February 2009
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In this special section we examine the Eastside’s urban and economic challenges, and the opportunities they bring. We profile a developer who can teach Seattle how to create a vital, livable city. And we spotlight the attractions— from food an
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Ron Sher thought he could build a community around an ugly, failing shopping mall. Is he nuts?
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We spotlight this season’s bright stars. And they had something to say about it.
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Heady growth, a soaring skyline, and sophisticated amenities reveal a vitality beyond the recent economic malaise. The new Eastside faces new challenges—and new opportunities. Included: Video coverage of the eastside growth, courtesy q13fox.com
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The newest ways to eat, shop, and play on the growing, changing, morphing Eastside.
When a longtime family friend died in November, his obituary in the P-I carried an astonishing bit of history. In 1961, Joe Miller was hired to be the city manager of Bellevue, a hamlet of six square miles on the east side of Lake Washington...
TOOTHACHE I was disappointed to see that preventive dentistry was omitted from your survey of dentists (“Top Dentists,” January 2009). The top practitioner (or should I say teacher?) of preventive dentistry locally is Dr. Martin J. Nigrelle. I...
Minimalism goes to radical extremes at the Four Seasons.
This Valentine’s Day, declare your love with cheese.
These delicate, gluten-free crackers taste like a rustic flatbread, with a crisp crunch and a little give. They’re best when eaten within a day of baking. INGREDIENTS 1 packet active dry yeast (about 2½ tsp) 2 tsp sugar 1 cup warm water 1 cup...
We came, we ’zaw, we recycled the box.
Dilettante’s new Mocha Martini Bar breaks one very important rule.
Far from home and family, a newcomer gives guided tours of the city over the phone.
Robert Lepage unveils a dark empire at Seattle Opera.
Whale warrior Paul Watson turns eco-piracy into reality TV.
Why girls playing football in lingerie is good for Seattle sports.
It’s not that we don’t believe Shmuel Tennenhaus doesn’t belong among YouTube’s constellation of instant stars, right up there with lonelygirl15 or Seattle’s own dancing Matt “Where the Hell Is Matt?” Harding.
Lehrman Cameron Studio mixes theater, design, and whatever works to turn exhibits into living stories.
Dashing Through Downtown
Celebrate Good Times, Come On!
O Come All Ye (Figgy) Faithful
We spotlight this season’s bright stars. And they had something to say about it.
The newest ways to eat, shop, and play on the growing, changing, morphing Eastside.
Flowers are only lovely while they last, so present them in a vase with enduring appeal.
A conversation with Dee Hewitt, assistant manager, Mario’s women’s department.
Artisan chocolatiers and local confectioneries have delicious sweet nothings in store for Valentine’s Day.
Tents, schments. Real winter campers dig out a snow cave.
Decadence and magic at Grand Mound’s Great Wolf Lodge.
Why the Attorney General’s office is playing cupid to scorned would-be online lovebirds, and three other recent heartbreak cases from the chronicles of consumer court.
A deadly encounter at a shopping mall has police and public clamoring to stamp out gang violence.
Wade Wolfe makes sweet wines worth waiting up for.
Pb Elemental built a house for two Queen Anne actors to play in. But will there be drama with the neighbors?
A real estate auctioneer talks deals, due diligence, and accidental transactions.
In this special section we examine the Eastside’s urban and economic challenges, and the opportunities they bring. We profile a developer who can teach Seattle how to create a vital, livable city. And we spotlight the attractions— from food an
Ron Sher thought he could build a community around an ugly, failing shopping mall. Is he nuts?
Heady growth, a soaring skyline, and sophisticated amenities reveal a vitality beyond the recent economic malaise. The new Eastside faces new challenges—and new opportunities. Included: Video coverage of the eastside growth, courtesy q13fox.com