The tale of two Seattles.

When one talks about entrepreneurship in Washington State, Seattle deserves more than a mention or two. No, not Seattle, the city. Seattle, the chief. Seattle (siʔał in his tribe’s language), it turns out, was Washington’s very first entrepreneur. The chief of...

We’re more artsy than New York? Really?

When it comes to being artistic and boasting a rich culture of creativity, Washington State is hard to beat. The other Washington with all its museums took top honors in the U.S. Commerce Department’s annual report on arts and culture economies, but Washington...

The birthplace of the electric bass.

Washington invents a lot of stuff. But some of our inventions are could-haves instead of should-haves. Such is the case with the electric bass guitar. While Fender likes to claim all the fame for inventing the bass guitar, the credit really goes to Paul Tutmarc, a...

The bookworm capital.

You’d think that in this world of smartphones, digital assistants and tablets that Seattle, the epicenter of high tech, would take a backseat when it comes to something as old school as reading and writing. But the United Nations Education, Scientific and...