Need to Know: Spain’s Protests and the European Economic Crisis

It was inevitable for the spirit of Tahrir Square and Avenue Habib Bourguiba to spread beyond the Arab world. The only question left was the most obvious one: What was next? It’s Spain. At first glance, it’s too easy to snicker at these mostly-young Spaniards, to crack mean-spirited jokes about the supposed culture of entitlement, a […]

Haute and Dangerous Men’s Edition: Dress to Impress some Babes

A few years ago I happened to snag a copy of “Off the Cuff,” a style guide for men penned by none other than Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’s fashion guru, Carson Kressley (it was on sale!). I floated up to the cash register, imagining myself in the front row at the ESPYs, weeping […]

DIY: How to Create A Resume that Stands Out

Regardless of your sparkling personality, great interview skills, or fascinating work history, your resume is a large part of whether or not you get hired. Managers and Human Resource representatives often look through hundreds of resumes before hiring the right one for the job, so how do you create a unique resume that’s going to […]

The Seattle Sound, Part Two: Grunge 2.0

(This is Part Two of a series on the punk roots of Seattle’s grunge culture and its current musical missionaries. Read Part One.) Now that we’ve got the lay of the land in terms of how Seattle became a hub for grunge music and fashion thanks to Nirvana and other similar bands, let’s take a look at how […]

The Seattle Sound, Part One: The Ghosts of Grunge’s Past

(This is Part One of a look into the punk roots of Seattle’s grunge culture and its current musical missionaries. Look back tomorrow for Part Two) Picture Seattle 25 years ago. Much to my dismay, I was nothing but a zygote, but Seattle in the early ‘90s was conceiving something quite different: Nirvana. In September […]

Museum Etiquette: The Worst Faux Pas

I’ll be honest here: I’m probably the worst museum visitor ever. I have spent the last four years sniffling, sneezing, and sleeping through lengthy museum visits (usually at 9 am on Saturday mornings). I am the worst art history major ever. Then I was diagnosed with being allergic(!) to the climate control systems in museums, […]

3 Awesome Adult-Kid Collaborations

Kids do say the darndest things.  Sometimes, they even write and draw the darndest things.  Here are three fantastic child creations, that have been made even better by their adult counter-parts. 1.  Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure This is an adventure game created by Cassie, age 5, and Ryan, age 33.  In Cassie’s own words, “I […]