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Seattle's Homelessness Crisis: What You Need to Know

How Long Do You Have to Live Here Before You Can Bitch About Seattle's Most Annoying Qualities?

The Rent Is Too Damn High, Amazon Is Ruining Seattle, and The Stranger Sucks

Hello, New People!

Here's Everything You Need to Know (and Some Things We'd Like to Forget) About Seattle

Newcomers! Get Up to Speed on Seattle Politics

Advice to Seattle Newcomers from Newcomers

People Who've Lived Here a Year Tell Newbies Where to Go, Where to Eat, and How to Survive Seattle's Winters

Charles Mudede's Alternate History of the Seattle You Must Visit

This Is the City You Will Not Find in a Brochure

Welcome, You're New to Seattle, Now What?

Where to Get... Your Hair Cut, an Abortion, a Good Bike, and Everything You Need to Survive in Seattle

A Guide for the Very, Very New to Town

Think it's hard being new to town? Try being new to the world. Here are places you can bring your baby that are fun for parents, too.

How to Navigate Seattle If You Are a Person of Color

New to Town: Welcome to Seattle!

Please Understand That Our Emotional Unavailability Is an Expression of Love

Hey, Newcomers—Welcome to the Only City in the Country that Isn't Ridiculous and Horrible!

(Hey, Locals—Have You Seen All These Goddamn New People Everywhere? I Mean, Seriously.)

First Impressions of Seattle by Someone from Spokane

All I Can Say Is: I'm Sorry?

Hundreds of Newcomers in Seattle Are Refugees from Iraq

A Look at a Remarkable Demographic Trend

First Impressions of Seattle by Someone from New York

(Apologies to Frank O'Hara)

Eight Easy Steps to Help You Break Through the Dreaded "Seattle Freeze"

Tens of thousands of new Seattleites suffer every year from the Freeze. Here's how you can stop being a statistic and start making friends.

Living in a Micro-Apartment Is "Like Living in a Closet"

Residents of the City's Newest, Smallest Residences Talk About What It's Like

A User's Guide to Seattle's Tourist Attractions

(Which All New Residents Are Required to Visit at Least Once—So I Went and Visited Them, Finally)

First Impressions of Seattle by Someone from California

Listen, It's Not as Bad as You Think

Okay, New Starbucks Palace on Pike Street, What the Hell Are You?

An Investigation

The Mysteries of Seattle's New-to-Town Tech Workers

Who Are They? How Many Are There? How Many More Are On the Way?

First Impressions of Seattle by Someone from Vienna

I Hate to Be the One to Tell You This, but Your Cake Is Terrible
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