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Best Seattle-Area Neighborhoods Ranked!

In the chart on page 96 of the August issue of Seattle magazine, Seattle neighborhoods and the surrounding suburbs are ranked separately. However, if we rank all 110 neighborhoods together using this year's criteria--affordability, return on investment, good schools, parks, crime rates and commute--what happens? Turns out, the 'burbs come out on top. In fact, Queen Anne, the top Seattle neighborhood, doesn't even make the combined Top 10--it places 35th, pulled down primarily by affordability and park acreage. Read more »


Recession Hits Northwest Film Forum

While other arts groups—ACT, Intiman Theatre, Seattle rep to name a few—are busy exercising their creative muscles to help stay afloat (read more about creative cost-saving measures by local arts groups in our Fall Arts preview out in September), one group, Northwest Film Forum recently made a much more candid request for donations. Read more »

Herb & Dorothy Bring Art Down to Earth

"In their modest one-bedroom New York apartment, unassuming couple Herb and Dorothy Vogel quietly amassed one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of minimalist and conceptual art." So begins the PR for Herb & Dorothy, a documentary playing at the Northwest Film Forum through Sunday. The film has received wildly positive reviews, in large part because this normal, not wealthy couple exemplifies the much-ballyhooed (but rarely put into practice) idea that art is for everyone—not just rich people and scholars. Read more »

Screamin' Deals: Fly Virgin from $49 Each Way

Sir Richard Branson's deals are most definitely more attractive than that '70s shag hairstyle he sports–Seattle to San Francisco from $49 each way
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Sneak Peek: Inside Mistral Kitchen's New Digs

On Wednesday morning, I sat down with chef William Belickis (of Belltown’s Mistral, which closed March of 2008) in a 5,000-square-foot concrete space at the intersection of 8th Avenue and Westlake in South Lake Union that, in the span of four months will inevitably be one of the most expensive restaurant openings of the year. Read more »