While traveling the world exploring the science of what makes things funny, we stumbled on an important question: What makes a good comedy club? According to many of the comics we interviewed, a “good room” is one that’s dimly lit, densely packed, with hard chairs, low ceilings, a red curtain, and nothing at all that’s blue.
For Christina Salwitz, it’s always been about design. A double major in fashion and marketing, she could work magic putting together a sharp outfit. It served her well as a Personal Shopper for Seattle based Nordstrom. But after the birth of her daughter, Christina was ready to discover something different.
Seattle True Crime author Ann Rule’s next book, Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors, will take a close up look at the case of Susan Cox Powell, a missing Utah woman, whose husband Josh Powell eventually moved himself and his two young boys to Washington state. In a horrific tragedy on February 5, 2012 Josh Powell killed himself and his two boys in a house fire in Graham, WA.
Whether you live in the Northwest, or are planning a visit, if you’re a fan of E L James’ Fifty Shades of Grey series, you might want to check out these places where Christian and Ana shared some steamy scenes.
Fragrant lilacs, an 1800s original farmhouse, and Victorian gardens are waiting for you to tour during Lilac Days in Woodland, WA, April 21 – May 13.
A Single Shard, based on the Newbery-award winning book by Linda Sue Park, tells the thought provoking story of a 12-year old orphan boy living in Korea in the 1300’s.
Mark your calendars! Three stars of the upcoming movie The Hunger Games will be visiting Seattle for one day only, according to Entertainment Weekly. And they’re bringing official Hunger Games gear to give away!
Josh Powell’s in-laws are traveling to Olympia to discuss changes in how the state handles child protection. They also plan to meet with Seattle true crime writer Ann Rule.
Meet the host of Top Chef: Just Desserts, Gail Simmons at The Palace Ballroom. She’ll talk about her life and her travels, and sign her new book “Talking with My Mouth Full”. Dessert and bubbly, too!
Ann Rule’s latest release Don’t Look Behind You is a great stocking stuffer for true crime book lovers. Ann will be in Seattle on January 7 to sign this book, as well as others.