Every Sunday, I bring you a conversation with a local who is doing something great, or a great who is doing something local: media personalities, big thinkers, visiting artists, colorful characters and doers of all kinds. On Tuesdays, I tell you about my travels through some of the week's social and philanthropic events — not just the ones for the swells, but those for work-a-day folks who care about making this region move and improve.
Sub Pop’s Bruce Pavitt, left, and Jonathan Poneman kneel at their spot on the Nordstrom Walk of Fame.
Sub Pop’s founders are honored on the Nordstrom Walk of Fame, and Treehouse for Children fundraiser is a tear-jerker.
After a horrific 2009 South Park attack, which left Jennifer Hopper badly injured and her girlfriend, Teresa Butz, dead, Hopper has found a balance between grieving, forgiving and forging ahead with her life.
At this year’s Solid Ground fundraiser, director Spike Lee talked race, opportunity and education — and in the process helped the food and housing charity raise a record haul.
Twenty years ago Saturday, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain shot himself. In the intervening years, his contemporaries have changed, Seattle has changed and music has changed. But he still holds sway.
Nicole Brodeur reports on the reopening of one of Capitol Hill’s most notorious hangouts, and the “Words Matter” fundraiser for Seattle Arts and Lectures.
Nearly a quarter century after her famous Senate testimony, Anita Hill looks back at her life — and the situation for American women — since she accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. Nicole Brodeur talks to her as the new documentary “Anita” is released.
Nicole Brodeur drops by the Sibling House fundraiser at the W.A.C.; Habitat for Humanity celebrates a paid-off mortgage; and a couple of power ladies go into the handbag racket.
After years as an executive at Apple, Debi Coleman is indulging her artistic love: theater. She is coproducing the musical “A Room with a View” at the 5th Avenue Theatre next month, and Nicole Brodeur chats with her.
Nicole Brodeur stops at the Seattle Rep’s annual gala, where outgoing Managing Director Ben Moore is honored. And Hedgebrook hosts its annual Equinox fundraiser.
With a slate of movies — from franchise blockbuster to a Sundance darling — Miles Teller is poised to be one of Hollywood’s next big things. Just ask the legions of screaming girls at the Seattle premiere of his latest movie, “Divergent.”
At the Pike Place Market Foundation’s annual fundraiser, Nicole Brodeur runs into Brandi Carlile, whose wife is expecting a baby in June. Carlile remembers her early days playing for change at the Market.