October 2010
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Ten fall getaways to historic hamlets, country villages, and sweet rural spots.
Features
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Grant Cogswell, whose 2001 city council campaign is the backdrop for Stephen Gyllenhaal's film Grassroots, found hope in Seattle’s possibilities. He tried to give it a monorail and a new civic vision, but discovered that happy endings are only in...
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Fifteen smart ways to manage your money now per three local financial advisors: Ken Smith, Therese Govern, and Dennis Daugs.
  Goal RushCompliments to Seattle Met for exposing the real competitors in today’s youth soccer: the parents (" A Losing Proposition , " September 2010). As president of a local soccer club, I witnessed great matches of competitiveness,...
What Matt Dillon, of the Corson Building and Melrose Market’s Sitka and Spruce, learned on the way to the table.
The state department of ecology announced this past summer that our local waters are unusually contaminated with toxins—and may affect prized freshwater creatures. Dave McBride from the Washington State Department of Health dishes on the fish to...
Wallingford's Cantinetta recently launched its Eastside spinoff, joining a large and growing cadre of Seattle favorites' Barrio, Boom Noodle, Monsoon-striking east for downtown Bellevue.
With their new restaurants, Staple and Fancy Mercantile and The Walrus and the Carpenter, Ethan Stowell and Renee Erickson aren’t collaborating so much as symbiotically thriving in the historic Kolstrand building on Ballard Avenue.
Grant Cogswell, whose 2001 city council campaign is the backdrop for Stephen Gyllenhaal's film Grassroots, found hope in Seattle’s possibilities. He tried to give it a monorail and a new civic vision, but discovered that happy endings are only in...
Initiative 1068 to legalize marijuana may have gone up in smoke…but its whiff lingers on.
Seattle Art Museum welcomes more than 150 Picasso masterpieces on loan from the Musée National Picasso in Paris.
The guys behind the annual Red, White, and Dead Zombie Walk introduce ZomBcon, the first-ever zombie-culture convention.
Here are our top picks for Theatre Puget Sound’s month-long Arts Crush.
Former University of Washington president Mark Emmert takes over the NCAA’s top job in October. We humbly present five ways he can improve collegiate sports and help out UW in the process.
This month’s party guests: Ryan Boudinot, Paul Allen, Bill Gaines, Lindsay Lohan, Betsey Johnson, Roger Bumgarner, the Roosevelt High Thriller Club, Ben Franz-Knight
All the world’s a stage for designer and seamster Mark Mitchell, but he’s nothing if not well-rounded.
Even at sea, an outing with the Advanced Ghost Hunters of Seattle and Tacoma is a deadly serious search for why things go bump in the night.
From a lawsuit filed by Bellevue resident Jewel Thomas against American Airlines for terrifying her during a September 2008, Seattle–to–New York flight that was diverted to Chicago O’Hare due to an onboard power failure.
Ten fall getaways to historic hamlets, country villages, and sweet rural spots.
Fifteen smart ways to manage your money now per three local financial advisors: Ken Smith, Therese Govern, and Dennis Daugs.
This month Ben Huh, who three years ago bought I Can Has Cheezburger, releases Teh Itteh Bitteh Book of Kittehs, a photographic compendium of kittens gone wild.
BrickArms creator Will Chapman outfits Legos for World War Wee.
Engineers, politicians, and business owners have anguished for years over how to juggle tearing down the old waterfront viaduct and building whatever we wind up putting in its place—and how much of the waterfront will be shut down as a result....
Council member Mike O’Brien wages war on the Yellow Pages.
WikiLeaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum, developer for the Tor project and the hacker behind the biggest info breach in recent military history, speaks.
Liquor privatization initiatives 1100 and 1105 will appear on the ballot. If one (or both) passes, it will forever alter how liquor is made, moved, and sold here. Let’s look at the nitty-gritty.
There’s no reliable metric for gauging the popularity of home distilling, but signs indicate it’s on the rise. At the internationally popular website homedistiller.org, membership grew from 4,900 to 5,500 between February an
Sticking to neutrals and solids will result in a blah, incomplete-feeling space. Here are some tips from interior designers Faith Sheridan and Wendy Allen on how to pull off patterns at home.
Want to save time on a short-sale purchase? Be the second bidder.
The extended first-time homebuyer credit helped buoy business into the early summer months, but sales slowed after that. Queen Anne is part of only one area in Seattle that didn’t slow down from June to July.
Pictures from Seafair Torchlight Run, Guest Chef on the Waterfront, Sunset Supper at the Market, Auction of Washington Wines, Bellevue Art Museum’s Artful Evening, 13th Annual Hope Heart Classic, and Northwest Kidney Centers’ Seafair Sunday...