September 2008
Table of Contents
Cover Story
Some to stock your cellars and some to savor today—these are our region’s best bottles.
Features
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From Lakeside School computer geek to pioneer Microsoft programmer to the gay community’s biggest benefactor, Ric Weiland seemed to have it all: brains, looks, wealth, social conscience. Then, on a sunny Pride weekend, he took his own life.
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The proactive Seattleite’s* guide to enjoying a super-sliding, high-flying, great-dining time at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. * Yes, we know you’re already proactive, but this isn’t standing in line for the latest cellphone. This is t
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The University of Washington hasn’t had a winning football season in six years, and the last great squad is known more for its criminal activity than for its wins. This season, as fans and alumni clamor for the dismissal of the legendary coach...
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The Fall Arts Season is primed to make us ponder where we’ve been, where we are, where we’re headed, and how far we have yet to go. Consider these 15 candidates worth your vote.
IN MY PERSONAL CATALOG of socially embarrassing moments, I count a lunch I attended in June with the new general manager of the Hotel 1000. As we exchanged getting-to-know-you pleasantries, the other people at the table began to exchange...
Letters to Seattle Met
Some to stock your cellars and some to savor today—these are our region’s best bottles.
Tuscany meets Georgetown in a little farm with big flavors.
The jig is up for a Seattle game developer.
Not everyone had a bad season at Safeco Field.
While Seattleites sat on their auction paddles, a Tacoma man took the lot.
AMERICA FINALLY CAUGHT UP to John Waters. The man who started writing and directing slaphappy shock films for cult tastes in the 1960s has now seen two of his movies turned into Broadway musicals; the Tony-winning Hairspray, which began life...
The Fall Arts Season is primed to make us ponder where we’ve been, where we are, where we’re headed, and how far we have yet to go. Consider these 15 candidates worth your vote.
Need an elbow to the jaw and a friendly pat on the back? Try rugby.
Twyla Tharp comes to PNB for a labor of love.
At these five boutiques, you’re never too young to be stylish.
A conversation with Sheila Mulvihill, cofounder of Plover Organic.
For Kurt and Anne Kutay—and thousands of travelers—that first dance became a rumba round the world.
A novice boatbuilder needs help to keep his project afloat.
The proactive Seattleite’s* guide to enjoying a super-sliding, high-flying, great-dining time at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. * Yes, we know you’re already proactive, but this isn’t standing in line for the latest cellphone. This is t
MAYOR GREG NICKELS WENT SPELUNKING this summer. With city staffers and media in tow, the mayor descended into an enormous cavern under Beacon Hill that human eyes may never see again. Amid 624 concrete stalactites holding up a 30-foot-high...
We give an unloved occasion an overhaul.
HAGGARD COPY CHIEFS in Saint Paul, sports desk punsters in Phoenix, bloggers of Akron, listen up. Also, Manhattan travel writers, Philadelphia newscasters, even private diarists in Willits, California, pay attention: Endless flannel references...
Hundreds have tried to strike black gold in Washington. And they’re not done yet.
From Lakeside School computer geek to pioneer Microsoft programmer to the gay community’s biggest benefactor, Ric Weiland seemed to have it all: brains, looks, wealth, social conscience. Then, on a sunny Pride weekend, he took his own life.
The University of Washington hasn’t had a winning football season in six years, and the last great squad is known more for its criminal activity than for its wins. This season, as fans and alumni clamor for the dismissal of the legendary coach...
A Kirkland couple opts for reconstruction over destruction. 
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