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Seattle Magazine's Spring Arts Preview: Live!

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Seattle actresses Patti Cohenour (left) and Suzy Hunt star in 'Grey Gardens' at ACT Theatre, which is one of Brangien Davis' must-sees this spring

Watch our own arts & culture editor Brangien Davis make another pro appearance on the Seattle Channel's Art Zone. Davis spoke with Nancy Guppy about the best shows to see in Seattle this spring, starting with those that embrace the art of nudity. Hooray! Pick up a copy of the March issue (or download one!) for the complete list of Brangien's picks.

Amazon's New Kindle Ad Loves Gay Marriage

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Seattle-based retail giant just launched a national ad for its Kindle Paperwhite. The star of the ad isn't the new e-reader, though. It's the subtle notion presented that gay marriage is a totally benign and normal aspect of life. Oh, and any thinking that defaults to heterosexuality as a norm. Well, that's sort of old hat. The future is all about equality (and reading on screens, indoors and out). Cheers to that (except the screen part; I'm not totally sold on that idea). Read more »

Best Picture Nominees at Local Theaters, Happy Hour at the Armory and Other Weekend To-dos

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(from left) Bradley Cooper, Jacki Weaver and Robert De Niro star in Silver Linings Playbook, a surprising "romantic-dramedy" we definitely recommend

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Five Cocktails to Serve at Your Oscars Party

A.J. Rathbun
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The lights, the glamour the red carpet (oh, and the movies)—they’re all  part of the yearly parade that is Oscars night. But without the right cocktail at your Oscars soirée, you won’t be winning any awards. Serve up one of the following, though, and you might earn a standing ovation from your guests. Read more »

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Is This What Greatness Looks Like?

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Jordan Teicher at Slate raises a very interesting question about Seattle breakout stars Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ involvement in a new promo for NBA All-Star week: why is the track “Wing$” being used to score a love-letter advertisement for the NBA? Read more »


Best Bars in Seattle for Five Different Types of Dates

A.J. Rathbun
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Belltown's Rob Roy

Take my advice: don’t go to the wrong bar on the wrong date. Follow the pairings below to make your pairing more successful. Read more »


Bill Gates Talks to Reddit

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Microsoft co-founder and philanthroper Bill Gates

Bill Gates signed on to Reddit earlier this week for his first AMA (Ask Me Anything). That's a question and answer forum in which Reddit users post questions and the AMA "host" (some celebrities, many not) answer in real-time. Not familiar with the Reddit format? Read more »


See Bhama Roget, Hear Smashing Pumpkins Symphonic-style and Other Weekend To-dos

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Veteran Seattle actor Bhama Roget stars in Hippiecrit, her first full-length solo show

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At Frye Art Museum, Works Old and New Come Together

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Nicolai Fechin. (Detail) Portrait of a Young Woman, 1912. Oil on canvas. Frye Art Museum, 1990.006

In its latest exhibit, Frye Art Museum continues a previously establish bi-focal approach, opening concurrent shows that explore classic and contemporary works in neighboring galleries. Read more »


War Horse Sneak Peek: Three Men and a Puppet

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Stars of War Horse: Andrew Veenstra (Albert) with Christopher Mai, Derek Stratton, Rob Laqui (Joey)

Mega-hit War Horse opens at the Paramount Theatre tonight in Seattle (tickets still available; show runs through 2/24).

Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel about a boy fighting to reunite with his horse after it is sold to the cavalry during World War I, this version of the heartrending story is all about the remarkable puppet magic which brings the horse, "Joey," to life on stage. Read more »


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