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Thursday, 03/28/2013 7:57 PM
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MUST REFLECTMirror
Wednesday, 03/27/2013 3:19 PM
In case anyone was trapped under a rock and didn't notice, this equal sign meme went viral on social media yesterday as Facebook users replaced their profile pictures with it to show support for marriage equality.
Monday, 03/25/2013 4:24 PM
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Last month West Seattle's own Metropolitan Market grocery bagger Andrew Borracchini, 18, claimed the hotly contested title of “Best Bagger” in 23 states—along with $10,000—in a bagging competition held as part of the National Grocer’s Association convention in Las Vegas. Tonight (Monday, March 25) at 11:35 pm,Borracchini has a chance to show off his gleaming trophy (the “Golden Grocery Bag”), and perhaps his giant novelty check, on David Letterman’s star-worn stage during an appearance on the Late Show.
Thursday, 03/21/2013 9:52 PM
While it’s been my motto for many things throughout my life, it never occurred to me to fake it until I made it with exercise. Aside from going through a phase of wearing ballet clothing in the ‘80s—leg warmers, wrap sweaters and leotards—when I was really into Fame, the original, it never occurred to me that dressing the part could help in acting the part as an actual athletic person.
Thursday, 03/21/2013 8:15 PM
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MUST MARVELMoisture Festival
Wednesday, 03/20/2013 7:09 PM
seattle magazine and crosscut team up to write about the eastside
Alongside our signature Best Restaurants story, which hones in on the most memorable meals of the year, you'll find something totally new in the April issue of Seattle magazine: an experiment in collaboration. We teamed up with the editors at Crosscut.com (one of our favorite local sources for thoughtful political coverage and analysis) to co-produce a feature story on the cultural evolution of the Eastside.
Monday, 03/18/2013 5:18 PM
Michael Moss Salt sugar fat
I brought Dahlia Bakery’s caramel corn to my meeting last week with Michael Moss, the Pulitzer Prize winning author whose latest book Salt Sugar Fat debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. That sweet, rich, just a tiny bit salty treat was my way of testing how evangelical Michael was about preaching the gospel of restraint.
Friday, 03/15/2013 6:21 PM
An astounding 15,000 students from close to 400 middle and high schools are expected converge on Key Arena on Wednesday, March 27 for the first ever We Day in Washington State.
Thursday, 03/14/2013 5:58 PM
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MUST SEEVivian Maier: Out of the Shadows Ongoing (closes 3/28 ) — The story is nothing short of incredible. A nanny who lived in New York City and Chicago, Vivian Maier was also a devoted shutterbug who took captivating street shots of everyday people—amounting to a roll of film a day from the 1950s through the ’70s. But she kept her hobby private, piling up more than 100,000 negatives in storage units, which went undiscovered until 2007. Her incisive eye is remarkable, and her story is an ode to art for art’s sake.
Thursday, 03/14/2013 4:12 PM
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Chris Hansen launches a "Priority Ticket Waitlist" today for future tickets to Sonics games. As explained on the Sonics Arena blog, adding your name to the list doesn't guarantee tickets. It just means you'll be among the first contacted by a Sonics salesperson for the opportunity to buy tickets when the time is right.
Friday, 03/08/2013 1:16 AM
postmates get it now
Lunchtime at the Seattle mag offices can be a little painful. We spend so much time writing about and photographing gorgeous, gourmet food; but around our SoDo HQ, lunchtime dining options are limited. More often than not, tight deadlines (and a little bit of a laziness) find us calling Jimmy John's but secretly wishing we could pay the trusty couriers extra to bring us something other than sandwiches (tasty though they are).
Thursday, 03/07/2013 6:57 PM
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MUST HEARRick Bass and Stellarondo
Wednesday, 03/06/2013 7:31 PM
pike place fish market guys cookbook
High fives guys!! In the Kitchen with the Pike Place Fish Guys debuts Thursday, March 7, and those fish-throwing fishmongers are planning a big splash, offering sample recipes, bites from the book and plenty of access for autographs from noon until 3 p.m. at the city’s famous fish-throwing seafood shop. You know the place. Right by Rachel the Pig. Or, just look for the crowds with their camera phones pointed toward the fish-tossing action.
Wednesday, 03/06/2013 6:08 PM
For those of you following my journey to train for the Seattle magazine Earth Day 5K on April 20 (my first 5K ever), or who have committed to running it with me, I have some exciting news: King 5's consumer reporter, and advocate of the people, Jesse Jones, is slated to be our Master of Ceremonies for the event. We're all really excited here at the magazine, since we're huge fans of his and all he does for the community.