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No one ever knew Chris Cornell, but he knew us

Soundgarden was my first favorite band ever. I know I’m not alone, especially in this city, especially right now. But when I discovered them while…

The key to beating the Seattle Freeze: Rock ’n’ roll, baby

For most of my adult life, music has been the most reliable KrazyGlue to my most important friendships — listening to it, loving it, hating…

Unfreezing Seattle: Gutter balls at the ‘new friends’ meetup

Only a few days into my attempt to meet and make friends in the Emerald City, I stumbled into an unsettling idea: Am I the…

Unfreezing Seattle: One man’s quest to buck our town’s bad rap

This summer, I’ve indulged in a late-evening ritual that gives me a chance to bask in the brittle, self-satisfied form of loneliness that seems to…