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Go! Road Trips 2010

Seattle’s nice, but a road trip in the springtime is even sweeter. Here, five excuses to load the trunk, get behind the wheel, and put rubber to asphalt.

03/17/2010 By James Ross Gardner, David Laskin, Jessica Voelker, Lia Steakley Dicker, and Christopher Werner

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Fresh Air

Fashion’s new, ultrarelaxed policy on mixing and “matching” means anything is possible and everything is beautiful.

03/16/2010 By Laura Cassidy

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Arts & Culture

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Distraction Figure

How to handle the Mariners’ new acquisition, Milton Bradley, with care.

03/19/2010 By Matthew Halverson

Passing Through

Saffron Revolutionary

The Venerable U Pyinya Zawta sips tea and looks toward better times in Burma.

03/18/2010 By Eric Scigliano

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The Perfect Party

This month’s party guests: Elaine Pagels, Hunter Handsfield, Tom Perez, Mark Arthur, Howard Schultz, Scott Williams, Christina Choi, David Shor.

03/18/2010

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Fit as a Fiddle

An Old World artisan, Rafael Carrabba, matches up violins, players, and big-time investors.

03/18/2010 By Eric Scigliano

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We Think You’ve Seen Her Before

Suzanne Vega, backstage at the Moore Theatre on February 25, 2010.

03/18/2010

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Turning Japanese

Seattle’s anime and manga fest Sakura-Con turns 13 this month. What are you wearing?

03/18/2010 By James Ross Gardner

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Going the Distance

This woman gets quite enough exercise playing tug-of-war with her conscience, thank you.

03/12/2010 By Kathryn Robinson

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The Kid Gloves Come Off

Artist Matthew Barney’s five-part magnum opus Cremaster Cycle screens in its entirety at SIFF Cinema this month.

03/11/2010

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Homer Alone

New Century Theater codirector Hans Altwies treads softly into his first solo show—an adaptation of The Iliad at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

03/11/2010 By Laura Dannen

Eat & Drink

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Dinner Run

Belltown’s high-end restaurants fly east to South Lake Union.

03/18/2010 By Jessica Voelker

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Let Them Eat Brioche

Buttery-sweet brioche is a staple at any boulangerie worth its salt—this recipe from Columbia City Bakery owner Evan Andres is the French classic at its best.

03/16/2010 By Jess Thomson

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A Cherry on Top

Mike McSorley, the bar manager at Naga Cocktail Lounge at Chantanee restaurant, shares a recipe for homemade maraschino cherries so you can give your carefully crafted cocktails the garnish they deserve.

03/15/2010 By Jessica Voelker

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What to Eat Now

One heckuva list of beef sandwiches.

03/12/2010 By Kathryn Robinson

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A Pirate’s Life for Him

Jeff Smiley serves his spring bock beers in Greenwood’s Pillagers Pub, a place fit for Blackbeard.

03/12/2010 By Jessica Voelker

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Mighty Meals

William Belickis’s South Lake Union restaurant MistralKitchen offers a full plate that will please regular diners and food snobs alike.

03/12/2010 By Kathryn Robinson

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Neighborhood Hot Spot

What makes Spice Room, the romantic and sophisticated brick room along the Columbia City strip, memorable?

03/11/2010

Editor's Note

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A Note From the Editor

Have we met?

03/15/2010

Health & Wellness

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Life Is But a Dream

Rowers at Lake Union Crew ditch the Stairmaster and sauna in favor of fresh air and open water.

03/18/2010 By Karen Quinn

Home & Real Estate

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The Bifurcated House

Gage Academy of Art’s founding family puts a modern face on a Ballard bungalow.

03/17/2010 By Jessica Voelker

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Renting the High Life

New homes for rent: Builders are leasing what they can’t sell. Plus, Sand Point’s low crime rate makes it a hot neighborhood.

03/15/2010 By Matthew Halverson

Inbox

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Letters to the Editor

Crust almighty! Proclamations over picks for Seattle’s best pizza. Plus: A reader clears up confusion over citywide Wi-Fi, and bikers gone bad.

03/16/2010

News & City Life

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Seattle to the Rescue

How our region swung into action following the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti—and what more can be done.

03/18/2010

Past Lives

Billy the Mug

Seattle’s toughest saloon keeper, Billy the Mug, had a sentimental side.

03/18/2010 By Eric Scigliano

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Lady Liberty

Keli Carender, aka Libery Belle, the Seattle blogger who ignited the Tea Party.

03/15/2010 By Matthew Halverson

Style & Shopping

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Fresh Air

Fashion’s new, ultrarelaxed policy on mixing and “matching” means anything is possible and everything is beautiful.

03/16/2010 By Laura Cassidy

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Vested Interest

Cornish design student Ben Fuglevand works at home furnishings showroom Velocity Art and Design. He wants a long white oxford shirt for spring.

03/15/2010 By Laura Cassidy

Travel & Outdoors

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Go! Road Trips 2010

Seattle’s nice, but a road trip in the springtime is even sweeter. Here, five excuses to load the trunk, get behind the wheel, and put rubber to asphalt.

03/17/2010 By James Ross Gardner, David Laskin, Jessica Voelker, Lia Steakley Dicker, and Christopher Werner

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Pictures from the 2010 Arbor Eden Preview Gala, Artist Trust’s 2010 Benefit Art Auction, On Wings of Hope, Jackie and Bender’s One Big KISS for Seattle Children’s Hospital Radiothon, Venice is Sinking: A Venetian Masked Carnival Ball, and 18th Annua

03/24/2010

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Viva Vega

A Close Up of folk musician Suzanne Vega.

03/18/2010 By Christopher Werner