culture

jet city improv's "upside downton"

Jet City Improv applies its good-natured skewer to the PBS hit series "Downton Abbey," with PIE's Molly Spurgeon along to chat with Jet City artistic director Andrew McMasters.

scarecrow video

Go inside Seattle's Scarecrow Video for a deep dive into the wide variety of videos available at this brick-and-mortar movie bastion. Matt Lynch, a longtime Scarecrow Video staffer demonstrates his knowledge of the world's largest video store.

meet stuart mclean

Meet Stuart McLean, host/originator of CBC Radio's -- and now NPR's -- "The Vinyl Café." We talk to Stuart and join him backstage as he prepares a live show at Seattle's Paramount Theatre.

ReScene: ballard

Ballard has changed, and plenty Seattle's Norwegians and Swedes will tell you so. A quick look at the ever-changing Market Street in Ballard.

friends of the GAR

The Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery -- a little known plot of ground in Seattle's densely populated Capitol Hill, holds the remains of some 500 area Civil War soldiers and family.

home, bound

A look at the books that describe the Northwest as home. Picks from Seattle Public Library and Vancouver Public Library.

ReScene: 3rd and pike

Travel by bus to one of the busiest corners of downtown Seattle to revisit the site of the former Woolworths department store.

geekwire game night

Geekwire, Seattle's technology news and networking site, regulary sponsors a "Geekwire Game Night." It's everything from blackjack to "Lords of Catan," with some old-school, offline socializing .

seattle on the small screen

Sixty-five years ago, a new form of storytelling was born in Seattle, when local station KRSC (later KING) broadcast the first local telecast -- a high school football game between West Seattle and Wenatchee. PIE producer Feliks Banel talks with local TV legend Del Loder about the early days of television in the Northwest.

writerly resource

The Richard Hugo House in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood is one of the greatest resources for writers and storytellers in the Northwest. Molly Spurgeon interviews Executive Director Tree Swenson and Writer-in-Residence Peter Mountford.

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