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Watch End of the World Movies, Shake Your Tiki and Other Weekend Musts

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Catch John Cusack in SIFF Cinema's current festival End of the World As We Know It

SIFF’s Apocalypse Film Festival Read more »


Is Warm the new Kai? And Other Fragrance News

Slather this on and be transported to a tropical isle

There was a day when you couldn’t shop a boutique that didn’t have the Kai line of perfume, body lotion, shampoo, conditioner, even deodorant. This blend of exotic flowers, reminiscent of gardenia, jasmine, plumaria and pikake is a winner and appeals to a broad range of women. Everyone loves it. Read more »


The Blak/Designmart

Chalk-It-To-Me Piggy Bank from Ladies & Gentlemen Studio: Black as moonless midnight

This weekend, December 15 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., more than 30 emerging product, jewelry, textile and furniture designers will gather at the Caffe Vita bean room in a creative convergence of epic proportions, called The Blak/Designmart. Read more »

New Music from Seattle's Own Shelby Earl

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New from local singer/songwriter Shelby Earl: a remastered Christmas tune, "This Christmas is for Us," which you can preview and download for $1 here.

Or, watch this video of her performing her gorgeous new song "Swift Arrows" live for a web series at Fretboard Journal: Read more »


Holiday Gift Idea: Desktop Designer Dumpster

Steelplant Mini Steel Dumpster

The perfect desktop or bookcase accessory, ideal for storing and displaying about a half-dozen of your favorite magazines (ahem), these hilarious Steelplant Mini Steel Dumpsters are crafted by Issaquah-based artist Ryan Christensen from 16-gauge steel, with each design individually accented with lid tiles, bright paint and graffiti tags. Sorry, wine not included.

$175–$250, available at Venue (Ballard, 5408 22nd Ave. NW; 206.789.3335;