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Dispatches from Seattlemet.com

The best of Seattlemet.com blogs: Nosh Pit, Culture Fiend, Sauced, and Wear What When.

08/19/2011 By Christopher Werner

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The Perfect Party

This month’s party guests: Anna Faris, Tarvaris Jackson, Marilyn Takemaru, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Samantha Paul, and Pete Holmes.

08/19/2011

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How to Hang a Picture

Three tips from Frye Museum exhibition designer Shane Montgomery.

08/19/2011 By Saba Sulaiman

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Northwest Bookshelf: Jim Davidson, The Ledge

In Jim Davidson’s The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier, two climbers’ lifelong dream of summiting Mount Rainier goes awry.

08/19/2011

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Et Tu, Dave Matthews?

Is Seattle’s jam-band jester Dave Matthews gunning for Bumbershoot?

08/19/2011 By Matthew Halverson

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Would It Work Here? More Skate Parks

The case for skate parks.

08/19/2011 By Abby Tracy

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How City Council Candidates Separate Donors from Their Dollars

Labor Day weekend is when voters traditionally start paying attention to local elections, but Seattle City Council candidates have been paying for that attention for months. In fact, there’s been a fundraising arms race—one in which alliteration and rhyme

08/19/2011 By Johnathon Fitzpatrick

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UW Gets Robotics Funding

The $18.5 million the University of Washington just bagged from the National Science Foundation will no doubt lead to some impressive robotics. The school—along with MIT and San Diego State University—is tasked with establishing and maintaining the Engine

08/19/2011 By James Ross Gardner

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How the Gates Foundation Continues to Change the World

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation made headlines this summer when they pledged $41.5 million to reinvent the toilet. But another program, Grand Challenges Explorations—accepting applications this month—is set to provide equally crucial theme-based gra

08/19/2011 By Carey Rose

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Tunnels Under Seattle

Drills made by Japanese company Hitachi Zosen will bore the tunnel replacing the Alaskan Way Viaduct section of Highway 99 and dig another one through Capitol Hill as part of the University Link light rail.

08/19/2011

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Pioneer Square on the Rise

The Pioneer Square neighborhood maintains much of its original Romanesque Revival and Victorian architecture, yet dozens of empty storefronts leave the regal buildings looking like toothless smiles. But you’d be hard-pressed to call Pioneer Square dead, S

07/29/2011 By James Ross Gardner

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Northwest Bookshelf: William Gibson

Vancouver, BC, inhabitant William Gibson follows up Spook Country with high-tech thriller Zero History.

07/28/2011

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The Real Housewives of…Seattle?

Examining the odds that Bravo’s infamous Real Housewives series will wind up in our neck of the woods.

07/22/2011 By Jessica Voelker

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The Perfect Party

This month’s party guests: Chone Figgins, Ken Muscatel, Lisa Daltirus, Robert Gates, Rose McGowan, and Reggie Watts.

07/22/2011

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The Lawn Bowling Championships Come to Seattle

Beacon Hill’s Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club hosts the sport’s national championships for the first time in 13 years.

07/22/2011 By Matthew Halverson

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FBI Thwarts Seattle Terror Plot

From the U.S. District Court complaint against Tukwila resident Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, arrested with a conspirator on June 22, 2011, for allegedly plotting a terrorist attack on a Seattle military entrance processing station.

07/22/2011

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Uber Taxi Texting Service

Summon luxury sedans from Uber with text messages, and drivers pinpoint your location via your phone’s GPS.

07/22/2011 By Carey Rose

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Washington State’s Grass Tax

A by-the-numbers study of the legalization of marijuana in Washington State.

07/22/2011

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Parallel Park 101

Brook Ashinay of Safety First Driving School has the skinny on how to parallel park.

07/22/2011 By Clancey Denis

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Dispatches from Seattlemet.com

The best of Seattlemet.com blogs: Nosh Pit, Culture Fiend, Sauced, and Wear What When.

07/22/2011 By Christopher Werner