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Nicole Brodeur is a Seattle Times columnist.

Last Build Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:55:25 -0800


No Child Sleeps Outside: Order a burger, round up your bill, help homeless children

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:00:00 -0800

The family of Dick’s Drive-In founder Dick Spady is building upon his “Change for Charity” boxes, bringing in millions of dollars for Mary’s Place, just by asking people to round up.

5th Avenue Theatre’s ‘Little Mermaid’ is Asian: ‘Why would we not?’

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:00:00 -0800

The theater has been building a reputation for diverse casting. Artistic director Bill Berry says there’s been a little blowback, but that it’s of no concern.

Starbucks pledges millions, asks customers to pitch in to help homeless families in Seattle

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 04:00:00 -0800

During December, Starbucks is “lighting up” 200 King County stores asking for donations to the No Child Sleeps Outside campaign benefiting Mary’s Place. The company will match those donations up to $1 million.

After ambassador died in Benghazi, sister honors him through Seattle medical-exchange project

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:00:00 -0800

With the help of a private endowment, Christopher Stevens' sister, pediatric rheumatologist Anne Stevens, is bringing pediatric residents from Kenya to work in Seattle’s global-health community.

Anna Kendrick doesn’t take her stardom too seriously

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:25:20 -0800

From movie sets to private jets, Anna Kendrick tells stories of human moments in her book of essays, “Scrappy Little Nobody.”

Women’s abortion worries start anew in Trump’s America

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:41:24 -0800

In his “60 Minutes” interview, President-elect Donald Trump called marriage equality “irrelevant,” because it had been decided in the Supreme Court. Here’s a little history lesson about Roe v. Wade.

‘An 80-year-old going back to work. My God’; Soaring rents have come to this

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 06:00:00 -0800

As this year’s Seattle Times Fund For The Needy kicks off and Seattle’s income gap widens, columnist Nicole Brodeur takes a look at who might need a hand.

Startups are smarter with women in the room

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 06:00:00 -0800

As Seattle Startup Week begins, entrepreneur Valerie Trask is hoping to see more female faces.

The urge to be her: Trans musician Laura Jane Grace and the search for her true self

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 06:00:00 -0800

Laura Jane Grace, frontwoman of the punk band Against Me!, has published a memoir, compiled from decades worth of journals describing her anger, confusion and gender dysphoria.

After a vicious election, how to talk to kids about moving forward

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 16:28:14 -0800

On the morning after the election, many Clinton-supporting parents woke to a barrage of questions and worries from their kids about what the election of Donald Trump means for the country.

The tango miracle continues: learning to walk through dance

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 06:00:00 -0800

After a story came out about a stroke victim who learned to walk again through tango classes, his teacher has been working with a wave of people with similar disabilities.

From a transgender designer, clothing that fits you

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 06:00:00 -0700

Leo Roux has created a line of clothing meant to more easily fit the bodies of transgender people. “I want to offer people clothing that makes you feel like you can be a part of society,” he said.

Stella McCartney visits Nordstom and talks music, sustainability and what her kids wear

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 17:06:38 -0700

The fashion designer stopped in Seattle to launch her men's collection and some Nordstrom exclusive items.

‘I never thought I’d see it’: voters in their 90s on seeing a female presidential nominee

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 06:00:00 -0700

Whatever their politics, this presidential election means a lot to women who have fought for equality and civil rights all their lives. Here are the stories of two voters in their 90s.

Dignity for Divas brings hygiene kits, and joy of ownership, to homeless

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0700

Nikki Gane leads a small team of volunteers who visit shelters and homeless encampments one night each month, distributing supplies.

‘Your vote! Our future!’ Why you should vote, in the voices of seventh-grade girls

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:22:50 -0700

They did the research. They wrote their speeches. They practiced. Then finally, the Seattle Girls’ School seventh-graders took the stage at Westlake Park, urging people to vote.

Seattle’s Joel McHale: ‘Almost everything is good about being a celebrity’

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0700

You know him from “The Soup,” and then “Community.” Now, Joel McHale has a new book and a new show, and will be back in his hometown soon.

For female athletes, equal pay is not a game

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0700

Sen. Patty Murray has joined the five U.S. Women’s National Soccer players in a fight against pay disparities.

Three years after ‘Breaking Bad,’ Bryan Cranston still hasn’t shaken Walter White

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 06:30:00 -0700

His new book tells all about “Breaking Bad,” becoming Lyndon B. Johnson in “All the Way,” his family life and more. He’ll appear at Benaroya Hall Oct. 16.

Knife, gun, strangers … sorry, her 1 minute to speak is up

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 16:51:52 -0700

A woman whose family opened a pizza restaurant in what proved to be a scary Seattle neighborhood decided to appeal to the City Council for help but found her opportunity ticking away quickly.