to collecting weird…

The choir that sings for the dying

Robin Rose first experienced the power of the Threshold Choir as she recovered from major surgery after a cancer diagnosis about ten years ago. "They were…

Tacoma reckons with its racist past

Tacoma has many great works of public art, but there’s one unimposing sculpture that’s symbolic of what’s going on in that city today. Called Shipment…

The impact of white spaces on Black identity

“Lisa Myers Bulmash. No hyphen. I like to do things the hard way,” she says with a chuckle at her defiance. A UCLA English Lit…

So about that Space Needle time capsule…

Time capsules and the future go together, but when the futuristic Space Needle was built in 1962, it didn’t get one. That omission was rectified…

Bill Nye isn’t just some science guy anymore

Famed science guy Bill Nye is looking a bit like Spock these days, with his long face and thick eyebrows that leap up at the…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Romanian Film Festival Since 2014, the American Romanian Cultural Society (ARCS) has been hosting the Romanian Film Festival, giving local Romanian-Americans a place for community…

Mushroom farm? Park? Oh, the possibilities for this Seattle tunnel

Sure, the Alaskan Way Viaduct is coming down — in 2019, after the new deep-bored tunnel route takes over. But don’t forget, there’s another large…

Don’t write off Sasquatch. Let’s research him

Sasquatch — also known as Bigfoot — continues to be a symbol of the great Northwest. Fifty years after the famed Patterson-Gimlin film of an…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

  Black Winter Hymnal with Naomi Wachira, Stephanie Anne Johnson and more Kenyan-born, Seattle-based Afro-Folk singer-songwriter Naomi Wachira writes songs rooted in the here and…

Bertha may have dealt a blow to Seattle’s police museum

The Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum, one of the historic gems of Pioneer Square, has announced that it is closing and moving its collection due to…

The New Burke Museum is a world to behold — literally

When the new, $99-million Burke Museum of Natural History opens in late 2019, it will be a visual spectacle. Passersby on the sidewalk at the…

Seattle should listen to Ta-Nehisi Coates

For all of its progressive bona fides, Seattle remains burdened by the familiar vestiges of American racism: People of color suffer here from inequities in…

After Jayapal, are South Asian women about to reshape local politics?

Update after November election results below. Just weeks after Pramila Jayapal became the first Indian-American woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, she…