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Preparing to run in the cold
The benefits of running include stronger muscles and bones and a lower risk of cancer. But if running on a treadmill isn’t your cup of tea then you need to be prepared to brave the cold.
In search of the perfect Reuben
In bars and delis, at lunch-counters and taverns, I fall for the Reuben like a love-starved sailor swooning at the scent of French perfume.
A Mid-Spring Night's Dream: Citywide Shakespeare festival announced for 2018
Mark your calendars and, while you're at it, tame your shrews, lose the labors of your love, and star-cross your lovers.
REVIEW: Quiet but powerful, 'Claire in Motion' can't be missed
This psychological thriller starring Betsy Brandt of “Breaking Bad” fame is quiet when other movies would be loud, ambiguous when other movies would demand hard resolution, thoughtful when others would demand the sublimation of difficulty to move onto the next plot beat.
REVIEW: 'Untitled Play About Art School' slickly produced, unevenly written
There's a show with a smart perspective on mental illness here, but it's hidden in a morass of unfulfilling B-plots and hyper-niche character archetypes.
The Burger Economy
The humble burger is still the least expensive item on many menus, undercutting chicken, pork chops, mussels, even pasta.
"Love Witch": Little substance behind otherwise loving Technicolor homage
It can be fun when filmmakers play with styles and archetypes lost to time, exploring new stories on a playground built decades past in cinema history. But what if, as in the case of “The Love Witch,” a film becomes so archetypical it loses touch with anything solid?
'Arrival' stands tall in a long line of thoughtful 'invasion' cinema
Alien contact stories such as “Arrival” — which opened Nov. 11 at SIFF Cinema Uptown in Lower Queen Anne — usually look kindly upon humans as they try to save their race from themselves.
James Husted recalls the hey day of synth music
Husted, who today operates a synthesizer assembly company called Synthwerks, spent most of the ‘80s and ‘90s issuing his stuff on obscure cassettes and limited edition CDs.
'Miss Hokusai' offers speculation on artist's life, filial relationship
The new anime feature “Miss Hokusai,” playing SIFF Cinema Uptown Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, dwells on famous Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai
and his daughter Katsushika Oi.
Madison Park resident to be featured in Seattle Shorts Festival
Director Peter Feysa will see his movie “Dead in the Water” screen at the festival Nov. 13. The festival runs Nov. 11-13 at the SIFF Film Center in lower Queen Anne.
Community, familiarity and comfort food at St. Clouds
Simply by virtue of its location at the heart of this quiet residential district, St. Clouds is like a community center crossed with a neighborhood bistro.
'Man of La Mancha' well served by expert comic timing and spectacle
“Man of La Mancha,” directed by Allison Narver, is a splash-bang spectacle of visuals and sound.
Marianne Lile is a Madrona resident and the author of “Stepmother,” a memoir released Sept. 27.
Fond memories of lost fine dining spots
I drove past Francois Kissel’s old house in Madrona the other day, with its fine view across Lake Washington to Bellevue and the Cascades, and I got to thinking about our city’s history.
'Married ... with Children' alum Amanda Bearse begins new chapter at Seattle Film Institute
Amanda Bearse, of "Married ... with Children" fame, is mentoring the next generation of creative minds in the classroom at the Seattle Film Institute.
Cheese, wine and tuna in Madrona
t’s a real pleasure to encounter, at Madrona’s
, 1416 34th Avenue, an entire list of “difficult” wines, beers and aperitifs.
The French-Vietnamese connection
In 1974, after the fall of Saigon, tens of thousands of Vietnamese citizens (civilians, not military) fled their country aboard an armada of 600 U.S.
Meatless on Madison
here’s a charming, airy feeling inside Cafe Flora, 2901 E. Madison, with all the vast windows, planters full of greenery, and fresh, floral smells you associate with a garden store.
Olive oil from Portugal
When Sheila Fitzgerald, lifelong resident of Madison Park, went hiking in northern Portugal some years back, along one of the many trails that lead to the shrine of Santiago de Compostel, she made a discovery that was gustatory rather than spiritual: The fine olive oil produced at a small grove of olive trees along her path.
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