Culture Fix

Things to Do in Seattle

Seattle Beer Week cracks open and Paul Giamatti becomes a podcast guy.

05/16/2024 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach


Where to Be Outdoorsy for the First Time

Hike. Paddle. Camp. We’ll take it easy on you, newbie. Here’s where to start.

05/09/2024 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Outside Inside

The Capitol Hill Club for Making Outdoorsy Friends

Never hike alone again.

05/06/2024 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Breakfast—Not In Bed

Where to Eat Mother's Day Brunch

We suggest a reservation.

05/02/2024 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach


What to Do in Washington in September

From the state fair to dueling Oktoberfests, fall brings the festivals.

09/01/2023 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Third Place Nooks

What’s Up with All of Seattle’s Little Free Libraries?

The community boxes have spawned creative counterparts, from mini art galleries to an auto trading garage. But they’re more than just sidewalk ornaments.

08/01/2023 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

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Scooped Ice Cream Festival Returns for Second Year

The refreshing festival boasts a frozen wonderland of creative flavors and finds a permanent place on downtown Seattle’s summer event calendar.

06/09/2023 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Roll Up

Trailhead Direct Restarts Bus Service to Hiking Trails

Forget parking. The peaks just off I-90 become much more accessible with seasonal public transportation, back for summer 2023.

05/12/2023 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Water Ways

The Best Places to Rent a Kayak or Standup Paddleboard in Seattle

No boat? No problem. Check out a seafaring vessel for the day. Plus: What's up with hydrofoils?

05/11/2023 By Allison Williams

Spring to It

Where to Hit the Slopes for the End of Ski Season

Goggle tans, jean-clad ski bros, and blue skies—spring skiing is here.

03/15/2023 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach and Allison Williams

Here We Go Again

Will Seattle Fans Show Up for the XFL Sea Dragons Debut?

Football fandom will soon be a near-year-round prospect. Whether the fledgling league can garner enough support to fill Lumen Field is yet to be seen.

02/06/2023 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Just the Facts

Fentanyl and Narcan 101

From the illicit drug's various forms to an overdose-stopping medication.

11/03/2022 By Angela Cabotaje With Taylor McKenzie Gerlach


Historic Times at Garfield High

The first 100 years of the Central District school produced some of our city’s finest figures—and highlighted some of our worst divides.

09/27/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach


Why Can't Washington Find More Dinosaur Fossils?

A decade ago, the state dug up a fragment of the "Suciasaurus." It hasn't found any remains since.

09/20/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Trail Tales

Mailbox Peak Is Seattle's Quirkiest Hike

You’ve got mail: One of the hardest trails on the I-90 corridor also holds the weirdest summit treat.

09/16/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

The New Crowd

Seattle Rock Climbing Moves Beyond Dirtbag Culture

The new breed of outdoor climber holds down a corporate job—from a van parked near the best crags.

09/02/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

In the Weed

Can You Overdose on THC?

Subjective standards, state-by-state laws, and underdeveloped policy leaves much up to the cannabis consumer.

08/26/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Heat Index

Is This Seattle’s Hottest Summer Ever?

Don’t pack up the fans. It’s not over yet.

08/17/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Coronavirus Chronicles

How Long Does Natural Immunity from a Covid Infection Last?

All we still don't know about reinfection roulette.

08/17/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Because It's There

How to Climb Mount Rainier

What does it take to reach the highest peak in Washington? Planning, skills, and, most crucially, the right mindset.

08/12/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach