52 Great Weekends

52 Great Weekends <p>What to do with the most important 48 hours of the week in the best region on the planet? The answers are all here, 52 destinations&mdash;enough to cover every weekend of the year. Next we profile Frank Chopp, who has done it his way as Speaker of the House in the Washington Legislature for the past 10 years. Now his fellow Democrats are asking whether Chopp&rsquo;s way is the right way. Plus: Indecent appraisals at WaMu, top dentists, winter fashions, and a visit with photographer Annie Liebovitz.</p>

In this issue:

Arts & Culture


A Glassy Affair

Pilchuck Glass School Annual Auction


Passing Through

Picture Perfect

Annie Leibovitz photographs well.

01/05/2009 By Steve Wiecking


Team of Rivals

Was one night in Bellevue a taste of bipartisanship to come?

01/05/2009 By Eric Scigliano


Make Mine Massively Multi

Can the videogame biz grow up and stay cool? Matt Wilson thinks so.

01/05/2009 By Courtney Nash


Meet The Filkers

Sci-fi folksters beam down to Puget Sound this month.

01/05/2009 By Matthew Halverson

Eat & Drink


Tokyo R Us

Kushibar brings Japanese street food to Belltown.

01/12/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


Oatmeal, Apricot, and Pecan Cookies

Recipe courtesy Leslie Mackie of Macrina Bakery



Green Fairy, Emerald City

Absinthe’s new presence in the Seattle spirit world.

01/05/2009 By Anna Roth


Flour Power

Shrink that carbon footprint, start baking.

01/05/2009 By Jess Thomson

Editor's Note


In With The New

01/05/2009 By Katherine Koberg

Home & Real Estate


Fire Work With Me

Four Seattle architects heat up home design with custom hearths for every look and lifestyle.

01/05/2009 By Juliette Guilbert


Indecent Appraisal

How WaMu cut out the appraisers who were supposed to safeguard its home loans.

01/05/2009 By Eric Scigliano

Market Voyeurism

Banker's Dream

What recession? Buy this house and live like there's no tomorrow.

01/05/2009 By Eric Scigliano


Bedroom Eyes

You resolved to sleep better in ‘09. Here’s how.

01/05/2009 By Christopher Werner


The Writing On The Wall

A besieged Capitol Hill condo gets a fresh coat of paint.

01/05/2009 By Katie Zipper



Mail From The Metro


News & City Life


Class Act

Room to Read Chapter 2 fundraiser.



"Fine. Call Me A Dictator."

For 10 years, Frank Chopp has done it his way as Speaker of the House in the Washington Legislature. Now his fellow Democrats are asking whether Chopp’s way is the right way.

01/07/2009 By Matthew Halverson


The Rat King and I

Man and megarodent, face to face. The garage wasn’t big enough for the both of us.

01/05/2009 By Robert Ferrigno


Guy of the Storm


Style & Shopping


Carried Away

Don’t wait for the grocery bag ban; grab a big stylish tote today

01/09/2009 By Laura Cassidy

Fashion 2009

Winter Light

Invest in wearable statements, local gems, and vintage finds that’ll put a shine on every season for years to come.

01/08/2009 By Laura Cassidy

Travel & Outdoors


52 Weekends

Think of all the Saturday mornings you’ve awoken with the same question rattling in 
your head: What am I doing this weekend? The following pages spell an end to that quandary. What to do with the most important 48 hours of the week in the best region on

01/09/2009 By James Ross Gardner, Laura Cassidy, Jim Gullo, Jessica Voelker, Lia Steakley Dicker, Christopher Werner, and Courtney Nash


Eagle Eye

Getting up close and personal with bald eagles is inspiring, impressive, even a little intimidating. Best of all, though, it’s easy.

01/05/2009 By Roger Brooks