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Best Places to Live 2011

An insider’s guide to Seattle’s best neighborhoods—from Burien to Vashon to Laurelhurst—now and in the future.

03/15/2011 By Matthew Halverson

Top Stories

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10 Must-See Masterpieces

A guided tour of top works of art in Seattle’s permanent collections, from The Great Wave at Seattle Asian Art Museum to Abraham Lincoln at Henry Art Gallery to Olympic Sculpture Park’s Wake.

03/14/2011 By Noah Charney

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5 Places to Live Next: Where You’ll Want to Be In 2016

Five real estate experts name Sammamish, Central District, South Lake Union, Columbia City, and Hillman City as Seattle’s next hot neighborhoods.

03/15/2011 By Rachel Sturtz

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Arts & Culture

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Call of the Mild

When legendary Mariners announcer Dave Niehaus died last November, he left a hole so big that the team decided to fill it with not one voice but five: Ron Fairly, Dave Henderson, Ken Levine, Dave Valle, and Ken Wilson. Given Niehaus’s microphone mastery,

03/22/2011 By Matthew Halverson

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Would It Work Here? Random Acts of Culture

Since October, the nonprofit Knight Foundation has funded hundreds of popup operas and chorale performances—Random Acts of Culture. The foundation doesn’t have its sights set on Seattle, but the Emerald City might not need its help.

03/17/2011 By Laura Dannen

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A Question For… Jonathan Evison

This month author Jonathan Evison will ferry over from Bainbridge Island to read from his new book, West of Here, at Queen Anne Books.

03/17/2011 By Hilary Meyerson

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Rage Against the Machine

In a new monologue titled The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, Mike Daisey dissects his love-hate relationship with iPhones.

03/16/2011 By Laura Dannen

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The Perfect Party

This month’s party guests: Tom Skerritt, Maria Goodloe-Johnson, Dan Savage, Phoenix Jones, Kris Brannon, and Shomari Stone.

03/16/2011

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Rattus Rattus

The good news: A house can be rodent-proofed. Almost.

03/14/2011 By Kathryn Robinson

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Pop Cult: Copycat Killing

Like David Lynch’s locally shot ’90s TV mystery Twin Peaks, AMC network’s The Killing tracks the lives caught in the aftermath of a teen girl’s slaying.

03/14/2011

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Seattle Bookshelf

In Jackson Holtz’s Fly, Colton, Fly: The True Story of the Barefoot Bandit we get our first book-length look at Colton Harris-Moore, the teen who led law enforcement on a head-scratcher of a manhunt—and kept America rapt—for two years.

03/14/2011

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10 Must-See Masterpieces

A guided tour of top works of art in Seattle’s permanent collections, from The Great Wave at Seattle Asian Art Museum to Abraham Lincoln at Henry Art Gallery to Olympic Sculpture Park’s Wake.

03/14/2011 By Noah Charney

Eat & Drink

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Fun in a Bun

Another spring, another bumper crop of burger joints. How to tell Bent Burgers, BuiltBurger, Dope Burger, Lunchbox Laboratory, and Uneeda Burger apart? Why, our handy burger chart of course!

03/18/2011 By Kathryn Robinson

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Tie One On

Where to sample the best of Seattle’s new crop of spirits, grappas, and bitters.

03/17/2011 By Jessica Voelker

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Give Me Some Sugar

Looking for Easter-basket inspiration? It’s right next to that pile of Pendleton blankets, at Ballard shop the Field House.

03/14/2011 By Jessica Voelker

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Destination Dinner House

At Cormac Mahoney’s new restaurant, Madison Park Conservatory, flavors collide in the best possible way.

03/14/2011 By Kathryn Robinson

Editor's Note

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A Note From the Editor

There Go the Neighborhoods

03/22/2011 By Katherine Koberg

Home & Real Estate

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Green Groundbreaker

The Northwest Net Zero House, built by Thomas Jacobson Construction, is the ultimate self-sustaining structure.

03/16/2011 By Judy Naegeli

Feature

Best Places to Live 2011

An insider’s guide to Seattle’s best neighborhoods—from Burien to Vashon to Laurelhurst—now and in the future.

03/15/2011 By Matthew Halverson

Feature

5 Places to Live Next: Where You’ll Want to Be In 2016

Five real estate experts name Sammamish, Central District, South Lake Union, Columbia City, and Hillman City as Seattle’s next hot neighborhoods.

03/15/2011 By Rachel Sturtz

Inbox

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Letters to the Editor

Cheers to "Best Bars;" jeers for "the bizarro art" at Frye Museum; more support for Team Knox; another yoga position…

03/22/2011

News & City Life

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Trade Secrets: The Race Car Driver

At ProFormance Racing School, Team Seattle founder Don Kitch Jr. teaches everyone from teens to cops the ways of the road—including tips on how to change lanes during rush hour on I-5.

03/17/2011 By Clancey Denis

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Clipboard Caucus

More than 30 proposed initiatives have been filed with the Secretary of State’s office, and each will need at least 241,153 voter signatures by early July to qualify for the November ballot. That means you can expect a spring and summer invasion of clipbo

03/16/2011

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The Quote: Locals Only

Mayor Mike McGinn on Seattle police during his annual State of the City address, February 22, 2011

03/14/2011

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The Math: Stakes on a Plane

A by-the-numbers look at Boeing’s winning bid to make refueling tanker planes for the U.S. Air Force.

03/14/2011

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Close But No Cigar Lounge

Two initiatives, Senate bill 5542 and House bill 1683, propose the return of the smoking room to Washington State. We sit down with supporters, like El Gaucho owner Paul Mackay, and opponents.

03/14/2011 By Jessica Voelker

Style & Shopping

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World Beat

Gold Coast Trading Company designer Emeka Alams translates musical culture into graphic sportswear.

03/14/2011 By Laura Cassidy

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High Rise Sublime

A Belltown penthouse sets the scene for spring fashion with ’70s glam and groove.

03/14/2011 By Laura Cassidy

Travel & Outdoors

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Prairie Land

This month’s weekend getaway: Joseph, Oregon, anchor of a valley of big ranches and gorgeous prairies.

03/14/2011 By David Laskin