July 2009
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Cover Story
Restaurants, shops, sports, arts, entertainment: Take an international tour of Seattle to experience the best taco joint, sushi bar, Bollywood theater, Italian pizza, tae kwon do, Russian spa, French cleaner, nail salon, Korean cooking class, Polish film
Features
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In a rundown refugee apartment complex in Tukwila a new world city is taking shape, and one teenage girl named Helber Moo—an ambassador for the International Rescue Committee—is at the center of it.
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Billed as the Second Coming of Johnny Cash, a teenager from Federal Way wowed rock stars, morning news shows, Ellen DeGeneres, and the Cash estate. There’s just one problem: Vince Mira, a regular performer at the Seattle bar the Can Can, is done...
Hamburger HomeworkWho did your write-up for the 13 best burgers in Seattle (Best Burgers, June 2009)? Was this outsourced to Hyderabad? Lunchbox Laboratory is hands down the best burger in town. Did your journalist even trek out there? And...
From Tam Nguyen, whose family owns the restaurant Tamarind Tree, comes a new downtown hot spot: Long Provincial Vietnamese, the latest to join the trend of upscale Vietnamese restaurants.
Pluots, recalling textures of a plum and the flesh of an orange, fall in farmers’ favor because their harvest season stretches from mid-June through late October. The products of crossbreeding, pluots come in varieties like Flavor Supreme and Dapple
Actor Paul Giamatti returned to Seattle for a screening of the movie Cold Souls at the Seattle International Film Festival. But don’t make a big deal about it.
Dogs in Seattle ride the bus, go to work, and look really cute in clothes. Sorry, but I’m just not that into them.
Former magazine No Depression— now a web publication run by Kyla Fairchild—celebrates Americana music online and in concert with the first-ever No Depression Festival. The line-up includes musicians Gillian Welch, Jesse Sykes and the Sweet H
How to support the Sounders FC when the team plays England’s Chelsea FC at Qwest July 18.
Restaurants, shops, sports, arts, entertainment: Take an international tour of Seattle to experience the best taco joint, sushi bar, Bollywood theater, Italian pizza, tae kwon do, Russian spa, French cleaner, nail salon, Korean cooking class,...
Billed as the Second Coming of Johnny Cash, a teenager from Federal Way wowed rock stars, morning news shows, Ellen DeGeneres, and the Cash estate. There’s just one problem: Vince Mira, a regular performer at the Seattle bar the Can Can, is done...
Fashion designer Luly Yang discusses her first time designing for the stage for the Teatro ZinZanni production Bottega ZinZanni—All Dressed Up with Somewhere to Go.
Tony winner Scott Wittman talks fast about turning the movie Catch Me If You Can into a tune-filled play for 5th Avenue Theater.
Pictures from recent charity benefits and fundraisers in the Seattle community.
Questions for artist and designer Jonas de Varona, of men and women’s clothing line Meet Me Here.
Seattle shops stock bright, sunny shades and cool, modern neutrals to while away summer evenings.
Five locally created apps to download for the iPhone 3G S.
The Seattle City Council banned fireworks sales in the ’90s, but at the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation’s fireworks emporium, open from late May till early July, the fireworks bans don’t apply.
Michael McGinn is the only challenger posing a threat to mayor Greg Nickels’s rank as greenest candidate in the November election.
In a rundown refugee apartment complex in Tukwila a new world city is taking shape, and one teenage girl named Helber Moo—an ambassador for the International Rescue Committee—is at the center of it.
The impact of swine flu on the Seattle metro area as of mid-June.
Being home to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH, and the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, global health is a big industry in Seattle—which means it may be in danger of forgetting the billions of people it set out to help.
At Underdog Sports Leagues’ dodgeball matches—a throwback to elementary school playground games—it’s bean or be beaned. The more than 500 dodgeballers playing on Underdog teams follow one simple rule: Dodge the ball.