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Road Trips 2012

The Northwest has the best stretches of blacktop in the world: We can cross mountain passes and trace deserted shoreline, even motor up to the world’s best farm-to-table feast. All it takes is a full tank.

03/23/2012 By Kathryn Robinson, Laura Dannen, and Allison Williams

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Exquisite Corpses

E. R. Butterworth revolutionized the funeral business with a full-service mortuary. When tuberculosis and diphtheria ravaged the city, business was good. When the Spanish flu and one of America’s first female serial killers struck, business got complicate

03/23/2012 By James Ross Gardner

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The Space Needle: Seattle’s Inspired Icon

Why fifty years later the Space Needle still works.

03/23/2012 By Lawrence W. Cheek

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Spring Fashion 2012

A Ballard artist’s vibrant and eclectic home is the ideal setting for the season’s graphic patterns, photographic prints, and daring color combinations.

03/23/2012 By Laura Cassidy

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Arts & Culture

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Met Picks: Top Things to Do and See in April

Radiohead at KeyArena, David Sedaris at Benaroya Hall, Balagan Theatre stages Spring Awakening, and more.

03/23/2012 Edited by Laura Dannen

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Book-It Repertory Theatre Stages The Art of Racing in the Rain

Book-It Repertory Theatre adapts Garth Stein’s best-selling novel The Art of Racing in the Rain.

03/23/2012 By Laura Dannen

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Esperanza Spalding Plays the Paramount

Portland-born jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding plays Seattle April 24.

03/23/2012 Edited by Laura Dannen

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Dispatches from Seattlemet.com

The best of Seattlemet.com blogs: Nosh Pit, Wear What When, Sauced, and Culture Fiend.

03/23/2012 By Christopher Werner

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The Perfect Party

This month’s party guests: Chris Hansen, Debra Prinzing, T.J. Martin, Frieda Sondland, Chone Figgins, and Alexandra Abraham.

03/23/2012 By Allison Williams

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Northwest Bookshelf: Trading Manny

Trading Manny: How a Father and Son Learned to Love Baseball Again follows author Jim Gullo as he grapples with the sport’s steroid scandals.

03/23/2012 By Brian Colella

Eat & Drink

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Dish Deconstructed: U:Don’s On-Tama Udon

Chef Takanori Kurachi breaks down the on-tama udon at his University District restaurant U:Don.

03/23/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

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Artisan Cheese and Local Beer, Together at Last

The brand new Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival showcases the complementary nature of beer and cheese.

03/23/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

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The Legacy of Le Gourmand

A fond farewell to Ballard restaurant Le Gourmand.

03/23/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

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Tweet First, Cook Later

For Seattle restaurateurs, creating an online presence now often comes before buying a stove.

03/23/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

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Campagne Reopens as Marché

Pike Place Market restaurant Marché aims younger in look and in price tag.

03/23/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

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LloydMartin Brings Sophisticated Noshes to Queen Anne

Anyone who thinks only Capitol Hill gets all the cool new restaurants hasn’t been to LloydMartin on Queen Anne.

03/23/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: April 2012

Entrepreneurial Spirits Haunt Seattle’s Buildings

03/23/2012 By Katherine Koberg

Health & Wellness

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Gaming, for Your Health

New findings suggest that video games—particularly action-packed and often violent video games—might be good for you. Or at least good for your eyesight.

03/23/2012 By Amanda Zurita

Home & Real Estate

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The Math: Downtown Housing by the Numbers

A breakdown of downtown Seattle housing: numbers of residents, condos, and more.

03/23/2012 Edited by James Ross Gardner

Inbox

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Tasty Breakfasts and Beverages, Waterfront Wish List, Great Hair

Letters to Seattle Met.

03/23/2012

News & City Life

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Public v. Private Education

When it comes to the debate over public versus private high schools, Seattle parents want their kids to have everything. Except privilege.

