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Sneak Peek: One of Seattle mag's Most Influential Wins a Genius Award

Shwetak Patel as shot for a feature in Seattle Biz

Hard at work on our November issue, we were putting the polishing touches on our annual "Most Influential People" list yesterday when we got the news that one of our picks, UW computer science professor Shwetak Patel, had just been named a 2011 MacArthur Fellow and awarded a $500,000 "Genius Award."

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Is Seattle Safe for Bikes? Mayor Calls for 'Safety Summit'

Bike at the Pike Place Market

Last week's heartbreaking news of the accidental death of beloved Seattle barista Brian Fairbrother touched a lot of people, including many who work here at Seattle magazine. Within minutes of word of Fairbrother's terrible bike accident last week, two conversations happened here. Read more »

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Viaduct for Dummies: What's Fun About Shutting Down the Viaduct?

The old, not-fun way of looking at the Viaduct

There's been a lot of uneasy muttering here at SeaMag World Headquarters lately, ever since SDOT made it real and announced the dates of the first Viaduct-wrecking party (Oct. 21-31). Though we know it might one day try to kill us, several of us still insist upon using the thing to get to and from work every day, and the prospect of our impending commute-doom is just too horrible to ponder. But ponder it, we must. Read more »

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Beer Me! It's Just Work, Work, Work at Seattle Mag Headquarters

Beer! Cheese!
It's been hard to concentrate around here lately.

The serene gorgeousness of this photo (thanks, Hayley!) belies the lunacy of the scene the past few weeks here at Seattle mag World Headquarters. In the name of research, your hard-working editors have sampled dozens of local craft beers of late, and then actually eaten the cheese that goes with them. Brings a tear to my eye just to think of it. Imagine: A nibble of nutty Gouda, followed by a sip of brown ale. A blob of goat cheese chased by a swill of porter. A giant wedge of Beecher's cheddar washed down with a citrussy IPA.  Read more »

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The Weekend Must List: No Depression Night, Brave Horse Tavern's Pretzels and Letterpress Wayzgoose

School of Visual Concept's annual steamroller wayzgoose
A smashing good time will be had by all this Saturday at SVC's steamroller wwayzgoose

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Letterpress Wayzgoose
Saturday (8/27)
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