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Grind And Shine: Shabazz Palaces And THEESatisfaction

We sat down with the city's most enigmatic groups in Capitol Hill, the hub of Seattle nightlife.

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Why We Like Singing Talent Shows So Much

New variations on Idol remind us we actually like our pop stars a little weird.

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Molly Sweeney: Song Of Faith And Devotion

The poison-pen seduction in "You Mustn't Worry" traces the way loyalty can tilt toward obsession.

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The Allure Of The Murder Ballad: Ruth Gerson Does 'Delia's Gone'

On her new album, Deceived, Gerson sings 11 songs about the bad things that happen to bad girls.

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