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Behind the Scenes of Our November Issue: Influential Smackdown

Dan Savage

It's not called "Our Favorite People of 2011."

No, when we set out to build our "Most Influential People of 2011" list, we are looking for impact, plain and simple. Big impact, even of the negative kind, so there are sure to be a few people you wouldn't play beer pong with, even if they were buying. I give you Mayor McGinn.  Read more »

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Check In: The Sorrento Hotel

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Cody Bay

This week I checked in on what's going on at The Sorrento this fall, as fall is such a perfect time to drop in to Pill Hill's iconic historic hotel. Fireplaces, books, fantastic brown liquor drinks and good old-fashioned hauntings -- what more does a cloud-plagued, sun-deprived Seattleite need?  Read more »


Viaduct for Dummies: Friday's 'Inconvenient' Viaduct Shutdown

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Oh, WSDOT, you almost had me thinking you cared about my gut-gnawing, borderline obsessive worrying about the impending "Viaduct-pocolypse." Then today, in a WSDOT press release, comes this little masterpiece of understatement, from someone who might know better:

“We know the closure is an inconvenience for drivers, but the demolition work is a vital step in building a safer SR 99 through Seattle,” said state Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond. Read more »


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 »


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 »


Hey Marseilles Cleans Up Nice

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


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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