Arts & Culture Blog - SeattleMag.com http://www.seattlemag.com/blogs/%252Fshopping/comment/reply/subscription-offer en Best and Worst of 2014: In Memoriam http://www.seattlemag.com/article/best-and-worst-2014-memoriam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Mandolin Brassaw </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/december-2014">December 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/seattles-best/1214oso.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=77009">1214oso.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Oso</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> tim haeck/KIRO </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/best-and-worst-2014-memoriam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seattle's Best Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:23:26 +0000 lauren.mang 44259 at http://www.seattlemag.com The 2014 Crosscut Courage Award Winners http://www.seattlemag.com/article/2014-crosscut-courage-award-winners <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Berit Anderson, Mary Bruno &amp; Joe Copeland, Crosscut editors </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/december-2014">December 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/seattles-best/1214crosscutcourage.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=80979">1214crosscutcourage.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It takes courage (clockwise from lower left): Rachel Maxwell of Community Sourced Capital; Eastside Catholic students Julia Burns, Chase Crittenden and Sienna Colburn; and UW School of Drama’s Valerie Curtis-Newton. (Casey Dilloway, not shown.) </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Improvements in the human condition often begin with a single person endowed with an extra dose of courage, determined to do the right thing in the face of obstacles and naysayers for the benefit of the many. Seattle magazine is proud to partner with Crosscut to present the second annual Crosscut Courage Awards. Meet the local business, public service and cultural leaders whose personal and professional dedication is making our region more vital, equitable and inclusive.<br><br><strong>BUSINESS COURAGE WINNER </strong></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> jonathan vanderweit </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/best-and-worst-2014-highs-lows-gaffes-and-more">Best and Worst of 2014: Highs &amp; Lows, Gaffes and More</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/best-and-worst-2014-pot">Best and Worst of 2014: Pot</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/comcast-second-most-hated-company-america">Is Comcast the Second-Most-Hated Company in America? </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/2014-crosscut-courage-award-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seattle's Best Arts & Culture Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:07:09 +0000 lauren.mang 44257 at http://www.seattlemag.com Best and Worst of 2014: Highs & Lows, Gaffes and More http://www.seattlemag.com/article/best-and-worst-2014-highs-lows-gaffes-and-more <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Mandolin Brassaw, Brangien Davis, John Levesque and Lisa Wogan </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/december-2014">December 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our annual review of Seattle&#039;s gaffes, goofs and triumphs </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Crickets for dinner. Buses filled with pot smoke. Good karma. Our annual review of the high points and low lights of the year. For more Best and Worst 2014 articles go <a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/best-and-worst-2014-memoriam" target="_blank">here</a>, plus read about the <a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/2014-crosscut-courage-award-winners" target="_blank">2014 Crosscut Award winners</a>.<a href="/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/newfiles/1214_highs_lows.jpg" target="_blank"><br><br></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/best-and-worst-2014-highs-lows-gaffes-and-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seattle's Best Arts & Culture Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:52:57 +0000 lauren.mang 44256 at http://www.seattlemag.com Best and Worst of 2014: Pot http://www.seattlemag.com/article/best-and-worst-2014-pot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Mandolin Brassaw, Brangien Davis, John Levesque and Lisa Wogan </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/december-2014">December 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Recreational marijuana comes to Seattle and the potrepreneurs are out in full force </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/seattles-best/1214pot.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=60195">1214pot.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Legal</strong><br>Have your cake and eat it, too (yum, cake!) with cannabis-infused cold-brew coffee. Perfect for: viewing Peter Jackson’s 11-hour extended-edition Lord of the Rings trilogy. Also available in full-chill form, as a non-caffeinated, spliff-enhanced sparkling soda. Warning: If you hear something go bump in your pantry, it might not be because you’re baked. Overly yeasted bottles of the pot-pomegranate flavor have been known to explode. $19, from Mirth Provisions in Longview, Washington<br><br></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/best-and-worst-2014-pot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seattle's Best Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:38:33 +0000 lauren.mang 44255 at http://www.seattlemag.com Will We Have an Early Spring? Find Out on GroundFrog Day http://www.seattlemag.com/article/will-we-have-early-spring-find-out-groundfrog-day <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/brangien-davis">Brangien Davis</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/january-2015">January 2015</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A local small-town tradition brings ‘frognostication’ to the fore </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-entertainment/0115frog.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=52796">0115frog.