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Behind the Scenes of Our July Issue: Is There a Doctor in the House?

Happy doctor
Drink your coffee!

Know this feeling? You’re minding your own business, getting ready for work, washing that PopTart down with a delicious second cup of coffee, when suddenly Steve Inskeep pops into your kitchen (via KUOW) with this news: Coffee will kill you.

And you think, “Didn’t I just hear somewhere that coffee will make me live longer?” Read more »

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Behind the Scenes of our June Issue: Ice-cream Headaches and Heady Debates

Ice cream cones
It's just work, work, work here at Seattle mag, especially when there's ice cream to be vetted

Our editors are still recovering from GelatoGate 2011, the week-long orgy of ice-cream eating that preceeded our June issue (on newsstands today). Our award-winning and downright awesome food editor Ali Scheff made the picks, our fantastically talented art director Sue Boylan called in the props, and then it was ice cream everywhere for two weeks here at SeaMag. Read more »

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Bake Sale Averted: Coca-Cola's Big Donation Funds the Seattle Fireworks

Seattle fireworks
We'll see this again this year

A $25,000 donation by Coca-Cola has just closed the gap on funding Seattle's annual 4th of July fireworks display ("Family 4th at Lake Union"), proving for the second year in a row that the show can go on without a major title sponsor (so, no, it won't be called the "Coke Family 4th").

Organizers at One Reel say the party starts at noon at Gas Works Park (2101 N. Northlake Way) on Monday, July 4 and features games and entertainment (details TBA). For more info, click here.

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Dream Big: Seattle Mag Wants to Hear Your Big Idea For Improving Seattle

Seattle skyline
You love her; now fix her!

What if you were in charge of Seattle—and had unlimited funds? What one single thing would you do to improve our city?

Your answer can describe a project or idea that corrects a problem, rectifies a missed opportunity or creates an exciting new vision for our city. It can be as realistic (or as unrealistic!) as you’d like. Anything goes here. Your idea may become part of an upcoming story in print or online.

Share your big idea here.

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If You Build It, We Will Come: City Rolls Out Concepts for a Reimagined Seattle Waterfront

Waiting for a ferry--on the lawn!

Imagine a Seattle waterfront composed of terraced parks that change with the tides...ringed by a two-lane bike path...with a stormwater collection system and solar panels and other sustainable energy sources. Walkability is key, and the waterfront is connected to downtown via public spaces, stairways, ramps and promenades. Read more »

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