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History

100 Years of Seattle Activism

The surprising history of Seattle’s century-long fight for human rights.

11/21/2017 By Madeline Ostrander and Valerie Schloredt

Top Stories

Feature

Life Ever Vending: How 'Real Change' Changes Lives

Some 300 people take to the Seattle streets and suburbs to sell Real Change, the weekly homelessness, poverty, and social justice newspaper. They endure wet weather, indifference, and rejection—lots of rejection. Here’s why they still press on.

8:00am By Brooke Jarvis

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Headphones to Highways

How Podcasts Like Welcome to Night Vale Embraced the Live Tour

“A live show, something that’s not infinitely replicable—people understand that has value.”

8:00am By Darren Davis

Lexicon Devils

Harsh Realm: The Greatest Prank Seattle Ever Pulled on New York

Twenty-five years ago the national media, obsessed with Seattle's music scene, came calling. The right person picked up the phone.

11/13/2017 By James Ross Gardner Illustrations by Peter Bagge

Home & Real Estate

Habitat

A Bold Remodel Breathes New Life into a 100-Year-Old Leschi Home

How the owners of this classic foursquare house brought the space up to their modern tastes without tossing away the old bones.

8:00am By Darren Davis Photography by Haris Kenjar

News & City Life

Reader's Lens

Instagram Spotlight: December 2017

Each month we choose a photo to from Seattle's Instagram community to highlight in our print issue and online. (Tag #seattlemet in your posts for a chance to be featured!)

8:00am By Seattle Met Staff

Black Hole Fun

How Nobel-Winning LIGO Lab Detects Gravitational Waves

The LIGO Hanford facility was part of a breakthrough discovery that won the Nobel Prize in October after scientists “heard” ­ripples in space-time. This isn’t science fiction, though—it’s a cosmic thriller.

8:00am By Allison Williams

Snap Judgment

Should Seattleites Be Allowed to Grow Their Own Marijuana?

Washington’s weed industry is growing like one, but the state bans some users from cultivating it at home. By December, the Liquor and Cannabis Board will recommend whether to change the law.

8:00am By Jaime Archer

X-Mas Files

A Brief History of Mall Photos with Santa

As Christmas goes corporate, old-school St. Nicks may be out in the cold.

8:00am By Emily Alhadeff

Quote Unquote

Is Jay Inslee Ready for the Other Washington?

He won’t say if he’s running for POTUS 2020, but our governor will fight Trump to the finish.

8:00am By Jessica Voelker

License to Speak Ill

Should Seattle Defend Kshama Sawant?

Lawyers fear the defamation lawsuits against the council member could stifle free speech.

8:00am By Hayat Norimine

On The Rocks

Neighborhood In Flux: How Belltown Is Dealing With Its Growing Pains

Wedged between the Space Needle and Pike Place Market, this Seattle neighborhood is a gritty, historic icon of its own. And the community is fighting to keep it that way.

8:00am By Rosin Saez

Feature

Life Ever Vending: How 'Real Change' Changes Lives

Some 300 people take to the Seattle streets and suburbs to sell Real Change, the weekly homelessness, poverty, and social justice newspaper. They endure wet weather, indifference, and rejection—lots of rejection. Here’s why they still press on.

8:00am By Brooke Jarvis

Lost in Transit

Seattle Has 'Transit Deserts' and—Surprise—it's no fun to Ride the bus There

As the city's public transportation system expands, its most vulnerable riders are getting left behind.

8:00am By Hayat Norimine

Style & Shopping

Elements of Style

Prairie Underground Outfits the Outsiders

Resistance is a part of this company's very fibers.

8:00am By Rosin Saez

Travel & Outdoors

Road Trip

How to Find Peace and Quiet in a Whistler That’s Bigger Than Ever

Under new Vail Resorts ownership, North America’s biggest ski mountain isn’t getting any smaller. But it does have some pockets of serenity.

8:00am By Allison Williams