William Marler
The Seattle litigator climbed past the $500 million mark in lawsuits for food–borne illnesses such as E. coli. We’ll fake a stomach cramp.

Peter Facinelli
“Dr. Carlisle Cullen” of the Twilight movies headlines at TwiCon, a convention for fans of the teen vampire saga. We hope there’s no sunshine in the forecast. (Westin Hotel, Jan 15—17)

The Ladies of ReaderGirlz.com
The Seattle young–adult fiction writers’ collective got a nod from the National Book Awards in November—without penning a single teen vampire book.

Mike McGinn
When the mayor–elect takes office on January 4, he’ll inherit the nation’s worst traffic congestion. We’ll understand if he shows up late.

Kathy Griffin
The self–deprecating comedian fires off a tirade about her life on the D–list. She’s an A–lister in our book. (Paramount Theatre, Jan 29 & 30)

Edgar Martinez
The longtime Mariner is on a roll to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. If only longtime Mariner snack the Ichiroll could be inducted off the menu.

Mike Meehan
The Seattle police captain left to become police chief in Berkeley, California. Capitol Hill wasn’t liberal enough.

Jamie Boudreau
The mixologist pontificates on his potent potions at Night School, a course on the art and appreciation of cocktails. We hope there’s homework. (Sorrento Hotel, Jan 18)

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