Seattle is renowned as the home of Kurt Cobain, the venti Frappuccino and depression-inducing drizzle (see: Cobain). But it's also home to the chillest cops in the nation, Eddie Bauer's iconic down jacket and a weird rivalry with Tacoma. Here are a couple of other Seattle secrets you may have never known.
Last week, my wife and I ventured north to the Emerald City for a college orientation at the University of Washington, UDUB. It brought back vivid memories, of a long time ago, when my parents and I stepped foot on the hallowed grounds of Syracuse University. Oh wait, no it didn't.
A uniform filter applied to multiple urban scenes can easily warp time and location, and obscure -- yet somehow enhance -- the reality of place.
For any true lover of film -- whether you're a scholar, an aspiring filmmaker or a video nerd with esoteric taste in B-movies -- walking into Scarecrow Video is a religious experience. The store is the world's largest, most-comprehensive video library.
Last month, in Moustiers Sainte Marie, France, I watched several shopkeepers return a lost young bird to a part of town closer to its natural habitat. This small drama was a play of few acts, but reflected a pattern of human conduct embedded in urban life.
A few hundred ethnically diverse demonstrators filled a sunny afternoon with demands that fast-food chains pay a living wage.
Where are you headed this summer? We've collected a few highlights from our favorite American destinations to help get you started.
Seattle has a real charm and appeal, an eclectic city with a cool vibe you will feel instantly. It all started when the city became popular in 1962 after hosting the World's Fair. In fact, that's where the Space Needle came from.
Seattle is home to some wonderfully quirky stops that make for a thrilling day trip though the city.
I only knew Bob Kildall during the last year of his life when he was severely afflicted with the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. His death this mont...
Watching fireworks is an exhilarating, can't-miss Fourth of July experience, but finding a spot to watch them is not. Avoid the lines and hassle this year by booking a room in one of these prime viewing spots, where the luxury of watching the show from the comfort of your room is included.
The concept of creating Seattle Women's Pride was quite elementary to inventors at The Seattle Lesbian and Seattle Pride: provide a sleek space for gay women and their friends to relax, unwind and have a little fun around Pride weekend, all while enjoying some of the most influential policymakers and entertainers around.
the department still grapples with the reality that at least half of seriously mentally ill people receive no treatment at all, a situation of possible danger to the entire community and, far more often, to themselves.
Exploring a new city this summer? We have the perfect accompaniment: wine. Check out six wine regions within driving distance of six great cities. Tip: Steal away during the week when city dwellers are back in the office and you can sip vino without the crowds.
Although summer vacations are traditionally meant for getting away and unplugging, we can't help but love these super high-tech hotels that boast some of the coolest geek-friendly amenities we've ever seen.
Does anyone actually still believe the words "trickle-down theory" have any valid meaning? Is anyone buying into this fiction that increasing the minimum wage would ruin our economy but multi-million dollar executive salaries don't increase prices at all?