A visual spectacle of Olympic proportion dazzles its way into Seattle.

Shen Wei – ever heard of him?  He’s the guy who once received the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship; the Chinese-born dancer who the Washington Post hailed as “[o]ne of the greatest artists of our time”.  Nothing?  Maybe this will ring a bell: Wei was the lead choreographer for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.  Sound familiar, yet?

West Seattle vendors bundle up to bring you fresh, local grub for the holiday table.

Winter is here and many of Seattle’s farmers markets have shut down for the season — most of them, anyway.  This week, the resilient vendors of the West Seattle Farmers Market will brave the cold to bring you fresh, flavorful fare one last time before the holidays get into full swing.