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Sunday, 09/25/2011 10:29 PM
Julia Hughes and Ross Maddox are hosting the inaugural Nerd Nite in Seattle. These community gatherings are part of an international organization devoted to exchanges of highly nerdy and topical information in a highly boozy and social environment. We sent a few questions over to Julia and Ross to get a feel for just how fun the events might be. The outlook is good. What is your mission? To bring inebriated nerdery to the masses. How do you plan to accomplish your mission?
Friday, 09/23/2011 9:43 PM
Seattle mag editorial assistant Patrick Hutchison and local musician Matt Badger, of Ravenna Woods, team up to explore Seattle's street music scene, recording the stories and songs that help compose our city’s soundtrack. The fourth in a five-part series: While you read, listen to this live performance of “Living Waters”, an original piece by Gregory James Blanke.  Recording taken at 5th Ave & Pike, Downtown Seattle transit tunnel entrance on September 21, 2011.
Wednesday, 09/21/2011 6:21 PM
Everyone knows about the bigger, popular parks in Seattle’s family-friendly Queen Anne neighborhood, but we've found some hidden kid-friendly gems that are worth exploring. Next time you’re in Queen Anne, add one of these eight Queen Anne parks to your must-visit list!
Sunday, 09/18/2011 4:34 PM
Seattle mag editorial assistant Patrick Hutchison and local musician Matt Badger, of Ravenna Woods, team up to explore Seattle's street music scene, recording the stories and songs that help compose our city’s soundtrack. The third in a five-part series:
Friday, 09/16/2011 10:16 PM
Seattle mag editorial assistant Patrick Hutchison and local musician Matt Badger, of Ravenna Woods, team up to explore Seattle's street music scene, recording the stories and songs that help compose our city’s soundtrack. The second in a five-part series:
Thursday, 09/15/2011 10:08 PM
Bike at the Pike Place Market
Last week's heartbreaking news of the accidental death of beloved Seattle barista Brian Fairbrother touched a lot of people, including many who work here at Seattle magazine. Within minutes of word of Fairbrother's terrible bike accident last week, two conversations happened here.
Thursday, 09/15/2011 4:49 PM
When seasonal neighborhood farmers markets end in early fall and rainy days revisit the Emerald City, the indoor shops at Capitol Hill’s indoor Melrose Market offer families the chance to discover fresh food and artisan goods and the opportunity to grab lunch inside a recently restored warehouse. With Doug Fir beams and exposed brick, the 21,000-square-foot mini version of San Francisco’s famed Ferry Building Marketplace is home to nine Seattle-based businesses.
Thursday, 09/15/2011 3:55 PM
Seattle mag editorial assistant Patrick Hutchison and local musician Matt Badger, of Ravenna Woods, team up to explore Seattle's street music scene, recording the stories and songs that help compose our city’s soundtrack. The first in a five-part series:
Wednesday, 09/14/2011 8:59 PM
In an interview for the October 2011 issue of Ebony magazine, Bill Gates makes it clear that he is none too happy about the state of public schools, namely those in inner cities. He points to it being a civil rights issue. And he wants to know why a strong social movement - especially in African-American communities - hasn't successfully mobilized. He is flummoxed as to why we aren't all expressing the same outrage and rising up against the status quo.
Wednesday, 09/14/2011 4:34 PM
Because good friends butt in when friends are in long-term relationships. 1. Seattle is totally over your bad attitude; but it's all she can talk about. It's beginning to distract her from what's important, like new Fall TV shows and fad vegan diets. 2. You don't support Seattle's hobbies. Except for that one day she tried kite-surfing, you have been quite content for her to sit on the couch all day, agonizing over you on Facebook. 3. We all see the way you look at Portland.
Friday, 09/09/2011 4:43 PM
I listen to 92.5 frequently in my car. All four songs they play cheer me up when I'm stuck in traffic. Recently the drive-time program launched a new contest called "Office Hottie," in which listeners are encouraged to nominate themselves or someone at their place of work as the "Office Hottie." The winner scores $1500 for the whole office. I'm torn: is this appalling? Or amusing?
Thursday, 09/08/2011 5:44 PM
Sunday marks the ten year anniversary of the September 11 tragedy. The impact was, of course, felt around the world. In Seattle that day, thousands gathered bewildered around Seattle Center's International Fountain, looking for answers and communal mourning.
Wednesday, 09/07/2011 3:16 PM
It’s back-to-school week in Seattle. In that spirit, our editors have been reminiscing about "old school" lunchboxes we carried as kids. Compared to the futuristic bento boxes that are in vogue now, some of the rusty, metal classics of our school days seem sort of...odd. But, oh, did we love them then. Here’s what a few staff members were sporting in grade school, as well as a few @SeattleMag Twitter followers:
Tuesday, 09/06/2011 4:10 PM
For many kids in Seattle, today or tomorrow marks the first day of school. Inspired by the collective groan I thought I heard echo across the city this morning, I want to share some wisdom gained from my school days. You may find it holds water for more than just text-book-burdened texters.
Thursday, 08/25/2011 3:06 PM
School of Visual Concept's annual steamroller wayzgoose
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