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Northwest Travel Awards

Our favorite hotels, restaurants, sights, and arts around the Pacific Northwest.

09/19/2012 With Laura Dannen and Allecia Vermillion By Allison Williams

Top Stories

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Jay Inslee’s Turnaround

Jay Inslee defies initial dismissals that he didn’t have what it took to beat Rob McKenna in the 2012 Washington state governor’s race.

09/19/2012 By Josh Feit

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Fall Fashion 2012

Get swept up in fall’s luxe fabrics and lush details, and just…Go.

09/10/2012 By Laura Cassidy With Amanda Zurita

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Arts & Culture

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Before They Were Stars: Madonna’s Virgin Tour in Seattle

To warm up for the Material Girl’s concerts at KeyArena this month, we flash back to 1985.

09/19/2012 By Brandon L. Bye

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Under Wildwood by Colin Meloy

The Impassable Wilderness grows darker still in the second children’s novel by the front man of the Decemberists.

09/19/2012 By Laura Dannen

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Met Picks: The Top Things to See or Do in October

Yes, Michael Henrichsen, Billy Idol will play your birthday. And we’re all invited.

09/19/2012 By Laura Dannen

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Kidd Pivot Reinvents The Tempest at On the Boards

Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite and her troupe Kidd Pivot reinvent Shakespeare’s The Tempest with faceless dancers and film.

09/19/2012 By Laura Dannen

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Perfect Party

Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

09/19/2012 By Allison Williams

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Sherman Alexie’s Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories

The Seattle author’s latest combines 15 previously published works with 15 new stories.

09/19/2012 By Brian Colella

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Local Arts, by the Numbers

A look at how much the arts contribute to Seattle’s economy.

09/19/2012

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John Grade, the Man Who’ll Make MOHAI Soar

The Seattle sculptor famous for work that’s made to fall apart is building a towering wooden sculpture that will last a lifetime.

09/19/2012 By Matthew Halverson

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Fifty Shades of Fan Fiction

Seattle University’s fan fiction expert explains the Fifty Shades of Grey craze.

09/19/2012 By Laura Dannen

Eat & Drink

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Iberico de Bellota Arrives in Seattle

The acorn diet turns Spain’s black-footed pigs into a rare delicacy.

09/19/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

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Capitol Hill’s Analog Coffee Puts Its Cold Brew on Tap

The Seattle coffee shop is one of a very few spots in the country dispensing kegged coffee on tap.

09/19/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

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Essex’s Red Medicine

Delancey’s love of all things housemade extends to the pizzeria’s new sibling cocktail bar.

09/19/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

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Seattle Pastry Chefs Go Rogue

The early bird gets the cinnamon roll at Crumble and Flake.

09/19/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

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Chihuly’s Cafe and Collections

Seattle Center’s old Fun Forest gets a plateful of Americana, courtesy of Dale Chihuly.

09/11/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Editor's Note

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Booked Up

A journey through Northwest books.

09/19/2012 By Katherine Koberg

Health & Wellness

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Jog Like a Track Star

University of Washington track coach Greg Metcalf’s advice for would-be distance runners.

09/19/2012 By Derek Tsang

Home & Real Estate

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Judkins Park Modular Home

A prefab house that’s both stylish and sustainable.

09/19/2012 By Lauren Mang

Inbox

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Wild Hares, Tips for Trucks, and Potty Mouth for Senator

Letters to Seattle Met

09/19/2012

News & City Life

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Jay Inslee’s Turnaround

Jay Inslee defies initial dismissals that he didn’t have what it took to beat Rob McKenna in the 2012 Washington state governor’s race.

09/19/2012 By Josh Feit

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The Inscape Building’s Dark History

Seattle’s Inscape arts center once held Chinese and Japanese prisoners.

09/19/2012 By Bess Lovejoy

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Seattle’s Summer of Animal Attacks

A closer look at an outbreak of animal-on-human clashes that took place in 2012.

09/19/2012 By Matthew Halverson

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A Belltown Tech Firm Makes an E-Pill Possible

The battery-free “e-pill” uses stomach acid as its power source and emits a signal to a body patch designed by Stratos Product Development in Belltown.

09/19/2012 By Derek Tsang

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Bill Gates Leads the Way on Building a Better Toilet

The Gates Foundation hosted “Reinvent the Toilet Fair,” a two-day symposium to which teams from around the globe submitted concepts for a safer, more efficient toilet.

09/19/2012 By James Ross Gardner

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Redesigns for Domestic Violence Shelters

In Washington state, women’s shelters provide more than just safety.

09/19/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Style & Shopping

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Fall Fashion 2012

Get swept up in fall’s luxe fabrics and lush details, and just…Go.

09/10/2012 By Laura Cassidy With Amanda Zurita

Travel & Outdoors

Get Out

Try This Trail: Tiffany Mountain

From atop Tiffany Mountain, get the best views of the Cascade Crest and Columbia Plateau.

09/19/2012 By Craig Romano

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Northwest Travel Awards

Our favorite hotels, restaurants, sights, and arts around the Pacific Northwest.

09/19/2012 With Laura Dannen and Allecia Vermillion By Allison Williams

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A Guide to Northwest Travel Classics

We broke down the region’s most popular destinations into a quick-reference guide—where to go, where to stay, and when to pack your bags.

09/19/2012 By Allison Williams