by Paul Nelson
The Road Diet Starts at My House
It’s a regular part of the soundscape from the swinging Angeline at 4801 Rainier Av S. The Rainier Avenue South “Road Diet” – designed and engineered by the Seattle Department of Transportation – starts right before the large apartment building and it’s right about at the spot where many turn into the lot to go to PCC that we hear the blaring of yet another car horn. Five or six very un-Seattle nice-like seconds of angst. It pierces the Keith Jarrett, Gary Burton or Carla Bley vibe on the box here in our third-floor nest and we don’t bother looking anymore unless it’s accompanied by a crash, which happens now and then, between sirens.
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by Tarik Abdullah
After three years of multiple locations, various staff, and changing menus, Morning Star has finally closed its doors. What began as a weekend pop-up to create a brunch space in the South End with a unique take on food has brought many friends and neighbors together. Continue reading T-Time: A Fond Farewell to Morningstar Cafe
by Will Sweger
Through a slew of progressively more stringent building regulations, Seattle has effectively outlawed the construction of new micro-housing in the city. Yet in units developers have already emplaced, many Seattleites call these micro spaces home. Who are these people and what draws them to these tiny abodes? Continue reading Seattle Micro-Housing Revisited
by Ellis Simani
Twenty-four collisions were recorded along Rainier avenue throughout the first month of 2017. This number might seem high at face value, but when you compare it to the 42 collisions that took place on the arterial in January of 2016 and the 62 collisions that occurred during the month in 2015, the statistic begins to look a lot more promising. Continue reading What’s In Store for Rainier Avenue in 2017?
by Marcus Harrison Green
The wife and husband duo call it storytelling, but it’s really Black love on film. More accurately, their love for Seattle’s at times misunderstood Black community.
The camera scans the interior of Columbia City’s Royal Room as an early 90s era hip-hop instrumental slowly builds. Beyond tables topped with chairs and a bar stocked with premium liquor is a kitchen known as the hallowed sanctum of South Seattle-based Chef Tarik Abdullah. Continue reading Documentarian Duo “Uncode” Black Seattle
by Sharon H. Chang
BAILEY ADAMS–to my mind–is nothing less than a superstar senior. She is at least the kind of youth who inspires hope for the future (which is a lot). But far more than that she’s the kind of youth it’s cosmic to know exists in today’s tumultuous times: An empowered, no bullshit, young Black woman maneuvering a barricaded world on her own terms, in her own way–before even hitting her third decade of life. Continue reading Emerald Voices: Bailey Adams
by Peter Johnson
Ark Lodge Cinemas in Columbia City had the highest ticket sales on Friday, February 17 for the Seattle market for the documentary I Am Not Your Negro. The documentary tells the story of African American author James Baldwin’s life and career using his own words. Continue reading Columbia City Theater Nets Biggest Gross for James Baldwin Documentary