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.


Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, right, waits to resume speaking after the Westlake Park stage is taken over by Black Lives Matter activists Mara Jacqueline Willaford, second from left, and Marissa Johnson, center, Aug. 8, 2015. Rally organizer and emcee Robby Stern, left, allowed them to speak but Sanders was not able to return to the podium, left the stage, walked through the crowd of supporters and then left in a car. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

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.

Apollo is an antiquity for sale for $4.8 million of gilded bronze, obsidian and gypsum alabaster eyes on display at the Electrum Art Gallery space at the Seattle Art Fair on Friday, August 2, 2019

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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.

“Hamilton” (Joan Marcus)

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.

Server Bella Biagio used to sling tacos and tequilas at Mama’s Mexican Kitchen. The colorful server had a no nonsense attitude and she sports several  tattoos on her taut arms, resulting from a former boxing career.

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.

Chadwick Boseman stars in “Black Panther.”
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During a crowded movie decade, here are the films that remained most vivid for our movie critic.

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.

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.

Brandi Carlile performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Manchester, Tenn. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)  (Amy Harris / Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

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 Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City” by David B. Williams.

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.

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.