The Fleet Foxes’s Crafty New Album

Seattle's alt-folk faves are back with a new album and local shows this month.

Given the hype surrounding the Fleet Foxes’ self-titled debut album in 2008, you might have thought the local band invented an entirely new music genre. Among the abundant accolades for the alt-folkies (led by Lake Washington High School grads Robin Pecknold and Skyler Skjelset) was the designation “album of the year” by Billboard magazine’s Critics’…

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22 True Value Lunches, Mariners Opener, First Thursday Art Walk, Hub and Bespoke and a More

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Must Cheer Mariners Opening Day: Live Macklemore PerformanceFriday (4/8) – For the first time in 35 seasons, Dave Niehaus’ trademark baritone commentary will be silent. But as the old saying goes, the game must go on. To kick off their home opener against the Cleveland Indians, the M’s will honor the beloved announcer who passed…

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VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of Seattle’s Podcast “Studios” asks the personalities behind Too Beautiful to Live, Spilled Milk and Hollow Earth Ra

From underground (Hollow Earth Radio) to tragically hip (Too Beautiful to Live), this month’s media story (“Radio Waves“) reveals that podcasting isn’t just a relic of the mid-2000s. In the process of interviewing and chatting with the personalites–Matthew Amster-Burton, Molly Wizenberg, Luke Burbank, Amber Kai and others–featured in this piece, I couldn’t help but think…

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Disney Cruises to Embark from Seattle Starting May 28, 2012: Pro or Con?

Family-friendly Seatle vacations just got a boost with the announcement of Disney Cruises departing

Just got word today that starting May 28, 2012, Disney Cruises will sail from Seattle to Alaska, making stops at Tracy Arm, Skagway (aren’t they they known for pie or something like that?), Juneau and Ketchikan as well as Victoria, B.C. We’ve never been on a Disney cruise (or any cruise for that matter, though…

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Can You Tiger Mom a Preschooler?

Drilling a 4 Year Old on Reading and Writing is a Test of Wills

Some days, I suck at being a tiger mom. It simply requires more attention to monitoring my daughter’s work than I have time to devote. On those days when I let my daughter watch TV instead of practice writing letters and numbers, the self-flogging kicks in and, perhaps irrationally, I fret that the one, two…

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Twilight Links

We know what you're doing when you're not on Facebook or You're googling Twilight, a

These Web sites are the best of the best when it comes to breaking Twilight news. Stephenie Meyer: The author of the Twilight series doesn’t grant a lot of interviews, but she’s good about keeping her fans up to date on the things she knows are important to them. The World of Twilight: Start here if you’re…

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Gray Weather Survival Guide

The sky may be gray, but that’s no reason to feel blue. We’ve come up with plenty of ways to survive

The sky may be gray, but that’s no reason to feel blue. We’ve come up with plenty of ways to survive—and thrive—during our long winter nights and rainy days. 1. Play ball! This town’s big on pinball—thanks to our weather, and because we’re a little geeky, says Larry Reid, curator at Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery…

Francine Ruley and Lorna Yee with Amelia Apfel, Thea Chard, Brangien Davis, Rachel Hart, Manny Lewis and Kate Calamusa

Summer Guide 2010: Festivals

Category: teaser headlines   From the arts to food, here’s our guide to the area’s best summer fests. Looking for more summer events? Check out our Outdoor Music and Outdoor Movies guides. JUNE Edmonds Arts Festival6/18–6/20What to expect: One of the Northwest’s oldest and largest arts festivals, this three-day event takes place against the scenic…

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Summer Guide 2010: Georgetown

The resurgence of Georgetown is a success story that other neighborhoods would love to duplicate, an

Category: teaser headlines   The resurgence of Georgetown is a success story that other neighborhoods would love to duplicate, and while the industrial vibe might not seem to lend itself to lighthearted summer revelry, in reality, the gritty streets bring plenty in the way of sunny pleasures. Tour the GroundsAs part of Georgetown’s centennial…

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