This new column skewers our own Christmas stories The Original Version is here Ten Decembers ago I came across an elderly woman sitting alone at a Starbucks. Nothing in particular struck me about her except it seemed she was peeing down her leg. There was a pool of something anyway. [...]
Our latest print issue is here! We’re in over 200 locations in all of the neighborhoods surrounding the lake,with most copies stacked in hotels,coffee houses,pubs,cafes,groceries,banks,bakeries etc. Of course,we don’t print nearly as many copies as the big alternatives in town do,so if your [...]
I moved to Seattle at age eleven so grew up thinking this eclectic mashup stuff was just how many Seattle people dressed and looked,never thought of it as a specific fashion really. Same with grunge and all that twenty years ago. It was just another example of what we wore up [...]
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They’d ask me why the people in my photos weren’t smiling. I’d tell them it’s ‘cause they’re not happy. I just got the picture.
- Mike Wang;on colleagues’ responses to some of his documentary photography work
I was thirteen when my parents went through a horrific divorce in the 70s. Of course that meant my siblings and I went through that divorce too,there were six of us. My Mom took to drinking in grand fashion,to the point where she ultimately ended up in a hospital for years,after [...]
We occasionally get letters here at the Beat,curious as to our connection with Vashon Island. We do the “Underbelly of Vashon”series and some silly stuff in our “Boat Trips”column about the quirky characters that live there.
The main reason for this is our Heart of Seattle column originally started there as a sort-of [...]