The Nation: Those Movers Who Shake Seattle

Seattle has almost none of the hassles and almost all of the amenities of many bigger American cities. As Post-Intelligencer Columnist Emmett Watson remarks, "The people of Seattle, like every place else, are into punk rock, tofu, lifespring, frozen yogurt, est and diet beer. People here are using words like parenting, ambience, trendy and psycho- babble." They also, quite often, are using words like symphony, museum and pro football.

The city of 496,000 has a thriving cultural center that includes the Seattle Art Museum's Modern Art Pavilion, the symphony and a repertory theater that...

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