Road Journals Blog—Seattle, the cover story of the current issue of VIA, is at once sedate, beautiful, and known as the birthplace of one of rock music's great eras. Writer Christopher Hall weighs in, with an assist from VIA's managing editor, Anne McSilver, on the glory of grunge and beyond.
- Beyond the ‘90s, Seattle's music scene still vibrant : How a city follows up somebody like Kurt Cobain.
- OK Hotel offers shades of Seattle’s musical past : Everything changes, including the location of the city's first public performance of "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
- In a city known for making music, local record shops are also good at selling it : Yes, record stores still exist. Yes, they might all be in Seattle.
- Pike/Pine neighborhood chock full of delights : One of Seattle's up-and-coming neighborhoods is not short on appeal.
- Much more to this library than books : Seattle's central library offers wonders both inside and out.
- Nettletown another in a long line of appealing local eateries : Seattle. Good restaurants. 'Nuff said.
- London, Paris, Rome … Seattle : Anne McSilver weighs in on one of her favorite places.
- Seattle’s grunge music roots reveal rifts in team VIA : Some like it, some don't, some missed that boat entirely.
This blog post was first published in January 2011. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.