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The Wild Sauna of Seattle

The Wild Sauna of Seattle

A taste of Norwegian culture comes to the Pacific Northwest

In the heart of Kirkland, tied up to a public dock, one of the United States’ first floating saunas bobs on Lake Washington, providing a unique experience inspired by sauna culture in Norway. On a recent crisp chilly day, I had the opportunity to visit Von Sauna…

Feeding Ghosts to Free Them

Feeding Ghosts to Free Them

Artist Tessa Hulls creates a revealing graphic novel to help her deal with childhood trauma

Seattle artist Tessa Hulls’ new graphic novel Feeding Ghosts is a deeply stirring narrative of loss, mental illness, and intergenerational trauma. She says that she wrote it to answer this question: What broke my family? Much of the book is about repetition, and how three generations of women in Hulls’ family were emotionally crippled by an isolation that kept them from experiencing belonging. She also came to the project as an attempt to heal her relationship with her own mother…

Celebrating Women Making History Month

Celebrating Women Making History Month

Honoring women’s contributions throughout Seattle

In March, the Seattle community united to honor and celebrate Women Making History Month and International Women’s Day, creating an atmosphere of empowerment and recognition…

Molbak’s Returns

Molbak’s Returns

Popular store launches community hub for gardening

Molbak’s has launched a new community initiative called Green Phoenix Collaborative at Molbak’s, which will transform the former retail site into a community hub for all things gardening. The collaborative will feature programs, classes, and events.

Must List: April 11-17

Must List: April 11-17

Jim Gaffigan, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Sampha

Catch Jim Gaffigan turning everyday quirks into comedy gold, or celebrate cherry blossoms and Japanese culture. Laugh along with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s comedic genius, rock out with The Black Crowes on their comeback tour, and don’t miss the chance to hear Sampha sing.

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Seattle's Central District is reclaiming its rich history

One of the Central District’s original settlers was Black pioneer and businessman William Grose — the owner of the Our House hotel and restaurant on Yesler Way and the first Black person to buy property in what was known as East Madison in 1882.

Illustration by Martin Haake

Historic Cornish College Building For Sale

Historic Cornish College Building For Sale

Kerry Hall was the original home of college founder Nellie Cornish

The historic Kerry Hall building, at 710 E. Roy St. in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, was built in 1921 and was the home of Nellie Cornish, who founded the arts college in 1914 and ran it for 25 years. The college was formed in the building and has occupied it since then.

The One-Stop Waterfront

The One-Stop Waterfront

Everett is in the midst of a metamorphic makeover

For decades, Everett has been associated with Boeing planes and the naval base, where nearly a dozen combined Navy and Coast Guard ships are currently homeported. It’s a bit industrial, and maybe not the location many Seattle-area folks have historically been excited to settle in. That’s all changing with the expansion of Everett’s waterfront and surrounding areas, leading to new, exciting, and walkable spaces to explore, stay, and dine.

Illustration by Martin Haake

Rat City: Not What You Think

Rat City: Not What You Think

White Center's nickname doesn't refer to a rodent

White Center is having a moment. An unincorporated community nestled between West Seattle and Burien, the area boasts the most diverse list of restaurants in the region, an incredible arts and music scene, and a short commute to both downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac International Airport.

Illustration by Martin Haake

Must List: April 4-10

Must List: April 4-10

A breakdance showdown, Jo Koy, and the Boot Scootin' Boogie

Join bestselling author Brianna Madia for a chat about her latest memoir, catch comedian Jo Koy live, or see a thrilling breakdancing battle. Explore the unique perspectives of women at the Everett Film Festival, or head over to the Emerald City Hoedown for four days of country-western dancing.

An Urban Oasis, a Suburban Sensibility

An Urban Oasis, a Suburban Sensibility

Why Maple Leaf is unique among Seattle neighborhoods

Located northeast of Green Lake between Interstate 5 and Lake City Way, Maple Leaf feels more suburban than much of the city, with single-family homes outnumbering larger apartment complexes. Despite its suburban feel, the neighborhood is firmly within Seattle city limits, and conveniently located with easy access to both the Northgate and Roosevelt Light Rail stations.

Illustration by Martin Haake

The Art of Edmonds

The Art of Edmonds

Picturesque waterfront community carves new identity

Edmonds bursts with the smalltown waterfront charm reminiscent of European fishing villages, but with panoramic views of the Olympic Mountains. The view reflects a community welcoming new life while honoring its history.

Illustration by Martin Haake

The City of Sip

The City of Sip

Woodinville is no. 2 for wineries, behind only Walla Walla

Woodinville is famous for its wineries, breweries, and distilleries — there are more than 130 in the city — and bouncing between tasting rooms could easily eat up a full weekend and then some. Woodinville has more wineries than any other city in the state except for Walla Walla.

llustration by Martin Haake

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