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Bicycle Trips, Trails, and Gear

Seattle is hilly, it’s wet, and it’s one of the top-ranked cycle cities in the nation, thanks to our committed commuters and twisting trails. Turns out we love our bikes and the number of pedal pushers grows with every year (and every bump in gas prices).

05/18/2012 By Allison Williams With Brian Colella, Amanda Zurita, Emily Dhatt, Jessie Wesley, Anne Larkin, and Nicole Fancher

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Bike Crashes Along SLU Streetcar Pit Cyclists Against City

When cyclists started wrecking, one after another, on the South Lake Union Streetcar tracks, it looked like the growing pains of a city trying its best to get people out of their cars and into alternate transportation. But then a lawsuit raised questions

05/18/2012 By Matthew Halverson

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Real Estate 2012

Our annual survey of the best places to live in Seattle.

05/18/2012 With Karen Quinn By Jane Hodges

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New Landscaping Gives a Sand Point Home Curb Appeal

Landscape designer Scot Eckley transforms an underused side yard into a functional oasis.

05/18/2012 By Giselle Smith

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Arts & Culture

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The Top Things to See or Do in June

Hugh Laurie plays the blues at Benaroya; the Washington Brewers Festival returns; Hugo House stages _Riddled_; and more.

05/18/2012 By Laura Dannen

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When Seattle Met Sundance

Sundance Cinemas takes over Metro Cinemas in the U District.

05/18/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

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Lewis Black’s Wedding Farce One Slight Hitch Opens at ACT

Comedian Lewis Black brings a farce to ACT that’s 30 years in the making.

05/18/2012 By Laura Dannen

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America’s Car Museum Opens in Tacoma

America’s Car Museum by the Tacoma Dome is one of the largest auto museums in the world.

05/18/2012 By Laura Dannen

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The Perfect Party

This month's party guests: Lynn Shelton, Jim Sinegal, Bonnie Dunbar, Eli Sanders, Heather Earnhardt, and Steve Davis.

05/18/2012 By Allison Williams

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Dispatches from Seattlemet.com

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

05/18/2012 By Christopher Werner

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Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Jess Walter, author of _The Financial Lives of the Poets_, returns with _Beautiful Ruins_.

05/18/2012 By Amanda Zurita

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Diamond Divers Star John Aydelotte Tames the High Seas

Spike TV films John Aydelotte and his crew for the new reality series Diamond Divers.

05/18/2012 By Matthew Halverson

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Meet the Players in Seattle’s NBA Arena Proposal

Follow the bouncing ball as we examine the hoops Chris Hansen will have to jump through to return the NBA to Seattle.

05/18/2012 By Matthew Halverson

Eat & Drink

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Five New Spots for Seattle Barbecue

We’ve smoked out five promising new barbecue spots.

05/18/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

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Cafe Flora’s Oaxaca Tacos

Chef Janine Doran breaks down Cafe Flora's Oaxaca tacos.

05/18/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

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Farmers Markets Develop Seattle’s Next Generation of Restaurants

Food trucks are all the rage, but the farmers market remains the city’s original food incubator.

05/18/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

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Blind Pig Bistro Innovates in Eastlake

Invention reigns at Charles Walpole's Eastlake restaurant Blind Pig Bistro.

05/18/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

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Skelly and the Bean: The Restaurant Facebook Built

At Capitol Hill restaurant Skelly and the Bean, Zephyr Paquette is inventing a whole new way to dine out.

05/18/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

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The Math: Washington State Wine By the Numbers

How the Washington wine industry affects jobs, tourism, and more.

05/18/2012

Health & Wellness

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Amazon and the 1,000 Genomes Project Make DNA Searchable

Amazon teams up with the National Institutes of Health to make access to the 1,000 Genomes Project nearly instantaneous.

05/18/2012 By Amanda Zurita

Home & Real Estate

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The Investor

05/18/2012 With Karen Quinn By Jane Hodges

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The Born-Again Renter

05/18/2012 With Karen Quinn By Jane Hodges

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The Move-Up Homebuyers

05/18/2012 With Karen Quinn By Jane Hodges

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Real Estate 2012

Our annual survey of the best places to live in Seattle.

