Housekeeping This Week in The Stranger
posted by August 21 at 13:50 PMon
Dominic Holden tours Seattle’s most endangered open spaces.
Itís thanks to attitudes like developer Martin Tobiasís that photographs are all that remain of most of Ballardís beloved parking lots and Belltownís historic parking lots; they may be all that remain of the parking lots in your neighborhood one day, too. Unless we take action now, your future grandchildren may point to a photograph in a book and ask, ‘Grandma, whatís that a picture of?’ And you will have to answer, ‘Thatís a parking lot, sweetheart. The city used to be covered with them. But theyíre all gone now.’
Jen Graves sends an intern—undercover—to Seattle Art Museum.
SAM is the only stop on the Inspiring Impressionism exhibition’s national tour, which also stops in Denver and Atlanta, that universally forbids painting in its galleries. The Stranger sent an intern, John Borges, to the museum posing as a great-artist-in-training, with paints, a palette, a drop cloth, and a traditional French easel, and he was escorted straight up to the administration offices and told what he wanted to do was impossible. ‘It seemed like the guard was rooting for me,’ Borges said afterward. But no dice.
NEWS: Erica C. Barnett on the campaign against this November’s light-rail expansion measure; Dominic Holden on an ex-criminal success story; Jonah Spangenthal-Lee on the SPD and hate crimes; an accusation of election-related dirty tricks; our comprehensive, party-crashing primary election night coverage; and more.
AND THAT’S NOT EVEN MENTIONING Last Days; I Love Television; Savage Love; Drunk of the Week; Control Tower; and A. Birch Steen’s critical overview of this issue. Anything I’ve forgotten? If so, it’d be here.