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Jim Olson, pediatric oncologist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
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Friday, October 31
Jim Olson fights cancer with scorpion venom, music and love | Nicole & Co.

Pioneering Fred Hutch Children’s cancer doctor Jim Olson is building a community around fighting the disease — using some fascinating, unorthodox methods.

Tuesday, October 28

Don’t panic: We found John Keister; Norman Lear and Yoko updates | Nicole Brodeur's Names in Bold

Local TV personality John Keister departs “The 206”; Norman Lear feted at Wild Ginger; and Yoko Ono organizes an exhibition of John Lennon’s artwork at The Bravern.

Sunday, October 19

Even at 92, TV legend Norman Lear wants to know what’s next | Nicole & Co.

With a new book and a Seattle visit, legendary TV producer Norman Lear is going strong into his 10th decade.

Monday, October 13

Trailblazing women in the Seattle spotlight: Dunham, Lind, Lauper | Nicole Brodeur's Names in Bold

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.

Sunday, October 12

Aidan Lang: Seattle Opera ‘really pays attention to detail’ | Nicole & Co.

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.

Monday, October 6

Author Garth Stein dresses the part for fancy book launch | Nicole Brodeur's Names in Bold

Author Garth Stein dresses the part at his book party at the Stimson-Green Mansion; “Game Show Dynamos” premiers at Central Cinema.

Friday, October 3

From Gaza to ganja, Rick Steves is an activist traveler | Nicole & Co.

For Rick Steves, the purpose of his new documentary on the Holy Land “is not to give answers, but context.”

Monday, September 29

Fran’s Chocolates relocates to tasty new Georgetown digs | Nicole Brodeur's Names in Bold

Fran’s Chocolates show off its new Georgetown digs, and Festa Italiana gets saucy at Seattle Center.

Friday, September 26

Institutions, suicide attempts, sketch comedy — Joe Guppy has done it all | Nicole & Co.

In an unflinching new book, “My Fluorescent God,” local personality and therapist Joe Guppy reckons with his mental-health struggle.

Monday, September 22

Will Ferrell cracks wise and hands out cash, for a cause | Nicole Brodeur's Names in Bold

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.

Friday, September 19

After 50 years in dining biz, El Gaucho honcho calls for the check | Nicole & Co.

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.