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It’s been said that overnight success can take years to achieve. Seattle filmmaker Derek Armstrong McNeill can attest to that. After three decades pursuing related yet fragmented interests, the common denominators of his life finally revealed his gift of storytelling. When McNeill began concentrating on the growing homelessness in his city, clarity hit him and he knew he could present the human side of the issue with The Road to Nickelsville.
When Breezy Johnson got the call saying she’d been selected to be one of the U.S. alpine skiers in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, the 22-year-old was breathless with excitement. A fierce competitor since her childhood days, this was the ultimate test of her skill, pairing her with the world’s best alpine skiers.
Andrae Bopp first moved to Walla Walla in 2008 and immediately began innovating— his food truck was one of the first in Washington. Now, in addition to the truck, you’ll find his restaurant in an unassuming Cenex gas station. But don’t be confused, because this is no ordinary gas station fare. Bopp and his team are making tortillas from scratch and smoking their own brisket for street tacos too.
For newcomers and Seattle natives alike, Skid Road should be required reading. First published in 1951 and written by Murray Morgan, the book, “an informal portrait of Seattle,” tells the city’s story through witty character studies. In March, the University of Washington press re-released Morgan’s Skid Road, with a new introduction from longtime local journalist Mary Ann Gwinn.