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Cover Story

The Complete Guide to the Columbia River

Where to hike, bike, paddle, stay, and eat along the state's mightiest waterway.

07/20/2015 By Allison Williams

Top Stories

Essay

Tear Through the World in Wild Disguise

Ivan Doig was a Northwest legend. Before he died this past spring, the Seattle novelist had one last message to share.

07/30/2015 By David Laskin

Cover Story

The Complete Guide to the Columbia River

Where to hike, bike, paddle, stay, and eat along the state's mightiest waterway.

07/20/2015 By Allison Williams

Feature

The Everything Guide to Seattle Hair

Everything you need to know about the styles & stylists keeping Seattle on trend.

08/03/2015 By Amanda Zurita With Matthew Halverson, Aoife Reilly, and Jenni Moore

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Nerd Nostalgia

This Windows 95 Tutorial Was an Attack on Cool Kids

In the video that stars Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry, the nerds finally get their revenge.

07/31/2015 By Matthew Halverson

The Sporting Life

As the NHL Takes Expansion Bids, We Look at Seattle’s Competition

The puck stops...where?

07/31/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Concert

Seriously, Let It Go

As Broadway star Idina Menzel comes to Seattle, we imagine her frustration of moving past her 'Frozen' megahit.

07/29/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Met Picks

Top Things to See and Do in Seattle: August 2015

Alabama Shakes howls with chart-topping roots rock, Three Dollar Bill Cinema shares cinematic bedtime stories outdoors, and Mumford and Sons brings a loaded Stopover Festival lineup to Walla Walla.

07/29/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Eat & Drink

Patio Watch

Patios to Visit Before Summer's End

Here's where we'll be sitting outside this month.

08/01/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Trends

There’s a Shortage of Cooks in Seattle Restaurants’ Kitchens

Seattle’s boom means good help is awfully hard to find.

07/28/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

The Alpha Omega Ouzeri

Thank the Greek gods for Thomas Soukakos.

07/27/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Pour

Ghostfish Brewing Makes Good Beer, Minus the Gluten

To make his gluten-free beverage, brewer Jason Yerger relies on various millet malts with a supporting cast of buckwheat, quinoa, and wild rice…and tons of tinkering.

07/27/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

Canal Market: Big Flavors, Perfect Pastries

Portage Bay’s new Canal Market offers all this, plus oven mitts and groceries.

07/27/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

Careless When Wet

08/01/2015 By James Ross Gardner

Health & Wellness

Top Doctors

Top Doctors 2015: Adventures in Medicine

Patients share their experiences, from breast cancer to chronic pain, gender identity, and childhood anxiety.

08/04/2015 By Jeanny Rhee, Aoife Reilly, Christina Tiberio, and Atoosa Moinzadeh

Top Doctors

Top Doctors and Nurses 2015: How We Made the List

1,065 practitioners in 82 specialties made this year’s list of top doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and complementary care givers in the Seattle metro area.

08/04/2015 Edited by Ariana Dawes and Darren Davis

Home & Real Estate

Habitat

How to Petproof Your Home

And still have nice things.

08/05/2015 By Angela Cabotaje

News & City Life

Explainer

What's Behind the Jimi Hendrix Park Delays?

It’s been almost a decade since the City of Seattle named a park after its greatest musical icon, and the project is only just now under way. What took so long?

08/04/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Hair 2015

How a Seattle Stylist Is Disrupting the Overseas Sex Trade

Matthew Fairfax has found his true calling in Cambodia

08/04/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Back Fence

The Pacific Northwest Drought Is Real

The drought really is here—it just doesn’t look the way you thought it would.

08/03/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Questions Answered

Rachel Whitehurst Isn’t Your Mom’s Makeup Tutorial Vlogger

The Seattle transplant explains the secret to her curse-tastic success.

08/03/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

How I Got Here

The Origin of the Salmon Cannon

The CEO of Whooshh Innovations explains how he started at the Gorge Amphitheater and wound up with a fish flinger.

