I could see where this joke was going. Seattle comedians John Keister and Pat Cashman faced the cameras in Fremont Studios and ticked off the latest accomplishments of some of their former fellow cast members on “Almost Live!” the Seattle sketch comedy show that preceded “Saturday Night Live” for much of its 15…More
Have you ever heard of “The Interrogative Mood” by Padgett Powell? Did you know that every sentence in that book ends with a question? If I told you every sentence in this column ends with a question, would you stop reading? No? If I asked you to guess — without checking — how many unread…More
“We’re here to change habits, change lives,” James Norris told 100 people gathered on the first floor of Pioneer Square’s Impact Hub. “You guys are all part of a movement.” It was the kickoff to Spark Weekend Seattle, a first-of-its-kind, two-day event Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 that got my attention as soon as…More
When you order a bottle of wine, do you have any idea what you’re doing? I don’t. That’s not quite true: I’m figuring it out, but slowly, over years and in spite of looks from friends who wonder why I’m swirling my glass like an idiot. Whatever your level of interest, wine seems defined by its…More
It should have been no surprise that one week before the Seahawks play in the Super Bowl I found myself following my husband into the TV section of the Sony store. “Maybe we get one for a month and return it,” he said, gazing into one of the flat black rectangles showing “The Avengers” on…More
It was one of those everyday showdowns. I turned my Honda Civic onto Keystone Place North. At the far end of the short residential street, another car turned in to face me. With cars parked on both sides, one of us would have to pull over and let the other go. Something about the other car looked…More
Joseph Sunga is a happier Seahawks fan this season. The eight-year-season ticket holder will watch his team battle for the NFC title Sunday in what might be the franchise’s best year ever. Nothing tops that. But there’s something else. This season, Sunga and many of the 68,000 fans who’ve packed CenturyLink Field could actually, reliably, finally use their…More
Inside new construction on the corner of Yale Avenue North and Republican Street, builders are busy.
Seattle entrepreneurs are sporting hard hats to tour three dusty floors of 500 Yale Ave. N., and the crews have fewer than three weeks to turn its skeleton of wood, glass and metal into the largest, most ambitious coworking space Seattle has seen.
When it opens Feb. 1, the WeWork space in South Lake Union will show how neighborly work habits have become.
The 55,000-square-foot space will fit more than 800 workers — 57 at long, shared tables on the first floor and the rest in glass-walled rooms housing from one person to 18.
But what will make this assembly of desks a “coworking” space won’t be proximity. it will be pingpong tables. Unplanned happy hours. Regular talks and mixers on the first floor. It will be the free coffee and free beer (yes, beer), the décor fit for some hip young magazine and, if activities at any of the 15 spaces the New York-based company currently operates spread, crazy things like Mario Kart tournaments.More
Maybe you’ve seen the video of the Seattle Metro bus riders who wrestle a gunman to the ground less than a second after he’s pointed a gun at the wrong man’s face.
That man — sitting at the right of the frame in glasses — is looking at his smartphone, ear buds in, when the video starts. The gun appears in front of him and whoa — in one swoop he juts back, reaches for the gun and gets up to shove the gunman back down the aisle.
A reader pointed out a fascinating detail: As he shoves the man back with one hand — and you can imagine this is about the point when the man wakes up to what he’s doing and that his life is at stake — he uses his other hand to put away his smartphone.More
A new year is all about hope. What do you want to do? Who do you want to be? How can technology help? This week I thought I’d hand the mic to Seattle tech thinkers and leaders and ask them one intentionally broad question: