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Brian Christian On Why Computers Still Need Humans. Sort Of. We Hope.

If you have ever felt unsettled, confused—or even overjoyed—by the way computers have changed our lives, you should go and listen to writer Brian Christian talk about his critically acclaimed book The Most Human Human on Wednesday at Town Hall.

He can’t exactly soothe any irrational (or rational) fears about an Artificial Intelligence-dominated apocalypse (translation: a book-less, conversation-less world in which globally influential decisions are made largely via text messaging).  

On the other hand, he’s such an affable speaker, he just might. Read more »

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There's No Getting Around It: Seattle's Transportation Issue

It’s the least sexy, most flammable cocktail-party topic around: transportation. The horror story about a one-hour crosstown crawl. The strategy swap about how best to cross the lake during a Mariners home stand. And the sharply divisive rhetoric about which multibillion-dollar projects our region really needs—and how to pay for them.

Why would we put such a potentially ugly and ungainly story on the cover of our magazine? Read more »

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Vote Local: Food & Wine's People's Favorite Chef

The contest for the People’s Best New Chef in Food & Wine magazine was such a hit (remember Canlis’s all-out campaign to get Jason Franey the win last year? Alas, Jason Bissonnette of Boston's Coppa took the prize) that they’re doing it again this year. Read more »

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Vote Local: Food & Wine's People's Favorite Chef

Last year's polls were such a hit--remember the all-out campaign Canlis put on to get Jason Franey his win?--that again this year, Food & Wine Magazine has come up with a list of nominees and is asking "the people" to vote for their favorite chef.

This year's nominees from the Pacific Northwest include several from Portland, one from Idaho, one from Hawaii, but who are kidding? You want to know which Seattle chefs made the cut.

Blaine Wetzel of Willows Inn

McCracken-Tough of Coterie Room, Spur and Tavern Law

Shaun McCrain of Book Bindery Read more »

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Monarch’s Tales: Luly Yang Couture’s Cutest Gown Fittings

With designer Luly Yang's couture show just eight weeks away (tickets are now on sale for the April 27 event), we continue our behind the scenes journey with Yang’s smallest fittings. And by smallest, we don’t mean the task at hand: As the show’s beneficiary, Seattle Children’s Hospital plays a huge role in event, and every year, the audience falls for the special children who make an appearance on stage in custom-made Luly Yang outfits. Read more »

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