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Snohomish Slew holds our meteorological fate in his webbed feet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Punxsutawney Phil tends to (ground)hog all the attention, but truth be told, weather-predicting woodchucks are a dime a dozen (see Shubenacadie Sam, Wiarton Willie, General Beauregard Lee). In our rainy climate, we prefer a more amphibian take on meteorology, specifically, a revered bullfrog named Snohomish Slew. <br></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> dean rutz/the seattle times </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/best-northwest-winter-getaways">The Best Northwest Winter Getaways</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/comcast-second-most-hated-company-america">Is Comcast the Second-Most-Hated Company in America? </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/42-events-and-around-seattle-holiday-fun">42 Events In and Around Seattle for Holiday Fun</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/will-we-have-early-spring-find-out-groundfrog-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Entertainment Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:22:26 +0000 lauren.mang 44254 at http://www.seattlemag.com 5 Retail 'Deals' to Avoid This Holiday Season http://www.seattlemag.com/article/5-retail-deals-avoid-holiday-season <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Stephanie Reid </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The gimmicks retailers use to lure less-than-savvy buyers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/shopping/sales.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=58898">sales.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><em><span style="font-size: x-small;">This article originally appeared on <a href="http://www.avvo.com" target="_blank">Avvo.com</a>. </span></em><br><br>We’ve all been there, standing face to face with the oh-so-friendly sales associate desperately pitching the brand’s latest deal for “buy one, get one free” or “spend this, get these reward points” that will, according to the salesperson, “save you tons of money in the long run!”</p> <p>Yeah, right.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/5-tips-smart-and-safe-airline-travel-pets">5 Tips for Smart and Safe Airline Travel with Pets</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/7-legal-ways-help-homeless-during-holidays">7 Legal Ways to Help the Homeless During the Holidays</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/3-drinks-help-you-not-feel-so-full">3 Drinks to Help You Not Feel So Full </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/5-retail-deals-avoid-holiday-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shopping Arts & Culture Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:00:16 +0000 lauren.mang 44253 at http://www.seattlemag.com Disney Expands Downtown, Seahawks-Themed Gift Guide & More http://www.seattlemag.com/article/disney-expands-downtown-seahawks-themed-gift-guide-more <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/lauren-mang-0">Lauren Mang</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The top Seattle news stories you should be reading today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/12thmanbag.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=73523">12thmanbag.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A 12th Man messenger bag for $24 </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>After two New York City police officers</strong> were shot and killed on Saturday, King County deputies are showing their support and donning mourning bands across their badges. <a href="http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/seattle/2014/12/21/seattle-deputies-to-wear-mourning-bands-to-support-nypd/20746453/" target="_blank">KING 5 reports</a> that the <span>deputies have been instructed "to wear the mourning bands until midnight on the day of the last funeral in New York."</span></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Brooke Mclaughlin / Atlas Past </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/whats-your-pantry-conversation-bookstore-bar-and-cafes-caprial-pence">What&#039;s in Your Pantry: A Conversation with Bookstore Bar and Cafe&#039;s Caprial Pence</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/comcast-second-most-hated-company-america">Is Comcast the Second-Most-Hated Company in America? </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/2014-holiday-gift-guide">2014 Holiday Gift Guide</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/disney-expands-downtown-seahawks-themed-gift-guide-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:45:31 +0000 lauren.mang 44252 at http://www.seattlemag.com How Foreign Investment is Changing our Neighborhoods http://www.seattlemag.com/article/how-foreign-investment-changing-our-neighborhoods <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Jenny Cunningham </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/january-2015">January 2015</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why the Chinese want to buy Seattle real estate and why you should care even if you don’t own a home </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/news/0115chineseinvestment.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=77720">0115chineseinvestment.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty reports a significant increase in Lake Washington waterfront tours with Asian homebuyers. Here, a family from mainland China explores a Hunts Point listing offered at $8.75 million </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Quick quiz: What’s the most expensive housing market in North America? If you answered Beverly Hills, San Francisco or Manhattan, thank you for playing.<br><br>It’s actually Vancouver, British Columbia, a city where the median income is a relatively modest $71,000 and plain Jane single-family houses in good neighborhoods sell for more than $1 million. <br></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> dean jones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/how-preserve-your-foraged-bounty">How to Preserve Your Foraged Bounty</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/new-twist-monogrammed-necklaces">A New Twist on Monogrammed Necklaces</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/comcast-second-most-hated-company-america">Is Comcast the Second-Most-Hated Company in America? </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/how-foreign-investment-changing-our-neighborhoods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Real Estate News & Features Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:01:58 +0000 lauren.mang 44250 at http://www.seattlemag.com Alliance Between Ports Signals a Shift in Regional Dynamics http://www.seattlemag.com/article/alliance-between-ports-signals-shift-regional-dynamics <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/knute-berger">Knute Berger</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/january-2015">January 2015</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There are reasons to celebrate the surprising new alliance between the ports of Seattle and Tacoma </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/gray-matters/0115graymatters.