December 2011
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Cover Story
The Northwest is in for another cold, snowy La Niña winter. And we’ll be ready with hot toddies and hearth-warming fireplaces, a popup ice rink, and even a few balmy escapes right here in town.
Features
Thumbnail for - Ski Movie Mogul Warren Miller Refuses to Go Downhill
Warren Miller inspired legions of skiers with his goofy, self-narrated ski-bum films. After the sale of his company—and a lawsuit—Miller agreed to never appear in, narrate, or direct another ski film. But now, nearing 90, he refuses to go down
Thumbnail for - A Guide to Washington’s Craft Distilleries
A change in the liquor laws has started a boom in craft distilleries across Washington State. We surveyed them all to find out who’s making what and where to get it.
Thumbnail for - The Most Treacherous Terrain
When some buddies from UW slipped into the Cascades for backcountry snowboarding, they entered some of the most treacherous terrain in the Northwest. Not even a seasoned avalanche expert could predict what they found.
Thumbnail for - Midcentury Modern Revival
A Queen Anne home by famed Northwest architect Paul Hayden Kirk gets a modern update, but its original integrity remains intact.
Thumbnail for - 10 Ways to Choose a Money Manager
Expert advice for choosing a financial adviser in uncertain times.
A lively discussion on vaccines, uses for Alaskan Way Viaduct, and Beacon Hill hot spots.
With RN74, big-name restaurateur Michael Mina brings his concepts to downtown Seattle.
Seattle’s best holiday cookies come courtesy Belle Epicurean, Cafe Besalu, Columbia City Bakery, and more.
Dot’s Delicatessen in Fremont is a charcuterie that echoes of 1940s Brooklyn.
Warren Miller inspired legions of skiers with his goofy, self-narrated ski-bum films. After the sale of his company—and a lawsuit—Miller agreed to never appear in, narrate, or direct another ski film. But now, nearing 90, he refuses to go down
The best of Seattlemet.com blogs: Sauced, Nosh Pit, Tripster, and Culture Fiend.
Joel McHale, star of NBC’s Community, speaking with sports website Grantland about his time on the UW Huskies football team.
This month’s party guests: Sujal Patel, Molly Moon Neitzel, Woody Allen, Mark Morris, and Nathan Myhrvold.
Shiro Kashiba’s memoir, Shiro: Wit, Wisdom and Recipes from a Sushi Pioneer , takes us from the Ginza district of Tokyo to the shores of Puget Sound.
The Northwest is in for another cold, snowy La Niña winter. And we’ll be ready with hot toddies and hearth-warming fireplaces, a popup ice rink, and even a few balmy escapes right here in town.
The Bushwick Book Club and Seattle Rock Orchestra set Hunter S. Thompson to music.
Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne show stops in Tacoma, Mark Morris Dance Group’s Festival Dance makes its Seattle debut, Woody Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band play the Paramount, and more.
Capitol Hill shop NuBe Green displays a true talent for artisan collecting.
Tamara Musser puts her own stamp on haute couture.
When some buddies from UW slipped into the Cascades for backcountry snowboarding, they entered some of the most treacherous terrain in the Northwest. Not even a seasoned avalanche expert could predict what they found.
Seattle startup Dynotag fashions QR tags into dog tags.
Occupy Seattle takes cues from Robert’s Rules of Order, guidelines for deliberative meetings developed by U.S. Army brigadier general Henry Martyn Robert in the 1870s.
University of Washington digital media professor Kathy Gill on tailoring your online experience so that social media doesn’t lead to social suicide.
Thirty-seven years ago Steve Jobs’s biological father led a group of college students into Egypt. Then he vanished. A forgotten Tacoma crime story.
Netflix is on the ropes. Can Bellevue’s Redbox land a knockout blow?
826 Seattle’s Meron Kasahun goes from struggling student to outstanding role model, and earns a trip to the White House.
Expert advice for choosing a financial adviser in uncertain times.
A change in the liquor laws has started a boom in craft distilleries across Washington State. We surveyed them all to find out who’s making what and where to get it.
A Queen Anne home by famed Northwest architect Paul Hayden Kirk gets a modern update, but its original integrity remains intact.
O Christmas tree! Thy leaves are so unchanging.
In Washington State 62 percent of adults are either overweight or obese. And some, like state senator Ed Murray, think it’s time we slapped a tax on unhealthy food. The Washington Food Industry Association doesn’t agree.
Local bartenders share cocktail recipes featuring Washington State craft liquors.