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Nicole Brodeur is a Seattle Times columnist.

Last Build Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:25:29 -0700


In Seattle mayoral race between Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon, it’s the same old sexist nonsense

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

It would be true progress to never again hear the phrase, “OK ... but” — two words that are at the start of so many sentences addressed to women who dare to state their opinion or stake their claim in the world.

Who tried to steal Starbucks? Howard Schultz won’t tell.

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:41:12 -0700

We may never know the identity of the “titan” who tried to steal Howard Schultz’s dream. Like the subject of Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain,”  only a certain circle of people know the name of the Starbucks board member who tried to hijack the company before he was chewed out by Bill Gates, Sr. (“You should […]

Eagles are coming to town, with Glenn Frey’s son Deacon taking his place

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

“It’s uncanny,” said Don Henley about the 23-year-old Deacon Frey’s resemblance to his father, Glenn. The Eagles are preparing to tour without Glenn for the first time since his death last year.

Greenwood neighbors battle developer over century-old cedar

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Residents contend the tree is genuinely exceptional, but the developer has rejected their alternative plan for the property and says it’s a question of what rapidly growing Seattle needs more — “density or trees?”

Ken Burns, Lynn Novick series examines ‘the humanity and inhumanity on all sides’ of Vietnam War

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

A new 10-part series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick coaxes out stories from the Vietnam War, stories that have taken years to unearth. Karl Marlantes, 72, of Woodinville, is one of the veterans who appears in the documentary.

Preparing a city for the worst: “To say, ‘Oh, it will never happen here’ is just foolish”

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey brings up questions about how similar Houston’s building boom is to Seattle’s, and what people can do to prepare for our own possible disaster.

Why comedian Jim Gaffigan loves Seattle

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

“I think people in Seattle care more for substance than the fancy trends,” Gaffigan said. He brings his “Noble Ape Tour” to KeyArena on Sept. 16.

Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina on Trump, Putin: ‘I don’t think you want a future like this’

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Maria Alyokhina, a member of the famously imprisoned Russian band Pussy Riot, will perform in “Burning Doors,” a play about her life that she produced with The Belarus Free Theatre. It runs at On the Boards from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1.

John Keister’s last stand: ‘Almost Live!’ star straddles old and new Seattle

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700

In his upcoming stand-up show, which he deems to be his last, John Keister takes on a new Seattle: “The city is changing so much that I just want to catch it while it’s partly recognizable.”

Astronaut candidate Kayla Barron exchanges the ‘depth of the ocean’ for the ‘vacuum of space’

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:29:18 -0700

The 29-year-old from Richland, Wash., is one of just 12 hopefuls selected from a record 18,300 applicants for NASA's 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class.

An accidental visit to ‘Pornland’: Parents, take note

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Kids’ exposure to porn is higher in the summer, according to Amy Lang, who conducts sexual-health-education workshops for parents and kids.

‘Music is a lifesaving mechanism’: Screaming Trees drummer traveled globe for new book

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700

The marriage of landscape, culture and sound is at the heart of Seattle musician Barrett Martin’s new book, “The Singing Earth,” which comes with a soundtrack. Martin’s best known as the drummer for Screaming Trees and Mad Season.

‘This was my war’: Layne Staley’s mother recounts sorrow as opioid deaths worsen

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:17:41 -0700

As another annual tribute concert in Seattle nears in remembrance of Alice in Chains star Layne Staley, drug-related deaths grow in King County and Staley’s mother revisits her heartbreak.

‘I know Chris will be proud’: Vicky Cornell speaks about her husband’s death, fulfilling his mission

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 01:00:00 -0700

It has been nearly three months since musician Chris Cornell died. In that time, his widow, Vicky Cornell, and the family have set up a music therapy program in his name, planned for a statue of him in Seattle, and more.

For victims of sex abuse, allegations around Seattle Mayor Ed Murray are triggering

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Since the scandal broke in April, staffers at Shepherd’s Counseling — which provides specialized therapy for adult victims of sexual molestation — have been hearing from clients about how the Murray scandal is affecting their daily lives.

As the climate continues to change, Al Gore’s here to boil down the science

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700

The former vice president is back with “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” the follow-up to his Academy Award-winning film about climate change. And much has changed since the first alarming documentary.

After being shot in the face, Rais Bhuiyan becomes forgiveness ambassador

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0700

In Dallas in 2001, Rais Bhuiyan was shot in the face by a white supremacist, revenge for 9/11. He then spent years fighting to save the shooter’s life, and now runs a nonprofit called World Without Hate. He hopes to relocate to Seattle.

‘Jeopardy!’ auditions: I’ll take ‘Terrifying Experiences’ for $100, Alex

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Producers of ‘America’s Favorite Quiz Show’ set up camp in Seattle, testing and interviewing potential contestants in the city ‘Jeopardy!’ champion Ken Jennings calls home.

How King County Prop 1 can feed imagination and creativity

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0700

King County voters have an opportunity to pass a 0.1 percent sales tax to provide more access to culture and science. Actor Tom Skerritt reflects on the role arts education played in his life.

‘It’s so dope’: Rebel Wilson launches plus-size clothing line at Seattle Nordstrom

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:20:01 -0700

The average American woman is now a size 16 or 18, but there’s a shortage of plus-size designers. Actress Rebel Wilson has set out to make edgy clothes they’ll like.