Vulcan Completes Phase III of Headquarters

Seattle – It was announced last Tuesday that Amazon’s new world headquarters in South Lake Union have been completed, at least in majority. The latest phase of construction completes two new buildings and one remodel located in the block between Harrison Street, Thomas Street, Terry Avenue and Boren Avenue. In total, ten buildings have been […]

Allen Memoir Illuminates Early Relationship with Gates

Paul Allen’s new memoir Idea Man will not be released until later this month, but an early excerpt released in Vanity Fair has already generated significant buzz, mainly thanks to Allen’s portrayal of Bill Gates. The excerpt chronicles the relationship between Allen and Gates beginning in 1975 at Seattle’s Lakeside High School, and continues through […]

Letters to the Editor

I have to tell you I was disappointed by the “softball” interview with the UW representative regarding this issue. The story simply allowed the university to spread its propaganda related to this issue. We all know this is about catering to the wealthy and well connected, not creating a better “student experience”, yet your story […]

Frye Provides Arts Engagement Program for Individuals Living with Dementia and their Care Partners

Seattle—The Frye Art Museum announces a new program for people living with dementia and their care partners which will begin in April 2011. here:now offers a six-part series of tours and art-making activities in the Museum’s exhibitions and art studio as well as monthly gallery tours scheduled once a month in April, May, and June. […]

Wallingford Farmers’ Market Moving to Meridian Playground

It’s official: The Wallingford Farmers Market will move to the southwest corner of Meridian Playground this summer. Market Master Judy Kirkhuff told us that the Seattle Parks Department had approved use of Meridian Playground on Wednesday afternoons through the summer. Jeff Hodges at Seattle Parks said the department doesn’t foresee any issues that will block […]


Wawona was the largest sailing schooner ever built in North America. Launched in 1897, she first carried lumber on fast runs along the U.S. West Coast. She became a fishing schooner in the Bering Sea in 1914, later serving the military in the World War II. Shortly afterward, she was retired to Lake Union in […]

The Beat’s First Annual Bad Haiku Contest

We were inundated with hundreds of entries for this contest and most of them were very bad! In fact, we’d like to congratulate Seattle on having so many truly terrible poets. In addition to the very, very bad we received many gross submissions, and, sadly, some good stuff we couldn’t use. The following are the […]

Theatrical Performances of King County Poet’s Work for Children

Seattle—Childhood’s everyday moments come to life with poet Erik Korhel’s new rhyming picture book The Kid with the Red Juice Mustache and Other Nostalgic Companions. Told from an elementary schoolchild’s point of view, the poems focus on the fun, puzzling and poignant moments of being young. “I write my poems for children, but I know […]

The Happiest Dog Alive

Little Ricky is the happiest dog alive. Of course I know it’s ridiculous to say that, most dogs are so full of life and love any number of them could claim that title. But humor me here anyway. He’s a ten-month-old Irish setter who has known so much pain and suffering in his life if […]

Stone Soup Theatre Proudly Presents The Double (XX) Fest

Stone Soup celebrates the XX chromosome with a resounding bang as the Annual One-Act Play Festival transforms into The Double (XX) Fest, with plays and readings written and directed exclusively by women from both the Seattle area and the rest of the U.S. as well as a 24-Hour Play Fest and writing workshops, all taking […]