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Megan Griffiths' "The Off Hours" Mesmerizes Sundance

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Roddy Scheer
Seattle filmmaker Megan Griffiths' "The Off Hours" showed at Sundance last weekend

It seems that Seattle's film community may have finally arrived on the national stage with the stunningly wan production of The Off Hours, a film born and (in)bred in Washington State under the keen directorship of local veteran filmmaker Megan Griffiths. Read more »

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Four Seattle-made films screening at Sundance Film Festival January 20–30

The Off Hours
A still from The Off Hours, written and directed by Megan Griffiths

It's time once again for the Sundance Film Festival, that sparkly weekend when Park City, Utah, is overrun with Hollywood hopefuls.

Amid the many allegedly independent films (which nonetheless have mega-budgets and studio support) are some realio-trulio independent films that were made right here in Washington state. Read more »

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Fashion + Style Friday: Local beauty and fashion news, plus the winter sales continue

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Snag a luxe winter coat from Suzabelle

I don’t know if it's because I decided (yet again) to work out more, or the wet January doldrums, but late winter is always when I get the itch to change up my look. Between the ensuing spring (please?) and the gargantuan task of clearing my closet of 7-year old collegiate attire last weekend (when apparently I had a severe love affair with American Eagle and Old Navy), this week I’m obsessed with simple beauty tricks and happy-go-lucky attire: Read more »

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Balancing Act: New Year Resolution

Dipti's chai is the equivalent of a warm, spicy hug

Each December, I settle into the comforting, yet somewhat stressful ritual of sending holiday cards – choosing the photograph and the words, not too many, not too few, that will sum up my life for my far-flung family and friends. Each year the list of recipients waxes and wanes, but I try to hang on to old friends, the ones who aren’t part of my day-to-day life anymore. Read more »

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From Cheap Beer and Prose to a Seward Park Owl Prowl, Our Top To-dos for the Week

Bite into Ballard's Take 5 Urban Market Meatloaf Burger

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Cheap Beer and Prose

Thursday (1/20) - Cheap Beer and Prose (an offshoot of the popular Cheap Wine and Poetry Series), this time featuring local writers David Schmader, Emily White, Jeremy Richards and Suzanne Morrison. 7 p.m. Free. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. cheapwineandpoetry.com

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Seward Park Owl Prowl Read more »

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