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Seattle sister cities – an overview

Background In 1956 President Dwight Eisenhower started Sister Cities International as part of a White House conference on citizen diplomacy. The broad idea behind developing sister city relationships is to create a person-to-person exchange between Americans and citizens of other countries based on cultural, educational, information and trade exchanges. Americans can and should learn about and…

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Pyrroline | Struggling (review)

German Dark Electro act Pyrroline has returned in 2021 with Struggling, their fourth album and the third released by Electro Aggression Records. The main album Struggling encompasses 15 tracks, 12 of them on the first disc and three leading over into the second remix disc. The remix disc is exclusive to the limited-edition CD, but…

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Sleepwalk | Tempus Vincit Omnia (review)

  Sleepwalk’s most recent output is Tempus Vincit Omnia, released in December of 2017 by Nader Moumneh’s indie label Electro Aggression Records. Sleepwalk gets the usual extravagant EAR treatment: an elegant 2-disc digipak design, over one full album of new material and a second disc of bonus remixes from some of the top talent in…

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Seattle Syttende Mai 2020: Quarantine Edition

A History of Syttende Mai and How to Celebrate Online in 2020 Many people are surprised to learn that the Norwegian holiday Syttende Mai is celebrated in Seattle, Washington. Not only is Syttende Mai celebrated in Seattle, but the annual parade attracts an estimated 10,000 people each year, many even visiting from Norway to attend.…

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Lakeview Terrace | Race, Class and Corruption in L.A.

Lakeview Terrace (2008) is a thriller with a unique premise. The film tells the story of a newlywed couple, Chris and Lisa Mattson (Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington), who move into a high-priced Los Angeles suburb. As they settle into their new home, the couple is met with hostility from their new neighbor Abel Turner…

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COVID-19 Diaries: Lessons from Seattle

What Can Be Learned from the Seattle Experience with COVID-19 I live in the bedroom community of Puyallup, Washington and commute to my hotel job in downtown Seattle. Unfortunately, that also means I have been following the outbreak of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) from its very first diagnosis in the United States. I am writing this…

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Brunch at Salty’s on Alki Beach

Salty’s on Alki Beach is without a doubt Seattle’s premier all-you-can-eat brunch experience. Located on the waterfront in West Seattle, Salty’s offers an amazing array of food options, impeccable service and fantastic views overlooking Elliott Bay and the Seattle city skyline. The real star of Salty’s, though, is the food and you won’t leave here hungry.…