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Fairy Tales
9:28 am
Mon December 16, 2013

New Princesses Rescue Girls From A Distressed Damselhood

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Princess Vinnea, guardian of plant life (left), and Princess Terra, protector of the land, examine one of many "gulavores" plaguing the land of Hortensis in the children's book Princess Vinnea and the Gulavores.
Courtesy Setsu Shigematsu

Originally published on Tue December 17, 2013 9:31 pm

The princess industry is lucrative: DVDs, dresses, crowns, theme parties. But the story of going to the ball and waiting for Prince Charming is outdated.

So one Southern California mom has created a new princess series with modern sensibilities. Creator Setsu Shigematsu recasts princesses as environmentally conscious and not waiting around to be rescued.

At the heart of her series, The Guardian Princess Alliance, is what animates any fairy tale: simple storytelling.

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Sports
3:44 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Will Seattle Get An NHL Expansion Team?

The possibility of a new SODO arena opens up the idea of bringing the NHL to Seattle. Here, the Seattle Thunderbirds play at Key Arena.
Flickr Photo/bjkeale

David Hyde talks with Stephen Whyno, NHL reporter for the Canadian Press, about the likelihood of an NHL expansion team coming to Seattle.

Georgetown Live, Part Two
1:49 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Georgetown Live: 'A City Within A City'

A low flying plane passes over Georgetown. Noise and local industrial pollution can sometimes give the area a bad rap.
Credit Flickr Photo/Joe Mabel

The Record continues its live broadcast from the Georgetown neighborhood with thoughts on raising a family and the challenges the Seattle Police faces in the district.

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Georgetown Live, Part One
12:48 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Georgetown Live: 'An Exceptionally Tight-knit Community'

Chef Matt Dillon's restaurant The Corson Building.
Flickr Photo/The Kozy Shack

The Record kicks off Georgetown Live with the district's unofficial historian, metro issues, an artistic uprising and a unique dining experience.

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Georgetown Live
12:15 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Nancy Pearl Finds Us Some Good Comics At Fantagraphics In Georgetown

Fantagraphics Books in Georgetown, Seattle.
Flickr Photo/yelahneb

Steve Scher talks with Fantagraphics store curator Larry Reid about the language of comics and with Nancy Pearl about her picks for great graphic novels.

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Music
4:38 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

'Indie With An Edge': Radio Raheem Mixes Gospel With Apocalyptic

Radio Raheem
Credit courtesy of Radio Raheem

Seattle is a town full of music. From indie rock to folk to rap, the city boasts a bevy of thriving scenes. These days, those scenes tend to cross-pollinate. And that can result in something powerful, especially when a traditional gospel singer is part of the mix.

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Legalized Marijuana
2:47 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Seattle City Attorney Wants To Encourage Pot Tourism

Flickr Photo/Cannabis Culture

Ross Reynolds talks with Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes about his ideas for encouraging pot tourism in the city.

Startup Struggles
2:47 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Hope Springs Eternal: The Struggles Of A New Restaurant

Chef Abe Hagel of Zouave.

Steve Scher talks with chef Abe Hagel at his new Ravenna restaurant, Zouave. Hagel hopes his eclectic menu of Mediterranean dishes and Berber spices will draw diners and beat the statistic that 25 percent of new restaurants fail in their first year.

Music History
2:47 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Harry Smith's Weird Old America

Harry Smith, a true American original, in 1965.
Credit From Wikipedia.

The Anthology of American Folk Music is one of the most influential recordings in history. The Anthology brings together American roots music that was saved from destruction by a local man in the days before World War II.

Born in Portland, Ore., and raised around Bellingham and Seattle, Harry Smith was an eccentric painter, film maker, and anthropologist who convinced gathered  music from forgotten 78 rpm records originally released between 1927 and 1932 at the dawn of popular culture.

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Language
2:15 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

What Will Be The Word Of The Year?

Flickr Photo/Chris Blakeley

Ross Reynolds talks with language guru Ben Zimmer about the language trends of 2013.

Georgetown Live
11:42 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Photos From A Live Broadcast In Georgetown

KUOW staff preps for a live remote broadcast in Georgetown.
KUOW/Bond Huberman

The Record on KUOW broadcasted live from Button Makers in Georgetown (6012 12th Ave S) on December 13, 2013.  Listen to those stories here

If you live or work in Georgetown, tell us about your neighborhood. Share your stories and pictures on Twitter or Instagram using #georgetownlive.

Author Interview
10:45 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Benny And Jenny: Uncovering The Franklin Sibling Relationship

Author and historian Jill Lepore speaking at event for Kansas City Public Library.
Flickr Photo/Kansas City Public Library

When they were little, they were called Benny and Jenny. They were inseparable. But as they grew up, their lives took different paths. Benjamin Franklin left home; his sister Jane Franklin never did. He taught himself to write; she couldn’t spell. He signed the Declaration and the Constitution; she became a wife, mother, and ultimately, a widow.

But they maintained a correspondence throughout their lives, and historian Jill Lepore says Franklin loved no one more than his sister. Lepore shed light on this story at Seattle’s Town Hall on October 9.

Drivers Ed
7:31 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Watching For 'Spray' And Other Tips For Navigating Icy Roads

File photo. Winter is just arriving and potentially icy commutes could be around for months in the Northwest.
Michael @ NW Lens Flickr

Originally published on Wed December 11, 2013 3:46 pm

The Northwest’s deep freeze is over for most of the region, but snow remains in some areas and winter is just arriving. That means more cold temperatures and potentially icy commutes in the months ahead.

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City Development
3:00 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Life At The Top Of A Seattle Tower Crane

A harrowing climb to the top of one of Seattle's construction cranes.
Credit KUOW Photo/Hannah Burn

According to Forbes Magazine, Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.

The city has huge construction projects in the works. Bertha, our giant drill, is working on a tunnel, and the Mercer area in South Lake Union is being entirely renovated. Condos are popping up in almost every neighborhood.

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Religion
2:23 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Pope Francis Is TIME's Person Of The Year

Pope Francis.
Flickr Photo/Catholic Church England and Wales

Ross Reynolds talks with Mark Markuly, dean of Seattle University's School of Theology, about Pope Francis being named TIME's Person of the Year.

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