If you ask Tom Douglas what you can do to help recovery efforts in Snohomish County, his response is simple: don’t be a part of the problem, be a part of the solution.
The New York Times recently wrote an article on a "humor algorithm" used by the Humor Research Lab to identify the funniest cities out of America's 50 largest. Hilarious Seattle came in at #10.
If you have a great business or product idea, now is the time to take action. ABC's The Shark Tank casting producers are coming to Seattle this weekend for open casting calls.
We noticed a theme this past weekend at Sakura-Con: intricate makeup and epic eye contacts. Here's a dedicated gallery of some of the coolest close-ups of the cosplay convention.
If you live in Washington State and have Instagram, Facebook or Twitter - you've undoubtedly seen amazing pictures of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival this month. Well, we had to join in the beautiful fun! Check out our gallery from this past Sunday here.
Day 2 of Sakura-Con, the annual anime convention held at the Convention Center in downtown Seattle, continued to impress yesterday with thousands of dedicated fans and intricate costumes.
The annual anime convention Sakura-Con continues their weekend residence in downtown Seattle. Upwards of 50,000 people attend Sakura-Con every year.
The cutting of the cake is one of many wedding traditions you can partake in on your big day. But what if you don’t like cake? Here are three sweet alternatives to end your reception on a high note.
We went to this year's Pacific Northwest Ballet Midsummer Mischief Bash, where fans and attendees partied the night away with Company dancers. All funds from ticket sales went towards PNB. Last year over 300 people attended, and the Ballet raised $5,000.
Seattle Humane Society's brand new rescue vehicles made their first save yesterday, bringing back almost twenty abandoned cats and dogs from an overcrowded shelter in Eastern Washington.
Dogs and owners alike swarmed Belltown Pub yesterday night for Yappy Hour, an event held by and benefitting Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation.
LUNAFest, the national tour of short films for, by and about women, took place last night in South Lake Union. Dedicated to promoting awareness on women's issues and particularly featuring female leaders in society this year, multiple local companies came together to make this night successful.
Dog people - this one is for you! Grab your pup and come have a drink at the Belltown Pub today for Yappy Hour! All proceeds benefitting the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation.
Ethan Stowell Restaurants just announced the third annual Eat Run Hope event, to be held at Magnuson Park on June 29. Eat Run Hope was created by the Stowells in memory of their twin sons and benefitting the Fetal Health Fondation.
Today is the day....the Capitol Hill Block Party lineup has been announced! The annual festival/concert extraordinaire will be July 25-27 this year, and CHBP has just announced their partial lineup.
High school students Romi Almeda and Vlad Nazarov filmed this video of the blooming cherry blossoms at the UW campus several weeks ago for their Film Club - how you ask? With a hand built quadcopter of course!
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle has won in multiple top 10 categories of the annual Skytrax World Airport Awards.
You may think ziplining is something done only on a Costa-Rican vacation, but prepare to be amazed. Bellevue Zip Tours is now open in Eastgate Park to the general public.
George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream opens tonight at the Pacific Northwest Ballet, and will play for eight performances only, today through April 19 at McCaw Hall in Seattle.
Spring is in full swing and that means tails are wagging at full speed all over Seattle. Now that the sun is starting to beckon us outside again, dog owners are jumping at the chance to shake off the winter blahs and unleash their canine companions at Seattle’s 14 off-leash dog parks.
In the age of the internet, handwritten letters are rare. But when you receive one, it can leave a lasting impression. We take a look at the lost art of letter writing, through the eyes of one of Seattle’s newest letterpress printers, Rose and June Press owner Lyndsey Baldwin.
After ominous tweets the weekend before, The Ellen Show (unfortunately not the host herself), showed up at UW yesterday with cameras and Ellen's proxy, Jeannie. Fans turned out in droves for a chance to get on the show.
Google is taking its newest product, Google Glass, on the road - and this weekend's stop is Seattle. Try the product out for free through Sunday at SoDo Park.
Some of you might have seen this great Mental Floss article on how Seattle neighborhoods got their names - if not, check it out! You'll probably learn something about this city that you didn't know before.
Sometimes you see a dog at a dog park and you just have to chase it down with your camera to get a photo gallery. Sometimes.
If you were downtown this weekend you probably already noticed the hoards of costumed people congregating around the Convention Center for Emerald City Comicon.
If you work downtown you've probably already noticed the hoards of costumed people congregating around the Convention Center. This can only mean one thing: it's Emerald City Comicon!
This week two completely different kinds of celebrities announced their plans to visit Seattle in the coming months: George Takei and Oprah Winfrey.
