September 2012
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Raise a glass to the wines of Washington–our annual list gives you more than 100 ways to celebrate. Plus, a guided tour of the state’s unique tasting rooms and wineries.
Features
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In 1987, Darryl Baines got the one thing he’d always dreamed of—a chance to play in the NFL, for the Seattle Seahawks. The gifted athlete could outrun anyone or anything—except his own demons.
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An election-season primer to a winning field of candidates in theater, dance, music, and more.
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We asked 35 Seattle directors, musicians, dancers, and all-around culture gurus to give us their top picks for the year. All of the answers are anonymous, all praise unfettered.
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Pantone color expert Leatrice Eiseman paints her home in rainbow hues.
This is the fifth year running that Seattle Met has celebrated 100 top wines produced in our region. If this year is like previous ones, we will be awash in comments from wine lovers who question our methods. Why are some highly respected...
Punk Rock vs. Bullies I was honored to be interviewed for James Ross Gardner’s article “Mean Kids” (July 2012). The article does justice to the harassment I went through.  “Mean Kids” gives readers a closer look into what really happens in...
The weird appeal of dining with strangers.
Canon executive chef Andrew Cross’s rhubarb and foie gras dish blends savory, sour, sweet, and salty.
An old warehouse is reborn as the Fremont Collective, and two notable Seattle restaurants move in.
An election-season primer to a winning field of candidates in theater, dance, music, and more.
We asked 35 Seattle directors, musicians, dancers, and all-around culture gurus to give us their top picks for the year. All of the answers are anonymous, all praise unfettered.
Here’s who we’d invite to a dinner party if we could entertain September’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis rap for gay marriage, the Rainier “R” gets restored, City Target opens, and family-friendly restaurants create hell for the kid-free.
Secrets of the Cell the second installment in Royden Lepp’s graphic novel series Rust.
Edmonds's most famous trivia hound shares how he got on Jeopardy! and admits he actually likes being wrong.
The violin virtuoso finds as much inspiration in Freddie Mercury as Tchaikovsky and gives concerts that double as daring performance art.
Junot Díaz, the Shins, and violin virtuoso Joshua Bell come to town.
Design 10301’s Sharon Roth is the best Seattle women’s wear designer you’ve never heard of.
An interview with Anna Rose Telcs, who shapes fabric and cloth the way sculptors shape metal and wood.
From atop Silver Star Mountain, get the best view of four volcanoes—Mounts Hood, Rainier, Adams, and St. Helens
In 1987, Darryl Baines got the one thing he’d always dreamed of—a chance to play in the NFL, for the Seattle Seahawks. The gifted athlete could outrun anyone or anything—except his own demons.
I’m. Not. Going.
The district wanted to place high school students on the same West Seattle campus.
22.2 gallons Average milk consumption per American each year 4.5 percent Expected average decline in national milk production per cow within the next 70 years, according to a University of Washington study that links climate change and the...
Activist Paul Watson is in hot water with Japan after his numerous efforts at ending illegal whaling.
Mariners fans: Learn to trash-talk from a pro.
Fusion experts develop a cheap, efficient source of extreme ultraviolet light to make your smart phone faster.
Would It Work in Seattle? A New York ad firm reconfigures old, unused phone booths to pulse with free Wi-Fi.
The unintended (and intended) consequences of privatizing Washington state liquor sales.
Washington’s wine regions are rich in character and characters, so in the equivalent of a many-months-long wine crawl, we went in search of some of the state’s most classic, quixotic, and even iconic places to taste wine. Here, 22 memorable...
Raise a glass to the wines of Washington–our annual wine list gives you more than 100 ways to celebrate.
Ten 90-point reds at $25 or less, listed alphabetically.
Each of these Washington whites received 90 points in the blind test. We present them here, unranked.
Now that the state is out of the liquor business, new big-box booze stores offer a whole new shopping experience.
Pantone color expert Leatrice Eiseman paints her home in rainbow hues.