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Uniting Music Lovers and Makers Through Tech

Two websites that curate alternative shows create community and revenue for musicians

Seattle’s Stacey Mastrian sang at Carnegie Hall, the Vatican, and for GroupMuse, on a Queen Anne porch

Sarah Murphy

Video: A Seattle Drag Queen’s Visit to the Pot Shop

This article originally appeared on The Fresh Toast.  Marijuana retail stores are among the most inclusive establishments you’ll visit in Seattle. If you have cash and an ID that shows you are 21 or older, you’re welcome to shop. As marijuana becomes more normalized in the Northwest, many cannabis curious consumers have questions. Mama Tits,…

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In the Freezing Snow, the Yule Cat Roams, Waiting to Devour You

“He roamed at large, hungry and evil/In the freezing Yule snow/In every home/People shuddered at his name”

Gwendolyn Elliott

Seattle’s Future World: Our Crystal Ball Predictions, Part 3

Trying to predict the future is humbling—but even when we know we’ll probably be wildly wrong, it’s fodder for good conversation

Click here for Seattle’s Future World: Our Crystal Ball Predictions, Part 2 The Melting of the Seattle FreezeIn 30 years, the climate will be a little nicer and the Seattle Freeze will have melted. All that will be left of our purported Nordic lack of camaraderie will be a few puddles of aloofness and a spattering…

Seattle Magazine Staff and Guests

Seattle’s Future World: Our Crystal Ball Predictions, Part 2

Trying to predict the future is humbling—but even when we know we’ll probably be wildly wrong, it’s fodder for good conversation

Click here for Seattle’s Future World: Our Crystal Ball Predictions, Part 1 Policing the City Acknowledging the potential game-changing repercussions of even a single unanticipated variable (say a cataclysmic act of terrorism, or “The Big One” in the Cascadia subduction zone), I hazard this guess of what the Seattle Police Department will look like in 25…

Seattle Magazine Staff and Guests

Seattle’s Future World: Our Crystal Ball Predictions, Part 1

Trying to predict the future is humbling, but even when we know we'll probably be wildly wrong, it's fodder for good conversation

Had I been making predictions about the future back in the 1960s, I would have been wildly wrong. Monorails aren’t whisking us everywhere.  Flying cars haven’t made freeways obsolete.  The Kingdome didn’t outlast us all. Supersonic jets never caught on—in fact, not building them helped plunge Seattle into a deep recession. People who did bet on…

Seattle Magazine Staff and Guests

8 Ways to Make Seattle Less Appealing

Some ideas for rebooting our defense mechanisms

I have argued that Seattle should deal with growth in two ways: more housing to increase the supply side, and making ourselves less appealing to reduce demand. Some critters in nature exude chemical to make them taste bad. A few species of tropical frogs are covered in a poisonous slime to make them untouchable, and…

Knute Berger

Pop Culture in the PNW: Books, Movies, and TV Shows Set in Seattle

Our city is the setting for some of media's most notable new stories

If you’ve been living under a rock, or perhaps don’t make a daily commute into the city, you might not have heard the buzz about the filming of scenes from the latest in the Fifty Shades of Grey series, Fifty Shades Darker, which happened last month in Pioneer Square and on the Alaskan Way Viaduct….

Kasee Bailey

The Must List: Folklife Festival, ‘Motown’ and Memorial Day Travel Spots

What to do this weekend in Seattle

Must FestNorthwest Folklife Festival at the Seattle Center(5/27 to 5/30, times vary) Memorial Day weekend brings Northwest Folklife to Seattle Center for its 45th year. The region’s demographics have changed over the years, and the festival has evolved accordingly, embracing a wider, more diverse spectrum of world music, dance and other performances, making it a…

Seattle magazine staff