If you work downtown you've probably already noticed the hoards of costumed people congregating around the Convention Center. This can only mean one thing: Emerald City Comicon has begun! Today marks the first of the three day annual comic book and pop culture convention of the Pacific Northwest.
The Taste Washington Magnum Party was held at Chihuly Garden and Glass last night, and featured several of Washington's top wineries pouring magnums of 90+ point wines and the culinary treats of Collections Chef Ivan Szilak.
SPY: The Secret World of Espionage opens this Saturday at the Pacific Science Center. For the first time, the public will get to see CIA, FBI, KBG, and NRO artifacts which were previously classified.
In honor of today's Big Climb at the Columbia Center for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, we take a look at arguably the cheapest and easiest workout on your body: stair climbing.
Seattle Symphony and music director Ludovic Morlot announced this week that they are launching an in-house record label called Seattle Symphony Media.
The jaguar cubs at the Woodland Park Zoo turn one-year-old tomorrow! Here's a sneak peak at their birthday party today.
One of the most wonderful times of the year is early spring when the cherry blossoms begin to bloom. And if you're from around Seattle, you know that UW has some of the most spectacular cherry blossoms on their campus quad.
Thousands of people came down to the annual St. Patricks Day Parade in downtown Seattle this weekend. Bagpipers, bands, dancers, dogs and more marched down 4th Ave. to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Wedding season is upon us, which means a lot of questionable bridesmaid dresses, plane tickets, and many trips to Crate & Barrel. Whether you're a bride or part of a wedding party, glassybaby has a registry and candle renting program that can class up any big day instantaneously.
The Men's Fitness list of the 2014 Fittest and Fattest Cities in America has just come out, and Seattle is the third fittest in the nation.
Disney's The Lion King is roaring back to life at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle. Shows started earlier this week, and end on April 6. This is an extremely popular show, so make sure to grab tickets sooner rather than later!
Seattle and Portland are known in the country for having a large population of hipsters, so much so that USA Today has written an article on what a Seattle hipster weekend looks like. We're just as excited as the rest to see what makes the cut!
The 17th floor of the Russell Investments building in downtown Seattle gives an unparalleled view of Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, Mount Rainier, the Space Needle - especially on beautiful days like the last two.
Before the Super Bowl, we told you about a bet between the Denver and Seattle Art Museums determining that whoever won the big game would have to loan one of their most precious pieces of art to the other museum for a period of time.
How could we not go out and capture the day we just had? Just in case you work in a room with no windows, these pictures should prove almost as good as the real thing was.
A new study on literacy in the United States has found Seattle to be one of the top five most literate cities in the country.
Mondays are ruff. To help, here is an amazing gallery of the Seattle Dog Show from this weekend. Drop everything productive you might be doing right now and dedicate a couple minutes of your time to these pics - you won't be sorry.
What do copper mugs, flannel shirts, new app technology and taxidermy all have in common? They were all present in full force at the Sosh Campfire Social party Thursday night on Capitol Hill at Melrose Market Studios.
In honor of March's First Thursday Art Walk, we're highlighting local Seattle artist Alex Crick, a live music photographer with a solo show coming up tomorrow.
Design plans for a major $65 million renovation of Pike Place Market, unveiled Thursday, would dramatically expand the market's footprint and transform its western side by connecting it with the Seattle waterfront.
A new plan for elevated transportation in downtown Seattle could help boost waterfront tourism during tunnel construction.
Seattle Met did a great Q&A with Whidbey Island's Bob Nelson, who wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-nominated film, Nebraska.
Seattle's own Bill Nye the Science Guy met the President yesterday, and here's the selfie to prove it!
Curbed Seattle posted a great photo gallery of Seattle neighborhood Fremont circa 1915. Check out what the North Seattle neighborhood looked like pre-Aurora Avenue, pre-Solstice Parade and pre-Troll.
It's been a while coming - but we are thrilled to celebrate the official launch of Seattle Refined. After all, nothing is 'official' without a party, right? We're so excited to be spending the night with our colleagues, coworkers and partners at our Four Seasons launch party. Thank you!
There's the New York Times best seller list and Oprah's book club - but what about Seattle's own list of top reads? We talked to the Seattle Public Library, and they shared the five books and e-books with the most holds right now.
Just like around the country, house prices can vary from neighborhood within a region. We looked at what $600,000 would buy you in Seattle, Mercer Island, Everett and Tacoma.
Music Machinery's Paul Lamere explores regional listening preferences of the U.S. to find out which Top 100 artists are the most popular in each state. For Washington state, that's local band The Head and the Heart.
Whether it’s a portrait of your mother, a tiny heart, or a partner’s name; all kinds of people have tattoos. We thought it would be fun to poll ten shops to see which exactly are the most popular tattoos here in the Northwest.
CarrotDating.com, the world's first bribe-for-a-date site (???) polled women in Seattle on what incentives would lead to a first date. More women here said yes to free coffee than any other gift or activity.
Hops and Props is an event thrown by the Museum of Flight celebrating the best craft brews from around the Pacific Northwest.
The Seattle Art Museum's bi-monthly event, SAM Remix, is a "late night creative explosion" where dance, art, music and performance come together in unison.
Gallup just released their annual ranking of happiest states in the U.S., and Washington ranks number 9. So...are they not factoring in weather in this index?
Running around in circles and splashing in a pool doesn't necessarily sound that interesting. But when a dozen pure white horses are doing it - it's absolutely riveting. Therein lies the allure of Cavalia's newest show, Odysseo.
How many Washington avenues, Lincoln boulevards, and Coolidge drives are there in the United States? Or in Seattle? A new Zillow study shows not only which presidents are the most popular for street names, but which tend to have the pricier houses on them.
The Seattle PI posted an interesting story this week on a new study from Seattle CityClub and the National Conference on Citizenship that says Seattle-area residents love volunteering and joining causes, but still have trouble interacting and connecting with people around them.
A recent survey from MillionaireMatch.com shows that the vast majority of male Seattle millionaires don't care about having prenuptial agreements.
The Pacific Northwest Ballet announced its 2014-2015 season today, which will feature George Balanchine’s Jewels; Alexei Ratmansky’s Don Quixote, and Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette.
Starting Thursday, late career paintings and sculptures by Joan Miró will be on display at the Seattle Art Museum. Lasting through May 2014, SAM is the only west coast venue for the exhibition of the late Spanish artist.
Thanks to Valentine's Day, February is usually the month of love and couples. But apparently it's also not a bad time to be single, especially in this city. Seattle has just been ranked the seventh best metro area in the country for singles by Zillow's Valentine's Day Index.
Finally! People who aren't locals agree that Seattle is just winning in general. Here's an outstanding piece from Huffington Post (ahem, a national outlet) on 36 reasons Seattle "wins at life".
That empty feeling inside? That hole in your heart that keeps aching? Yeah, we're all feeling it big time since Wednesday's parade. As magnificent of a day as that was, it still marked the end of the Seahawks season. Here are some things to do with your time in case you, like us, forgot what life was life B.H. (Before Hawks).
Crossfit. The word can bring chills to any non-believer, and instantly commands images of super athletes flipping tires, women who look like Arnold Schwarzenegger circa 1967, and newbies vomiting into trash bins.
At first glance, it may seem that computer engineer and artist are at two completely opposite ends of the career spectrum. Leave it to Microsoft Research, local Seattle artists, and a 20-gigapixel panoramic image to prove that wrong.
The Paramount Theatre has just released the lineup for it's upcoming season - and it's full of blockbuster Broadway hits.
Love, respect, honor, and loyalty – these are things you expect to find at weddings. Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke? Not so much. But Ed Griffin and Ian Johnson of The Wedding DJs said that lately, that’s all people want to hear on their big day.
What if someone combined Amazon.com, Craigslist, and Angie's List to create a local and charitable online marketplace? What if you could buy and sell things to and from your friends and neighbors, and profits would go directly to local schools? You might not be aware, but this magical place already exists, and it's called Swopboard.com.
Most artists use a brush and canvas or a pen and paper when creating great art. Gerry Hall’s canvas is 175 feet tall, weighs 280,300 pounds and is composed of just under 500,000 LED lights. And his artwork has grabbed both local and national attention.
When you have two great cities full of confidence, pride and great artwork, and both are going to the Super Bowl, there's really only one option. The art museums in both cities need to bet major works of art on the outcome of the game. Low and behold, that's exactly what happened with the Seattle Art Museum and the Denver Art Museum.
In honor of the 12th Man, Stevens Pass is offering 1,200 $12 half-day lift tickets to anyone who wants to hit the slopes on Super Bowl Sunday before the big game.
STAR 101.5 Kent & Alan Morning Show Host, Kent Phillips, found out on Wednesday that his name was selected in the season ticket holders lottery for the opportunity to purchase Super Bowl tickets.
Phillips, who has been a long time Seahawks ticket holder has sat through some pretty miserable seasons and it’s finally paid off.
When he stepped out onto the sold out Key Arena stage on Friday night it had been over six years since Justin Timberlake played a show in Seattle. But the singer/actor/dancer extraordinaire had not lost his magic touch, and spent over three hours proving it to the crowd.
When I think about what makes the greater Seattle area such a unique place to live, work and play, it always comes back to the people. There is something special about the people that make up this city. It is hard to define, but life is different here.