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Buy Nothing Creates Community in a Digital Age

By Jeffrey Rindskopf A neighbor whose children had recently moved from home once gifted Crescent Moegling a plastic playset designed to resemble a dragon’s fortress and, for years, Moegling’s son made good use of the toy and all its accompanying figurines. When he too had outgrown...


Architectural Salvage Retells the Stories of Seattle

By Wendy K. Leigh Long before Seattle was a city, the native population inhabiting our rainy Pacific Northwestern enclave were storytellers, handing down objects like culture bearers from one generation to the next. Now a new army of old-soul architectural salvage entrepreneurs are making sure the...


A Do-Over for Stone Way North

By Wendy K. Leigh Ask any of the new hipster business owners on the redesigned Stone Way North and you’ll get a different answer: are you in Fremont or Wallingford? The street literally divides two of Seattle’s most beloved and distinct neighborhoods – and both sides...


Four Ways Seattle Businesses Can Change the World

By David O'Hair Patrons describe businesses using emotional terms such as cozy, welcoming, cold or thoughtful, because businesses have personalities. These personalities are seen by the community and help aid in success if said personalities match up with the community’s values. Here in Seattle, it is important...


Seattle Poets Use Rhymes for Revolution

By Lyric Esparza I first stumbled upon local slam poetry troupe Ringside and the Revolutionary Poets at the Northwest Folklife Festival, where they’d been invited to showcase some of their work. Accompanying the poets were teenagers involved in Seattle’s YouthSpeaks, an Art Corps affiliated program for...