Music for Sounders Game Day

We're getting to the final weeks of the regular season in Major League Soccer, and your Seattle Sounders are battling their way into the postseason as we speak. Will they make the playoffs? We'll have to hold on through a wild October to find out! A lot of professional soccer players have hype music they…
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Aretha Franklin: In Memoriam

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, died in her Detroit home on August 16, leaving the world a just little bit darker and less brilliant in her wake. There are plenty of books, news stories and interviews you could choose to read to remember her, but my favorite way to honor musicians is to take…
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Nordic Museum Grand Opening!

The Nordic Museum has long been one of my favorite museums in the city. Its former location, a cozy but haunted-looking old schoolhouse, was host to some of the most unusual and memorable exhibits I've ever seen: a sprawling collection of kitschy birch board paintings, a dreamy photographic exhibition celebrating fantastical Nordic fashion design, a candy-colored…
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Music for Days Gone By

Every so often there's a song or a piece of music that pairs perfectly with the book I'm reading. For me, Rose Bett's enchanting and poignant song reminded me of the Prisoner of Zenda, a romantic adventure in which true love and duty clash. Published on the eve of World War I, neither the blithe…
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Queen of the Grammys: SZA

The awards haven't gone out yet, but I'm already crowning this year's Queen of the Grammys (a title I just made up): her name is SZA, and she's amazing and I wish she was my bestie.  This year, SZA is up for five Grammys: Best New Artist, Best Urban Contemporary Album (Ctrl), Best R&B Song ("Supermodel")…
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Make the Most of hoopla

As someone who adores analog media, my home is filled with record players, typewriters, and of course- a tall stack of books on my bedside table. I love the smell of the pages and the weight of a book in hand. Books remain my favorite library collection, but over the years, I've discovered digital services that…
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