05/18/2012 With Karen Quinn By Jane Hodges

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The Memory Rose

I inherited a plant, but not my mother’s garden intuition.

05/18/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

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New Landscaping Gives a Sand Point Home Curb Appeal

Landscape designer Scot Eckley transforms an underused side yard into a functional oasis.

05/18/2012 By Giselle Smith

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The Rental Virgin

05/18/2012 With Karen Quinn By Jane Hodges

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Seattle-Area Rentals By the Numbers

Seattle Neighborhoods and Suburbs By the Numbers

05/18/2012

Inbox

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Road Trips Redux, Doggie Bag Dustup, Parents’ School Quandaries

Letters to _Seattle Met._

05/17/2012

News & City Life

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Bike Crashes Along SLU Streetcar Pit Cyclists Against City

When cyclists started wrecking, one after another, on the South Lake Union Streetcar tracks, it looked like the growing pains of a city trying its best to get people out of their cars and into alternate transportation. But then a lawsuit raised questions

05/18/2012 By Matthew Halverson

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St. James’s Father Ryan Is a Spirited Voice for Change

Seattle’s Catholic community has found a spirited voice for change in Father Michael G. Ryan.

05/18/2012 By Laura Dannen

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World’s Fair Time Capsule: Letters from 1962

Seattle Center opens a time capsule containing letters written in 1962 by Seattle city departments officials.

05/18/2012

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Verbatim: Take This Bank and Shove It

From _The Lost Bank: The Story of Washington Mutual—The Biggest Bank Failure in American History_ by Kirsten Grind.

05/18/2012

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The Trayvon Martin Case Slows Down Washington Gun Legislation

How the Trayvon Martin case changed the course of Washington State gun legislation.

05/17/2012 By James Ross Gardner

Style & Shopping

Travel & Outdoors

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How to Buy a Bike

Seattle bike experts on how to buy a bike.

05/18/2012 By Allison Williams and Amanda Zurita With Brian Colella, Emily Dhatt, Jessie Wesley, Anne Larkin, and Nicole Fancher

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Bike Routes: Off Road

Seattle's best off road bike trails: Tiger Mountain, Big Finn Hill and 
Saint Edward Parks, I-5 Colonnade Mountain Bike Park, Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Trail, South Fork Snoqualmie Area, Tolt Pipeline Trail.

05/18/2012 By Allison Williams and Amanda Zurita With Brian Colella, Emily Dhatt, Jessie Wesley, Anne Larkin, and Nicole Fancher

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Washington Bike Towns

Great biking weekend getaways: Castle Rock, Lopez Island, Republic, Richland, and Winthrop.

05/18/2012 By Allison Williams With Brian Colella, Amanda Zurita, Emily Dhatt, Jessie Wesley, Anne Larkin, and Nicole Fancher

Get Out

Seattle's Paved Bike Routes

More and more, the best way to get around this city and the surrounding area is self-propelled, and on two wheels. Here are 6 trails to encourage you even more.

05/18/2012 By Allison Williams

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Group Bike Rides

Great cycling clubs: Cascade Bike Club, Cyclists Of Greater Seattle, Native Planet Cycling, Outdoors For All.

05/18/2012 By Brian Colella

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Pedal Pushers

Colin Stevens, Adonia Lugo, Christy Elton, Brian Nordwall, David Postetter, and Patricia Hansen are shaping Seattle's biking community.

05/18/2012 By Brian Colella, Emily Dhatt, Jessie Wesley, and Anne Larkin

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Bike Gear: Head to Toe

Local bike shops share their favorite bike gear.

05/18/2012 By Amanda Zurita

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Bicycle Trips, Trails, and Gear

Seattle is hilly, it’s wet, and it’s one of the top-ranked cycle cities in the nation, thanks to our committed commuters and twisting trails. Turns out we love our bikes and the number of pedal pushers grows with every year (and every bump in gas prices).

05/18/2012 By Allison Williams With Brian Colella, Amanda Zurita, Emily Dhatt, Jessie Wesley, Anne Larkin, and Nicole Fancher