Perfect Party

Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

By Allison Williams February 20, 2013 Published in the March 2013 issue of Seattle Met

Clay Bennett 
The Oklahoma City businessman who stole (okay, bought) the original SuperSonics now leads the NBA’s relocation committee, so we’ll stop burning him in effigy if he rules that the Sacramento Kings will become Sonics 2.0.  

Beautiful Existence
How do you spot the woman who pledged to only eat and drink Starbucks for a year? She’s the one with the nonstop caffeine shakes—and the only person in Issaquah answering to the name Beautiful Existence.

Ben Gibbard
Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night will stop the Death Cab for Cutie front man from bringing back his side project, the Postal Service, to its appointed rounds of synth rock. 

Jesse Hagopian
Why is the Garfield High history teacher leading a boycott against standardized testing? Perhaps to lock up the next decade’s worth of Teacher of the Year awards from a grateful student body. 

Gill McLynne 
His Alki Tavern hosted bikers and pool-table brawls for 37 years, but it closes this month to make way for condo development. We’ll toast with a shot of Beam and a dollar taco.

Cheryl Strayed 
The Portland writer wrote the memoir Wild about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, but spoiler alert: Since she’s appearing at Richard Hugo House’s Literary Series this month, she probably wasn’t eaten by a bear. (Mar 1)

Published: March 2013

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