Romney Campaign Over! Candidate has “Dead Zone” moment

Our Response to Romney’s reaction to the situations in Egypt and Libya

In the film version of Stephen King’s “The Dead Zone,” a candidate for president is revealed to be the cretin he really is, just before an election that polls showed him certain to win. Faced with an assassin at a rally, he […]

Revisiting the Amazon Am-Holes Debate Six Months Later

Last January after mysterious (and hilarious) posters appeared around South Lake Union, the city and neighborhood briefly debated the meaning of it all. We thought the debate was just kind of funny, since our take as native Seattleites is that some of the more .. um … earthy locals, often have their own am-holishness about  them. We […]

Editors Note: Disingenuous right-wing passion against Health Care reform

The voluminous and spirited reactions from both sides today in response to the Supreme Court decision has us here at the Beat scratching our heads.

On one side are millions of people who feel suddenly less vulnerable, less cast-out, less forgotten by the so-called trickle down theories of the right. These people, whom for […]

Editor’s Note – Your Habeeb is Coming Too

 

Much of Seattle is rightfully aghast at the news of the deaths of the beautiful young couple Laura Sheard and Kristopher Martin, killed when rear-ended on Lake City Way this week. Reports that the driver of the vehicle that plowed into them, a Mr. Daniel Ray Habeeb, had been involved in a recent similar […]

Occupy South Lake Union begins Movement!

We’re not talking bowel movement here either! These Occupy South Lake Union Protesters have hunkered down at South Lake Union Park in protest. According to their spokesdog,Eddy, 99 percent of dogs in Seattle can claim some place outdoors to run and exercise, while these canines are relegated to condo hallways, playing lame versions of […]

South Lake Union Floating Farmer’s Market going strong

Lake Union Floating Market Held aboard the historic steamship Virginia V, the FarmBoat Floating Market at Lake Union Park  runs from 11:00AM to 3:00PM on Thursdays. Local produce, artisan foods and farm fresh lunch.

http://www.farmboat.org/

(Half) A Tree Grows In Fremont

A friend called the other day and asked if I’d help her build a temporary fence for her dog at her new house. Seems there was an issue with the neighbor, and since she’s the diplomatic type she thought she’d nip any tension in the bud. She has a very friendly but large Swiss mountain […]

The Food Issue!

We’re having our own little Bite of Lake Union Festival! Pick up a copy of the July Beat at at one of dozens of locations around the lake. Available Mid-July.

ZOMBIES DRINK FOR A GREAT CAUSE: Fremont Arts Council Named 2011 Beneficiary for Zombie Walk

This Fourth of July weekend, thousands of Seattle’s undead return to feed on brains and representing their Emerald City by shuffling their back into the history books to reclaim the Guinness World Record for “Largest Gathering of Zombies.” New Jersey currently holds the official record with 4,093 Zombies set back in October 2010. So get your […]

Dispatch from Bainbridge Island – Boat Trip

Dispatch from Bainbridge

There’s a popular refrain heard in most resort towns. It’s used by many locals whenever they are asked when they plan to get something done. For example, the car washed, a haircut, dental work, a job, a life, stuff like that.

The refrain goes something like this:

Mañana.

This is especially true […]