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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 »


Inside the Issue: Best New Restaurants

November's Best New Restaurants issue (co-written by Eater's Allecia Vermillion, it hits newstands this week) was a pure pleasure to work on because of the spirit of looking ahead, of seeing what (and who!) is on the verge of making it big in Seattle food. Read more »


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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Fashion + Style Friday: Shop openings, the THREAD Show returns and Lisa Simpson’s new shoe line

Greetings shoppers! Here’s our weekly round-up of news you can use, and upcoming style events: Read more »


Craft Beer + Corner Store = Convenience Heaven

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Rachel Hart

As much as I hope to check visiting all the great new craft breweries that Kendall Jones wrote about in our current Beer issue off my beer bucket list over the next several months, it’s unlikely to happen.

This is why I am especially grateful for the most recent trend in the evolution of the convenience store: the craft beer convenience store. Read more »


Beer news: Elysian's new juniper brew, and a bittersweet beer event

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Occupational hazard: I love beer. Didn't used to, but that was in the dark days before Seattle mag's epic 24-page beer extravaganza, which could make a beerdo out of anyone. Neophyte that I am, I enjoy sidling up to Washington Beer Blog's Kendall Jones at beer events and asking him stupid questions, like I did last night at the Triple Door's big Elysian Brewing Company's brewlaunch of their new Triple Door Backstage Ale. Read more »

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Viaduct for Dummies: Japanese firm gets the contract to build the bore

*Updated 10/14 with new information (below)

Japanese firm Hitatchi Zosen signed a contract today to build the behemouth boring machine that will blaze the trail for the waterfront tunnel. Read cool details about this sci-fi creation here; then picture what $80 million gets you. My fave highlights from the always-fascinating DOT press release: Read more »

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My Goodness in the Building

The boys of Seattle band My Goodness are currently sitting in our office lobby, posing for pictures shot by our staff photographer Hayley Young. She's making them do all sorts of funny screaming and heavy breathing for the pictures. It's quite amusing - but they are great sports about it.

Don't know who My Goodness is? Take a moment to rock out with them here:


Why we're psyched about the Seattle Center

Pleased as punch to be sprung from SoDo on this rare sunny day, Seattle mag staffers were treated to a tour of what's next for the 50-year-old Seattle Center. Read more »

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The Must List: Fun Films, Safer Seafood, Comforting Custard

MUST TASTE
Chawanmushi at Flo Read more »


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