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.
Reese Witherspoon poses with a giant Voodoo Doughnut made for the “Wild” premiere in Portland.
Author Cheryl Strayed and actors Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern celebrate the new movie’s recent release. JJ McKay’s annual Christmas party packs them in.
An interview with actress Jen Taylor. From Victorian England to cyberspace, she plays many roles.
Seattle Symphony presents its Holiday Musical Salute, and The Studios performing-arts training center downtown opens with flair.
After chronicling her adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail in a best-selling book, another adventure began for the author.
A cast of canine thespians steals the show in “A Christmas Story”; Seattle Children’s has an arboreal fundraiser.
An effort led by Dick’s Drive-In family member Saul Spady is using online crowdfunding to raise enough money to shelter every homeless family in Seattle this winter.
A book, a television show, a civic philanthropy project, a family, a fashion empire — it’s all on Diane von Furstenberg’s formidable resume.
Joe X. Mead didn’t seek attention for his longtime commitment to charity.
Seahawks players put on server’s jackets for a night at the Metropolitan Grill — to support a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fundraiser — and Tom Douglas plans to christen an upcoming project in honor of Brandi Carlile.
A centennial night for Cornish; and Runway to Freedom fights domestic violence with fashion and Macklemore.
After nine years under the umbrella of the national 826 children’s literacy organization, Teri Hein is taking the Seattle chapter independent.