Thursday, September 23, 2021

18 Amazing Animal & Insect Books for Kids

Whether it’s the little plush animals they can’t leave home without or the nature documentary outside your window (aka the bird feeder) there’s no...

A New Formula May Help Black Patients’ Access to Kidney Care

The prior algorithm adjusted calculations for Black patients—making it harder for them to qualify for transplants and other treatments.For decades, doctors and hospitals saw...

Marissa Jo Cerar’s Series Adaptation of “Black Cake” Lands at Hulu Following Bidding War, Oprah Producing

Marissa Jo Cerar is taking Charmaine Wilkerson’s upcoming debut novel, “Black Cake,” to Hulu. Following “a heated bidding war” with other streamers, Hulu has...

Respected Washington Painter Alden Mason Finally Gets a Retrospective—It’s a Vibrant Jolt of Color

I think Alden Mason's "Montezuma" should be the cover of a PNW punk band's EP. Bellevue Arts Museum/Emilie SmithIf you look at Alden Mason’s...

Technology

Now Isn't the Time to Abandon Contact Tracing

As the nation battles the Delta variant, contact tracing seems to have disappeared from the arsenal of defenses—right when...
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Apple Earnings, Revenue Soar

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How to Make the Most of Online Courses to Boost Your Career

Whether you need new skills for a promotion or want a new job entirely, these options make it easy and—in many cases—free to learn...

California Passes Warehouse Worker Bill, Taking Aim at Amazon

For years, algorithms have driven workers to meet punishing quotas. A state bill trying to reinject humans into the workflow has cleared a big...

Eastern Hemlocks Face Extinction. A Tiny Fly Could Save Them

An invasive insect called the woolly adelgid is eating the Northeast’s forests alive. So some researchers are calling in hungry silver flies.This story originally...

Space Tourists Fly at Their Own Risk

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Hospitality sector raises a cautious toast as UK pubgoers return

PubsHospitality sector raises a cautious toast as UK pubgoers returnData from three chains shows conditions are fragile but improving for Britain’s 47,000 pubs ...

I often offer to pay, but one friend is becoming over-entitled. How do I talk to her? | Leading questions

Leading questionsFriendshipI often offer to pay, but one friend is becoming over-entitled. How do I talk to her?The good news is you don’t have...

Bootylicious? What the return of derriere fashion means

FashionBootylicious? What the return of derriere fashion means The cheeky 00s revival speaks volumes about cultural re-appropriation and the emergence from lockdownPriya ElanThu...

‘Succession’ Is About to Kick the 2022 Emmy Race Into High Gear

You thought the 2021 Emmys race was stacked? That was nothing. Get ready for a 2022 awards traffic jam. And yes, it all starts...

Pick of the Day: “El Planeta”

“Girls” was populated with entitled, feckless, but ultimately fascinating female characters. “Arrested Development” followed a formerly wealthy family willfully ignoring just how much financial...

Trailer Watch: Kristen Stewart Enters the Oscar Race with Her Portrayal of Lady Di in “Spencer”

Told to “stand very still and smile a lot,” Kristen Stewart begins to crumble under mounting pressure at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate in a...
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Entertainment

Carolyn Williams Appointed Executive VP at RCA Records

“My expanded role includes working on RCA’s brand management and overall marketing operations, two areas that I’m really excited...

‘Bye Mom’: How Facing Death Brings Life to Country Music

"He called me the first day it came out," recalls Janson, "and he said, 'Buddy, if the song ever...

‘Shang-Chi’ Set to Sweep Box Office in Second Weekend, ‘Malignant’ Eyes No. 2 Spot

Marvel and Disney’s “Shang-Chi” is set to sweep the domestic box office for the second weekend in a row,...

Who Are You Most Excited to See Perform at the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards? Vote!

The annual awards show will be broadcast live on Telemundo, kicking off at 7 p.m. ET with the traditional...

