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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

By: 
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 »