Is the Gates Foundation’s new visitor center inspiring, or insulting?
by Ansel Herz
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s six-floor headquarters, across from the Seattle Center, is an imposing complex of glass and curved architecture. Hence the need for an inviting, accessible new visitor center! Opening to the public this Saturday, the visitor center’s high-tech interactive exhibits invite participation, not just passive observation. But how exciting is philanthropy […]
Feb 3, 2012
Cherry Blossom Festival this weekend connects Seattleites with their Japanese Roots
by Maida Suljevic
In 1912, Japan gave the United States a gift of 3,020 cherry blossom trees to represent the budding friendship between the two nations. In the century since, the relationship has seen some rocky times, punctuated by World War II and the internment of Japanese-Americans. But the Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival, coming to the Seattle […]
Apr 11, 2012
Cheers! to the Seattle International Beerfest
by Allison Int-Hout
It’s no secret that Seattle is home to about a million craft breweries. For a lot of us, it feels like we can hardly keep up with the latest local brews, let alone keep tabs on the hundreds of international options on tap. This weekend, Seattleites will get to be the judge of exactly how their home […]
Jul 5, 2012
Hundreds of new citizens sworn in on July Fourth
by Sara McCaslin
Over 500 candidates from 80 countries were sworn in as new U.S. citizens at the 28th Annual Naturalization Ceremony at the Seattle Center. The annual event marks the end of a multi-year process of naturalization that includes a civics and history exam, residency requirements, filing fees and background checks. The Philippines, India, Mexico, and Somalia […]
Jul 4, 2012
The global lineup you don’t want to miss at Bumbershoot
by Kelsie Mhoon
For the die-hard Bumbershoot fans already penciling in the schedule for this weekend’s festival, we have a few more can’t-miss global acts for you to squeeze in. Now in its 42nd year, the festival boasts an impressive roster of musicians, comedians and artists from all over the world for some 100,000 festival-goers annually. Thinking about […]
Aug 28, 2012
Kobe Bell chimes as Seattle marks 20 years since earthquake
by Joe Veyera
Seattleites joined sister city Kobe, Japan in marking 20 years since the devastating 1995 earthquake.
Jan 17, 2015
Indian artist Krish Raghav sees the world in comics form
by Varisha Khan
Krish Raghav's comic books combine travelogue with historical, social and political context — before ending with a punchline.
Oct 30, 2015
Hundreds become U.S. citizens July 4 at Seattle Center
by Susan Fried
More than 500 people from 67 countries took the oath to become US Citizens at the annual July 4 ceremony at Seattle Center.
Jul 5, 2017
A Day of Discovery: 4th Annual Seattle Children’s Festival
by Northwest Folklife
In partnership with Seattle Center, Northwest Folklife’s Seattle Children’s Festival returns October 8, 2017 for the fourth annual year!
Oct 5, 2017