Kanye West Finally Releases ‘Donda’ Album

After five weeks, four official public listening sessions and millions of words of speculation from the media, Kanye West...
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Culture

Hot summer nights: ‘On the phosphorescent sea, I realised I was just a tiny part of something bigger’

Hot summer nightsLife and styleHot summer nights: ‘On the phosphorescent sea, I realised I was just a tiny part of something bigger’A sailing holiday...

A moment that changed me: the shock of being beaten by teenage fascists

A moment that changed meCrimeA moment that changed me: the shock of being beaten by teenage fascistsViolence, when it happens, is clumsy and banal....

Early bird special: turkey for Christmas? You may already be too late to buy one

Pass notesChristmasEarly bird special: turkey for Christmas? You may already be too late to buy oneA shortage of migrant workers, HGV drivers and now...
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On the Eastside

Ste. Michelle Estates Opens The Blend in Downtown Kirkland

The Blend has joined the popular downtown Kirkland waterfront community of eateries, cocktail bars, and boutiques. The tasting room officially opened at a recent...

Shooting at Sam’s Tavern in Bellevue Results in Being Woman Being Fatally Shot

Bellevue Police Close Off Road Due to Shooting at Sam’s Tavern – Photo Credit: Bellevue Police Department Updated 7/6/21 1:00AM According to the...

Artists Request Removal of Bellevue Arts Museum’s Executive Director

An open letter was written to Bellevue Arts Museum Board of Trustees by members of the region’s art community, requesting that Benedict Heywood,...

3 to See: A Midsomer Festival, Art Walk, and Mini Circus

Midsomer with Camlann Medieval Village It’s believed that Midsomer festivities began as a way for young maidens to find and ensnare suitors — and...

Emerald Heights Grant Program Gifts Local Charities

Redmond retirement community Emerald Heights recently bestowed $160,000 in grants to several local Washington charities. Each year, the community’s board of directors chooses nonprofit...

Sip & Savor: A New Restaurant, Bellevue Market, and Movie-Inspired Cooking

Fan Tang Café Opens in Kirkland Next Week Chinese immigrants and acclaimed local architects Sheng Zhao and Ling Liu are opening their first Hunan-inspired...

Enjoy Food

NYC Kids Weekend Events: Sep. 10-12

It may be back-to-school time, but there’s still plenty of things to do this weekend with the kids. Check out this county fair, go on a woodland adventure, or create the perfect Grandparent’s Day gift at this workshop. Check...

Breakfast Sandwiches in Seattle Worth Waking Up Early to Get

During the COVID-19 pandemic, comfort food has been sought after any time of day. But in the morning, few things beat a well-made, portable...

Our Ultimate Guide to Pumpkin Patches

Give Charlie Brown a run for his money and find your own Great Pumpkin. We dug deep to bring you a list of the...

Best Burgers in Seattle: The Definitive List

Best Burgers in Seattle: A Local's Definitive...

Gilroy Gardens: A Day to Explore, Play & Learn

Summer is almost over, but that doesn’t mean the adventures have to end. Why not pack up your bunch for one last Summer break...

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The Bellevue Vine

Respected Washington Painter Alden Mason Finally Gets a Retrospective—It’s a Vibrant Jolt of Color

I think Alden Mason's "Montezuma" should be the cover of a PNW punk band's EP. Bellevue Arts Museum/Emilie SmithIf you look at Alden Mason’s "Montezuma" (1985) from a distance, it's like looking at a different painting. Far away, the colors are overwhelmingly red and white, with a few black...

Slog AM: Extreme Six-Week Abortion Ban Goes Into Effect in Texas, the Kids Are Back at School, It's Meteorological Fall!

What a wild time to be a child. MoMo Productions/GettyHappy first day of school! Today marks the first day back for many students and...

Visiting Vancouver B.C. During the Pandemic

A great work of public art on the border that separates Seattle and Vancouver. Charles MudedeLast week I visited the most beautiful and...

