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Who We Are

What It Really Means to Be a Seattleite in 2017

Can you feel it? Something is shifting in Seattle. But we’re not talking tectonic transformation. We’re talking about a subtle realignment of how we see ourselves.

02/22/2017 By Matthew Halverson With Josh Feit and Allison Williams

Top Stories

Pot 101

The New Guide to Cannabis

The shops, strains, and personalities behind Seattle’s burgeoning industry.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Feature

After the Fall: The Tunnel Creek Avalanche, Five Years Later

The Tunnel Creek avalanche took the lives of three world-class skiers and was immortalized in a Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times story. Five years later, the survivors, friends, and family members reflect on what was lost that day.

02/13/2017 By Eva Holland

Upcoming Events

Spring Arts 2017: Modern Pop, High Art

Mainstream pop culture is taking over everything—including local arts—resulting in a season of spectacle and thought-provoking genre blends.

02/21/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: March 2017

Ali Wong offers a comedic edge, Japandroids returns to rock, and Kelsey Plum leads the Huskies into the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament.

02/27/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Upcoming Events

Spring Arts 2017: Modern Pop, High Art

Mainstream pop culture is taking over everything—including local arts—resulting in a season of spectacle and thought-provoking genre blends.

02/21/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Hot Take

The New Nintendo Switch Has a Lot to Learn from Seattle Tech Failures

Here's hoping the video gaming giant’s new console avoids similar perilous pitfalls.

02/20/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Quote Unquote

Jordan Morris Isn’t a Rookie Anymore

And he's learned to live with the pressure of being American soccer's Next Big Thing.

02/20/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Best of the City

Pot 101

The New Guide to Cannabis

The shops, strains, and personalities behind Seattle’s burgeoning industry.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Eat & Drink

Surprise Highs

There's More Than One Way to Consume Marijuana. Many More.

Now that it’s legal, the marijuana marketplace is seeing all manner of new products surface. Here, 5 things to be on the lookout for around town.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Eat Here Now

7 Taquerias We Love

These places aren’t fancy—but man, those tacos.

02/20/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Around Town

What We're Eating Now: March 2017

This month’s favorites: all things melted cheese, from Swiss-style raclette to a quesadilla full of smoky intrigue.

02/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion and Kathryn Robinson

Trend

At No Anchor, Beer Is Granted the Same Nuance As Craft Cocktails

Belltown's latest beer bar is a new kind of geeky.

02/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

L’Oursin Brings French Seafood—and French Sensibilities—To the Central District

A hit of Paris here in Seattle, J.J. Proville's new L’Oursin glows with pendant lights and Parisian signs.

02/20/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Billionaire vs. Billionaire

Gates versus Bezos: Seattleites trust one more than the other.

02/20/2017 By James Ross Gardner

News & City Life

Tech

Subpoenaing Siri

Why your electronic personal assistant has the right to remain silent.

03/01/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Who We Are

Books Are Dead. Long Live Books!

Three-quarters of Seattle readers prefer paper books to ebooks. We didn’t kill print after all.

02/23/2017 By Allison Williams

Who We Are

Are We More Racist Than We Think?

When progressive values blind us to the truth, it's time to wake up.

02/23/2017 By Matthew Halverson

By The Numbers

Who We Are: The Poll

Seattle Met’s first-ever poll of Seattleites reveals the good (we’re really happy at work) and the not so good (we spend a lot on housing).

02/23/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Who We Are

It's Time Seattle's Car-Loving Transplants Get with the Program

Two wheels forward, four wheels back: Nearly two-thirds of Seattleites under age 35 drive alone to work.

02/23/2017 By Josh Feit

The Unsocial Network

How Is the Seattle Freeze Still a Thing?

We’re quickly becoming a town of transplants. So why do they feel so unwelcome?

02/23/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Who We Are

Midwestworld: Why Seattle Feels Like Home for Natives of the Heartland

More than 21 percent of Seattle residents emigrated from the Midwest.

02/23/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Who We Are

What It Really Means to Be a Seattleite in 2017

Can you feel it? Something is shifting in Seattle. But we’re not talking tectonic transformation. We’re talking about a subtle realignment of how we see ourselves.

02/22/2017 By Matthew Halverson With Josh Feit and Allison Williams

Explainer

There Are So Many Construction Cranes in Seattle Right Now

Like flags planted in the name of vertical expansion, the dozens of cranes towering over downtown Seattle are a reminder that the city is in the midst of a development boom. Let’s get acquainted with these spindly tools of progress.

02/20/2017 By Cassandra Calderon

Behind the Shoot

How We Got That Shot: Jordan Morris

All eyes are on Major League Soccer's rookie of the year.

02/20/2017 By Jane Sherman

Neighborhoods

How Long Will It Take to Make Greenwood Whole Again?

One year after a natural gas explosion ripped through the neighborhood’s heart, its businesses struggle to recover.

02/20/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Open Letter

To Pam Roach, Who Wants Everyone to Learn Cursive

Let me tell you what I tell all of my struggling students…

02/20/2017

MOVERS & SHAKERS

Perfect Party: March 2017

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

02/20/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Questions Answered

Lilith Starr Does the Devil’s Work

But the head of the Satanic Temple of Seattle insists she’s a force for good.

02/20/2017 By Jessica Voelker

Meet The Money

Privateer Holdings Banks on Bud

The Seattle-based investment firm has money on ending prohibition.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Guide to Cannabis

What's It Like to Be a Budtender?

Molly Brown has been with Uncle Ike’s since its first location opened in 2014. And in that time she’s seen it all: nervous first timers, old stoners, potential criminals. It’s been a wild ride working for the most visible pot shop in the city.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Meet the Grower

Vashon Velvet Grows on Island Time

A self-taught green thumb proves there is no one right way to cultivate marijuana.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Guide to Cannabis

A Taxonomy of Pot Shops, from Quiet Neighborhood Corners to Major Opulence

The grab 'n' go. The tech temple. The local shop. Buying weed has come a long way.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Guide to Cannabis

First Time in a Marijuana Shop? Here's How to Read a Label

THC percentage. CBD levels. Hybrids. What does it all mean?

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Meet the Shop Owner

Dockside Serves Medical Patients Too—Though the Rules Have Changed

Going recreational didn’t stop Oscar Velasco-Schmitz from providing for those in medical need.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Back Fence

Is Hygge, the Danish Coziness Trend, Just Another Word for…Seattle?

The untranslatable term shortlisted for Oxford English Dictionary’s word of the year feels like it may as well have been invented right here.

02/20/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Style & Shopping

Elements of Style

Louie Gong Is an Original

A Pike Place designer reclaims appropriated native art—and inspires his community to do the same.

02/20/2017 By Rosin Saez

Travel & Outdoors

Travel

Cuba and Seattle Just Got a Lot Closer

Vintage cars, Caribbean breezes, the famed Hemingway mojito: now just a flight away on Alaska Airlines. But Cuba is more complicated than that.

02/20/2017 By Allison Williams and Alison Klein

Feature

After the Fall: The Tunnel Creek Avalanche, Five Years Later

The Tunnel Creek avalanche took the lives of three world-class skiers and was immortalized in a Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times story. Five years later, the survivors, friends, and family members reflect on what was lost that day.

02/13/2017 By Eva Holland