Northwest College Rankings 2008

Northwest College Rankings 2008 <p>Like well-rounded college kids, we attacked the topic of Pacific Northwest colleges from all sides, combining statistics and reports from students and alums to rank the top 39 schools in Washington and Oregon&mdash;for prospective students, anxious parents of the same, or proud alums who want more than just a diploma from a prestigious institution. Next, writer Juliette Guilbert explores the long-awaited Northwest African American Museum, now open after decades of lobbying, politicking, fundraising, and civil disobedience aimed at bringing a black history museum to Seattle. Plus: the city&rsquo;s finest breweries and brewpubs; fall fashion; kayaking Yakima Valley wine country; and a culinary fling with Spring Hill in West Seattle.</p>

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

Article

A Royal Pair

Two old friends find success as the Dutchess and the Duke.

12/19/2008

Article

Divided It Stands

The opening of the Northwest African American Museum last March was a long time in coming. Can it rise above the conflicts that delayed its debut for 30 years?

12/19/2008 By Juliette Guilbert

Article

Edgar’s Solution

Seattle’s most revered ex-Mariner markets bats and caps with other people’s names on them.

12/18/2008 By Jeff Meisner

Article

Market Man

Rock Star Gavin Rossdale talks shop at Pike Place

12/18/2008 By Steve Wiecking

Article

Dead Can Dance

Twenty-five years after the King of Pop released his masterpiece, a zombie mob is keeping the music video undead.

12/18/2008 By Matthew Halverson

Article

Good Wheel Ambassadors

The refugees, members of Burma’s long-suffering Karen minority, needed a way to get from their Tukwila apartments to work, school, and P-Patch.

12/18/2008

Eat & Drink

Article

Because It’s Tasty

Spring Hill elevates food to an art—and a science.

01/09/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

MIX

Alcohol Alchemy

12/19/2008 By Anna Roth

Article

The Poor Man’s Steak

Hunting porcini in the Washington wild. 

12/19/2008 By Langdon Cook

QUENCH

Under Pressure

Lattin’s cider house certainly rules, but can it survive 
modern times?

12/19/2008 By Anna Roth

Article

True Brew

When It Comes to Craft Beers, Seattle’s Frosty Mug Runneth Over

12/19/2008 By Anna Roth and Jessica Voelker

Editor's Note

Article

A Note from the Editor

Live and Learn

12/18/2008

Home & Real Estate

Article

Early Bloomers

Send bulbs below now for a sensational show come spring.

12/19/2008

MEDIA INFLUENCE

Don't Believe the Hype

Making sense of senseless housing-market rankings.

12/18/2008 By Matthew Halverson

Inbox

Article

Mail from the Metro

Letters to Seattle Met

12/18/2008

News & City Life

Article

Northwest College Rankings 2008

Included: Video coverage of how to find the college that best suits you, courtesy q13fox.com

12/19/2008 By Matthew Halverson and Stefan Durham With Megan Clark and Jessica Campbell

Past Lives

Home, Sweet Haunt

The bloodcurdling past and spirited present of a grand old Georgetown Victorian.

12/18/2008 By Nena Peltin

Article

Class Hysteria

College is a balancing act.

12/18/2008 By Matthew Halverson

Article

Fast-Lane Reform (or) Highway Hogwash?

Tim Eyman claims his latest ballot measure will open empty lanes, cure congestion, and fulfill a state audit’s recommendations. Critics contend it will have the opposite effect—and will set back transit, too.

12/18/2008 By Manny Frishberg

Article

Is Rossi Smarter than a Fifth Grader?

And does Gregoire talk like a man?

12/18/2008

Article

Who’s Your Nanny?

Bossiest bureaucracy on the block: not Seattle.

12/18/2008

Style & Shopping

Style Counsel

Exile on Main Street

A conversation with Jack Straw co-owner John Richards.

12/18/2008 By Laura Cassidy

Article

Biblio File

Now that you’re older and wiser, hitting the books is actually fun.

12/18/2008 By Ben Schock

Travel & Outdoors

Weekend Pass

Kayaking and Wine Sipping in Yakima Valley

From water to wine.

12/19/2008 By Lia Steakley Dicker