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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

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Are You Going to Comicon?

The Washington State Convention Center hosts the ninth annual Emerald City Comicon, March 4–6. But don’t reach for the tights until you’ve taken our questionnaire.

02/21/2011 By Matthew Halverson

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The Last Ride of Cowboy James

King County Superior Court charging document against 74-year-old James Fogle (the inspiration for Drugstore Cowboy, starring Matt Dillon) for his botched 2010 heist in Redmond.

02/18/2011

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Trade Secrets: The Window Washer

Mark Brubaker, owner of Northwest Window Maintenance, on how to keep your home and car windows squeaky clean.

02/18/2011 By Clancey Denis

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ZAP!

Are Seattle City Light’s metal streetlight poles a danger to you (and your dog)?

02/18/2011

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Would It Work Here? The Indoor Park

Jonathan Daou, inventor and owner of Park Here, drew over 50,000 sun-starved New Yorkers this winter with a 4,500 square-foot, indoor popup park. Would it work here? We ask Seattle Parks and Recreation spokesperson Dewey Potter.

02/16/2011 By Jessica Voelker

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Spoiling for a Fight

The Ultimate Fighting Championship—an 11-bout throwdown dubbed UFC Fight Night 24—is selling out at KeyArena. Since when did we become a fisticuffs-loving city?

02/16/2011 By Matthew Halverson

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The Perfect Party

This month’s party guests: Jacob Appelbaum, Michelle Sexton, Phil Mocek, Chelsie Jorgensen, Cory Fitzner, and Rachel the Pig.

02/15/2011

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Seattle Bookshelf

In her memoir The Source of All Things, Tracy Ross lets us ride shotgun as she loses herself in the wilds of Alaska, Colorado, New Mexico, and Seattle, with a stint at Cornish College of the Arts.

02/15/2011

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Little Missed Sunshine

Just how bummed are we in Rain City? Sustainable Seattle aims to find out. In January the environmental nonprof launched the Happiness Survey, a means to gauge what it calls our Happiness Index.

02/15/2011

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Adventures in Multiculturalism

Vancouverite Todd Wong brings to Seattle his Robert Burns–inspired Gung Haggis Fat Choy, a Scottish and Chinese cross-cultural holiday that has spread from Canada to China and Scotland.

01/24/2011

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The Most Sexed-Up, Image-Shattering Tourism-Promotion Video You Will See All Year:

Google “Leavenworth” and “Woody Goomsba”

01/24/2011

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Bleep of Faith

Penn Jillette of Showtime’s Penn and Teller: Bullshit! doesn’t hate you.

01/18/2011 By James Ross Gardner

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The Perfect Party

This month’s party guests: Anne Rosellini, Michael Henrichsen, Rick Larsen, Ken Jennings, Susan Hildreth, and Michael Cera.

01/18/2011

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Cool Running

On the last Sunday of February, more than 6,000 cyclists will pedal through what Bicycling magazine calls one of “four classic rides in the nation": Chilly Hilly.

01/18/2011 By Hilary Meyerson

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Seattle Bookshelf

In West of Here, Bainbridge Island writer and Washington State Book Award winner Jonathan Evison braids two tales, one set in the 1890s, the other in 2006, about Port Bonita, a fictional town on the Olympic Peninsula.

01/14/2011

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God, Guts, and Sons

Ron Reagan, Magnolia resident and son of President Ronald Reagan, from his new memoir My Father at 100.

01/14/2011

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Single (and Kid-Free) in Seattle

How many Seattleites live alone? How many have children? A by-the-numbers look at the Seattle household.

01/14/2011

Past Lives

Be My (Blackout) Valentine

After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, a total blackout was ordered between the Mexican and Canadian borders to foil potential attacks on the mainland.

01/14/2011 By Eric Scigliano

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Amazon Attacks!

Amazon.com branch Amazon Studios wants to produce your movie. Just be sure to read the fine print.

01/14/2011 By Matthew Halverson