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Travel

9 Incredible Long Weekend Getaways

Ditch Friday. Call in sick Monday. Pack your bags for sunshine, funky hotels, city skiing, or winter surf.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Top Stories

Feature

Spell Casters, a ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Origin Story

A Boeing employee and a mathematician dreamed up a new kind of collectible card game in a Seattle parking lot 25 years ago. They couldn’t have known Magic: The Gathering would change the gaming world forever.

12/18/2017 By Darren Davis

Quote Unquote

Meet Rachael Tatman, Professional Emoji Whisperer

"What’s an emoji? What is it linguistically? I think it’s still something of an open question. "

12/19/2017 By Jessica Voelker

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: January 2018

St. Vincent blesses the Moore Theatre, ‘Two Trains Running’ explores gentrification in the late ‘60s, and Lewis Black yells about Trump.

12/25/2017 By Darren Davis

The Plot Thickens

Of Course Trump Is Threatening Seattle’s City of Literature Status

Seattle finally snagged a City of Literature designation from UNESCO. But the president could very well pull the U.S. from the peace-building organization entirely.

12/19/2017 By Rosin Saez

Visual Art

Mount Analogue Is an Arts Space Unlike Anywhere Else in Seattle

Colleen Louise Barry’s bookstore, gallery, and community venue is the collaborative arts hub this city deserves.

12/19/2017 By Darren Davis

Feature

Spell Casters, a ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Origin Story

A Boeing employee and a mathematician dreamed up a new kind of collectible card game in a Seattle parking lot 25 years ago. They couldn’t have known Magic: The Gathering would change the gaming world forever.

12/18/2017 By Darren Davis

Best of the City

Travel

9 Incredible Long Weekend Getaways

Ditch Friday. Call in sick Monday. Pack your bags for sunshine, funky hotels, city skiing, or winter surf.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Eat & Drink

Editor's Picks

What We're Eating Now: January 2018

This month’s favorites: creamy hummus, smoked pork ribs, and swoonworthy dumplings.

12/26/2017 By Rosin Saez

Vino Verite

Seattle's Laid-Back, Nouveau Wine Scene

We like to keep things casual—footwear, work attire, business—but does our nonchalant attitude extend to wine?

12/19/2017 By Rosin Saez

Critic's Picks

19 of Seattle’s Best Healthy Dining Destinations

Because we can’t live off fried chicken and ramen alone.

12/19/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Review

The Pastries Are On Point at Cubes Baking Company

It may seem gimmicky—everything here is square?—but a bite from one of these angular treats is a visual and flavorful delight.

12/19/2017 By Rosin Saez

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

From the Editor: Patriot Game

To stand or to kneel?

12/19/2017 By James Ross Gardner

Health & Wellness

Top Dentists 2018

5 Strange but True Tales from Seattle Dentistry

From the annals of time, the forgotten history of Seattle dental care.

12/19/2017 By Araz Hachadourian, Manola Secaira, Isabel Boutiette, Jaime Archer, and Diane Stephani

The Shade Index

New Fitness Crazes About to Hit Big in Seattle

Pilates is the past. Forget Zumba. The new wave of workout madness will incorporate the city of Seattle itself.

12/19/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Home & Real Estate

Habitat

How to Remodel Your Bathroom without Getting Overwhelmed

Planning to liven up the loo? Here’s what to focus on.

12/19/2017 By Darren Davis

News & City Life

Instagram Spotlight

Reader's Lens: January 2018

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!)

12/19/2017

Health Inequality

Beacon Hill Experiences More Pollution Than Other Seattle Neighborhoods

Boxed in by loud vehicles, plane traffic, and their fumes, its residents just want to breathe easy.

12/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Explainer

Get Real-Time Advice on Your Run with Sensoria's Smart Shoe

Want to run faster and farther? Maybe this Redmond company can help.

12/19/2017 By Ciara O'Rourke

Doors Wide Shut

Amazon Key Literally Lets Delivery Drivers Come Right Into Your Home

What do we risk when the door’s always open?

12/19/2017 By Allison Williams

Quote Unquote

Meet Rachael Tatman, Professional Emoji Whisperer

"What’s an emoji? What is it linguistically? I think it’s still something of an open question. "

12/19/2017 By Jessica Voelker

Soapbox

Seattle Tried to Reform Campaign Finance with Democracy Vouchers. It Didn’t Work for Everyone.

Despite an increase in donor participation, the new program has some big flaws.

12/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Style & Shopping

Elements of Style

Seattle’s Indie Scent Makers Bottle Music and History, Sweet and Strange

Meet the perfumers making scents of it all.

12/19/2017 By Rosin Saez

Travel & Outdoors

Long Weekends

Craving a Seattle Staycation? Stay in These New Hotels

Staycation, all I ever wanted.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Long Weekends

Palm Springs: Drink Destination-Worthy Beer in a Desert Oasis

It’s the gateway to Joshua Tree National Park, and new home to Seattle brewing royalty.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Long Weekends

How to Take Advantage of Alaska’s New Nonstop Flight to San Luis Obispo

In less than 3 hours, find yourself eating BBQ and drinking fresh-pressed juice underneath that Central California sunshine.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Long Weekends

An L.A. Food Tour: Eat Your Way Through the City’s New Star-Studded Restaurant Scene

From Tartine to Eataly, heavy-hitting restaurateurs are suddenly congregating in La La Land.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Long Weekends

Suttle Lodge: Fine Dining Tucked Away in Central Oregon Mountains

By luring the region’s best chefs, remote Suttle Lodge has turned a quiet corner of the Deschutes National Forest into a cozy getaway for the food minded.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

God Save the Jet-Lagged

Yes, It’s Possible: How to Spend a Long Weekend in London

Just how far can you stretch a weekend? With the launch of a Seattle-to-London flight from European discount airline Norwegian, bare-bones round-trip flights start at $400.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Long Weekends

Go to Vancouver for the Urban Snow Sports—Stay for the Great Food

Escape to Canada and discover easy-access slopes and outstanding global cuisine.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Long Weekends

How to Spend 3 Days in Scenic, Lakefront Coeur D’Alene

Water is front and center in Idaho’s laid-back panhandle town.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

The Truffle Shuffle

Do Some Serious Gourmet Mushroom Hunting in Eugene

How to search for—and eat—the best of Pacific Northwest mushrooms and truffles.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Long Weekends

Need Some New Adventure Friends? Meet Them at Loge’s Community-Focused Hotels

With locations in Westport and Leavenworth, these lodges (er, Loges) offer scenic hangouts with fellow surfers and skiers.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams