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Dynamic And Engaging: The Call Of Calder

Dynamic And Engaging: The Call Of Calder

As a teenager, former Microsoft executive Jon Shirley fell in love with the works of Alexander Calder. He’s now sharing his passion with the public.

For me, moving around The Eagle, taking it in outside of traditional gallery walls and interacting with it, choosing how I saw the work, was a totally new way to experience art…

Chik-Fil-A and Starbucks, But No KFC

Chik-Fil-A and Starbucks, But No KFC

What’s your guilty fast-food pleasure?

Now comes a new data study that reveals Washington’s favorite and least favorite fast-food chains…

Must List: 6 Fun Things to Do in Seattle This Week

Must List: 6 Fun Things to Do in Seattle This Week

July 18 - 24

Powwow, block party, 100-foot dragon

We’ve rounded up some fun stuff happening this week. So, grab your shades and get out there…

The Art in This Leschi Backyard is Literally Immersive

The Art in This Leschi Backyard is Literally Immersive

One local collector’s transformed yard features a new swimming pool with a custom installation

When architect Ian Butcher signed on to design an outdoor space for a local philanthropist and art collector, it turned out to be a double dose of revisiting the past…

Virtual Playground

Virtual Playground

VR social gaming launches in Bellevue

Brush up on your VR gaming skills so you don’t flail in front of an audience — though, that’s meant to be part of the fun…

Downtown Seattle Gains Ground

Downtown Seattle Gains Ground

Foot traffic is on the rise

Downtown Seattle foot traffic continues to increase even though major retailers are increasingly moving out…

Canlis Goes Pink For KENLIS

Canlis Goes Pink For KENLIS

Upscale restaurant gets a colorful makeover

Canlis is going pink. The Seattle fine dining restaurant is ditching its dark colors in favor of a bold pink for a Barbie-themed event called “KENLIS” Aug. 9 and 10. The restaurant is now painted a flashy bright pink. The event is a dance party at “the Canlis dream house” that benefits breast cancer research…

Seattle Aquarium’s Ocean Pavilion To Open This Summer

Seattle Aquarium’s Ocean Pavilion To Open This Summer

The pavilion features 3,500 animals and plants, including sharks

Seattle Aquarium’s much-anticipated Ocean Pavilion opens Aug. 29. The pavilion is the first project to be completed as part of the city’s waterfront renovation…

Remembering Amazon’s First Prime Day: ‘Intimidating as Hell’

Remembering Amazon’s First Prime Day: ‘Intimidating as Hell’

Former Executive Creative Director Michael Boychuk recalls secrecy, pressure

Back in 2014, Michael Boychuk began his career as the executive creative director of Amazon’s in-house creative agency…

She Stood Up To Sit

She Stood Up To Sit

UW student couldn’t find babysitting jobs, so she started her own service

Grace Schmidt began babysitting when she was 12 and, like any enterprising college kid, wanted to earn extra money when she enrolled at the University of Washington to study nursing in 2018…

Fave Five: Summer Vibes, Sunshine Highs

Fave Five: Summer Vibes, Sunshine Highs

Bespoke, Bingsoo, books, and trolls

Craving something cold and sweet? Perhaps it’s fresh style, art, or insights you’re dreaming of? Look no further. Here are five favorites that will quench your search for refreshment of body, mind, or garden this summer..

Proof of Washington’s Retail Muscle

Proof of Washington’s Retail Muscle

National Retail Federation ranking showcases an often-overlooked strength

A prominent business executive new to town once told me he loved shopping at Nordstrom’s. He was sheepish when he discovered that the upscale retailer’s headquarters are based in Seattle…

In Seattle, Renting is King

In Seattle, Renting is King

The annual savings between renting and buying is significant

With rising rates, Seattle may not exactly be a renter’s paradise. But for those on a budget, renting certainly beats buying…

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