03/23/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Feature

Exquisite Corpses

E. R. Butterworth revolutionized the funeral business with a full-service mortuary. When tuberculosis and diphtheria ravaged the city, business was good. When the Spanish flu and one of America’s first female serial killers struck, business got complicate

03/23/2012 By James Ross Gardner

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Puberty Lady Julie Metzger Talks About Sex

What Julie Metzger, co-author of Will Puberty Last My Whole Life?, talks about when she talks about sex.

03/23/2012 By Matthew Halverson

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Picnik Crashers

Why did Google kill Picnik, Seattle’s prized picture-editing site?

03/23/2012 By Matthew Halverson

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Verbatim: State Representative Maureen Walsh Defends Marriage, for All

Maureen Walsh, just before she broke ranks with her party and became one of only two Republican state representatives to vote in support of Washington’s marriage equality bill, signed into law in February 2012.

03/23/2012

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Trade Secrets: Don’t Fear the Tax Man

Tax tips from Madison Park resident Kurt Romischer, professional income tax preparer.

03/23/2012 By Allie Oosta

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Would It Work Here? Policing the Police

Robert Gangi founded the Police Reform Organizing Project to expose, address, and correct abusive police practices in NYC. Would a cop watch akin to PROP make a difference in Seattle?

03/23/2012 By Jessie Wesley

Style & Shopping

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Geometry-Inspired Accessories for the Home and Office

Geometry-inspired accessories look right at home in tech-savvy Seattle.

03/23/2012 By Jennie Gruss

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Spring Fashion 2012

A Ballard artist’s vibrant and eclectic home is the ideal setting for the season’s graphic patterns, photographic prints, and daring color combinations.

03/23/2012 By Laura Cassidy

Travel & Outdoors

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Road Trips 2012

The Northwest has the best stretches of blacktop in the world: We can cross mountain passes and trace deserted shoreline, even motor up to the world’s best farm-to-table feast. All it takes is a full tank.

07/27/2012 By Kathryn Robinson, Laura Dannen, and Allison Williams

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Golf Getaways

Three golf getaways: Pronghorn Club and Resort 
in Bend, Oregon; Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington; and Chambers Bay
 in Tacoma, Washington.

03/23/2012 By Allison Williams

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Lummi Island Road Trip

A Lummi Island getaway, complete with dinner at the Willows Inn.

03/23/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

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Alaska Road Trip

Six days on the Alaska Highway, or the fabled route known as the Alcan.

03/23/2012 By Allison Williams

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Oregon Road Trip

A getaway on the Oregon coast includes a visit to Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, Haystack Rock at Tolovana Beach, and Pelican Pub and Brewery.

03/23/2012 By Laura Dannen

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Central Washington Road Trip

A getaway in Central Washington includes a visit to the Grand Coulee Dam, Steamboat Rock State Park, and Sun Lakes–Dry Falls State Park.

03/23/2012 By Allison Williams

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British Columbia Road Trip

A British Columbia getaway includes a visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Peak 2 Peak Gondola in Whistler.

03/23/2012 By Allison Williams

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Road Trips 2012

The Northwest has the best stretches of blacktop in the world: We can cross mountain passes and trace deserted shoreline, even motor up to the world’s best farm-to-table feast. All it takes is a full tank.

03/23/2012 By Kathryn Robinson, Laura Dannen, and Allison Williams

Web Exclusives

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Video: Spring Fashion 2012 Behind the Scenes

Behind the scenes of Seattle Met’s spring fashion shoot.

03/23/2012

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The Space Needle v. Other Cities’ Famous Monuments

How the Space Needle stacks up against the Eiffel Tower, Gateway Arch, Stratosphere Tower, and the Tower of the Americas.

03/23/2012 By Lawrence W. Cheek

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The Space Needle: Seattle’s Inspired Icon

Why fifty years later the Space Needle still works.

03/23/2012 By Lawrence W. Cheek