October 2008
Table of Contents
Cover Story
Included: Video coverage of how to find the college that best suits you, courtesy q13fox.com
Features
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College is a balancing act.
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When It Comes to Craft Beers, Seattle’s Frosty Mug Runneth Over
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The opening of the Northwest African American Museum last March was a long time in coming. Can it rise above the conflicts that delayed its debut for 30 years?
AS A STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY of Washington, the most maddening task I had to perform—aside from trudging up 900 steps from the Montlake parking lot to get to my classes in Denny Hall—was filling out the teacher evaluation at the end of the...
Letters to Seattle Met
Hunting porcini in the Washington wild. 
WHERE CAN’T YOU ORDER a Corpse Reviver these days? In a town saturated with classic mixers, David Nelson, bar manager at new Spur Gastropub in Belltown, struggled to set his drinks apart. “All the good cocktails have been made,” says the...
Spring Hill elevates food to an art—and a science.
The refugees, members of Burma’s long-suffering Karen minority, needed a way to get from their Tukwila apartments to work, school, and P-Patch.
Twenty-five years after the King of Pop released his masterpiece, a zombie mob is keeping the music video undead.
Rock Star Gavin Rossdale talks shop at Pike Place
Seattle’s most revered ex-Mariner markets bats and caps with other people’s names on them.
The opening of the Northwest African American Museum last March was a long time in coming. Can it rise above the conflicts that delayed its debut for 30 years?
Two old friends find success as the Dutchess and the Duke.
Now that you’re older and wiser, hitting the books is actually fun.
A conversation with Jack Straw co-owner John Richards.
Which Oktoberfest is your Oktoberfest?
Kayaking and vino sipping in Yakima Valley.
Bossiest bureaucracy on the block: not Seattle.
And does Gregoire talk like a man?
Tim Eyman claims his latest ballot measure will open empty lanes, cure congestion, and fulfill a state audit’s recommendations. Critics contend it will have the opposite effect—and will set back transit, too.
College is a balancing act.
Included: Video coverage of how to find the college that best suits you, courtesy q13fox.com
When It Comes to Craft Beers, Seattle’s Frosty Mug Runneth Over
Lattin’s cider house certainly rules, but can it survive 
modern times?
The bloodcurdling past and spirited present of a grand old Georgetown Victorian.
Send bulbs below now for a sensational show come spring.
Making sense of senseless housing-market rankings.