Have you ever wanted to truly get to know a city? This endeavor will examine, in-depth, the diverse layers that make up Seattle, and the ways in which they overlap. More specifically, the discussion will cover the historical foundations of the city - in musical, philosophical, political, and social contexts - as well as the most recent transformations in industry (i.e. Amazon, Paul Allen's $$, and gentrification), and an analysis of influential time periods, spaces, and people - such as Kurt Cobain in the 1990s, the WTO protests, Boeing, Bill Gates, and the Denny Regrade. Seattle - Portal to the Pacific.