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Seattle’s Civita Institute honors founder with exhibit in Italy

Seattle’s Civita Institute honors founder with exhibit in Italy

Astra Zarina, who studied architecture at the University of Washington in the early 1950s and later became a UW professor, began traveling to the...
Stefano Catalani leads Gage Academy of Art into its fourth decade

Stefano Catalani leads Gage Academy of Art into its fourth decade

Relevant, passionate and fiercely devoted to the arts: these words are used to describe Gage Academy of Art, a fine art school in Seattle that...
Science, art and friendship merge in Dué Cucina Italiana

Science, art and friendship merge in Dué Cucina Italiana

It’s not often you find a nuclear engineer and an MBA graduate running a restaurant. But the unique talents and interests that Filippo Fiori and...
Merlino Foods: Delivering Italian products in Seattle for 120 years

Merlino Foods: Delivering Italian products in Seattle for 120 years

Many Italian immigrants who arrived in the Northwest in the late 1890s found themselves toiling for low pay in dangerous and physically demanding...
Italian masterpieces travel to Seattle Art Museum this fall

Italian masterpieces travel to Seattle Art Museum this fall

From Raphael to Titian, Parmigianino to Gentileschi, 40 magnificent works of art from southern Italy’s largest museum arrive in Seattle this month...

Filmmaker Laura Luchetti explores unlikely friendships amid violent realities

The new film from director Laura Luchetti , Twin Flower (Fiore Gemello) explores unlikely friendships and the loss of innocence, set against the...

Taking Seattle’s coffee culture to new heights

S eattle is said to have more coffee shops per capita than any other city in the country― at last count, 43 cafés every 100,000 residents. But even...

Cabaret approach adds pizazz to The Pink Door

Diners looking for The Pink Door restaurant, a Seattle institution for nearly 40 years, need to know there is virtually no signage. Just head down...

Washington’s wines nurture strong ties to Italy

In the early 1980s, Wine & Spirits magazine named a Washington state Cabernet Sauvignon the best in the nation. It was a surprising announcement...

Seattle composer uses musical talents to raise funds for Children’s Hospital

Composer and Seattle native Mateo Messina has scored the soundtracks for more than 50 films and 100 television episodes and won a Grammy award for...