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December 16, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Chat rewind: Books to give, books to love

In a panic for a holiday gift? Bookstore gift card burning a hole in your pocket? We have you covered. Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn and the Elliott Bay  Book Co.’s Karen Maeda Allman got together for a live chat on the best books of 2014, the best books to give as presents and…


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September 12, 2014 at 5:41 PM

What book should you read next? Recommendations for readers

Seattle Times books editor Mary Ann Gwinn and David Wright, reader services librarian for the Seattle Public Library, talked books on Tuesday with Seattle Times readers. Wright’s specialty:  if you tell him the last book you read and enjoyed, he can recommend the NEXT book you’re going to want to read. Read their recommendations below. Also see Mary Ann’s…


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August 28, 2014 at 6:03 AM

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 8: 3 great salutes to Lisa

Summer is drawing to a close, which means: A) A holiday weekend B)  Bumbershoot C) More time to watch the FXX broadcast (going on now!) of all 552 episodes of “The Simpsons.” In the interest of holidays, we’re letting some others do some of the heavy  lifting in this post — which salutes  brainy Lisa Simpson, the foil for…


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February 18, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Armistead Maupin on his final Tale of the City

Armistead Maupin made journalistic history in 1976 when his “Tales of the City” series began running in the San Francisco Chronicle. He created vivid characters who came from all walks of life (to put it mildly). His stories of Mary Ann, the naive Midwestern transplant, Michael, the gay young man with a strong romantic streak,…


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December 9, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Macklemore and a $100 gift card: things to do this week

Pearl Jam, a pot party….the fun never seems to end in Seattle, does it? But wait, there’s more: concerts, swell art and … a chance to win a $100 Starbucks gift card. Music: Locally sourced rappers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who now have 7 Grammy nominations to their collective name, roll into Seattle for three…


Comments | More in The week ahead | Topics: 5th Avenue Theatre, A Christmas Carol, ACT Theatre