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A Friendly Memo to Chris Hansen from a SoDo Neighbor

A view of Occidental Avenue near Edgar Martinez Dr on Wednesday afternoon

Dear Mr. Hansen,

As the city eagerly awaits the results of your privately-funded transportation study that may (or may not) determine if a third professional sports venue in the SoDo neighborhood will cause insurmountable traffic issues, where two stadiums and a working port already frequently force things to a standstill, let us at Seattle magazine (headquartered very close to Safeco Field) submit the above for consideration. Read more »

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Watch Seattle mag’s Best Food Trucks on Evening Magazine

Scout out Lee Scott's Snout & Co. truck for satisfying soul food

As part of our annual Best Restaurant package this April, our foodie team not only ferretted out the best restaurants and happy hours, but the best food trucks as well. Read more »

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SIFF Trailer of the Day: The Orator

Fiaula Sagote stars in The Orator, Samoa's first feature film

Why: Just try to watch this and not get covered in empathy-goosebumps.

When: May 23, May 29 and May 31 at various times and locations.

More info and tickets at siff.net Read more »

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Northwest Folklife Festival: Still Folksy, Still Free

Annie Ford Band performed at the 2012 NW Folklife Preview Party.

It's almost that time again: time to get down at the always free and always folksy Northwest Folklife Festival this weekend (5/25-5/28; 11am-10pm) at Seattle Center. Read more »

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Red Carpet Arrivals at SIFF, Featuring Nancy Guppy in a Dog Crate

Nancy Guppy interviews filmmaker Lynn Shelton in her red-carpet video

Check out this video Seattle Channel's Art Zone, in which host Nancy Guppy interviewed Northwest filmmakers featured at SIFF this year on the red carpet during the opening-night gala. Why does Guppy arrive in a dog crate strapped to the top of a car? Because that's how Guppy does it. (Mitt Romney, we're looking at you.) Read more »

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