Secrets of the Olympic Peninsula

Secluded trails, pristine beaches, unbelievable food, forgotten history, and much more.

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: August 2017

Experimental memoir and Seattle history intersect at the Frye, KeyArena hosts a million-dollar video game competition, and Kendrick Lamar brings down the Tacoma Dome.

07/25/2017 By Darren Davis

Scene

The Seattle Art Fair Is the City’s Biggest Art Market. Too Bad Not Everyone’s Buying.

A booth at Paul Allen’s party is a big investment for some when patrons are never guaranteed.

07/17/2017 By Darren Davis

Tech Me Out to the Ballgame

In Which We Test Out the New Amazon Echo System at Safeco Field

"Sorry, I didn't get that."

07/14/2017 By Darren Davis

Eat & Drink

Around Town

What We're Eating Now: August 2017

This month's favorites: soft pretzel cubes, summertime ribs, and a classic club sandwich with a secret weapon.

07/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez

Shade Index

7 Unforeseen Consequences of Seattle’s Soda Tax

The newly approved tax on sugary beverages, a health measure with a confusing tangle of exemptions, takes effect next year. Cost of soda will go up. Number of cavity fillings will go down. And things could get weird.

07/17/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Jackpot City

A Pinball Rebirth Is Happening in Seattle

With internationally ranked champs and more machines than any other region, the retro game is decidedly back.

07/14/2017 By Rosin Saez

Trend

Seattle’s Mini Boom of Filipino Desserts

This city has never exactly been a stronghold of Filipino food. Cheesecake and ice cream might change that.

07/12/2017 By Rosin Saez

Restaurant Review

Review: Copal, the Beautiful, Wood-Fired Taqueria In Bar Sajor's Old Space

It's the year's most savvy switch-up.

07/11/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Spoiler Alert

You don’t always have to wait till the end.

07/20/2017 By James Ross Gardner

Home & Real Estate

Habitat

This Lake Washington Home Belongs on the Mediterranean

How Tuscany—and Pinterest—inspired a Laurelhurst transformation.

07/17/2017 By Darren Davis

Street View

Could the Solution to Homelessness Be Geodesic?

Dome sweet dome.

07/14/2017 By James Ross Gardner

News & City Life

Feature

The Kings of Suicide Hill: Inside the Famous—and Deadly—Omak Stampede

It’s called the World Famous Suicide Race, a harrowing horseback contest between Native American riders in Washington’s most infamous rodeo. In 2017, one teenager has four days to defend a way of life and keep a family legacy alive.

07/17/2017 By Allison Williams

Explainer

Could a Single-Payer Plan in Washington Soon Come to Pass?

As fights over national health care simmer in DC, one local state senator is pushing for a radical old idea: insuring every Washingtonian.

07/13/2017 By James Ross Gardner

Swimming Against the Current

Seattle's New Seawall Uses Technology That Could Rescue Salmon

In a time of broken international emission agreements and losing climate change battles, Seattle sets out to be the model for cities living on shorelines—one struggling salmon at a time.

07/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Quote Unquote

David Shields on James Franco, Seattle, and Why Young Novelists Hate Him

“I’m like the problem child, stirring everything up.”

07/11/2017 By Jessica Voelker

Power Lines

The Shooting of Charleena Lyles and the Return of the Police Accountability Conversation

The death of a mother who called for help is the nucleus of a restored movement.

07/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Style & Shopping

Elements of Style

With Muses, Immigrants and Refugees Sew a Fresh Start

The SoDo-based nonprofit prepares individuals for Seattle’s booming garment industry. And helps them stitch together a new future in the process.

07/17/2017 By Rosin Saez

Travel & Outdoors

Olympics 101

First Time in the Olympic Peninsula? Here's What to See.

Scenic vistas, stunning beach walks, and main street strolls: Here's what should be on any first-timer's to-do list.

07/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Northwest Travel

Secrets of the Olympic Peninsula: 25 Hidden Gems Waiting Across the Sound

From forgotten history to fresh-from-the-farm cider to a valley of 10,000 waterfalls, there's so much to discover in our state's greenest corner.

07/20/2017 By Allison Williams