May 2009
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Where to go, who to know, what to order (HINT: It’s all about classic cocktails). Seattle Met has the lowdown on the city’s 25 best bars right now. Plus, there’s a whole new deal at happy hour
Features
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Crusading cat lovers Vicki Farretta and Janis Newman want to make the city safe for strays—and make feral cats safe for the city. Disciples of TNR (short for Trap, Neuter, Return), they neuter, vaccinate, treat, and, if possible, find loving homes...
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Destress, detoxify, and retune at some of Seattle’s finest spas. We select the best body scrubs, massages, facials, and all-natural treatments.
Katherine Koberg introduces artistic director Benjamen Purvis and introduces "The Smart Drinker’s Guide to Seattle" and "Feel Good Now!"", a guide to Seattle’s best spas for retuning and relaxing.
The Seattle community writes in with their thoughts and opinions on our coverage.
One of the newest restaurants to flank Ballard Avenue, Moshi Moshi Sushi titillates with traditional takes on Japanese food and and cocktails worthy of a cult following.
A list of six restaurants and bars that serve delicious Mexican food and drink.
Rhubarb rocks the tongue with its tartness, but you can make it more perky than punchy with this recipe for coffee cake with orange-rhubarb compote.
D. B. Cooper, Seattle’s most famous criminal, may have taken his cues from an obscure French comic book: Dan Cooper, about a Canadian Air Force test pilot.
An interview with science-fiction writer Vonda N. McIntyre, whose 1986 novel Enterprise: The First Adventure, provided the backstory to the new movie Star Trek.
Oz veteran Margaret Pelligrini, the youngest remaining munchkin from the 1939 movie classic The Wizard of Oz, lands in the Emerald City.
Seattle director Lynn Shelton outgunned the doubters at Robert Redford’s film festival, Sundance. Now she’s bringing her third feature, Humpday, to her hometown as part of the Seattle International Film Festival.
Seattle couples therapist John Gottman predicts marriage futures and spells out the four ways to burst the bubble of marital bliss.
An exhibit at the Frye Art Museum includes notables like Nathalie Djurberg, William Kentridge, and Dennis Oppenheim. Sculptures, videos, and photographs examine themes of manipulation and control through puppetry.
Photographs from Seattle fundraisers and benefits, including: Twenty Twenty Revue; Grace Notes; Sixth Annual Steps to Healing Auction; Thrive!; Wish Night Gala and Auction; Talk of the Town Gala Dinner Parties; Lifelong AIDS Alliance Black Tie...
Exotic houseplants, locally made pots, eco-chic designer accessories: Whether you’re all thumbs or green thumbs, these five plant shops will grow on you.
Shops whose cute, well-made shoes ensure kids are headed in the right direction.
With courses sometimes as long as 100 miles, you gotta be a fanatical runner—or crazy—to run an ultramarathon. Seattle’s Scott Jurek is a little bit of both. But he's already ahead of what's becoming a huge trend.
A lazy guy’s travel guide to recreation and relaxation along the Columbia River.
Seven separate snowstorms besieged Seattle last December, and despite the fact that icy roads went unsalted, dozens of bus routes were canceled, and snowplows sat idle, Mayor Greg Nickels awarded his agencies a "B" for their performance. Will
Every year the Seattle 2.0 Awards honors tech-industry mavericks. Here, some suggested additions for who else should win top honors.
Washington State will receive $787 billion as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Senator Patty Murray says the state will spend nearly $150 million of that booty in the name of defense. Here, Murray’s breakdown of where more than...
Crusading cat lovers Vicki Farretta and Janis Newman want to make the city safe for strays—and make feral cats safe for the city. Disciples of TNR (short for Trap, Neuter, Return), they neuter, vaccinate, treat, and, if possible, find loving homes...
Luke Timmerman and Gregory T. Huang’s innovative site Xconomy.com reinvents tech-biz journalism by covering the business of innovation.
Washington’s lieutenant governor Brad Owen has battled irrelevance and his fellow Democrats’ scorn for years. Now he doesn’t care what anyone thinks.
Spokane mayor Mary Verner shares lyrics from “Coming Together,” which she wrote and performed.
Where to go, who to know, what to order (HINT: It’s all about classic cocktails). Seattle Met has the lowdown on the city’s 25 best bars right now. Plus, there’s a whole new deal at happy hour
Twenty-plus high-value happy hours#8212;wine, cocktails, noshes, and all-hours hangouts#8212 where you can snack and sip the best for less and longer.
Destress, detoxify, and retune at some of Seattle’s finest spas. We select the best body scrubs, massages, facials, and all-natural treatments.
If you’re looking for help paying your mortgage, take on a tenant to offset the costs.
Belgian maverick Jan Fabre, a choreographer, playwright, director, and designer, has been shocking audiences for nearly four decades. Now he’s touring internationally with his stage company Troubelyn for the theater and dance amalgam Orgy of Toleran