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The SOPA Protest Song from Seattle's own Cheezburger Network

While Seattle turns white (Snowmaggedon 2012!), the Internet is going black.

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12 Romantic Restaurants Perfect for Valentine's Day

Yes, there just happens to be a giant heart-infested holiday coming right around the corner that many consider to be the biggest date night of the year. In its honor we have rounded up a short list of restaurants where the ambience is such that couples mooning across the table at each other are as much a fixture as dimmer switches and candlelight. Read more »

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Snow Day Shopping: 7 Great Online Finds

Snowmageddon 2012 is (supposedly) on the way, so here are seven finds to peruse and order online while you are hunkered down at home waiting for the storm to pass: Read more »

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Lynn Shelton's New Film "Your Sister's Sister" Is Headed to Sundance

Your Sister's Sister
Still from Lynn Shelton's "Your Sister's Sister"

I've been a fan of Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton's work since I saw her first feature, We Go Way Back, at a screening way back in 2006. I was entranced by Shelton's approach to storytelling—which seemed simultaneously impressionistic and incisive. I also appreciated her firm grasp of how people actually speak to each other—probably a result of her reliance on loose script outlines and improvised lines. Read more »

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Celebrating the World's Fair that Shaped Seattle

Seattle magazine is proud to be the official magazine partner of the Space Needle's 50th Anniversary celebration, held in conjuction with the Next 50, which celebrates fifty years since Seattle's 1962 World's Fair. Read more »

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Get Free Tickets to 'Oklahoma!' at 5th Ave Theater

The 5th Avenue Theater just announced they are giving away free tickets to the February 5 performance of Oklahoma!

"And?" you may ask. Read more »

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Fashion + Style: Inside Liberte’s spa, a big sale at Velouria, and the scoop on Nordstrom’s loyalty program

Happy Friday all! It’s chilly outside and the snow chatter has started already, so in fitting fashion, I have three warm and toasty places for you to hang out this weekend: Read more »

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Entry to Washington State Parks Free This Weekend

Scamper up Mount Si for free! You know you want to.

Hikers (snow hikers?) take note: The state is waiving the day-use fee to use state parks for all three days this long MLK Day weekend. If you scamper off to Mount Si, Little Si, Twin Falls, West Tiger or Rattlesnake—or any other DNR trail—you won't need a Discover Pass ($10/day).

So it's a great weekend to try out one of these local trails, which are especially glorious in the snow (or rain) because: #1) wonderfully scenic and #2) wonderfully deserted! Read more »

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The Must List, featuring Elvis Impersonators, MLK Day and Zoe Muth

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Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers
You might guess this sweet country crooner hails from Nashville, but Zoe Muth is a Seattle girl, through and through. Backed by her Lost High Rollers, Muth has been compared to Kitty Wells, Emmylou Harris and Iris DeMent. The high praise keeps tumbling in for her most recent album, Starlight Hotel, released in April. Fun fact: that album is named after the hotel on Ballard Ave., which recently reopened as Hotel Ballard.
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Tini Bigs Celebrates 15 Years of Really Big Martinis

Long before the Canons and the Bathtub Gins, the Liberty Bars and the Oliver's Twists, Seattle had Tini Bigs. Back when we were a town of beer snobs but not cocktail snobs, it opened on a Lower Queen Anne corner in 1996. Those were blissfully ignorant times when you could go right ahead and slap a "tini" onto the name of any drink served in a triangle-shaped glass and virtually no one would cry martini foul, and Tini Bigs did it with gratuitous gusto. Read more »

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