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Read about the 20 best companies to work for in Seattle and tour state-of-the-art workplaces at some of Seattle’s most high-profile companies, including Amazon and Microsoft. Plus: the most gifted in a long line of Native American woodcarvers, John T. Williams made striking totem poles even while succumbing to drink and life on the streets. On the day of his violent death last August, he had vowed once more to turn his life around. And the Citizen’s Guide to Seattle Beer.

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Destination: Madrona [Updated]

We visit three high-style boutiques in the Seattle neighborhood of Madrona.

Chat Room

This Month’s chatter found only on seattlemet.com

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The Best Places to Work …and Play

The 20 best companies to work for in Seattle.

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A Flavor Punch in a Pinch

"…what’s shaking with Seattle’s Secret Stash sea salts."

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The Best Places to Work …and Play: Invasion 
of the Hulugans

The online streaming company, Hulu, has set up shot in a new downtown Seattle location and we’ve got the details.

Recipe

Grilled Pork Ribs with Corn and Apricot Salsa

A recipe for Grilled Pork Ribs with Corn and Apricot Salsa courtesy of Chef Joseph Conrad, of Ventana and Twist restaurants in Seattle.

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A Note from the Editor

A Note From The Editor.

Letters to the Editor

Cheers for Marination Station, jeers for rats coming up through residential toilets (duh!), and a lesson on the varieties of Chinese noodles.

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Beacon Hill Unplugged

Slow Internet connections in Beacon Hill anger residents.

Math: Hush on the Tracks

Noisy rumbles from Sound Transit–we do some math.

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Trade Secrets: How to Take a Punch

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

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Would You Survive the Big One at the Office?

Can your office building withstand an earthquake?

The Perfect Party

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

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Tacoma’s Heart of Glass

This month’s weekend getaway: Tacoma, Washington, where you’ll head to the Tacoma Art Museum and the Museum of Glass before stopping at Harmon Brewery and Eatery for some burgers and locally crafted beer.

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Leasing the Cool Life

How Seattle’s Gen Y renters are changing the apartment amenity landscape.

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Freaked About Freak Dancing

The chaperone at the middle school dance gets freaked over freak dancing.

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The Carver’s Life

John T. Williams was the most gifted in a long line of Native American woodcarvers. A talented artist and colorful storyteller, he made striking totem poles even while succumbing to drink and life on the streets. On the day of his violent death last Augus

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Street Food Heaven

Revel claims a spot at the center of the fusion universe in Seattle’s Fremont district.

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The Home Builder

A Nickelsville resident finds hope in community.

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The Citizen’s Guide to Seattle Beer: Suds of Spring and Summer

Rich Coffey, chef at Madison Park Cafe in Seattle, picks his top six local summer beers for the coming season.

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The Citizen’s Guide to Seattle Beer: The Republic Of Cascadia

Q & A with Portland brewer and beer writer Abram Goldman-Armstrong about Cascadian dark ale.

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The Citizen’s Guide to Seattle Beer: Cask and You Shall Receive

Seattle guide to finding cask-conditioned brews.

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The Citizen’s Guide to Seattle Beer: The Microbrew Minimart

Serious Seattle beer enthusiasts take note: West Seattle’s Super Deli Mart–bought in 2009 by former beer sales representative Min Chung–is the place to go for pints, growlers, and kegs and super-rare brews you won’t find at your local watering hole.

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The Best Places to Work …and Play: Anybody Work Here?

Tour state-of-the-art workplaces at some of Seattle’s most high-profile companies including Amazon, Microsoft and more.

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Northwest, Vegas Style

A review of two Vegas inspired dinner and dance venues, Munchbar and PNK.

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Oil and Water

Local photographer Daniel Beltrá spent two months documenting the BP spill. He will be displaying his work at the Seattle Aquarium through August.

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North by Northwest

Seattle connections abound in several films screening at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival.

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Seattle Sound: New Albums from Local Artists

The month of May offers a handful of highly anticipated new albums from Seattle musicians.

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The Carver’s Life: Annotations of Carvings by John T. Williams

Annotations of a wood carved totem pole made by John T. Williams as told to Design Director André Mora by his brother, Rick Williams.

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The Citizen’s Guide to Seattle Beer

In anticipation of this month’s beer bacchanalia, Seattle Beer Week, here’s an insider’s guide to the best of the new brews.