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Hike and Bike

Lucky us: We live near some of the best hiking and mountain biking trails in the Pacific Northwest. Want to break a sweat? Take a stroll before lunch? There’s a trail for that.

05/17/2010 With Courtney Nash, Judy Naegeli, Erin Reading, and Kasey Cordell Edited by Laura Dannen By Hayley Poole and Craig Romano

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House of the Spirit

Kirkland homeowner Lakshmi Gopalkrishnan discovers the joys of living artfully.

05/12/2010 By Jessica Voelker

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Arts & Culture

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The Perfect Party

This month’s party guests: Tara Lynn, Celia Vernon, James McAvoy, Jonathan Safran Foer, Mark Emmert, Maddie and Neal Love, King Tut, Joe Hyer.

05/19/2010

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Bite of Seattle

Why do so many locals—Billy Burke in Twilight, Mariana Klaveno in True Blood —vamp it up on-screen?

05/18/2010 Edited by Laura Dannen

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Me, Myself, and Finneyfrock

Richard Hugo House writer-in-residence Karen Finneyfrock share a few tips during a June 8 workshop at 826 Seattle, titled simply: “How to Perform Like I Do.”

05/18/2010 By Tiffany Wan

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Mayor of Cirque City

Former Pacific Northwest Ballet dancer Adam Miller runs away with the circus: Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza, which sets up camp in Marymoor Park for nearly all of June.

05/18/2010 Edited by Laura Dannen

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Renoir in Our Backyard

From now through October 10, the Tacoma Art Museum exhibits The Movement of Impressionism: Europe, America, and the Northwest, which includes works by Pissarro, Renoir, Degas, and American painter William Glackens.

05/18/2010

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Hike and Bike

Lucky us: We live near some of the best hiking and mountain biking trails in the Pacific Northwest. Want to break a sweat? Take a stroll before lunch? There’s a trail for that.

05/17/2010 With Courtney Nash, Judy Naegeli, Erin Reading, and Kasey Cordell Edited by Laura Dannen By Hayley Poole and Craig Romano

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“Thanx for the Mammories”

Here, in honor of the skin shop’s 27 years, 27 of the best Lusty Lady quips, plus a slideshow of memorable marquee one-liners.

05/17/2010

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All the President’s Been

New Yorker editor David Remnick bridges the gaps in the president’s life story with his definitive biography The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama.

05/14/2010 By Eric Scigliano

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Baby Got Broke

Washington Mutual Execs who sang the ditty to Sir Mix-a-Lot’s "Baby Got Back" during a company retreat in Hawaii in 2006. The lyrics were unveiled in April 2010 during a senate hearing on the collapse of the Seattle-based bank.

05/12/2010

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God of War Games

Renton’s John McAllister racked up a record-breaking 41,838,740 points in the classic space shoot-’em-up Asteroids in April. This month, the machine is donated to the International Video Game Hall of Fame at the Northwest Pinball and Gameroom Show.

05/11/2010 By Matthew Halverson

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Big Love

For Seattle polyamorists, love is a many-partnered thing. And managing the jealousy is a full-time job.

05/10/2010 By Kathryn Robinson

Eat & Drink

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Exclusive Video: Mario Batali Describes Eataly, His Massive New Manhattan Venture

Tom Douglas says he’s worried about Mario Batali’s 50,000 square-foot project Eately. Find out why.

05/20/2010

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Immoveable Feast

Gary Johnson of the Department of Planning and Development wants to ease the city’s street-food laws to look more like Portland’s. Pioneer Square business owners and residents aren’t as gung-ho.

05/17/2010 By Jessica Voelker

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Big Fish Story

Conventional economic wisdom says that as big fish at the top of the food chain get scarcer and costlier, consumers should switch to cheaper choices. And recipes should reflect that trend. But the cookbooks tell a different story.

05/14/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Occasions

Burger Mania!

New burger joints, most in Seattle’s northerly latitudes.

05/11/2010 By Kathryn Robinson

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A Friend in Mead

Honey wine has been giving us a buzz since before recorded history, and thanks to mead-making operations like Sky River Brewing, it still tastes good.

05/11/2010 By Jessica Voelker

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Fried and True

Here’s how to make Monsoon’s crispy imperial rolls—like spring rolls, only deep fried, and thus better.

05/11/2010 By Jess Thomson

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Scene: Sip at the Wine Bar

The downtown wine bar on Fifth Avenue combines the underlit stylishness and pulsing soundtrack of a crammed nightclub with a menu that so delivers on the current obsessions of the almighty taste bud it might have been cooked up by a focus group.

05/11/2010 By Kathryn Robinson

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Urban Farmhouse

Seth Caswell’s farm-to-table menu at Queen Anne restaurant Emmer and Rye begins with pure ingredients and ends with reasonable prices.

