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When the 89th Academy Awards celebration begins on February 26, Roy Price is sure to be in the audience. If early predictions are accurate, he will be anticipating an award or two for "Manchester by the Sea," a film that’s been the smash hit at all four major North American film festivals this season.

The 60-seat restaurant Copine opened in July at the base of the new, mixed-use Ballard Public Lofts, and it is exquisite. From the Tom Kundig-designed open kitchen to the soothing, neutral tones of the furniture, every detail has been carefully curated, down to the tiny fork “stands” that hold ever-changing, innovative amuse-bouches, such as melt-in-your-mouth citrus-cured salmon with roe.

It’s not just a hipster trend or a fad diet. It’s an unfortunate reality that some people simply must adhere to a gluten-free diet to stay healthy.

Need a quick oil change? Maybe a complete tune-up? A year-old startup called Wrench dispatches a certified mechanic to your home or workplace and eliminates the hassle and cost of having to drop off your car at the car dealer or repair shop.

The idea of fashion as artistic expression isn’t exactly new.

Rik Allen, a Rhode Island native, moved to Washington in 1995 to work at Pilchuck Glass School and become a member of the William Morris sculpture team.

Close your eyes and think of crackers. What do you see? Puffy Oyster Crackers? Square Saltines? Round Ritz? Triscuits? Wheat Thins? Goldfish? Paul Pigott would prefer that you see flat, crispy Croccantini — thinner than RyKrisp, sturdier than matzo, hefty enough to swipe through a tub of cream cheese and flavorful enough to complement the Cambozola that’s on special in the cheese cooler at the end of his outstretched arm.

When I heard that Amazon.com is now offering tours of its buildings in Seattle, I couldn’t wait to sign up.

A new exhibit at Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry called "Edible City: A Delicious Journey" promises to impart delicious information on the history of food in Seattle.

We all wear clothes. Most of the time, anyway. Some of us are more into making fashion statements than others. And some spend way more than anyone should to gild their forms.