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Local Authority: Ben Thompson Writes a “Badass” Book

A mild-mannered chronicler of the famously flinty releases his second brawny book.

If you took a history textbook, injected it with tiger adrenaline, dipped it in molten lava and encased it in…

Cayla Lambier

Local Apps that Do the Deciding For You

UrbanQ, Gruburg and Chewsy make for an easy-to-follow evening.

STEP 1: Get out of the houseHoused in Redmond and developed by locals Maria Zhang and Tao Huang, UrbanQ recommends…

Anna Samuels

Scenic Drive’s Handmade Bicycling Accessories and Clothing

A bicycle-friendly sewing sanctuary helps crafty dreams come true.

Harmoniously fusing Seattle’s love for cycling and its penchant for DIY undertakings, Scenic Drive E. Pike Factory (611 E Pike…

Cayla Lambier

Local Coffee Shops Showcase Caffeine in Artful Receptacles

Cool coffee jars from Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Blackbird Coffee and Caffè Fiore.

Stumptown Coffee RoastersStumptown now offers its popular Hair Bender blend in a container as iconic as its name. The retro-pharmaceutical…

Jennifer Lee

Road Trip: Tofino, Vancouver Island, B.C.

Got a gray whale costume? Pack it up and head to Tofino.

WHERE: Tofino, Vancouver Island, B.C., for the 25th Annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival (3/19–3/27; pacificrimwhalefestival.com). WHY: Live music, guided hikes,…

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Nathan Myhrvold’s Modern Food Manifesto Causes Quite a Stir

Get the scoop on Myhrvold's manifesto, which clocks in at six volumes and 2,438 pages, covering ever

Critics seem helplessly drawn to hyperbole when it comes to reviewing Nathan Myhrvold’s new encyclopedia of cooking, Modernist Cuisine: The…

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