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Friday, 04/05/2013 9:37 PM
You really haven’t seen obscene hand gestures until you’ve seen them performed by a fully nude, slightly sweaty, winking blond woman. In playwright Young Jean Lee’s Untitled Feminist Show, playing at On the Boards through Sunday night, Amelia Zirin-Brown (aka Lady Rizzo) performs this hilariously filthy solo, using only her pantomiming skills and her incredibly expressive face. It’s one of many truly funny moments in this show, which is performed entirely in the nude and with no dialogue.
Thursday, 04/04/2013 8:08 PM
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MUST SEEMaster Harold...and the boysOngoing (thru 4/21) — Apartheid, class issues and ballroom dancing blend in South African playwright Athol Fugard’s acclaimed Broadway drama. Longtime local theater fans will be thrilled to learn that this contemporary take is directed by Burke Walker, founding artistic director of the dearly departed Empty Space Theatre, and stars another Seattle theater vet, G. Valmont Thomas, whose performance is so good, he may just break your heart.
Monday, 04/01/2013 8:50 PM
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Monday, 04/01/2013 4:51 PM
April 1 — Seattle's booming South Lake Union is about to get taller. In anticipation of a neighborhood up-zone, a developer has dusted-off Frank Lloyd Wright's 1956 idea of a mile-high tower to handle density. The building will be more than 18 million square feet.  As word of the 500-story skyscraper leaked, officials were quick to react. "This solves the city's density issues in one fell swoop," said city council member Richard Conlin. "If we do this in SLU, we won't have to go denser in other neighborhoods. Seattle can be Seattle."
Thursday, 03/28/2013 10:54 PM
I’m totally into juicing. Even bought myself one, a Breville, for $99, and fix myself a stiff one every couple of days. I try to push myself with chard and kale, but mostly rely on apple, carrot, beet and celery combos, sometimes with a little pineapple thrown in. Easy stuff.
Thursday, 03/28/2013 7:57 PM
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MUST REFLECTMirror
Wednesday, 03/27/2013 3:19 PM
In case anyone was trapped under a rock and didn't notice, this equal sign meme went viral on social media yesterday as Facebook users replaced their profile pictures with it to show support for marriage equality.
Monday, 03/25/2013 4:24 PM
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Last month West Seattle's own Metropolitan Market grocery bagger Andrew Borracchini, 18, claimed the hotly contested title of “Best Bagger” in 23 states—along with $10,000—in a bagging competition held as part of the National Grocer’s Association convention in Las Vegas. Tonight (Monday, March 25) at 11:35 pm,Borracchini has a chance to show off his gleaming trophy (the “Golden Grocery Bag”), and perhaps his giant novelty check, on David Letterman’s star-worn stage during an appearance on the Late Show.
Thursday, 03/21/2013 9:52 PM
While it’s been my motto for many things throughout my life, it never occurred to me to fake it until I made it with exercise. Aside from going through a phase of wearing ballet clothing in the ‘80s—leg warmers, wrap sweaters and leotards—when I was really into Fame, the original, it never occurred to me that dressing the part could help in acting the part as an actual athletic person.
Thursday, 03/21/2013 8:15 PM
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MUST MARVELMoisture Festival
Wednesday, 03/20/2013 7:09 PM
seattle magazine and crosscut team up to write about the eastside
Alongside our signature Best Restaurants story, which hones in on the most memorable meals of the year, you'll find something totally new in the April issue of Seattle magazine: an experiment in collaboration. We teamed up with the editors at Crosscut.com (one of our favorite local sources for thoughtful political coverage and analysis) to co-produce a feature story on the cultural evolution of the Eastside.
Monday, 03/18/2013 5:18 PM
Michael Moss Salt sugar fat
I brought Dahlia Bakery’s caramel corn to my meeting last week with Michael Moss, the Pulitzer Prize winning author whose latest book Salt Sugar Fat debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. That sweet, rich, just a tiny bit salty treat was my way of testing how evangelical Michael was about preaching the gospel of restraint.
Friday, 03/15/2013 6:21 PM
An astounding 15,000 students from close to 400 middle and high schools are expected converge on Key Arena on Wednesday, March 27 for the first ever We Day in Washington State.
Thursday, 03/14/2013 5:58 PM
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MUST SEEVivian Maier: Out of the Shadows Ongoing (closes 3/28 ) — The story is nothing short of incredible. A nanny who lived in New York City and Chicago, Vivian Maier was also a devoted shutterbug who took captivating street shots of everyday people—amounting to a roll of film a day from the 1950s through the ’70s. But she kept her hobby private, piling up more than 100,000 negatives in storage units, which went undiscovered until 2007. Her incisive eye is remarkable, and her story is an ode to art for art’s sake.