June 2008
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Cover Story
Great outdoor summer adventures in the water, on the ground, and high in the sky.
Features
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GET TO KNOW EIGHT GREAT SINGLES—a Seahawk, a Pacific Northwest Ballet dancer, a restaurateur, and others—who’ll put stars in your eyes on Saturday, June 21, at Seattle Metropolitan’s Seattle Celebrity Singles Auction and Party, a benefit for...
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We live day and night bathed in artificial light. Now scientists say night light harms wild habitats and human health, and stargazers lament losing the timeless wonder of the night sky.
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Just 50 years ago, bathrooms were small, dark, unappreciated utility rooms. No more. Today’s bathrooms are retreats designed to melt away the stress of hectic lives.
TO THOSE OF US at Seattle Met, the phrase “Christmas in July” refers not to an artificial shopping holiday but to printing schedules that require us to always be working on stories at least a season ahead. So, here I sit, as cruel April comes to...
Letters to Seattle Met
The fattest pig in town is also the tastiest.
Merlot makes a comeback.
What’s a nice grille doing in a place like this?
A Seattle photographer turns moribund bears into high-demand stars.
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER comes to Seattle in 2009, courtesy of co-owners Paul Allen and The Price Is Right host and comedian Drew Carey. Great, we thought, can’t wait to see what they’ll call the team. Then club officials settled for “Seattle...
Rock-obsessed airline touches Seattle for the very first time.
Phil Donahue tells a soldier’s story in an Iraq war documentary.
GET TO KNOW EIGHT GREAT SINGLES—a Seahawk, a Pacific Northwest Ballet dancer, a restaurateur, and others—who’ll put stars in your eyes on Saturday, June 21, at Seattle Metropolitan’s Seattle Celebrity Singles Auction and Party, a benefit for...
We live day and night bathed in artificial light. Now scientists say night light harms wild habitats and human health, and stargazers lament losing the timeless wonder of the night sky.
An artist turns ordinary chores into improvisational art.
Get a fresh spin on vinyl and go analog at these sound emporiums.
A conversation with Assaf Ziv, executive creative director for Report Shoes.
Great outdoor summer adventures in the water, on the ground, and high in the sky.
OH, HOW JAKE THE ALLIGATOR MAN could tell you about the changes taking place in Long Beach, that long, long stretch of drivable sand on Washington’s Pacific shore, a good five-hour drive from the Space Needle. Straining on all scaly fours in his...
Washington politicians, energy mavens, and drivers are jumping on the biodiesel bandwagon. But skeptics warn that it steals desperately needed food crops and may actually raise greenhouse emissions.
Is Paul Fichter just pulling our keg?
IN 1994, DICK CANTWELL, head brewer at Elysian Brewing, was judging suds at the Great American Beer Festival when a fellow panelist became besotted with one entry, a beer whose flavors reminded him of jasmine tea. The ale did not win the award,...
Beauty on the outside helps make the sale.
Just 50 years ago, bathrooms were small, dark, unappreciated utility rooms. No more. Today’s bathrooms are retreats designed to melt away the stress of hectic lives.
A constant food and water source and a secluded place to rest are all a hummingbird needs to call your yard home. 
Out of the ashes of the subprime collapse, Layne Sapp tries 
to reinvent the loan-processing business.