Location/Culture Reports

Culture Report — Seattle

Books written about Seattle include Passage to Juneau, Jonathan Raban; The GoodRain, Timothy Egan; East of the Mountains, David Guterson; Reading Seattle: TheCity in Prose, Peter Donague (ed) and John Trombold (ed); and Green Mango Magic, Sylvie Hossack.

TV shows that have been filmed in Seattle include ER, Frasier, The Fugitive(2000), Grey's Anatomy and Six Feet Under. Movies that have been filmed in Seattle include 10 Things I Hate About You, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Five Easy Pieces, From Dusk to Dawn, Life or Something Like It, My Own Private Idaho, An Officer and a Gentleman, Permanent Midnight, The Ring, Say Anything, Shopgirl and of course, Sleepless in Seattle.   Here Comes the Brides, the TV series about Seattle, was filmed in California. 

Seattle is known as the birthplace of Grunge music.  Prominent area bands fromthe Seattle area include Alice in Chains, Green River, Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden.

Famous people born in Seattle include Paul Allen (co-founder of Microsoft), Lynda Barry, Carol Channing, Judy Collins, Robert Cray, Gail Devers, Linda Evans, Frances Farmer, Anna Faris, Bill Gates, David Guterson, Jimmy Hendrix, Gypsy Rose Lee, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Apolo Anton Ohno, Ryan Stiles and Ann Wilson.