October 2011
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Get out of town with a culinary adventure at Cama Beach State Park, a scenic drive along the shores of Lake Cle Elum, one very unusual form of skydiving at iFly Seattle, or 26 more getaways within 90 minutes or less of Seattle.
Features
Thumbnail for - Fall Fashion 2011: The New West
In our fall fashion slideshow, global style looks right at home with rugged materials and regional designers.
Thumbnail for - The Redemption of Ryan Leaf Will Be Televised
Once upon a time Washington State University football phenom Ryan Leaf had the world at his feet. But after flaming out of the NFL, he hid from his family, his friends, his alma mater—and especially the media. Now, after a very public addiction to...
Thumbnail for - Putting the Eddie Back in Eddie Bauer
For 50 years, Eddie Bauer was the outfitter of choice for the world’s most seasoned outdoor lovers. Now, CEO Neil Fiske is trying to lead the classic brand back to the mountaintop.
Trendy but spendy Washington wines, parking hassles in Pioneer Square, and childhood memories of Olympic National Park.
Surprise, surprise: At Ba Bar, the Monsoon folks bring traditional Vietnamese fare to Capitol Hill.
Bar del Corso, Travelers Thali House and Tea Lounge, and Inay’s Asian Pacific Cuisine signal a culinary flowering on Beacon Hill.
In an exclusive excerpt from Stephen Tow’s Seattle music history The Strangest Tribe, the author shows how the U-Men bridged the path from punk to grunge.
Seattle comics lovers and fantasy fans unite for the first-ever GeekGirlCon.
I pledge to NPR, therefore I don’t feel so guilty.
Examine eight colorful Carnival traditions from around the world at a new exhibit at the Burke Museum.
This month’s party guests: James Keeffe Jr., Andrew Russell, Frances Bean Cobain, John McEnroe, Heather Purser, and Jeff Bezos.
The best of Seattlemet.com blogs: Sauced, Nosh Pit, and Culture Fiend.
In The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Its Legacy, Paula Becker, Alan J. Stein, and their fellow historylink.org staffers rewind the clock to a time when Seattle meant little more than airplanes and lumber to the rest of the...
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s upcoming PBS documentary Prohibition turns the lens on a Kirklander whose rum-running father never forgot his strangely scrupulous boss.
Colton Harris-Moore, aka the Barefoot Bandit, in an open letter to his victims explaining his decision to green-light a feature film about his life.
In our fall fashion slideshow, global style looks right at home with rugged materials and regional designers.
For 50 years, Eddie Bauer was the outfitter of choice for the world’s most seasoned outdoor lovers. Now, CEO Neil Fiske is trying to lead the classic brand back to the mountaintop.
Get out of town with a culinary adventure at Cama Beach State Park, a scenic drive along the shores of Lake Cle Elum, one very unusual form of skydiving at iFly Seattle, or 26 more getaways within 90 minutes or less of Seattle.
Afghanistan war vet Sam Barrett, cofounder of Brothers Reconnecting in Growth and Healing Trauma (BRIGHT), lends a hand to fellow soldiers.
Colin Wong’s online Bible (ebible.com) is a passion project.
The 2011 fight for the Seattle City Council is all about dethroning the incumbents: Jean Godden, Tom Rasmussen, Tim Burgess, Bruce Harrell, and Sally Clark.
Market researches love to tell us what we are. And, say the demographic diviners at Manhattan-based Scarborough Research, Seattleites are—ready for this?—Super Greenies, according to a new study titled “All About the Super Greenies."
By the numbers: King 
County Metro budget 
shortfalls, cuts to service, and fare hikes.
Xin Tong of Microsoft Research Asia says he and his team have nearly perfected 3D expressions.
Once upon a time Washington State University football phenom Ryan Leaf had the world at his feet. But after flaming out of the NFL, he hid from his family, his friends, his alma mater—and especially the media. Now, after a very public addiction to...
Seattle Public Schools launch iPad, iPod program.
Elysian Brewing Company’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival inspires brewers to become one with the gourd.
An Alessi Cronotime desk clock and Herman Miller Eames armchair at Velocity Art and Design, a trio of vases from NuBe Green, a Tom Dixon Fluoro light at Inform Interiors—hot new colors and hearth-warming hues brighten home design.
Whittle the perfect jack-o’-lantern with these tips from mechanical designer Russ Leno.
A suggestion from park supporters: Salvage part of the Alaskan Way Viaduct and convert it into public green space, a la New York City’s High Line.
Seattle music writer Gillian Gaar sizes up a bookshelf’s worth of grunge histories: Nirvana: The Biography by Everett True, Justin Henderson’s Grunge Seattle, Charles R. Cross’s biography of Kurt Cobain, and more.
More from Stephen Tow’s The Strangest Tribe: 10 little-known Seattle records you should listen to, including Failure by the Posies, The U-Men’s Solid Action, and more.