December 2009
Table of Contents
Cover Story
The world knows we’re a movie-loving city, but Seattle has a criminally unheralded history as a movie making city, too. Here are our picks for the 11 films, in chronological order, that defined Seattle’s cinematic persona—and 10 more guilty pleasures th
Features
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Seven apes arrived last year in Cle Elum at the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. They’d been used up by medical science and the entertainment industry—and left to rot in tiny cages. Then one man, Keith LaChappelle, showed them the depths of human...
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Thirty years ago, The Stunt Man starring Peter O'Toole was gathering dust in a vault. Its producers hated it and no studio would touch it. Then Seattle audiences made it the star of one of Hollywood’s greatest underdog stories.
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Here in Seattle, new models for senior lifestyles abound, rejecting the outdated institutional vibe and revitalizing retirement living. The options are endless, the fit is individual, and everyone we talked to agrees it’s best to start the search...
Letters about previous articles from the Seattle metropolitan community.
The King County health department is cracking down on sous-vide cooking. Chef Jason Wilson of Crush already has his head above water.
John Howie stakes out a niche at the Bravern for the fourth steak house in Bellevue.
When is it selfless to go out to eat? When the restaurant is renowned for giving back. ’Tis the season, diners!
Architect Tom Kundig and chef William Belickis pair up to make MistralKitchen—from scratch.
The world knows we’re a movie-loving city, but Seattle has a criminally unheralded history as a movie making city, too. Here are our picks for the 11 films, in chronological order, that defined Seattle’s cinematic persona—and 10 more guilty...
Thirty years ago, The Stunt Man starring Peter O'Toole was gathering dust in a vault. Its producers hated it and no studio would touch it. Then Seattle audiences made it the star of one of Hollywood’s greatest underdog stories.
This month’s party guests: Amber Lancster, David Fleming, Richard Price, Mike Gillis, Stephanie Hervey, Bob Saget, Grace Crunican, and Steve Wiecking.
In the Akira Kurosawa-Toshiro Mifune movie Rashomon, four witnesses offer four differing accounts to tell the story of a man murdered and his wife raped by a bandit.
Swine flue has a newly paranoid germophobe pondering, What’s worse: pandemic or fear of pandemic?
Seattle’s John Myhre dissects his design work in the new movie Nine starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, and Penélope Cruz.
Mark Vrieling, who launched ScreenPlay in 1990, streams video to thousands of stores. And he’s not done yet.
Rainn Wilson, star of NBC’s The Office, speaking to students at the University of Washington
Giving sweet nothings and savory treats? Schlepping to a last-minute potluck? These five shops stock edible gifts for the holidays.
Piggy banks, polar bear hats, dog mittens, and more: playful gifts for kids of all ages—and less than $45.
Seven apes arrived last year in Cle Elum at the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. They’d been used up by medical science and the entertainment industry—and left to rot in tiny cages. Then one man, Keith LaChappelle, showed them the depths of human...
Seattle’s most festive street, Candy Cane Lane in Ravenna, cuts the watts.
Nissan’s first all-electric car gets a test drive in the Emerald City.
The nation’s first Internet rehab center, ReStart, is in Seattle, the nation’s web mecca.
ChefStack makes pancakes—lots of them. Try 200 in an hour.
A partnership with Lamborghini, an Italian sports car maker, launches fast times at UW engineering.
Consider these two approaches to making eggnog: the old family recipe that ferments in the garage, and a contemporary recipe from Kathy Casey.
A team led by Gig Harbor residents Pat Finley and Dan Wachtler break pub crawl records.
Here in Seattle, new models for senior lifestyles abound, rejecting the outdated institutional vibe and revitalizing retirement living. The options are endless, the fit is individual, and everyone we talked to agrees it’s best to start the search...
How naive investors aided the biggest mortgage scam in Washington state history. Plus, Sound Transit’s Central Link light-rail line expansion to Sea-Tac Airport makes Columbia City/Beacon Hill a hot neighborhood.
Watch these video samples from movies filmed in our hometown and see if you can spot the locations.
Snapshots from recent community events.