Yong Chun Kim

The 66-year-old snowshoer fell off the trail on Mount Rainier in January but he was successfully rescued after burning cash to stay warm. That’s a brave move during a recession.


Amy Pennington

On the new KCTS show Check Please! Northwest, the gardening and food whiz will moderate—and cheerfully stem the carnage—as local eaters dish on Seattle dining. (Premieres Mar 8)


Michael Gspurning

The Austrian soccer giant—he’s six foot five—has the chops to take Kasey Keller’s place as Sounders keeper. But now the team’s rabid supporters have to develop a cheer for Gspurning that doesn’t sound like a sneeze.


Sarah Vowell

She’s a history geek whose nonfiction spins comic gold from arcane trivia (try murder travelogue Assassination Vacation). Here’s hoping the notoriously shy scribe speaks up at the Neptune Theatre. (Mar 10)


Sam Reed

Our March 3 caucus may not garner Iowa levels of attention. But thanks to our secretary of state’s grudging action, Washington saves the $10 million we’d have spent on a full-blown primary.


Danielle Custer

Her new grilled cheese truck, Monte Cristo, is a venture worth leaving her former post as director of Taste. It’s poor manners to ask an invited guest to cater the party, but we’d demand her cheesy sandwiches anyway.

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