Selig lands anchor for new Belltown office building

Enlarge Perkins + Will Sound Community Bank has leased the first floor of this planned three-story office… more It’s not a huge amount of space, but it’s enough to kick off construction of a small new office building in downtown Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. On Thursday, Sound Community Bank (Nasdaq: SFBC) President and CEO Laurie Stewart […]

$1.2B tanker contract may hinge on Boeing sending more manufacturing to Korea

Enlarge STEVE WILHELM | PSBJ Korean Consul General Moon Duk-ho on Thursday urged Boeing to do more aerospace business… more Korea might be ready to buy some Boeing (NYSE: BA) military planes. But in return, Korean aerospace contractors want in on the aerospace manufacturing action. Korean Consul General Moon Duk-ho said during a Thursday conference […]

Lusty Lady building finally finds a suitor

Enlarge Revolve A boutique hotel is planned for the building where the Lusty Lady live peep show operated… more A real estate developer and an architect walked into an old live peep show, and decided it would be a great spot for a hotel. It sounds like the start of a bad joke, but in […]

NPR’s ‘Serial’ plans for 2 more seasons, beginning this fall

NEW YORK (AP) — “Serial” junkies, get out your sleuthing kits again. National Public Radio’s wildly popular podcast is coming back with two new series. In an email sent to “Serial” newsletter subscribers on Wednesday, producers said they hope to launch Season Two this fall and Season Three next spring. “We are hard at work […]

Singapore Airlines investigates jet that lost power in both engines during flight

SINGAPORE  — Singapore Airlines said Wednesday that it is investigating how one of its jets suffered a loss of power in both of its engines over the weekend and descended 13,000 feet (3,962 meters) before regaining altitude en route from Singapore to Shanghai. The Airbus A330-300 was carrying 182 passengers and 12 crew members when […]

Publishing world gathers this week for book conventions

NEW YORK (AP) — Diversity will get an extra push at this week’s BookCon and BookExpo America. Last year, a virtually all-white lineup of speakers at publishing’s annual national conventions highlighted the whiteness of the industry itself. BookCon’s selection of four white, male authors for a discussion of children’s books helped lead to the formation […]

Campaign to designate Seattle a ‘City of Literature’ revived

Seattle supporters of the city’s campaign to become a UNESCO City of Literature have regrouped and are moving forward after its former executive director made controversial comments about writing students that threatened to derail the bid. The UNESCO City of Literature designation is awarded to cities that show a fervent interest in literature, publishing and […]

‘The Soul of an Octopus’: Book charts seasons of a cephalopod

Book review ‘The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness’ by Sy Montgomery Simon Schuster, 272 pp., $26 A few years ago, New Hampshire naturalist Sy Montgomery — who has written about birds, dolphins and tigers — sought an encounter with an octopus. “I wanted to touch an alternate reality,” […]

Major construction at N.Korea rocket site, U.S. institute says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Satellite imagery shows significant new construction at North Korea’s main rocket launch site in a sign of leader Kim Jong Un’s determination to pursue a space program despite international censure, a U.S. research institute said Thursday. North Korea is barred under U.N. Security Council resolutions from launching rockets as that technology can […]