As we close the book on the 2010s, our writers took a look back at some of the more memorable things we’ve seen, sampled and experienced in Seattle over the course of this momentous decade. From restaurants we’ve bid goodbye to, to significant moments in the arts, bestselling books and lively social movements, take a walk back through the decade with us before we turn the page to the next one.
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A look back at 10 of the biggest social movements of the 2010s, and how they shaped Seattle
The decade has seen some powerful movements — people organizing around shared causes to create change. Just as the civil rights movement fought back against racist segregation, disenfranchisement and lynchings of Black people, the 2010s have seen people come together to address some of the most pressing social issues of our time.
10 notable developments in Seattle’s arts and culture scene in the 2010s
From the creation of Seattle Art Fair to the opening — and closing — of various arts venues, here are some of the memorable developments of the past decade in the local arts and culture scene.
7 memorable Seattle theater moments of the 2010s
From the wider effects of "Hamilton" to a show that was an empty stage with six naked people and zero words, here are the theater moments of the past decade that stuck with theater reviewer Brendan Kiley.
Wish we were there: 9 great Seattle restaurants we lost in the last decade
Restaurants come and restaurants go, we all know, but some losses linger — here's a list of Seattle Times restaurant critic Bethany Jean Clement's most-missed.
Here are Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald's 10 favorite movies of the 2010s
During a crowded movie decade, here are the films that remained most vivid for our movie critic.
What Seattle’s lost in the last decade that we miss the most
As we close the book on this decade and look to the 2020s, here are four places, things and ways of life our staff members miss about the 2010s.
The 2010s in books: 10 titles from Washington-state authors that defined the decade
Literature can get readers through the hardest of times. In book-loving Seattle, these 10 works from the last decade by authors from Washington state speak volumes about who we are and where we live.
15 artists who defined Seattle music in the 2010s
From Macklemore and Brandi Carlile to Tacocat and Raz Simone, these are some of the brightest stars and impact players from the last decade of Seattle music.
Seattle’s independent bookstores reflect on the past decade’s bestselling titles
From memoir to fiction for adults and kids, too, these were the top books from Washington-state authors that went on to be bestselling titles in Seattle and around the country.
10 sketches that show how Seattle has changed over the last decade
Seattle underwent a plethora of changes over the last 10 years, and Amazon was at the forefront of much of it. But there were other forces of change at play, too. See how the city changed in these sketches.
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