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Get the Best Cupcake, Envision a New Waterfront and Other Weekend Musts

Cupcakes from Cupcake Royale were just a few of the contenders in our ultimate cupcake challenge.

Seattle’s Best Cupcake
Before we reveal the best cupcake of 2012, you should know that this was no arbitrary declaration. We purchased just about as many cupcakes as would fit in the office kitchen and asked local dessert experts to taste and evaluate each one—while blindfolded. Rebekah Denn reports on the judges’ findings, some of which may surprise you...

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Gifts for Men

Cairo Screen-print Vintage Tie
With funky design motifs that include cassette decks, Polaroid cameras and bicycles, these screen-printed vintage ties—made on Capitol Hill—also defy boring office attire. $18, available at NuBe Green


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Holiday Gift Guide: Books

One-size-fits-all gifts that look good on any shelf. Read more »

Intiman Announces Lineup and Dates for Next Theater Festival

A scene from Romeo and Juliet at the inaugural Intiman theater festival in Seattle

Intiman has already announced the lineup for its second summer theater festival, scheduled to run June 22-September 15, 2013. Here are details on all four plays from the press release:

Trouble In Mind – An integrated acting company in 1957 comes together to rehearse a new play in Alice Childress' groundbreaking comedy-drama of race and representation in the American theatre. Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton. Read more »


Holiday Gift Guide: Accessories

Seattleites are layered up under sweaters and raincoats most of the year, so the right accessory choices are necessary to distinguish yourself from the crowd. Read more »

Video Profile of Linda Derschang and a Sneak Peek at the Bait Shop

A screenshot from American Hipster's video profile of Linda Derschang

If you've been to a bar on Capitol Hill lately, there's a good chance it was one opened by Linda Derschang.

Since launching the bar Linda's (707 East Pine St.) in 1994, Derschang has been on a major roll, piloting some of the hippest hangouts in the neighborhood, including Oddfellows Hall and Smith. And now she's about to open two more: the Bait Shop and Tallulah's, both also in Capitol Hill (as Leslie Kelly reported in our November issue).  Read more »

Holiday Gift Guide: Tech Accessories

Kate Spade Signature Earbuds
A stylish find for your favorite designer fiend, Kate’s chic earbuds are accented with black and white cording, pink and orange hues and that signature spade logo. $40, available at Kate Spade (downtown, Pacific Place, 600 Pine St.; 206.223.5539;


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Holiday Gift Guide: For the Home

Ladies & Gentlemen Nyth Fruit Bowl
This eclectic fruit bowl, from the Ballard-based husband-and-wife duo of Dylan Davis and Jean Lee, resembles an artsy bird’s nest, constructed from splatter-painted layers of stoneware clay. Available in 11-inch ($145) and 14-inch ($175) diameter sizes at Ladies & Gentlemen,

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Holiday Gift Guide: Jewelry

Small boxes sometimes make the biggest impact. Make a jewelry-lover's day with these bright baubles designed and/or offered locally. Read more »

Brandi Carlile, Black Strings Uncensored and Other Weekend Musts

Brandi Carlile joins Seattle Symphony live on stage this weekend

Brandi Carlile
Opens Friday (11/23-11/25) - The Northwest country star returns to Benaroya Hall to perform music from her new album, Bear Creek. The Seattle Symphony accompanies her big, beautiful voice. Read Brangien Davis' interview with the singer from our November issue.
11/23–11/25. 8 p.m. Prices vary. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St.; 206.215.4747;
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