Articles in the Seattle Category

Commuting with Superheroes
Posted in Seattle on 2 June 2010
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The regulars on my bus are the costumed crusaders that keep the city safe. Not in a grandiose, Batmannish sort of way, but in their own, quiet ways.

Scenes from Vanishing Seattle
Posted in Seattle on 12 May 2010
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I haven’t been in Seattle very long. But I have been here long enough to see dozens of local institutions come and go — and I have the photographs to prove it.

The Last Time I Met Kurt Cobain, Part 2
Posted in Seattle on 22 April 2010
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Part of me wanted to talk to Cobain and part of me didn’t want to bug him, but now his own wife was encouraging me to go bother him. Maybe this was some sort of inside joke between them.

The Last Time I Met Kurt Cobain, Part 1
Posted in Seattle on 21 April 2010
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Cobain grabbed a hammer and proceeded to annihilate his guitar, going at the thing with pure hate. He then collapsed onto the floor, where he lay motionless for the next twenty minutes.

What about Seattle Center?
Posted in Seattle on 5 April 2010
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Seattle Center is in a kind of zombie state right now. There’s a plan to make the former World’s Fair grounds into Seattle’s Central Park, but without money and public will, it may well fail.

It Never Rains
Posted in Seattle on 9 March 2010
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You’re talking about water falling from the sky in great cascades; fat raindrops smacking against windshields and rooftops. We rarely get to see anything like that up here in Seattle.

Seattle’s Scott Musgrove and the Hunt for Specious Beasts
Posted in Seattle on 25 February 2010
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It has been estimated that 99.9% of all species that have ever lived are now extinct. Were it not for the tireless efforts of this Seattle artist, a world of strange and exotic creatures would now be unknown.

Coffeehouse WiFi: Do’s and Don’ts
Posted in Seattle on 11 February 2010
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I have a dedicated home office, where lives a rustic Dell and two cats engaged in an endless screaming match. But if I actually want to get a lot of work done, I pack up and head to the nearest coffeehouse.

Goodnight, Vampire Bat
Posted in Seattle on 2 February 2010
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Woodland Park Zoo’s Night House is a marvelous place, full of prehensile-tailed porcupines and fruit bats. At the end of the month it goes dark permanently … and not in a way we’d like.

My Seattle Wish List
Posted in Seattle on 19 January 2010
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Mayor McGinn, I have a wish list for my town — a few action items that I’d like to see action’d all to hell. Most of the things on the list are outside your control, but I’m sending you it to you anyway, because it’s traditional for cranks to ping the new guy.