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Trailblazing Women: Jamila Conley

Trailblazing Women: Jamila Conley

Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition Team, F5

Think horizontally. So many times, we get stuck in our silo and see the only path as up. When we do this, we limit both our potential and sometimes our sanity when that promotion isn’t coming. A mentor taught me…

Clearing Up Misperceptions about Juneteenth

Clearing Up Misperceptions about Juneteenth

Delbert Richardson’s traveling museum seeks to educate, inform

Delbert Richardson wants to set the record straight…

Trailblazing Women: Shin Yu Pai

Trailblazing Women: Shin Yu Pai

Civic poet of Seattle, Host KUOW's Ten Thousand Things

I made the decision to move back to Seattle in 2012, after working in arts jobs in the Austin, Texas, and Little Rock, Arkansas, areas. I’d worked here as a grad student in the University of Washington museology program and loved the small, community-based cultural organizations that characterize our city — like the Wing Luke Museum or the Densho Project — institutions that focus on storytelling…

Must List: This Week’s Top 6 Picks

Must List: This Week’s Top 6 Picks

Father's Day, festivals, yachts, and Pride

Catch the Edmonds Arts Festival, celebrate Pride with a family picnic on Mercer Island, or admire more than 40 classic yachts. Feel the power of resistance music, or check out a thought-provoking talk on power dynamics in the digital age with author Renée DiResta. And don’t miss Vampire Weekend at Climate Pledge Arena. 

Finding Freedom 

Finding Freedom 

Seattle author Stacey Levine’s new book, Mice 1961, follows two sisters during a single day of their fraught relationship

From the get-go, Stacey Levine’s latest novel, Mice 1961, plunges the reader into a story of motion. “I’m interested in playing with language,” says Levine, who, in addition to authoring several novels and a book of short stories, teaches English composition and creative writing at Seattle Central College. “I’m also intrigued by the drama of small, unnoticed, everyday life things.”

Trailblazing Women: Lynne Varner

Trailblazing Women: Lynne Varner

CEO, Washington STEM

I don’t see myself as a trailblazer. Instead, call me a trail runner nimbly following paths laid by so many brilliant, amazing women who came before me. Some of those women are mentors who showed me not just who I could be, but how I could be. We tell young people…

Double Victory

Double Victory

Ballard High cheer notches National Championships

Visit Seattle’s Ballard High School, and you can’t help but notice the championship banners hanging from the gymnasium rafters…

Trailblazing Women: Merrie Williamson

Trailblazing Women: Merrie Williamson

Executive Vice President, Chief Customer And Revenue Officer, Equinix

I’ve been in the technology industry for more than 25 years. I’ve had an incredible career journey taking me from building microchips in a silicon manufacturing plant for Intel, to the big stage recently with Microsoft’s Satya Nadella speaking to developers at this big AI moment. Along the way I have been asked…

Celebrating 50 Years of Seattle Pride

Celebrating 50 Years of Seattle Pride

From 200 people in 1974 to more than 300,000 today, Seattle Pride has grown into Washington’s largest parade

Seattle’s LGBTQ+ history stretches back to the late 1800s when Pioneer Square, known at the time as “Fairyville,” was a sanctuary for the queer community, housing thriving gay bars and social spaces…

Must List: This Week's Top 6 Picks

Must List: This Week’s Top 6 Picks

Seattle Pride Art Walk, Elvis Costello and Daryl Hall, and a saucy musical comedy 

June is here, and Seattle’s buzzing with events. It’s Pride Month, kicking off with an art walk tonight featuring the work of local LGBTQIA+ youth. Meanwhile, the city’s bagel scene is booming — perfect for your carb cravings. We’ve also got our first yaupon espresso roaster — definitely worth a try. In the arts world, ACT…

ACT Contemporary Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Co. May Merge

ACT Contemporary Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Co. May Merge

Potential partnership would unite the organizations in ACT’s current home

ACT Contemporary Theatre and the Seattle Shakespeare Co. have announced plans to explore a merger…

Trailblazing Women: Tahmina Watson

Trailblazing Women: Tahmina Watson

Founder, Watson Immigration Law

I am a servant leader who leads with love. It has taken four decades to know this about myself. And now I am unapologetically loving to everyone. My journey to this realization was paved by my dedication as an immigration lawyer, a profession where compassion is a key ingredient. Yet, being a lawyer and running a law firm are two different things. One you learn in law school; the other by being…

Clarity: Pete Carroll's Quirky, Lasting Legacy

Clarity: Pete Carroll’s Quirky, Lasting Legacy

We won't see another NFL coach like him again

I covered sports for more than 20 years in this city, and I should know better than catching feelings for a coach. Besides, the most unusual thing about Carroll’s firing is that he lasted this long. Pete may not have been able to win forever, as his book proclaimed, but lasting 14 years is closer than almost everyone thought he’d come when he took the job.

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