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The Seattle I Brag About
Posted in Seattle on 13 July 2010
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I don’t really need to explain my love of Las Vegas or Bangkok to my friends. Seattle, however, is a tougher sell.

Singing with iPods in Zipcars
Posted in Seattle on 21 June 2010
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My singing voice isn’t great, but it can hold a tune. And I love to do it. Growing up in the suburbs of Orange County, CA., singing in public was almost an act of rebellion.

Art is Boring
Posted in One Million Watts on 9 June 2010
Stats: 5,562 views and 2 Comments

The word “art” has been devalued. We live in a world where every middle-aged lady making chunky coral-jewelry calls herself an artist.

Commuting with Superheroes
Posted in Seattle on 2 June 2010
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The regulars on my bus are the costumed crusaders that keep the city safe. Not in a grandiose, Batmannish sort of way, but in their own, quiet ways.

Look into the Dream Portals of Chris Berens
Posted in One Million Watts on 20 May 2010
Stats: 10,930 views and 3 Comments

The paintings of Dutch artist Chris Berens feel like incredible glimpses into another person’s dreams. Everything is soft, distorted and unfocused.

Scenes from Vanishing Seattle
Posted in Seattle on 12 May 2010
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I haven’t been in Seattle very long. But I have been here long enough to see dozens of local institutions come and go — and I have the photographs to prove it.

The Last Time I Met Kurt Cobain, Part 2
Posted in Seattle on 22 April 2010
Stats: 26,391 views and 15 Comments

Part of me wanted to talk to Cobain and part of me didn’t want to bug him, but now his own wife was encouraging me to go bother him. Maybe this was some sort of inside joke between them.

The Last Time I Met Kurt Cobain, Part 1
Posted in Seattle on 21 April 2010
Stats: 20,915 views and 5 Comments

Cobain grabbed a hammer and proceeded to annihilate his guitar, going at the thing with pure hate. He then collapsed onto the floor, where he lay motionless for the next twenty minutes.

What about Seattle Center?
Posted in Seattle on 5 April 2010
Stats: 8,118 views and No Comments

Seattle Center is in a kind of zombie state right now. There’s a plan to make the former World’s Fair grounds into Seattle’s Central Park, but without money and public will, it may well fail.

Things We Like: Umbrellas, “Friends Forever” and “Zoolook”
Posted in Things We Like on 3 April 2010
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This week, we consider the fashionable qualities of umbrellas, watch two guys playing noise rock on top of a van, and discover an early music video from the director of “Amelie.”