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Local Photographer Goes Behind the Scenes at the Burke Museum

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From "Artifacts and Specimens," the photographer's series of images taken at the Burke Museum in Seattle

Did you know the Burke Museum at the University of Washington is home to 15 million specimens and artifacts, including over 150,000 spiders? Did you also know that when you find a spider in your house, putting it outside can be tantamount to killing it? Read more »

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Six Cocktail Spirits You Can Sip Neat

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A.J. Rathbun
Dancing Pines Distillery's Black Walnut Bourbon Liqueur
Dancing Pines Distillery's Black Walnut Bourbon Liqueur

Sometimes we get so caught up in the marvelous mixtures being served at our mighty local bars and lounges that we forget that the ingredients being mixed are often great by themselves, too. To narrow down what particular cocktail ingredients are worth trying solo, I asked a few local bar stars for suggestions in their own words. I also added one of my own. Read more »

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Hear Local Bands Sound Off, New Treats at Pike Place Market and Other Weekend Musts

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Tacoma band The Fame Riot is going for gold in EMP’s Sound Off!

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The Fame Riot is going for gold in EMP’s Sound Off!
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Giving Back to Our Neighborhoods: Seattle Magazine’s Community Involvement Program

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As you might discern from our latest issue, the editors at Seattle magazine are smitten with this city’s neighborhoods.

Whether they’re near or far, cool or quiet, we can’t get enough of the shops, restaurants, parks and public spaces that make each of Seattle’s signature boroughs so livable. Read more »

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Local Actor Steals the Show on RuPaul's Drag Race

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Jinkx Monsoon impersonates "Little Edie" on RuPaul's Drag Race

Local actor and drag performer Jerick Hoffer, a.k.a. Jinkx Monsoon, took the cake on RuPaul's Drag Race this week with a delightful impression of Little Edie, one half of the eccentric duo introduced to the world in the documentary Grey Gardens (see the stage version in Seattle this spring). Read more »

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