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.
Norman Lear started taking notes for his book 20 years ago.
With a new book and a Seattle visit, legendary TV producer Norman Lear is going strong into his 10th decade.
Columnist Nicole Brodeur brings readers backstage news about Lena Dunham’s book tour and the Tony Award-winning show “Kinky Boots,” both of which are touching down in Seattle.
Newly appointed general director of Seattle Opera, Aidan Lang, on taking over from Speight Jenkins, the reputation of the company and the sterling acoustics of McCaw Hall.
Author Garth Stein dresses the part at his book party at the Stimson-Green Mansion; “Game Show Dynamos” premiers at Central Cinema.
For Rick Steves, the purpose of his new documentary on the Holy Land “is not to give answers, but context.”
Fran’s Chocolates show off its new Georgetown digs, and Festa Italiana gets saucy at Seattle Center.
In an unflinching new book, “My Fluorescent God,” local personality and therapist Joe Guppy reckons with his mental-health struggle.
Will Ferrell stopped by the Cancer for College benefit last week and opened his wallet, literally, for charity. At the Seattle Rocks the Runway fashion show, there were many stylish shoes and one glum child.
Paul Mackay, a fixture on the Seattle dining scene for decades, opened and managed renowned local spots like El Gaucho, The Metropolitan Grill and 13 Coins. Soon, he will be simply a diner. He’s retiring after five decades in the business.
At its annual gala, the Seattle Symphony raises $600,000, plus Rebecca Benaroya donates $10 million. And for her cancer charity, Fab*U*Wish, E! Network star Giuliana Rancic doles out makeovers at Westfield Southcenter.
SAM hosts a closing reception for its exhibition of Northwest Mystics, and Will Ferrell comes to town for a buddy’s Cancer for College fundraiser.