Lynn Shelton
Seattle’s buzziest movie director set her rom-com Your Sister’s Sister in the San Juans, then got Emily Blunt to star. We assume the raves she drew at the Sundance Film Festival weren’t just for the scenery. (June 15)

Jim Sinegal
When we buy our first jumbo tub of gin, we’ll toast—or blame—the cofounder and CEO that led Costco to spend $20 million to pass Initiative 1183 (in effect June 1) and push the state out of the liquor biz.

Bonnie Dunbar
Geeks will overrun the city for the inaugural Seattle Science Festival, but only the Sunnyside native turned NASA astronaut turned Museum of Flight president can list “weightless M&M eating” as a job skill. (June 22)

Eli Sanders
The Stranger writer floored us with his vivid crime story “The Bravest Woman in Seattle” last year. And the resulting Pulitzer in April impressed us even more.

Heather Earnhardt
We cried when the baker left Volunteer Park Cafe last year, but now she’s finally opening her own Southern-fried joint, the Wandering Goose.

Steve Davis
The upside: He’s been named the new CEO of public health nonprofit PATH. The downside: Taking a sick day could be guilt inducing. What’s a cough compared to a cholera epidemic?

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