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Verbatim: Kiss Off

Gene Simmons, bassist of Kiss, in response to an October 2010 cyberattack against his websites, a case that led federal agents to raid the home of an alleged hacker in Gig Harbor, according to U.S. District Court documents unsealed in May.

05/20/2011

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Chat Room

This Month’s chatter found only on seattlemet.com

04/28/2011 By Christopher Werner

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Beacon Hill Unplugged

Slow Internet connections in Beacon Hill anger residents.

04/28/2011 By Matthew Halverson

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The Perfect Party

This month’s party guests: Charlie Sheen, Tom Wilhelmsen, Evan Jacobs, Betty White, Vitaliy Sulzhik, and Kevin Zelko.

04/22/2011

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Pop Cult: Green Lantern Rock

Get the latest on nerdcore Seattle band Kirby Krackle. Their comic book inspired music has been enjoying an uptick in interest recently due to the upcoming release of the movie Green Lantern.

04/22/2011 By James Ross Gardner

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Would It Work Here? Brunch Without Brats!

Would banning children from swanky brunch spots work in Seattle? Not if the Madrona Moms have anything to say about it.

04/22/2011 By Jessica Voelker

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Seattle Bookshelf

Seattle writer Erik Larson—author of the best selling book The Devil in the White City—is back with his latest offering In the Garden of Beasts.

04/22/2011 By James Ross Gardner

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Math: Hush on the Tracks

Noisy rumbles from Sound Transit–we do some math.

04/22/2011

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Trade Secrets: How to Take a Punch

Seattle boxing trainer Cappy Kotz teaches us how to take a punch.

04/22/2011 By Clancey Denis

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Would You Survive the Big One at the Office?

Can your office building withstand an earthquake?

04/22/2011 By James Ross Gardner

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Verbatim: Meat is Murder

Jeff Benedict, in his book Poisoned (Mariner; May 17), about the 1993 Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak and Seattle attorney Bill Marler’s fight for its victims.

04/22/2011

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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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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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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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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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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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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