Scoop Blog Archive / September 2011

Kindle Fire Enters the Tablet-Hunger Games

News of Amazon's trio of new gadgets released today is spreading like wildfire -- namely about the hopeful iPad competitor, Kindle Fire.

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Recommended Reading (Once You've Finished Seattle Mag, of course)

This weekend, I made lemonade out of having no WiFi in a crowded airport terminal and indulged in reading whole articles published in physical magazines I don't work for. Find a way to swim to your own quiet, unwired island sometime this week and check out my favorites: Read more »


Trip Report: How Seattle Compares to NYC, Part 1

My late lunch ran up against Red Rooster's family meal, pictured here.

Back from four nights and days of eating (and don't forget all that drinking!) in New York City, my home for three years several years ago. Unlike many of the food-crazed, when I'm in New York, "the food thing" is only a part of what I want to experience. My old favorite walk--down Greenwich Street from the far West Village to Tribeca--and my favorite coffee shop--Joe. Read more »


A Place Where Everybody Knows Your Name (If You're a Nerd)

Julia Hughes and Ross Maddox are hosting the inaugural Nerd Nite in Seattle. These community gatherings are part of an international organization devoted to exchanges of highly nerdy and topical information in a highly boozy and social environment. We sent a few questions over to Julia and Ross to get a feel for just how fun the events might be. The outlook is good.

What is your mission?

To bring inebriated nerdery to the masses.

How do you plan to accomplish your mission? Read more »


Meet Seattle Busker Gregory James Blanke

Seattle mag editorial assistant Patrick Hutchison and local musician Matt Badger, of Ravenna Woods, team up to explore Seattle's street music scene, recording the stories and songs that help compose our city’s soundtrack. The fourth in a five-part series:


While you read, listen to this live performance of “Living Waters”, an original piece by Gregory James Blanke.  Recording taken at 5th Ave & Pike, Downtown Seattle transit tunnel entrance on September 21, 2011.

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