Peter Johnson

Welcome to the Bliss Jungle

A party house in Shoreline served as a home base for a community of hippies. It was also, according to multiple alleged victims, the scene of numerous rapes.

 

Quinn Alexa Dailey tries on one of the Valkyrie costumes from Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Photo by Nate Watters

A Second Act for Costumes from Seattle Opera and Fifth Avenue Theatre

The companies clean out their closets and the costume crowd lines up.

 

Opening Your Own Restaurant: 90 Percent Passion, 10 Percent Construction Delays

The flaky contractors, seismic retrofits, and tech money behind Seattle’s shoestring eateries.

 

How ST3 Could Prove to Be a Boon for Seattle’s Art Scene

The 1% For Art program has turned our light rail stations into museums.

At Seattle’s Gay Bars, Grief, Love, and Metal Detectors

“We come here to have fun, to be united. This is a gathering place. We just cannot afford to stay home. I’m not going to change my behavior.”

Do We Need Airbnb Regs? And Will They Even Work if We Have Them?

Some experts are dubious of claims that Airbnb is driving up rent in Seattle.

The Duwamish River Reclaims Its Spot as a Summer Destination

Shedding its Superfund stigma, the Seattle river is becoming a place of relaxation and recreation.