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Rainworks Brightens Seattle’s Rainy Days

By Jeffrey Rindskopf Any unremarkable sidewalk in Seattle might turn into an inexplicable work of art when the rain starts pouring. Water turns the dull concrete a deeper shade of gray, but some areas miraculously remain dry and then, slowly, spell out a message: “Stay dry...


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...


Seattle Animator Recreates a Childhood with Construction Paper

By Jeffrey Rindskopf When he was a young child growing up in suburban San Diego, Clyde Petersen spent long, lonely afternoons at the beach, crisscrossing old railroad tracks and counting the pelicans gliding effortlessly above the waves. Those memories of Southern California in the 1990s seem distant...


Seattle Musicians Criss-Cross the Cultural Divide

By Wendy K. Leigh The word “anomaly” could apply to half the people walking the streets of Seattle these days: unexpected … exceptional … a rarity. With hundreds of tech startups simmering in the city, genius abounds – but if you’d rather see an undercurrent of...


Does Washington State Need More Grizzly Bears?

By Jeffrey Rindskopf In Washington’s North Cascades ecosystem, there are sagebrush valleys where grizzly bears can feed in spring, alpine meadows where they can forage for berries in late summer, and steep granite mountainsides where they can den for the winter. “There’s a huge swath of land...