When they weren’t studying game film and breaking down opponents as Miami Dolphins teammates, Dan Marino and Damon Huard were busy devising their game plans for life after football. Rifle Arm, Deep Post and Dame and Daniel were names of potential wines and wineries doodled on their notes in the quarterback room before their vision became a reality....

There’s more than one way for a dancer to fly. For nearly 25 years, Ariana Lallone lit up the stage at McCaw Hall as a member of Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB), with her dramatic intensity, sky-reaching limbs (she’s 5 feet 11) and soaring technique making her an audience favorite. When her PNB career ended in 2011, Lallone knew that she wanted to k...

In 2001, the University of Washington Rome Center established a year-long student internship position designed to give UW students a unique opportunity to gain practical experience working in an office environment in an international setting. It was named the Trina Deines Rome Center Internship in 2009 in honor of our UWRC Director Emeritus. The po...

James Beard Award-winning chef Scott Carsberg opened his Pioneer Square restaurantBisato earlier this month. Carsberg previously operated Bisato, an Italian small plates restaurant, in Belltown, but he closed that down in 2012. Now the celebrated chef is back at it, this time at 84 Yesler Way, the former home of Trattoria Mitchelli. Fans of the ori...

James Beard Award-winning chef Scott Carsberg has reopened his acclaimed restaurant Bisato at 84 Yesler Way in Pioneer Square. The celebrated veteran of the Seattle food scene has been called a "chef-genius" by the Seattle Times. On the menu, you can expect options such as chilled pea and mint soup, mussels with pasta rounds and polenta with meat r...

Isabella Rossellini has become something of a surrealist Jane Goodall. Rossellini has always lived a unique life—but in the last decade, the 66-year-old actress and model has taken perhaps her most peculiar turn: She's become one of the world's foremost lecturers on animal fucking. Her interest in the science behind animal fucking was first broadca...

Lee Valenta grew up in a closely knit, Italian-American neighborhood in the city of Utica, New York. It was, he recalls fondly, the sort of place where everybody knew everybody, everybody knew everybody’s business, and the idea of community could stamp itself indelibly on an impressionable kid. In 1983, he and a partner co-founded Trillium in his a...

Organised by the US-Italy Fulbright Commission, the US Department of State and the Embassy of Italy, the conference was attended by Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio, US assistant secretary of state for Education and Cultural Affairs, Marie Therese Royce and executive director of the US-Italy Fulbright Commission Paola Sartorio. Both Varricchio...

Cortina, a new Italian dining concept from restaurateur Ethan Stowell, has opened with an elegant, urban design in downtown Seattle. Crafted by locally based Heliotrope Architects, abundant natural light as well as a 64-foot-long white oak bar—the longest in the city—anchors the space. Totaling 8,000 square feet, Cortina evokes a classic European c...

Prime 1024, a major steakhouse that also will serve Italian fare, is slated to open on Saturday in Roslyn. The opulent establishment takes over the former site of Barto on Northern Boulevard, Nassau's main artery for devotees of red meat. "We will be open every day for dinner," said owner Christos Spyropoulos, who also is a partner in Limani in Ros...