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Update: The Battle over Alaska’s Pebble Mine and why it Matters in Seattle

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A Bristol Bay commercial fisherman displays a sockeye salmon

In our January 2013 issue, contributing writer and professional forager Langdon Cook wrote an in-depth article on the development of North America’s largest open-pit mine, which is proposed for the headwaters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed. Read more »

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Beauty Emporium Bluemercury to Open at U Village

Honest, friendly and knowledgeable staff and a spa menu sets Bluemercury apart

Fast growing Washington, DC-based beauty emporium, Bluemercury, is expanding cross-country, to Seattle (the other Washington), with a new shop, their 49th, at U Village, set to open this month. Read more »

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A 'Game of Thrones' Viewing Party, 'Tails of Wasps' Opens & More

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The Yonder Mountain String Band comes to Showbox at the Market

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Seattle Playwright's New World-Premiere Mixes Sex and Politics

(4/3 to 4/27, times vary) — In her new, world-premiere play, Tails of Wasps, Stephanie Timm addresses the age-old story of a politician brought down by a sexual scandal. Directed by New Century Theatre Company’s (NCTC) Darragh Kennan, the play explores the human tendency to get stung. Read more »

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5 Poems, 5 Drinks, 5 Bars (A Tipsy National Poetry Month Celebration)

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A.J. Rathbun
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Reading Ed Skoog at Belltown's Rob Roy

While I’m a big believer in being poetic and reading poems all year long (usually with a drink in one hand), April is National Poetry Month, so now more than ever you should be delving into poems. I know it’s hard for some people to get started--which poem should I choose today?--so I have a couple of suggestions. Also, since poems traditionally pair well with a good cocktail, and since reading poems in bars is one of my favorite things, I’m matching up my poem suggestions with specific bars and specific drinks in those bars. Read more »

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NuBe Green's Nifty New Vases

Give your fresh-cut blooms a stylish showcase this spring and summer with a new vase, or two, from NuBe Green (Capitol Hill, 1527 10th Ave.; 206.402.4515).

The shop now stocks Material Good's latest line: the Pod ($26), shown above, and the Pebble ($14), below, in a range of compelling hues, Blackboard to Beekeeper. Read more »

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