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Happily Oscar After


The 91st annual Academy Awards featured some interesting red-carpet choices, presenters so wonderful that the lack of a host wasn't an issue, performances of varying quality, and several upsets in the top award categories. We'll break it down here for you. Kevin Hart was originally supposed to host the Oscars, but the ghosts [...]

How to Live Like a Viking

2019-02-20T11:29:26-07:00Books, Movies, People, Places, TV Shows|

It’s all very well to say “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade;” very few of us are Beyonce enough to actually squeeze the juice out of our misfortune. When misfortune struck Ian Sharpe in his professional life, compounding a feeling of doom wrought by the political climate in the United States and [...]

Celebrating Black History Month

2019-02-01T11:38:14-07:00Books, Movies|

February is Black History Month, a great opportunity to focus on African American contributions to the American story, African American struggles, and the beauty, art, and talent of African American people. At Likewise, we've compiled watch lists of Award-Winning Movies, great books to read during Black History Month, and books especially for young [...]

When Oscar Gets it Wrong


First off, props to the Academy, because this year's nominee list, announced on January 22, is more diverse than any in recent memory. Still, the field is not without controversy: Best Picture nominees 'Green Book' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' are both sparking debate, and the show remains Hart-less. We suggest you judge the Oscar nominees [...]

An Evening to Remember

2019-01-21T13:35:22-07:00Places, Restaurants|

At our first Likewise influencer event, we celebrated some of our power users at Local 360 in the heart of Belltown. Local 360 is a sustainable restaurant with an emphasis on local sourcing; the majority of the ingredients in the delicious appetizers were sourced within a 360 mile radius of Seattle. [...]