January 2012
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Six design experts choose the most outstanding houses in the city’s history then round up 10 more fine homes that almost made the cut. Plus: a Q&A with architect Tom Kundig, and four common Seattle home styles.
Features
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The 424 best dentists in the Seattle metro area, as selected by their peers.
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With a background in software, Joe Justice is the last guy you’d expect to make cars. But if his geeky, hard-to-believe, 100-mile-per-gallon car is as awesome as he says it is, he may just revolutionize the way Detroit does business.
Picking Seattle’s greatest homes.
Miller Time I love this man (“The Man Who Invented Winter,” December 2011). Thanks for the great article on Warren Miller.Bryan RutbergQueen Anne • • • Our Man in Cairo I was a student at the University of Puget Sound in 1975, and remember...
At SeaTac restaurant Copperleaf, farm-to-table cooking is more than just a marketing shtick.
Olympia oysters, the only variety indigenous to the West Coast, are at their best in the winter months.
Chefs Brian McCracken and Dana Tough break down the Coterie Room’s king crab dish.
Red Mill’s new Ballard restaurant marks the burger chainlet’s first foray into fish-and-chips.
Canlis swaps Starbucks’ Casi Cielo roast for Chicago-based roaster Intelligentsia.
Italian aperitifs are central to the identity of Capitol Hill bar Artusi but don’t short the culinary program.
A team of University of Washington researchers (lead by Matthew Alford of the Applied Physics Laboratory) has recruited a favorite movie theater snack as a test subject.
Rabih Mroué visits On the Boards to give audiences a glimpse of his latest work in progress, The Pixelated Revolution, and showcase 2003’s Looking for a Missing Employee.
Photographer Isaac Layman finds paradise at Frye Art Museum.
From West Side Story at The Paramount Theatre to a David Lynch retrospective at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown.
Parents: It’s college application essay season. Do you know where your neuroses are?
In the memoir The Map of My Dead Pilots: The Dangerous Game of Flying in Alaska, Anacortes resident Colleen Mondor flies us to the 49th state, where she dispatched planes in the mid-’90s.
This month’s party guests: John Robertson, Carrie Brownstein, Dorli Rainey, Joshua Bell, Susan Enfield, and Charlie Mandigo.
The best of Seattlemet.com blogs: Nosh Pit, Tripster, and Culture Fiend.
An excerpt from a letter Bruce Lee wrote in 1960.
In the George Lucas–produced movie Red Tails, Hollywood will tell the story of the Tuskegee Airmen this month. George Hickman knows more than the plot.
Susan Marabito, who holds down the fort at downtown Seattle shop Vetri, turns her wardrobe into a party.
Tips from Steve Pratt, the Seattle Department of Transportation’s head of street maintenance.
A winter weekend getaway on the Oregon Coast is wet, windy, and wild.
As the director of outreach services for New Horizons Ministry, Sheila Houston counsels young sex workers.
With a background in software, Joe Justice is the last guy you’d expect to make cars. But if his geeky, hard-to-believe, 100-mile-per-gallon car is as awesome as he says it is, he may just revolutionize the way Detroit does business.
As the world population swells—and vital resources vanish—humans may flock to the Northwest.
Tech education in Seattle, by the numbers.
The office of the mayor has not only been unpopular in recent years, but seemingly ineffective. Is it time for Seattle to retire the head honcho?
Six design experts choose the most outstanding houses in the city’s history then round up 10 more fine homes that almost made the cut. Plus: a Q&A with architect Tom Kundig, and four common Seattle home styles.
Six design experts choose the most outstanding houses in the city’s history.
Tom Kundig, a principal in Olson Kundig Architects, on residential design.
For the last century and more, most single-family homes have been built by developers, on spec. Here are four distinct design families we can see in Seattle and the suburbs.
Seattle Met invited a panel of experts to nominate the 10 greatest houses of Seattle. While there was much agreement, there were plenty of diverging opinions as well. Here are 10 more fine homes that almost made the cut.
The 424 best dentists in the Seattle metro area, as selected by their peers.
A pediatric practice in Greenlake makes going to the dentist fun. Really.
A HYGIENIST SCANS THE STACKS OF DVDS, pulls Transformers 3 from the shelf, and pops it in the player. The patient, a Microsoftie on a lunch break, slips on video goggles and zones out as the hygienist fires up the ultrasonic device for a...
OVER THE PAST 24 YEARS, M. CLARK BLANCHARD has built his all-ages general and restorative dental practice strictly by word of mouth, in a manner of speaking. So it makes total sense that a friend was responsible for inviting him to become the...
Six design experts choose the most outstanding houses in the city’s history.