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Deal a Meal

When online coupon companies such as Groupon and LivingSocial entice diners with deep discounts, restaurants can end up stuck with the bill.

10/11/2010 By Jessica Voelker

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The Perfect Party

This month’s party guests: Joe Biden, Bart Simpson, John Chelminiak, Melissa Westbrook, Steve Wiebe, Eddie Vedder, Claude Fischler, and Margo Pellegrino.

10/11/2010

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Waiting for a Super Washingtonian

This fall, Davis Guggenheim released Waiting for Superman, which details the disastrous condition of public education in the U.S., particularly in urban areas. But a study issued by the University of Washington reveals that the situation is also bleak t

10/11/2010

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’Scuse Me While I Sue This Guy

The good news, Hendrix fans: out November 16 is a four-disc box set chock full of rarities, West Coast Seattle Boy. The bad news: the Jimi Hendrix estate has become "the single most litigious in rock and roll history.”

10/11/2010 By James Ross Gardner

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Get Kinect-ed

This month Microsoft releases Kinect for the Xbox 360. But we’re not ready to shell out $150 for the controller-free upgrade until the ’Softies agree to produce at least one of these Seattle-centric games.

10/11/2010 By Matthew Halverson

Past Lives

Fire Squad

While the Great Fire of June 6, 1889 still smoldered, Mayor Robert Moran ordered a ban on booze sales, an 8pm curfew, and summary justice for any lawbreakers resisting arrest. Within hours, the state militia deployed to keep looters and loiterers in check

10/11/2010 By Eric Scigliano

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The Perfect Party

This month’s party guests: Ryan Boudinot, Paul Allen, Bill Gaines, Lindsay Lohan, Betsey Johnson, Roger Bumgarner, the Roosevelt High Thriller Club, Ben Franz-Knight

09/16/2010

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Party Crash Landing

From a lawsuit filed by Bellevue resident Jewel Thomas against American Airlines for terrifying her during a September 2008, Seattle–to–New York flight that was diverted to Chicago O’Hare due to an onboard power failure.

09/15/2010

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Something Fishy

The state department of ecology announced this past summer that our local waters are unusually contaminated with toxins—and may affect prized freshwater creatures. Dave McBride from the Washington State Department of Health dishes on the fish to avoid.

09/15/2010 By Alexandra Notman

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Wiki Geek

WikiLeaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum, developer for the Tor project and the hacker behind the biggest info breach in recent military history, speaks.

09/15/2010 By Alexandra Notman

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Let Your Fingers Do the Talking

Council member Mike O’Brien wages war on the Yellow Pages.

09/15/2010

Past Lives

Riding High

Engineers, politicians, and business owners have anguished for years over how to juggle tearing down the old waterfront viaduct and building whatever we wind up putting in its place—and how much of the waterfront will be shut down as a result. Their count

09/15/2010 By Eric Scigliano

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The Littlest Arms Dealer

BrickArms creator Will Chapman outfits Legos for World War Wee.

09/15/2010 By Matthew Halverson

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Change We Can Root For

Former University of Washington president Mark Emmert takes over the NCAA’s top job in October. We humbly present five ways he can improve collegiate sports and help out UW in the process.

09/14/2010 By Matthew Halverson

Seattle Voter’s Crib Sheet

Boozy Ballot Initiatives

Liquor privatization initiatives 1100 and 1105 will appear on the ballot. If one (or both) passes, it will forever alter how liquor is made, moved, and sold here. Let’s look at the nitty-gritty.

09/14/2010 By Jessica Voelker

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The Perfect Party

This month’s party guests: Guillermo del Toro, Walter Tamosaitis, Maria Hines, Jane Goodall, Malcolm Duthie, Jaskaran Singh, Drew Carey, and Estelle Leopold.

08/19/2010

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In the Key of Glee

Oak Harbor High School’s singing coach, Darren McCoy, a real-life version of Will Schuester, is teaching a Glee-inspired class just in time for the second-season premier of the hit FOX show on September 21.

08/18/2010 By Alexandra Notman

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Trail of Beers

Thanks to a Sound Transit construction project that broke ground last December, much of the E-11 lot just south of Husky Stadium is off-limits to tailgaters.

08/18/2010 By Matthew Halverson

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Hold Your Tongue

Ethan Stowell, owner of Tavolàta, Anchovies & Olives, and How to Cook a Wolf, from his cookbook Ethan Stowell’s New Italian Kitchen, out September 21.

08/18/2010

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Bombers Away

Boeing will soon demolish Plant 2, where it built the B-17 Flying Fortress bombers and the first of the B-29 Super Fortresses, and partially restore its polluted site to wildland.

08/18/2010 By Eric Scigliano