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Oliver’s Lounge Marks 40 Years of Cocktails and Culture

For four decades, the downtown bar has had a window to a city in flux.

 

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Seattle Wants YOU to Pay Less for Utilities

City leaders want to make it easier for poor families to enroll in the Utilities Discount Program.

 

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Jungle Sweep Stymied by Council, Advocates

The ACLU threatens to sue, Murray doesn’t like the word ‘sweeps,’ and a camper says clearing the Jungle ‘sounds right.’

 

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Coal Terminal Hearing Pits Labor Against Environment — Again

Blue shirts versus red shirts in the final battle.

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The Top Five Northwest Acts You Need to Check Out This Festival Season

DoNormaal, JusMoni, Chanti Darling, The Dip, and Jo Passed.

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Levitas Takes Yoga to New Heights

Instructor Sam Witala learned aerial yoga from the best. Now she’s passing it on.

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The Best Local Records We Heard This May

Despite the onslaught of sad news this month, the local scene kept pumping out gold nuggets.

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The Complete Cascadian Summer Music Festival Guide

All the music your sunburnt face can handle.

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Lindy West, Seattleite by Birth and by Choice

The author of Shrill could live wherever she wants. Why choose here?

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Why the Jungle Sweeps are Bound to Fail

The city’s plan for clearing homeless encampments ignores the fundamental reasons people are there to begin with.

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Jarr Bar Brings Seattle a Taste of Europe, Sealed in a Tin

Bryan Jarr’s eponymous downtown spot is the first of its kind in Seattle.

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Beloved Teacher Belatedly Returns to Garfield Choir

After nearly a year of legal wrangling, Carol Burton is back with her students.

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Bite, Sip, Repeat: Uncomplicating Wine with Purple’s Chef Harry Mills

Whether you’re a white or a rosé, wining is never optional with Chef Mills

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One Trans Man’s Long Journey to Get the Surgery He Needs

It took a years-long legal battle, a lot of red tape, and a 170-mile drive.

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Viggo Mortensen's 'Captain Fantastic' was shot in Goldbar, Sultan, Snohomish, and a Kirkland hospital. Photo by Cathy Kanavy

How to Find Your Way Through the Overwhelming Offerings at SIFF

There’s a kind of madness at loose here, from the sheer number of films (something in the neighborhood of 250 features this year, from 85 different countries) to the variety of events involved.

Viggo Mortensen's 'Captain Fantastic' was shot in Goldbar, Sultan, Snohomish, and a Kirkland hospital. Photo by Cathy Kanavy
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Jungle Residents Protest Impending Sweep

Some councilmembers agree with them.

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Chesley Bonestell's "Seperation of the Third Stage." Courtesy of Bonestell LLC

Paul Allen’s Space-Art Exhibition ‘Imagined Futures’ Captures Our Cosmic Folly

Pivot Art + Culture’s new exhibition, Imagined Futures, is drawn from Paul Allen’s collection of outer-space paraphernalia and art. I expected it to be quirky and nostalgic, and it is. I didn’t expect it to be wryly funny, but it is.

Chesley Bonestell's "Seperation of the Third Stage." Courtesy of Bonestell LLC
Mozzarella, basil and parmesan pizza from Dino's Tomato Pie. By Lindsey Yamada

Delancey’s Owner Serves a Different Kind of Pie at Dino’s

Seattle pizza guru Brandon Pettit calls forth his Jersey background in his latest place for pizza.

Mozzarella, basil and parmesan pizza from Dino's Tomato Pie. By Lindsey Yamada
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King Coal’s Final Fight in Washington

The backers of Millennium Bulk Terminals, a proposed coal-export terminal in Longview, are scrambling to get on the last boat to Asia.

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Housekeepers Launch Ballot Initiative Against Creepy Guests (and Unreasonable Workloads)

The initiative would require hotel housekeepers be provided with panic buttons and create a standard response procedure for hotel management to address acts of harassment or assault by guests.

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Seattle Cleared “The Jungle” In 1994, 1998, and 2003. It Worked So Well We’re Doing It Again.

“This is a friggin’ waste of time and resource. You would have to build a Berlin Wall …to keep people out of there. And an army to patrol it.”

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Is Anheuser-Busch Playing Dirty to Crush Craft Beer in Seattle?

A state investigation found the King of Beers skirting the rules to elbow into Seattle’s famous beer scene.

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Report: Seattle African Americans Make 58 Cents For Each Dollar Earned by White Counterparts

The new study ranks Seattle low in terms of paying African Americans and Latinos as compared to whites.

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Wine and Inspiration Flow at Cork & Click

Christiana Childers provides amateur photographers with a safe place to get comfortable with their cameras.

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Carlos Lopez Wins Grand Jury Prize for Sync 2016

The Seattle filmmaker’s 3-D turn distinguishes him in an excellent field.

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In Court and on Campus, Claims of Discrimination and Institutional Inaction Cloud UW

A discrimination trial gets a hung jury the same day students rally.

Thursday's protest came with 35 pages of demands. Courtesy of Caitlin Benstead of SEIU Local 925
The D.I.Y. artist with his own take on the classic Nudie Suit, sewed by Clarity Miller. Photo by Jason Quigley

Karl Blau Takes a Nashville Turn With Producer Tucker Martine as His Guide

The indie mainstay finds new life in songs from another place and another time.

The D.I.Y. artist with his own take on the classic Nudie Suit, sewed by Clarity Miller. Photo by Jason Quigley
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Actual Things Said to Me, an Employee of Scarecrow Video

Some comics verite from Seattle’s premiere video rental shop.

Actual Things Said to Me, an Employee of Scarecrow Video. By Marc Palm (detail)
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Should We Get Used to Charter Schools?

One public schoolteacher’s illustrated perspective.

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This Weekend, Anacortes Will Be Ground Zero For Climate Resistance

It’s time for ShellNo 2.0: Bigger, better, and wetter.

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