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Picky Sticky
March 17, 2011 2:34 AM
Growth ChartIn this gadget- and app-obsessed era, it’s fun to stumble upon cheap, low-tech ways of accomplishing parental tasks. Take...
March 17, 2011 12:43 AM
Taking the measure of a teacher: It’s the cry of education reform in the 21st century—in Seattle and nearly everywhere else. If you can...
March 17, 2011 12:37 AM
At the industrial Portland warehouse of solar-power and green-roof purveyor SolTerra Systems, 1,200 plants do the dusting. “We used to mop...
www.roddyscheer.com
March 15, 2011 5:49 PM
How can you live in Seattle -- right between the ocean and the lake -- and not know how to sail? Now is your chance to make it right. The...
March 10, 2011 9:13 PM
Crocheted potholders, vintage tin tops, stripey wool sweaters, pipe cleaners, sequins, hooked rugs, porcelain birds, god's eyes, Beanie...
February 18, 2011 9:49 PM
I wanted to write a blog entry about HB 1609, the “Great Schools” bill, which was debated in Olympia this week, but failed to move out of...
The Field House interior
February 11, 2011 5:49 PM
This was a week of exciting expansions, remodels and moves for some of our favorite boutiques: As Karen Johnson reported on Wednesday,...
Tricia Brown Dance Company
February 8, 2011 8:25 PM
3/25–3/27 Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterThis mixed-repertory program includes a celebration of 50 years of “Revelations,” Ailey’s...
February 4, 2011 9:43 PM
Pet ProjectAs if there’s not enough stress with bringing the new babe home from the hospital, you also have to worry about Fido and all...
Seattle author Ben Thompson
February 4, 2011 9:31 PM
If you took a history textbook, injected it with tiger adrenaline, dipped it in molten lava and encased it in armor, you still wouldn’t...
Turkey tail mushroom
February 4, 2011 5:42 PM
It’s a matchup that may seem as unlikely as, say, Chris Gregoire and Dino Rossi, but both sides insist it’s a good fit: a collaborative...
Russell Dickerson Jr.
February 3, 2011 11:24 PM
Russell Dickerson III says junior high school and high school were the worst six years of his life. Many of us might say the same thing,...
January 28, 2011 6:33 PM
As we eagerly await the weekend, here are a few juicy tidbits to get you through the Friday afternoon doldrums:  Local jeweler...
January 26, 2011 11:38 PM
COMICS, SCI-FI & FANTASY Emerald City Comicon March 4–6; Washington State Convention Center, Seattle; emeraldcitycomicon.com  Who...
Mockingbird Books Book Club
January 13, 2011 7:11 PM
The latest trend to get kids reading comes from the adult playbook:  Create a club-like atmosphere, serve up food and let the...