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.
“It was like therapy,” said Diane von Furstenberg about writing her new memoir.
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.
Oprah brings her positivity roadshow to KeyArena; former Sen. Olympia Snowe drops by UW.
A new book by Howard Schultz, “For Love of Country,” honors military veterans; Macklemore is honored by the ACLU; Kemper Freeman Jr., Nancy Jacob and Dan Baty awarded for their leadership; and a couple of impressive fundraisers for good causes.
Pioneering Fred Hutch Children’s cancer doctor Jim Olson is building a community around fighting the disease — using some fascinating, unorthodox methods.
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.
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.