Great Outdoors Guide

Great Outdoors Guide <p>We tested the terrain to line up a summer&rsquo;s worth of great outdoor adventures, so you can trek, kayak, and scale the Northwest&rsquo;s breathtaking mountains, waterways, and peninsulas. Also in this issue: News editor Eric Scigliano hits the streets to explore our city&rsquo;s addiction&mdash;to artificial light. Meet the dating coaches, social organizers, groups, and event planners helping hitch singles in Seattle; and get to know eight celebrity singles who&rsquo;ll put stars in your eyes at <em>Seattle Metropolitan</em>&rsquo;s Celebrity Singles Auction and Party. And find inspiration&mdash;and tiles and tubs and countertops&mdash;in our luxury bath remodels.</p>

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

Article

Task Master

An artist turns ordinary chores into improvisational art.

12/28/2008 By Nate Lippens

Article

Give Back the Night

We live day and night bathed in artificial light. Now scientists say night light harms wild habitats and human health, and stargazers lament losing the timeless wonder of the night sky.

12/28/2008 By Eric Scigliano

PASSING THROUGH

Old Warrior, New Fight

Phil Donahue tells a soldier’s story in an Iraq war documentary.

12/28/2008 By Steve Wiecking

Article

Like a Virgin

Rock-obsessed airline touches Seattle for the very first time.

12/28/2008

Article

Sounders 3, Originality 0

12/28/2008

Article

Northern Exposures

A Seattle photographer turns moribund bears into high-demand stars.

12/28/2008 By Eric Scigliano

Eat & Drink

Article

High Steaks

What’s a nice grille doing in a place like this?

01/06/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Article

Hog Heaven

The fattest pig in town is also the tastiest.

12/28/2008 By Jess Thomson

BREW

Suds of Summer

12/28/2008 By Jessica Voelker

CRUSH

Life after Sideways

Merlot makes a comeback.

12/28/2008 By Christina Kelly

Article

Lager Lever Lover

Is Paul Fichter just pulling our keg?

12/28/2008 By Roger Brooks

Editor's Note

Article

A Note from the Editor

HOT PURSUITS

12/28/2008

Home & Real Estate

Article

Splish Splash

Just 50 years ago, bathrooms were small, dark, unappreciated utility rooms. No more. Today’s bathrooms are retreats designed to melt away the stress of hectic lives.

12/28/2008 By Christopher Werner and Roger Brooks

Article

Humdingers

A constant food and water source and a secluded place to rest are all a hummingbird needs to call your yard home. 

12/28/2008 By Mary Robson

Article

One-Minute Mortgage

Out of the ashes of the subprime collapse, Layne Sapp tries 
to reinvent the loan-processing business.

12/28/2008 By Manny Frishberg

SELLING TACTICS

Grounds Work

Beauty on the outside helps make the sale.

12/28/2008 By Ashley Griffin

Inbox

Article

Mail from the Metro

Letters to Seattle Met

12/28/2008

News & City Life

Article

Greener Oil (or) Bio Folly?

Washington politicians, energy mavens, and drivers are jumping on the biodiesel bandwagon. But skeptics warn that it steals desperately needed food crops and may actually raise greenhouse emissions.

12/28/2008 By Manny Frishberg

Style & Shopping

Article

For the Record

Get a fresh spin on vinyl and go analog at these sound emporiums.

12/28/2008 By Paul Fontana

Style Counsel

If the Shoe Fits

A conversation with Assaf Ziv, executive creative director for Report Shoes.

12/28/2008 By Laura Cassidy

Travel & Outdoors

Article

Not Another Roadside Attraction

A mighty wind has blown new life into Long Beach.

12/17/2010 By Jim Gullo

Article

35 Northwest Playgrounds

Great outdoor summer adventures in the water, on the ground, and high in the sky.

12/28/2008 By Courtney Nash