North Bend Film Festival Reveals an Impressive Hybrid 2021 Lineup

Dash Shaw and Jane Samborski's expressionistic animated feature film Cryptozoo is an affectionate tribute to Earth's most mysterious beasts. Courtesy of North Bend Film...

“Compassion Seattle” Tossed as Seattle Public Schools Faces the Homelessness Crisis

The Low Income Housing Institute is in discussions with Seattle Public Schools about creating a tiny shelter village for at least some of those...

Slog PM: More Washington Counties Recommend Masking Up Indoors; Don't Park in Front of Fire Hydrants, Dummies

Mask up when you're visiting indoor public spaces: That's the latest recommendation from not only King County’s health officer, Dr. Jeff Duchin, who issued...

About Last Night: I get by with a little help from my friends

- Wade LeBlanc and Ryon Healy - John Lennon and Paul McCartney Wade LeBlanc was not pleased with himself. The frustration was etched in his body...

Snohomish County man is first U.S. case of new coronavirus | Bellevue Reporter

EVERETT — The first case of Wuhan Coronavirus reported in the United States is a Snohomish County man in his 30s who traveled to...

Washington Recommends Masking in Indoor Public Places Regardless of Vaccination Status, in Line With CDC Guidelines

Inslee called the new surge of the delta variant a "5th wave." Lester Black At a press conference Wednesday morning, Governor Jay Inslee...

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2021

Valentine’s Day is two weeks away, falling on a Sunday this year (2/14/2021). To think last year at this time, we had no idea...

Eastside cities seeing widespread event, meeting cancellations | Bellevue Reporter

As cases of the novel coronavirus continue to increase globally, many are making cautious decisions to avoid infection, from more diligent hygienic care to...

ORCAized RRFPs Now Free For the First One

As part of the fare restructure that brought King County Metro’s $2.75 regular flat fare, effective this week, King County Metro has gotten all...

Iconic Smith Tower Reopens to Visitors

World-famous Smith Tower Observatory & Bar is open to visitors once again! Sip on a hand-crafted cocktail while taking in the stunning 360-degree views...
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US News

Cleveland's Josh Naylor carted off after suffering gruesome leg injury in outfield collision

Outfield collisions are one of the scariest situations in baseball, at any level. A play involving Cleveland outfielder Josh Naylor and second baseman Ernie Clement confirmed that...

Police searching for suspect in Georgia country club shooting that left 3 dead, including golf pro

Police were still searching Tuesday for a suspect who shot three people at a Georgia country club this weekend.The incident unfolded before 2:30 p.m. at...

Opinion: The 76ers' 'Process' will be remembered as a failure after Game 7 loss to Hawks

In the 2013-14 season, the Philadelphia 76ers began their so-called “Process,” a scheme designed to eventually collect championship-level talent. Though supporters of the “Process”...

Business

UPS ends relationship with Vermont store that refused to comply with mask rules

AP February 19, 2021 | 10:24 AM NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — UPS has severed its relationship with a Vermont store that refused...

Fremont’s Lighthouse Coffee is a Perfect Blend of Old and New

The Seattle staple is thriving by adapting to the times while staying true to its old school roots. Craig Nobley looks right at home inside...

Airlines plan to ask passengers for contact-tracing details

AP February 22, 2021 | 7:40 AM WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. airline industry is pledging to expand the practice of asking...
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Health

80+ Super-Quick Dinners That Are So Much Better Than Takeout

The Daily BeastHorrific: D.C. Sniper Boasts of Post-Shooting Sex ‘High’ With Accomplice in New DocVicefexpIn I, Sniper, Lee Boyd Malvo speaks at length about...

Yahoo News/YouGov poll: One year into pandemic, a quarter of Americans say someone close to them has died from COVID-19

One year ago, on the eve of the eventful day that signaled the start of the COVID-19...