July 2008
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Faced with a place that is busting with “bests,” how do we choose what’s the Best of the City? We focus on the new and the newly discovered—183 shops and services, activities and eateries that offer fresh, exciting viewpoints on the city and force us to d
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For five years, the UW Environmental Law Clinic has defended the little guy, battled big corporations, and given sheltered students real-world experience. Now its benefactor is thinking of pulling the plug.
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The rise and fall and rise of the record label that that redefined itself for a new generation.
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In rich neutrals, soft metallics, and deep jewel tones, you’ll make summer last and last and last.
AS WE PAY OUR ANNUAL TRIBUTE to the city, we view it through the fresh lens of recent travel —and 3D glasses. I just returned from a tour of small towns in the Mississippi Delta, a place where the melancholy traces of the South’s rich culture and...
Letters to Seattle Met
Faced with a place that is busting with “bests,” how do we choose what’s the Best of the City? We focus on the new and the newly discovered—183 shops and services, activities and eateries that offer fresh, exciting viewpoints on the city and force...
With fresh chickpeas, it’s what’s inside that counts.
The space is small, the plates are tiny, and the experience 
is the full-meal deal.
MICROSOFTIES, CAREER BARISTAS, and…circus performers? In flies with the greatest of ease yet another Seattle subculture: tightrope walkers, trapeze-swinging daredevils, unicyclists, and jugglers. They all, including juggler Arne Bystrom (left)...
One man’s quest to set the national pastime back 150 years.
America’s top reality host has Seattle blood on her hands.
Meet the Storm’s newest point guard. No, Sue Bird hasn’t quit.
The rise and fall and rise of the record label that that redefined itself for a new generation.
Intiman grants fringe veteran Sheila Daniels her big Desire to direct.
A conversation with Laced Up owners Cassius Belair and Jaycee Coleman.
In rich neutrals, soft metallics, and deep jewel tones, you’ll make summer last and last and last.
A diver discovers unearthly—and inhuman—delights beneath the sea.
Bury your head in the sand in search of giant geoducks and your Pacific Northwest wings.
A proposed voting reform is supposed to protect independent voters by banning political parties from county ballots. But opponents fear it will only protect endangered Republican officeholders.
For five years, the UW Environmental Law Clinic has defended the little guy, battled big corporations, and given sheltered students real-world experience. Now its benefactor is thinking of pulling the plug.
The perfect summer host is ready to serve mint juleps, mojitos, and merlot. Are you?
A Capitol Hill condominium gets a face-lift without radical surgery.
For gardeners who seek perfect lawns, the soil comes first.
A specialty real estate firm specializes in midcentury architecture.