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Cover Story: There was something about Mary’s

Five years after its closing, the legend of Hairy Mary’s remains

The year was 1991. President George H.W. Bush was in the White House, Paul “Pee Wee Herman” Rubens was arrested after being caught masturbating in an adult theater, Nirvana’s iconic “Nevermind” was released, and Cityview didn’t even exist. Read More..

 The Sound
Death Cab For Cutie makes its 80/35 debut

Easily the most consistently successful band to come out of Seattle since the grunge rock movement of the early ’90s, Death Cab for Cutie’s work is built upon a foundation of Ben Gibbard’s plaintive vocals and the band’s trademark lyrical introspection. Read More...

 Civic Skinny
Hoiberg’s contract, Rubashkin’s brief, Highfill’s brawl

Justices of the United States Supreme Court went home last week without giving any thought to Sholom Rubashkin. So Rubashkin stays put in federal prison in Otisville, N.Y. Read More...

 Food Dude
Tracking some readers’ tips

Readers’ enthusiasm for four off-beat joints persuaded us to check them out. We began with Chester’s Chicken, a quick service food concept founded in Alabama some 60 years ago by an inventor of industrial deep fryers. Read More...

 Political Mercury
Union families should be first in line for reparations

On car trips, Sirius-XM satellite radio is a blessing. I roll through a lot of radio talk. The topic of reparations for slavery appears to be a frequent one on an African-American talk-show Read More...

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