December 2008
Table of Contents
Cover Story
Rock guitarists, jazz singers, folk pioneers, world-class cellists and more—these are the people who changed the sound of our lives.
Features
Thumbnail for - This Is Your Life
Who doesn’t know that taking care of your body early on will pay off in the end? How to do that is another story. Seattle doctors answer 30 of the biggest questions you’ll have at every stage of your life.
Thumbnail for - Second Life
Kyla Fairchild finds a home for No Depression online, and another for herself on Camano Island.
Thumbnail for - Things They Lost in the Flood
Dil and Sue Griffiths were still recovering from one life-altering tragedy last December when the worst storm in a generation sent Lewis County through a wash cycle of swelling rivers and mudslides, inflicting millions of dollars worth of damage...
Thumbnail for - American Idolatry
With his mile-wide smile, unreliable voice, and parade of hairdos, Sanjaya Malakar became a star—and a pop culture punch line—on American Idol. Now, with his sister Shyamali always at his side, he’s made a TV commercial and written a book, and...
HERE’S WHAT I REMEMBER about the three days of organized fun at freshman orientation for college: nothing. What I do remember is slipping away from the UW campus one afternoon, hopping the number 7 bus downtown, and going to see the movie...
Multiple ChoiceRegarding your October college rankings (“Northwest ­College Rankings 2008”): While college guides provide many families with helpful ideas and information, I’d encourage families to use these guides as tools but not as a...
INGREDIENTS 12 kumquats, sliced, seeds removed 2 bottles kumquat-flavored Dry Soda 1 garlic clove 4 pieces star anise 1 Thai chili, chopped ¼ cup chopped onion Salt and freshly ground pepper 4 boneless duck breasts (6 oz each) ½...
Walk into the new signature restaurant at Kirkland’s Woodmark Hotel and find yourself in what looks like a captain of industry’s lakeside home: Doors open onto the lawnside patio and waves lap the green just steps away. Oenophiles must live...
TURKISH-BORN RESTAURATEUR Ugur Oskay opened Bistro Turkuaz quietly last spring, installing sons to help in the kitchen and her daughter to charm the patrons at the tables. The cozy Madrona restaurant imparts a primer on Turkish cuisine, long...
ARMED WITH SHINY NEW pastry chef credentials from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, Anita Ross went looking for a job. Instead she found an awakening: Pastry chefs make a lot of dough, but not a lot of money. So she came to...
Handmade Piedmontese pasta is heaven on 14th Avenue.
The dining world’s favorite fowl comes home.
Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the Lillet.
John Kelly makes his own kind of music, Joni Mitchell’s way.
Rock guitarists, jazz singers, folk pioneers, world-class cellists and more—these are the people who changed the sound of our lives.
Rock promoter, hip-hop impresario, political powerhouse—activist and entrepreneur David Meinert has shaped Seattle’s music scene.
How Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie caught the hootenanny spirit in Seattle.
A conversation with political pop duo Team Gina.
Microsoft’s tuneful team showers your yuletide with geek-love cheer.
Rocking out with Seattle’s singing Seahawk.
She’s got a stack of invitations and nothing to wear, but these shops can fix that.
To those who want to rock, roll, swing, or jam: We salute you.
How a logging town turned vampire lit into tourism lifeblood.
Dil and Sue Griffiths were still recovering from one life-altering tragedy last December when the worst storm in a generation sent Lewis County through a wash cycle of swelling rivers and mudslides, inflicting millions of dollars worth of damage...
With his mile-wide smile, unreliable voice, and parade of hairdos, Sanjaya Malakar became a star—and a pop culture punch line—on American Idol. Now, with his sister Shyamali always at his side, he’s made a TV commercial and written a book, and...
Once upon a time in the Cloud Room.
Distressed parents complain that Seattle Public Schools isolates disabled children in failing schools. Officials insist they’re doing the best they can—and maybe those kids don’t belong with other students.
Sea-Tac’s sleuths reunite harried travelers with their treasures.
He used to shimmy down chimneys with a wriggle of his nose and drink Coca-Cola, but lately that nose has been looking awfully red.
This fall the Pacific Northwest was home to a rash of bank heists—and at least one conviction—in which the thugs used more mind than muscle. A tour of the season’s smartest felonious withdrawals.
FOUR YEARS AGO, Madrona-based oenophile Sharelle Klaus found herself pregnant with her fourth child and lamenting the prospect of nine long months of wineless meals. A year later she launched Dry Soda, a line of carbonated beverages incorporating...
Kyla Fairchild finds a home for No Depression online, and another for herself on Camano Island.
Who doesn’t know that taking care of your body early on will pay off in the end? How to do that is another story. Seattle doctors answer 30 of the biggest questions you’ll have at every stage of your life.
Competitive yoga may seem like a sport based on contradictions, but its fans call it physical enlightenment.
Cash reward: Know anyone who wants to buy my house?