December 2010
Table of Contents
78 public and 50 private schools graded.
Features
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As former UW student and convicted murderer Amanda Knox comes up for appeal in an Italian courtroom, her most vigorous supporters come from her old high school, Seattle Prep.
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Adventures in spa treatments at Spa Scotta, Northwest Face Spa at the Woodmark, Salish Lodge and Spa, Truce Spa, Elaia Spa at Hyatt at Olive 8, Vida Spa, The Spa at Pro Sports Club, and Penterra Spa at Heathman Hotel.
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Seattle Public Schools superintendent Maria Goodloe–Johnson stands firm, even as her teachers lose faith in her leadership.
STORIES OF AMERICANS held in foreign jails haunt us. Their guilt or innocence aside, we are gripped and horror-struck by the prospect of our fellow citizens subjected to barbarous legal systems, Kafkaesque trials, and unimaginably severe...
An ex-pothead pipes in on adults smoking pot; regulating Seattle’s trees of plenty; small towns talk; and shorter short sales.
Old World finery takes a magical culinary tour at Capitol Hill restaurant La Bête.
At last, the old Union Bay Cafe space in Laurelhurst can boast an occupant worthy of that noble legacy: Chloé
 Bistrot.
A few downtown restaurants to give your belly a worthy nosh while holiday shopping.
Fact: Outside The Office, Rainn Wilson and Craig Robinson refuse to fight.
Premiering at 5th Avenue Theatre: Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s musical adaptation of 1983 film A Christmas Story.
SIFF Cinema brings back Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Smell-O-Vision screenings.
Darren Davis of Vancouver, Washington–based Bluewater Productions releases Mark Zuckerberg: Creator of Facebook. But at least one comic book aficionado won’t be championing the graphic novel when it comes out on December 22.
This month’s party guests: Bill Gates Sr., Andrew Fink, Sylvester Cann, Hal Griffith, Arlene Wagner, and Christian Lander.
Have yourself a mercenary little Christmas.
Seattle Times reporters Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry, from their book, Scoreboard, Baby, about the thug-riddled 2000 Huskies’ championship-winning football team.
An unlikely partnership redefines Northwest Modern at downtown home furnishings store Black Ball Line. Plus: AllSaints Spitalfields settles in downtown, and holiday sparkling lip gloss by Seattle’s Suresh Beauty.
Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes serves as “refuse alchemist” of the Archive Vintage Redistribution Project, a new retail enterprise obsessed with enduring quality and Northwest brands—a sort of shop-in-shop at Punctuation on Capitol Hill.
Four Seattle staycations to make the most of your holiday season.
The deadliest creature in Olympic National Park is a snowy-white vegetarian: the mountain goat.
Mayor Mike McGinn and the city council flex their political muscles. But can’t they all just get along?
School enrollment in Seattle just got simpler, but for some parents it causes more problems than it solves.
Lorenzo Romar is shooting to become the first coach in University of Washington history to notch his fifth 25-win season.
As former UW student and convicted murderer Amanda Knox comes up for appeal in an Italian courtroom, her most vigorous supporters come from her old high school, Seattle Prep.
Seattle parking by the numbers.
In October, the Internet buzzed with the news that Zynga—the San Francisco video game company responsible for FarmVille and Mafia Wars—will soon open a Seattle office. It’s only a matter of time before updates from these viral game titles start...
When all students learn the same thing, will they be smarter?
Seattle Public Schools superintendent Maria Goodloe–Johnson stands firm, even as her teachers lose faith in her leadership.
Cleveland High reboots with a new tech–heavy STEM curriculum.
How West Seattle mom Molly Seaverns challenged Chief Sealth to be more challenging by pitching an International Baccalaureate degree.
Melissa Westbrook and Charlie Mas have been schooling parents on the local public education system for four years at the Save Seattle Schools blog (saveseattleschools.blogspot.com). We asked them to weigh in with
When the goal is private school, start the search early.
A crash course in private school programs at Eastside Preparatory School, Northwest School, Lakeside School, and Seattle Waldorf.
78 public and 50 private schools graded.
A guide to secondary education in King County, including student demographics and standardized test scores.
Bartenders like Alison Sever of the Local Vine on Capitol Hill are rediscovering real sherry—the stuff made in the Jerez area of Andalusia, Spain. Here, her recipe for the Local Vine’s Bombay punch, perfect for a holiday party.
Luxe Productions and Wedding Design and the Adventure School set the mood this season with a silver soiree and a come-one-come-all plaid-mad supper.
Mark Driscoll, pastor at Seattle’s Mars Hill Church, says yoga is evil. Does he have a point?
Adventures in spa treatments at Spa Scotta, Northwest Face Spa at the Woodmark, Salish Lodge and Spa, Truce Spa, Elaia Spa at Hyatt at Olive 8, Vida Spa, The Spa at Pro Sports Club, and Penterra Spa at Heathman Hotel.
78 Public and 50 Private Schools Graded
The Office stars dish on ping pong, beet farms, and pogo sticks.