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Video: Sweet Streets 12th Avenue Tour

Capitol Hill’s 12th Avenue is breathing new life into the real estate and food games. Seattlemag.com gets a firsthand look at this culinary paradise in a video tour featuring vibrant new shops and up-and-coming restos. View this video by scanning the tag at right or visiting Seattlemag.com and searching “12th Avenue.”

 

 

 

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From OtB's A.W.A.R.D. Show to the Ultimate Nerd Film Fest, Our Top To-do's of the Week

Head to On The Boards for the second annual A.W.A.R.D. Show

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A.W.A.R.D. Show
1/27–1/30 (Thursday - Sunday) -
Grab your tix quick for the second annual A.W.A.R.D. Show, in which 12 up-and-coming local dance companies compete for a grand prize of $10,000. (See our Spotlight story on page 46.) Just as they say on the reality shows, it’s up to you, America! A series of live Seattle audience votes will determine the winner. 8 p.m. Prices vary. On the Boards, 100 W Roy St.; 206.217.9888; ontheboards.org

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The Barber of Seville
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Local mom Hsiao-Ching Chou Sounds off on the Tiger Mom debate

Hsiao-Ching Chou

You may have seen my response in Red Tricycle to the excerpt of Amy Chua’s “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” that appeared in the Jan. 8 Wall Street Journal. Maybe you saw my sound bite on the news the night Chua was in Seattle. Read more »

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Caramelized Bananas with Chocolate Drizzle

caramelized bananas
sweet yum

(Jane wears children's clothing)
Whole fruit plus some heat intensifies the sweetness enough to call it dessert.  Watch what bananas do under the broiler with a few flavors added. A Captain J. favorite.  Want a printable recipe?  Click here. Read more »

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A special Valentine's Day treat: Daniel Breaker hosts another Intiman cabaret

Daniel Breaker Intiman Theater Valentine's Cabaret

Looking for something a little different to treat your honey to this Valentine's Day? Check out the "Valentine's Cabaret" at Intiman Theatre. Read more »

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Charging Up Stevens Pass Like Never Before

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Roddy Scheer
Nissan Leaf
The Nissan Leaf

For those of you who already own, or are waiting to buy a Nissan Leaf or one of the other new all-electric vehicles now on the market, Stevens Pass and environs might be just the place to take it on your next Sunday drive. Read more »

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Megan Griffiths' "The Off Hours" Mesmerizes Sundance

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Roddy Scheer
Seattle filmmaker Megan Griffiths' "The Off Hours" showed at Sundance last weekend

It seems that Seattle's film community may have finally arrived on the national stage with the stunningly wan production of The Off Hours, a film born and (in)bred in Washington State under the keen directorship of local veteran filmmaker Megan Griffiths. Read more »

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Four Seattle-made films screening at Sundance Film Festival January 20–30

The Off Hours
A still from The Off Hours, written and directed by Megan Griffiths

It's time once again for the Sundance Film Festival, that sparkly weekend when Park City, Utah, is overrun with Hollywood hopefuls.

Amid the many allegedly independent films (which nonetheless have mega-budgets and studio support) are some realio-trulio independent films that were made right here in Washington state. Read more »

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Fashion + Style Friday: Local beauty and fashion news, plus the winter sales continue

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Snag a luxe winter coat from Suzabelle

I don’t know if it's because I decided (yet again) to work out more, or the wet January doldrums, but late winter is always when I get the itch to change up my look. Between the ensuing spring (please?) and the gargantuan task of clearing my closet of 7-year old collegiate attire last weekend (when apparently I had a severe love affair with American Eagle and Old Navy), this week I’m obsessed with simple beauty tricks and happy-go-lucky attire: Read more »

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Balancing Act: New Year Resolution

Dipti's chai is the equivalent of a warm, spicy hug

Each December, I settle into the comforting, yet somewhat stressful ritual of sending holiday cards – choosing the photograph and the words, not too many, not too few, that will sum up my life for my far-flung family and friends. Each year the list of recipients waxes and wanes, but I try to hang on to old friends, the ones who aren’t part of my day-to-day life anymore. Read more »

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