February 2008
Table of Contents
Cover Story
207 Ways to Spend Smart & Live Rich.
Features
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On Seattle streets, hookers, johns, and pimps hustle for a buck and cops scramble for a bust. But the scene is fading and migrating to the Internet, where social networking is transforming the world’s oldest profession.
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Let us introduce you to the artists making headlines—and entertaining audiences—in the new season.
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No matter what you’re shopping for in a second home—peace and quiet, 
sandy beaches, snowshoeing trails, 
the best artist hangout—the perfect place to buy is only hours away.
In November 2006, we ran a story by L. D. Kirshenbaum, who rode in squad cars with and wrote about Mike Magan, a stellar Seattle Police detective, and his comrades, who were about to undergo “involuntary transfer” from the detective units. A year...
Letters to Seattle Met
DON’T CALL IT A PARTY. Never mind that Greendrinks, the monthly gathering of environmentally inclined revelers, is bound to include the following: Jostling shoulder-to-shoulder over cheese cubes and artisan crackers, a twentysomething founder of...
Inside the world of Washington’s least-celebrated crop.
Sparkling wine and food pairings for you and your Valentine.
Farm-fresh feasts heat up the new restaurant at the Heathman Hotel in Kirkland.
IT’LL BUG YOU from the moment you walk into this pulsing Pike/Pine corner joint and take in the throng, all underlit and fabulous: What does this place remind me of? And then it’ll hit you, somewhere between the tender, crisp-skinned chicken...
IT WHISPERED its opening at the end of November, with nary a sign to announce its appearance. Lucky thing: This tiny whitewashed slot might have exploded from the deluge of Harvest Vine fans who’ve long awaited the arrival of the new Belltown bar....
EVERYONE WHO KNEW the late, great Villa Victoria in Madrona already knows all about its recent reincarnation in Columbia City and have already stood in line inside the florid little takeout, ogling its deli case. Everyone else…well, they’ll be...
SEATTLE ISN’T EXACTLY what you’d call graffiti-friendly. Take a look at our graffiti policies. The city established a 24-hour hotline to report graffiti, provides free paint to cover it, and awards citizens $1,000 grants for ideas to rid our...
Closet litterbugs take note: Even Seattle’s most unequivocal do-gooders, like the folks at Bedrock Industries glass recycling company, have been known to dump objects into the gray depths of the Sound. Well, dump isn’t quite the word. The...
Not since John Lithgow strapped the furry beast to the top of his station wagon in Harry and the Hendersons has the homegrown cryptozoological phenomenon Bigfoot received so much attention from Hollywood. In this month’s Strange Wilderness, a...
Just before ”Howl” made him famous, Allen Ginsberg savored old Seattle’s seaport rot.
While the husbands and fathers are deployed in Iraq, Navy families find unexpected support at home.
Let us introduce you to the artists making headlines—and entertaining audiences—in the new season.
Soprano Dawn Upshaw colors an electrifying song cycle with the Symphony.
Visit these blossom shops and discover fresh perspectives on flowers that say “I love you.”
Questions for Nonie Creme, creative director for Butter London.
A downtown condo building invites neighbors to walk in the park.
207 Ways to Spend Smart & Live Rich.
Two small BC resorts make for supersize fun.
Organic marketers, Hempfest haranguers, and Midwest farmers claim hemp’s a valuable food and fiber. Antidrug campaigners call it a cover crop for marijuana legalization.
No matter what you’re shopping for in a second home—peace and quiet, 
sandy beaches, snowshoeing trails, 
the best artist hangout—the perfect place to buy is only hours away.
Turn dormant flower beds into a winter wonderland.
Jerry Baker has ridden every Seattle to Portland cycling event. With his advice and a little hard work, you can start your own streak.