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On Saving Aimee, Kathie Lee Gifford and the Sad Fortress of Solitude

You probably already know that the new musical at 5th Avenue theatre, Saving Aimee, is written by American TV darling Kathie Lee Gifford.

Because of all the local press hovering around Gifford, however, you may not know that the musical is about the scandalous life of Aimee Semple McPherson, an infamous leader in the early twentieth century evangelist Christian movement. Read more »

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The Weekend Must List: Walk on the Viaduct and Get Hip to City Arts

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RedTri: Enjoy Fall Colors in Seattle Parks

While ours is a more muted display compared to New England, there’s plenty for the whole family to see here in the Northwest, including brilliant colors not only found on deciduous trees and shrubs but also grasses, meadows, berries and even still-in-bloom dahlias. You don’t have to venture far, as our local parks have lots to offer: Read more »

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Why the Best Friends Are Farmers...And Goats

Prepare to feel pangs of jealousy!

A girlfriend messaged yesterday to ask if I was free to accompany her to a unique fundraiser that night that her date was too sick to attend.

Not just any fundraiser, but a dinner at Western Bridge owners William and Ruth True’s house in Madison Park. Read more »

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Hey Marseilles Cleans Up Nice

Last year, our photographer Hayley Young photographed local band Hey Marseilles for a story in Performer magazine. Read more »

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Homemade in Seattle: A Fungus Lover's Cookbook

Seattle-based photographer Stephanie Joy Billmayer, 29, shared these photos of her recent homemade project, a book of mushroom recipes called 'Fungiculture.'

Because the book seems to celebrate both craftiness and cooking with fresh produce, I figured it might be of interest to Seattle mag readers.

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Foreclosure: Up Close and Personal

In case you ever wondered what a foreclosure looks like:


The folks over at Washington Community Action Network just alerted me to a sad story about Dixie Mitchell, a Central District resident who may lose her home in spite of efforts to take advantage of the Foreclosure Fairness Act, which Seattle Business magazine reported on earlier this year.

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Scary or Funny? Baby Thinks Magazines Are Broken iPads

According to whomever made the video, this 1-year-old baby thinks magazines are broken iPads.

You could also argue the baby thinks the magazine has scratch'n'sniff capability.

Either way, the baby is being greedy.

 

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X Factor: Team Lomax Delivers, While American Dream Story Line Depresses

Thanks to an unexpected office rivalry, I find myself properly hooked on the X Factor, another Simon Cowell singing contest that has been popular in the UK for years and just crossed the pond this year.

In case you don't watch, but still care: 32 acts (narrowed from thousands) are battling to win a 5 million dollar recording contract. Read more »

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To Occupy or Not To Occupy? Seattle is Still Deciding.

Everybody loves a good line-in-the-sand scene.

That is, the classic, dramatic moment at the center of the mythic Alamo story, in which a ragtag group of wild men and outcasts occupy a mission in the middle of Mexico, er, Texas, and decide to stay and “defend” it against the encroaching Mexican army. It’s a loaded story. But then what American tale isn’t?

So the scene is envisioned by American icon and director of this movie, John Wayne:

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