November 2009
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It’s not just you: Everybody’s working for the weekend. Yet when Saturday finally rolls around, it seems as though there’s nothing to do—or too much to do. That’s where we come in. We’ve planned out a year’s worth
Features
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In the last days of November 1999, Seattle became the first American city to host a meeting of the World Trade Organization. As the event unfolded, thousands of protesters seized downtown, blocking the talks, and Seattle’s dreams of global glory dis
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We sleep at home and work at the office. But we live on the road—in our cars and buses and trains, on our bikes or feet or scooters or skateboards. Read how you can beat the traffic, avoid it, or live with it—whatever you ride or drive.
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Five of us met at 7:15 am on July 27, a steaming heat-wave morning. Our mission: to determine, not just how long it takes to make the same Eastside-to-downtown commute by various modes, but what pleasures, perils, stresses, and costs each one...
Letters about previous articles from the Seattle metropolitan community.
Six restaurants to satisfy your shellfish craving.
The Francophiles are storming new Ballard restaurant Bastille, but do they come for the food?
Main course or dessert: When it comes to chocolate, Seattle’s eating it up. Plus, a recipe for savory chocolate corn tacos with pomegranate-tangerine pulled chicken from Theo Chocolate.
The feast may be over, but Gourmet’s erstwhile chief Ruth Reichl will dish again.
It’s not just you: Everybody’s working for the weekend. Yet when Saturday finally rolls around, it seems as though there’s nothing to do—or too much to do. That’s where we come in. We’ve planned out a year’s worth
Seattle Public Library closed for a week this summer. Here’s why you should give a shhhh.
Isabella Rosellini discusses her forays into Green Porno, a hilarious series of tongue-in-cheek, two-minute educational films for the Sundance Channel website.
England’s macabre trio The Tiger Lilies brings their melancholy melodies to the Moore Theatre.
Seattle hasn’t seen the end of basketball player Nate Robinson’s antics. Here’s what we can expect.
A year ago this month the Nickelsville homeless encampment, an itinerant community of some 90 individuals, asked to live for three months in the parking lot of University Congregational United Church of Christl, which led to this baffliing...
This month’s party guests: Bart Smith, Billy Joel, Maurice Sendak, Christopher DeLaurenti, Tamara Murphy, Toby Cecchini, Lt. Ehren Watada, and Caryl Turner.
Documentarian Steve Cox profiles our first major MLB club in The Seattle Pilots: Short Flight into History.
Prepare for the holiday season with cookware from these kitchen shops.
Navigate November with watery earth tones and new neutrals.
We sleep at home and work at the office. But we live on the road—in our cars and buses and trains, on our bikes or feet or scooters or skateboards. Read how you can beat the traffic, avoid it, or live with it—whatever you ride or drive.
Orcas in Puget Sound are shouting their conversations to be heard over the clamor of fishing boats and container ships. But there could be more at stake than just noisy underwater neighbors.
In the last days of November 1999, Seattle became the first American city to host a meeting of the World Trade Organization. As the event unfolded, thousands of protesters seized downtown, blocking the talks, and Seattle’s dreams of global glory dis
Five of us met at 7:15 am on July 27, a steaming heat-wave morning. Our mission: to determine, not just how long it takes to make the same Eastside-to-downtown commute by various modes, but what pleasures, perils, stresses, and costs each one...
Lake Washington Girls Middle School student Naomi True had no idea that her science project would be used in Trash Track, the latest study to examine resource management and track the junk journey from dumpster to dump.
City councilmember Tim Burgess is proposing legislation to quiet Seattle’s most persistent penny petitioners.
Speakeasy-style bars Knee High, Bathtub Gin, and Tavern Law find hush-hush brings big buzz.
Tara Graham bought architect Grace Schlitt’s home in Madrona, and found she fit right in.
Tempted by a city stay over? Scope out images of Seattle newest hotels.
Seattle’s red light cameras.
Photos from Feast at the Market, the Alzheimer’s Association’s Seattle Memory Walk, An Evening of Wine, the Children’s Golf Classic, the 9th Annual Governors’ Cup Golf Tournament, Laugh Your Way to Giving, Lunch for the Cure, and Seattle University’