08/03/2015 By Darren Davis

Quote Unquote

Jamie King Isn’t Above Tattooing Tech Bros

“Probably a third of the guys I tattoo work for Amazon.”

08/03/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Gaming

Inside the Seattle Indies Expo

In the shadow of PAX Prime, the Seattle Indies Expo is a rallying cry for local independent game developers.

07/30/2015 By Darren Davis

Essay

Tear Through the World in Wild Disguise

Ivan Doig was a Northwest legend. Before he died this past spring, the Seattle novelist had one last message to share.

07/30/2015 By David Laskin

Power Lines

Zeytuna Edo and the New Seattle Traffic Safety Measures

How a young girl’s near fatal accident changed the face of Seattle traffic safety.

07/29/2015 By Josh Feit

Style & Shopping

Hair 2015

Survey: Stylists Weigh In

We uncover their likes and dislikes, pet peeves and pet causes—and answer that age-old question: Is it okay to text during a haircut?

08/04/2015 By Aoife Reilly

Hair 2015

Longtime Barber Thomas Kearney Opens the M Room

Downtown’s newest import merges Euro style with old-school barbershop service.

08/04/2015 By Amanda Zurita

Hair 2015

Oh Naturale: Seattle’s Natural Hair Movement

Instead of forcing curly, kinky hair into a slicked-down ’do, the latest movement lauds locks in their unique, untamed state.

08/04/2015 By Jenni Moore

Hair 2015

Who Does Your 'Do?

Some of the city’s best coiffed share the talent behind their signature hairstyles.

08/04/2015 By Seattle Met Staff

Hair 2015

The Howse That Gary Built

A year ago this month the Seattle salon world lost Gary Howse, one of its most instrumental visionaries.

08/04/2015 By Amanda Zurita

Hair 2015

The Long Bob Is the Haircut of the Moment

Skilled stylist and salon owner Lisa Power breaks down the must-have haircut of the season.

08/04/2015 By Amanda Zurita

Hair 2015

Hair! Behind the Scenes

Thaddeus Valentine of Valentine's Men's Grooming Salon turns model Annie Yu's hair into a headline

07/20/2015 Videography by Ana Raab Edited by Lou Daprile

Hair 2015

Quick Style

Lisa Power demonstrates how to go from shower to styled in 10 minutes

07/20/2015 Videography by Lou Daprile

Hair 2015

Melt With You

Style Editor Amanda Zurita gets a color melt from Essensuals London

07/20/2015 By Amanda Zurita

Travel & Outdoors

The Columbia River

Where the Wild Things Are

A guide to the animals in and along the Columbia River.

07/24/2015 By Allison Williams

The Columbia River

This Is What Washington’s Tiniest Ferry Looks Like

Who’s says there’s no such thing as a free ride?

07/24/2015 By Allison Williams

The Columbia River

The Atomic Graveyard on the Hanford Reach

The Hanford Reach was the top-secret site of America’s biggest technological achievement—or one of its deadliest. Now it’s simultaneously a toxic dump and a pristine expanse of river.

07/24/2015 By Allison Williams

The Columbia River

5 Ways to Boat Down the Columbia

Bring your own captain’s hat.

07/24/2015 By Allison Williams

The Columbia River

Maya Lin Heard Something Here

The Vietnam War memorial artist is commemorating in her own way.

07/24/2015 By Allison Williams

The Columbia River

Columbia River Caviar Might be Making a Comeback

All it takes is some prehistoric fish.

07/24/2015 By Allison Williams

The Columbia River

Kiteboarding Sets Sail

But the Gorge-born sport isn’t taking the wind out of windsurfing.

07/24/2015 Photography by Allison Williams

The Columbia River

Where to Stay and Play on the Columbia River

From the lake to the mouth, make the most of your next trip along the river.

07/24/2015 By Allison Williams

The Columbia River

The Hardest Job on the Columbia

The giant ships of the Columbia River don't drive themselves.

07/24/2015 By Allison Williams

The Columbia River

A Brief History of the Columbia River

Impress your friends on your next trip with some historical trivia.

07/24/2015 By Allison Williams