The Fountains of George Tsutakawa

Hidden amongst Seattle's many public fountains are several treasures by a Seattle artist named George Tsutakawa, who gained international renown for his sculptural fountains. His life is a Seattle story: born to immigrant parents with a successful import/export company that was seized after the Pearl Harbor bombing, he was sent to Europe to fight for the country that had interned his parents and relatives. After the war, the family business gone, he obtained an MFA degree at the University of Washington on the GI Bill. He later became associated with the progressive Northwest School and is among the major, influential figures of modern Asian-American art. One could do far worse than spending a day hunting down Tsutakawa's public fountains and sculptures in Seattle. [...]

Meet David Lasky

Meet the artist who created the "if you could be any superhero" crew spotlight for our recent comics-themed newsletter [...]

Colleen Frakes

Meet Colleen Frakes, the celebrated local cartoonist who illustrated the cover of our latest newsletter. [...]

Comics: A Singular Magic

Comics are everywhere. In newspapers, magazines, graphic novels, and, yes, comic books. They're behind blockbuster superhero movies and The Simpsons. They are an enormous force in our culture. But what exactly is a comic? [...]

Fall/Winter Newsletter Series: 2bar Spirits

Nathan Kaiser's boots shuffle past stacks of Washington wheat lining one wall of his SODO distillery. As he guides us along, explaining each step in the distillation process, his enthusiasm for the booze business is palpable – contagious, even. Hailing from deep in the heart of Texas, the 2bar Spirits owner was among the first to [...]

Fall/Winter Newsletter Series: Project V Distillery & Sausage Company

Wine put Woodinville on the map, but there are a handful of folks carving out a market for distilleries in this nearby community. We caught up with Mo Heck, owner of Project V Distillery & Sausage Company, as she was heading back to town from her family's wheat fields. Going from grain to glass just wasn't enough [...]

Fall/Winter Newsletter Series: Letterpress Distilling

Escaping the wind and rain one afternoon, we ducked into Letterpress Distilling to tour the facility and taste Owner Skip Tognetti's creations. Thunder cracked nearby as we bellied up to the tasting bar. One sip of his vibrant limoncello and the clouds parted. Skip spent childhood summers sampling limoncello straight from his grandfather's Roman liquor [...]

Fall/Winter Newsletter Series: Sound Spirits Distillery

Sailing down 15th Avenue, you can easily miss one of Seattle's hottest landmarks. Sound Spirits Distillery, the first of its kind in the city since Prohibition, sits modestly butted against an antique shop. Octopus arms painted on the wall – an emblem of the distillery's brand – reach for the car wash next door. Inside [...]

Raising the Bar with Our Latest Newsletter

Our Fall/Winter Newsletter is here! We're shaking things up a bit with this issue as we delve into the craft distillery movement happening right now in our corner of the country. Readers get a behind-the-scenes look at a some of Seattle's most unique distilleries, ride along with the city's only "speakeasy on wheels," and sip [...]

Spring/Summer Newsletter: Seattle Sports Scene (And Unseen)

You're already familiar with the Mariners, Sounders, Seahawks, and Storm, but what about the unsung sports teams of Seattle and the Puget Sound region? Do you know the name of our local curling club? What about our region's professional lacrosse team? Do you know who the Seattle Majestics are? We've got these answers and more [...]

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