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=41828">0115graymatters.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Port of Seattle is learning to cooperate </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two historic enemies recently achieved a remarkable détente. The agreement grabbed headlines, but for many, the topic was inherently a snoozer: an alliance between the ports of Seattle and Tacoma. It might sound yawn-inducing, but it could be a harbinger of a major—and positive—shift in regional dynamics. In the new deal, the two ports will act cooperatively in competing and managing the movement of cargo in and out of the region.<br></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/seattle-too-white">Is Seattle Too White?</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/seattles-lumbersexual-style-finally-becoming-national-trend">Is Seattle&#039;s &#039;Lumbersexual&#039; Style Finally Becoming a National Trend? </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/pay-mile-possible-gas-tax-alternative">Pay-by-Mile: A Possible Gas Tax Alternative</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/alliance-between-ports-signals-shift-regional-dynamics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gray Matters Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:48:57 +0000 lauren.mang 44248 at http://www.seattlemag.com Is Comcast the Second-Most-Hated Company in America? http://www.seattlemag.com/article/comcast-second-most-hated-company-america <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ari Cetron </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/january-2015">January 2015</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Comcast’s franchise renegotiation with the city gives customers a chance to vent about its service </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/hot-topic/0115comcast.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=40824">0115comcast.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>It’s not just you. Pretty much everyone hates Comcast. The super-scientific method of confirming this—checking Yelp reviews—turns up a cascade of comments like these: “If I could, I would rate Comcast below negative,” and “Literally the worst company I’ve ever had to work with,” and “If there were any other option, I’d take it.”<br><br>You could call Comcast the second-most-hated company in America. The American Customer Satisfaction Index ranked it second from the bottom—only Time Warner Cable scored lower—across all industries. <br></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> William V. Cigliano </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/whats-wrong-house-stately-capitol-hill-home">What&#039;s Wrong With This House: Stately Capitol Hill Home</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/despite-troubled-waters-were-experiencing-oyster-renaissance">Despite Troubled Waters, We&#039;re Experiencing an Oyster Renaissance</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/best-northwest-winter-getaways">The Best Northwest Winter Getaways</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/comcast-second-most-hated-company-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hot Topic News & Features Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:18:32 +0000 lauren.mang 44244 at http://www.seattlemag.com Redfin Expands, Agrodolce Anniversary Celebration & More News http://www.seattlemag.com/article/redfin-expands-agrodolce-anniversary-celebration-more-news <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/lauren-mang-0">Lauren Mang</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The top Seattle news stories you should be reading today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/mariahines.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=37688">mariahines.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chef Maria Hines of Agrodolce </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>A proposed 95 percent tax on electronic cigarettes</strong> and other vapor products has local shops that sell e-cigarettes in a tizzy. The tax hike is part of Governor Jay Inslee's buget plan, which was announced yesterday. <a href="http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/2014/12/19/e-cigarette-shops-unhappy-with-95-vapor-tax-proposal/20628401/" target="_blank">KING 5 reports</a> the American Vaping Association (yes, that's a thing) says that Inslee's proposal would " nearly [double] the price of nicotine-free vapor products."&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Hayley Young </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/whats-your-pantry-conversation-bookstore-bar-and-cafes-caprial-pence">What&#039;s in Your Pantry: A Conversation with Bookstore Bar and Cafe&#039;s Caprial Pence</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/whats-wrong-house-stately-capitol-hill-home">What&#039;s Wrong With This House: Stately Capitol Hill Home</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/throwback-thursday-mount-rainier-national-park-hails-115-years">#Throwback Thursday: Mount Rainier National Park Hails 115 years</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/redfin-expands-agrodolce-anniversary-celebration-more-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:33:40 +0000 lauren.mang 44243 at http://www.seattlemag.com The Must List: Last-Minute Boozy Gifts, Jazz at Town Hall and a New SLU Art Installation http://www.seattlemag.com/article/must-list-last-minute-boozy-gifts-jazz-town-hall-and-new-slu-art-installation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Seattle Magazine Staff </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What to do this weekend in Seattle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/must-list/wonka.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=51286">wonka.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Go see (and smell) &#039;Willy Wonka&#039; in Smell-o-Vsion </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Must Groove<a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/events/duke-ellington-s-sacred-music-0" target="_blank"><br>Duke Ellington's 'Sacred Music' at Town Hall</a></strong><br>Saturday (12/20, 7:30 p.m.) Earshot Jazz presents the 26th annual concert, a swinging show featuring Ellington’s personal take on “sacred music.” Tickets can be purchased now at Brown Paper Tickets.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/throwback-thursday-mount-rainier-national-park-hails-115-years">#Throwback Thursday: Mount Rainier National Park Hails 115 years</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/best-northwest-winter-getaways">The Best Northwest Winter Getaways</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/whats-wrong-house-stately-capitol-hill-home">What&#039;s Wrong With This House: Stately Capitol Hill Home</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/must-list-last-minute-boozy-gifts-jazz-town-hall-and-new-slu-art-installation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Must List Arts & Entertainment Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:39:07 +0000 lauren.mang 44241 at http://www.seattlemag.com New Public Art Installation in South Lake Union http://www.seattlemag.com/article/new-public-art-installation-south-lake-union <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/brangien-davis">Brangien Davis</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/december-2014">December 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-neighborhood"> <div class="field-label">Neighborhood:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/south-lake-union">South Lake Union</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> South Lake Union sprouts a new urban forest </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/visual-arts/1214anothersky.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=58360">1214anothersky.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The new art installation soaring above South Lake Union </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>This time of year can start to feel like you’re trapped in a crinkling vortex of wrapping paper with “Jingle Bell Rock” on repeat. But with his new, permanent work of public art, “There Is Another Sky,” New York artist Spencer Finch reminds us to slow down and look up. <br></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Vulcan Real Estate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/rachel-dennys-strange-menagerie-foster-white-gallery">Rachel Denny&#039;s &#039;Strange Menagerie&#039; at Foster White Gallery </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/throwback-thursday-mount-rainier-national-park-hails-115-years">#Throwback Thursday: Mount Rainier National Park Hails 115 years</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/whats-wrong-house-stately-capitol-hill-home">What&#039;s Wrong With This House: Stately Capitol Hill Home</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/new-public-art-installation-south-lake-union" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Visual Arts Arts & Entertainment Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:34:57 +0000 lauren.mang 44240 at http://www.seattlemag.com South Lake Union Towers Planned, New SPD Uniforms & More http://www.seattlemag.com/article/south-lake-union-towers-planned-new-spd-uniforms-more <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/lauren-mang-0">Lauren Mang</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The top Seattle news stories you should be reading today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/slujpg.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=73895">slujpg.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The ever changing landscape of Seattle&#039;s South Lake Union </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Theater renovations for everyone! </strong>Seattle's Pacific Science Center just announced that it will close its Boeing IMAX Theater on January 4 in order to revamp it with new technology that GeekWire reports will be "the world’s most advanced digital projection system designed specifically for giant IMAX screens." The Boeing IMAX will reopen in May. PSC is also asking for donations for the renovation.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Ted Eytan </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/throwback-thursday-mount-rainier-national-park-hails-115-years">#Throwback Thursday: Mount Rainier National Park Hails 115 years</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/whats-your-pantry-conversation-bookstore-bar-and-cafes-caprial-pence">What&#039;s in Your Pantry: A Conversation with Bookstore Bar and Cafe&#039;s Caprial Pence</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/whats-wrong-house-stately-capitol-hill-home">What&#039;s Wrong With This House: Stately Capitol Hill Home</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/south-lake-union-towers-planned-new-spd-uniforms-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:07:30 +0000 lauren.mang 44238 at http://www.seattlemag.com The Best Places to Ski in and Around the Northwest http://www.seattlemag.com/article/best-places-ski-and-around-northwest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Seattle magazine contributors and staff </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/december-2014">December 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/mountains/1214crystalmountain.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=27226">1214crystalmountain.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When it’s clear—and that’s not often—there’s no prettier view than from the top of Crystal Mountain </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Whether you are a powder hound, laid-back freerider or Polartec poser, you can find your perfect place in the snow with our at-a-glance roundup of essential ski areas. <br><br><strong>CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN</strong><br><br><strong>How big?</strong> Largest ski resort in the state<br><strong>The scene:</strong> Families<br><strong>The slopes:</strong> 2,600 acres; nearly 57 runs of various levels of difficulty <br><strong>Other fun:</strong> Sidecountry adventures (see page 126)<br><strong>What’s new:</strong> Que Tu Taco Truck, at the base next to the Mountain Shop</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Jason Anglin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/best-northwest-winter-getaways">The Best Northwest Winter Getaways</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/7-wintertime-activities-do-now">7 Wintertime Activities to Do Now</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sunny-weekend-alert-time-try-snowshoeing-0">Sunny weekend alert! Time to try snowshoeing</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/best-places-ski-and-around-northwest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mountains Outdoors Northwest Travel Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:08:59 +0000 lauren.mang 44235 at http://www.seattlemag.com