05/11/2010 By Kathryn Robinson

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A Note From the Editor

Mountain Highs

05/11/2010 By Katherine Koberg

Home & Real Estate

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House of the Spirit

Kirkland homeowner Lakshmi Gopalkrishnan discovers the joys of living artfully.

05/12/2010 By Jessica Voelker

Too Legit To Permit

Legalizing Your Unauthorized Backyard Cottage May Not Be As Easy As It Seems

Legalizing your unauthorized backyard cottage—or, in zoning geekspeak, “detached accessory dwelling unit”— may not be as easy as it seems. Plus: Why Tangletown, the microneighborhood at the southeast corner of Green Lake, is a coveted enclave.

05/12/2010 By Matthew Halverson

News & City Life

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Wild West Limo Scene

Rogue limo drivers poach fares and menace passengers, while those who play by the rules lose out.

05/17/2010 By Eric Scigliano

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Troubled Bridges Over Water

A look at the transformations the Aurora, 520, and South Park bridges and Alaskan Way Viaduct will undergo in 2010.

05/11/2010

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The Road Warrior

Christopher McLendon, aka Reno, talks about life as a roadie for the likes of Death Cab for Cutie, AFI, and Jimmy Eat World.

05/11/2010 By Matthew Halverson

Style & Shopping

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Sail Away

Be seaworthy this summer with clean, cool nautical-inspired looks.

05/17/2010 By Laura Cassidy and Ashley Helvey

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In Good Shape

At Lit on Capitol Hill, Dawn Bassett fashions bold lighting decor for retailers such as Revival Home and Garden and remakes the rooms of her private clients’ homes with couture, custom creations.

05/11/2010 By Laura Cassidy

Travel & Outdoors

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Maritime Masterpieces

Two British Columbia islands—Denman and Hornby—save a family summer vacation from itself.

05/18/2010 By David Laskin

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Hike and Bike: Mount St. Helens

Trails for Ape Canyon, Lewis River, and Norway Pass.

05/17/2010 With Courtney Nash, Judy Naegeli, Erin Reading, and Kasey Cordell Edited by Laura Dannen By Hayley Poole and Craig Romano

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Hike and Bike: North Cascades

Trails for Cascade Pass/Sahale Arm, Hidden Lake Peak, Hannegan Pass, Cutthroat Pass, and Sun Mountain.

05/17/2010 With Courtney Nash, Judy Naegeli, Erin Reading, and Kasey Cordell Edited by Laura Dannen By Hayley Poole and Craig Romano

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Hike and Bike: Olympic Peninsula

Trails for Shi Shi Beach, Ozette Triangle, Grand Valley, and Bogachiel Peak.

05/17/2010 With Courtney Nash, Judy Naegeli, Erin Reading, and Kasey Cordell Edited by Laura Dannen By Hayley Poole and Craig Romano

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Hike and Bike: Seattle Metro

Trails for Rachel Lake and Alta Mountain, Tiger Mountain: West Tiger 3, Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park, Paradise Valley, and Squak 
Mountain.

05/17/2010 With Courtney Nash, Judy Naegeli, Erin Reading, and Kasey Cordell Edited by Laura Dannen By Hayley Poole and Craig Romano

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Hike and Bike: Central Cascades

Trails for Spray Park, Kendall Katwalk, Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls, Skyscraper 
Mountain, Carne Mountain, Spider Meadow, Denny Creek, and Talapus and Olallie Lakes.

05/17/2010 With Courtney Nash, Judy Naegeli, Erin Reading, and Kasey Cordell Edited by Laura Dannen By Hayley Poole and Craig Romano

Web Exclusives

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Party Pics

Pictures from Celebration of Hope, Food as Art at Bell Harbor, the MS Walk, Breakfast of Hope, Sleep Country USA’s Pajama Bowl, and 826 Seattle’s People Eating and Giving.

05/27/2010

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More to Love

A conversation with Dr. Elisabeth Sheff, assistant professor in the Sociology Department at Georgia State University, who has studied polyamorous couples and families since 1997.

05/21/2010 By Kathryn Robinson

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The President’s Analyst

David Remnick talks about Muhammed Ali and Obama, the Clintons and the Tea Baggers, how he managed to write The Bridge, his acclaimed new biography of Barack Obama, while editing The New Yorker, and how he can hear every writer’s voice except his own.

05/21/2010 By Compiled by Eric Scigliano

Tasty Clips

Exclusive Video: Mario Batali on Meat, Vegetables, and His New Cookbook

Plus: Is Mario going "veghead"?

05/20/2010

Tasty Clips

Exclusive Video: Mario Batali Contemplates the Future of Electronic Cookbooks

"I'm going to demo 80 recipes on one app," Mario Batali says of his forthcoming app.

05/20/2010

Tasty Clips

Exclusive Video: Mario Batali Talks Kids, Veggies, and Loving Tom Douglas

Missed Mario Batali while he was in Seattle for a Kim Ricketts event? Here’s front row access to his Palace Ballroom interview with Tom Douglas.

05/20/2010