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Occupy Seattle Protests Ramp Up

6 arrested and pepper spray deployed in Occupy Seattle protests

Bottles were thrown and more pepper spray was deployed Wednesday night as Seattle police and Occupy Seattle protesters clashed outside the downtown Sheraton Hotel. view full article

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Viaduct for Dummies: When Will the Rest of That Thing Come Down?

SR99 Route into Seattle

Today's VFD update: A response to the random question from the back seat this morning as we weasled our way onto the Viaduct in SoDo. "I thought the Viaduct was coming down. So why are we still getting on it?"

Listen, Billy, it ain't that simple. Rebuilding Seattle's north-south access via SR 99 is going to take years...about four more, to be exact. And until it's all built, the Viaduct's not coming down.

Now that we're all getting so good at riding the SoDo Coaster, here's a look at some of the key timeline highlights, all just estimates, courtesy of WSDOT: Read more »


Homemade in Seattle: A Book of Wonders

If you already have tickets to SAM Remix, you can get a FREE copy (1 of 50 limited editions) of a beautiful hand-bound, two-sided book fresh "off the presses" from Folio 2011. Read more »


More Things to Do This Halloween Weekend

Trick-or-treating? We’ve got you covered.

Want to stay in a watch a good scary movie? Double check.

Have an awesome costume and want to find something better than your typical, stand-around-until-the-punch-dries-up sorta party? Voila: Read more »


Best Scary Movies to Watch on Halloween

Hello, old friend.

In case the weekend shut-ins among us need a little help rounding off the perfect horror movie marathon. (Watch at your own discretion – we can’t be responsible for any “accidents.”)

Listed in no particular order:

The Fly
You will never look at Jeff Goldblum the same way again.

Night of the Living Dead (1968)
The zombie movie that schooled the rest.

The Shining
Redrum.

Black Swan
Natalie Portman scares me. Read more »


UPDATE: Viaduct for Dummies: Viaduct to Reopen Saturday, Ahead of Schedule

Alaskan Way Viaduct

Word just in that the WSDOT will reopen the Alaska Way Viaduct on Saturday morning, two days ahead of schedule. The SoDo southbound offramp will reopen on Monday.

Though north-south travel along the waterfront will once again be possible, it might be so annoyingly slow that some of us will revert to our Viaduct-pocolypse workarounds. Picture yourself and thousands of your friends squeezing onto a 4-lane roadway (two in each direction), weaving through SoDo before rejoining SR99. Picture yourself celebrating when you finally hit 25 miles an hour. Read more »

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Who Were Those Liquor-Loving Ladies? LUPEC, That's Who

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Cody Bay

As Ken Burns recently illuminated for us, women were at the forefront of the two most significant developments in our country's history of drinking: the enactment of Prohibition, and then its repeal. And when ladies' thirst roared in with the '20s, it wasn't pink cosmos they were drinking.  Read more »


The Must List: Remember Rin Tin Tin, Eat Pasta, and Scream as Loud as You Can

MUST SCREAM
Horror Film Exhibit at EMP
Rest up your vocal cords—EMP’s new exhibit Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film explores the human fascination with scary movies. Indulge in classic film screenings (such as Nosferatu, Bride of Frankenstein and The Exorcist), iconic artifacts (the axe from The Shining and Freddy Krueger’s original glove) and the Scream Booth, which is fairly self-explanatory.
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What's in Store for the Seattle Waterfront? Get a Peek at Designs Thursday Night

Seattle's waterfront concept design

With the Viaduct lying in ruins around our ankles, seems a good time for a look ahead. Want to get a peek at what's cooking for the shiny new, re-imagined Seattle waterfront? There's a cool public event tonight, from 5-9 p.m. at Bell Harbor Conference Center on Pier 66. You'll see a presentation of design ideas from James Corner Field Operations, the guy who's been tasked with making our precious waterfront more stroll-worthy. Read more »

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Where to Trick-or-Treat in Seattle

RedTri.com: Maybe your ’hood doesn’t have great sidewalks for trick or treating, or maybe your neighbors are Boo-Humbug and don’t pass out good Halloween loot, or maybe you just want to do something new and go somewhere different around Seattle to show off your adorable costumed kids. Try these various Seattle venues and neighborhoods for treats, eats and other spooktakular Halloween events.

Ballard Trick or Treating
Treats for costumed kids from participating merchants with orange signs. Read more »


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