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Nicole Brodeur

Norman Lear started taking notes for his book 20 years ago.
Alex J. Berliner, 2012
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.

Monday, September 15

Benaroya donates $10M as symphony hears sound of giving | Nicole Brodeur's Names in Bold

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.

Tuesday, September 9

Among the Mystics at SAM; Will Ferrell here for a good cause | Nicole Brodeur's Names in Bold

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.