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.
Ah, September, a month full of fashion in the city. It starts rolling with “Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway at the Paramount.
Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson retains a childlike love of the physical world. In advance of two sold-out nights at the Paramount Theatre, he talks stars, GMOs and his love of the night sky.
For Walk Score founder Matt Lerner, the key to urban sanity is affordable housing and nonmotorized transport. As co-chair of this year’s Seattle Design Festival, he’s hoping to showcase both.
Nicole Brodeur chats with Santa — and other do-gooders — at the Signature Cocktail Contest.
Steve Gleason talks about the impact that the Ice Bucket Challenge has had on fundraising and awareness of ALS.
Nicole Brodeur drops in on the Auction of Washington Wines Weekend and the Soiree Blanc.
After 31 years, Speight Jenkins is honored as he departs Seattle Opera; Brooks honors inspiring running coaches from around the country; and the Obliteride returns with its annual effort to roll over cancer.
The Butch Blum store turns 40 — fashionably. And the Seafair Ball raises money for the USO.
Seattle ice-cream queen and proud former Girl Scout Molly Moon Neitzel is heading a fundraising glamping trip to support her childhood haven.
Stewardship Partners’ Feast on the Farm gets rained on, but raises $75,000 for aquatic habitats; and punker-turned-music business guru Martin Atkins stops by the Tractor Tavern for a lecture.
Thirty years after photographer Mary Ellen Mark and her husband, filmmaker Martin Bell, made the landmark documentary “Streetwise” about homeless Seattle teens, the pair returns to revisit the subjects of the film.