Small Town Getaways

Small Town Getaways <p>We trip through <a href="../../../travel-and-outdoors/articles/fall-getaways-1010/"><strong>Small Town Washington</strong></a> to find find our state&rsquo;s most fascinating burgs, hamlets, village dwellers, and main streets. Plus: a profile of <a href="../../../arts-and-entertainment/articles/grant-cogswell-grassroots-010/"><strong>Grant Cogswell</strong></a>, the man who loved seattle too much; expert, commonsense advice on <a href="../../../issues/archives/articles/smart-ways-to-manage-money-1010/"><strong>15 smart ways</strong></a> to manage your money now; and <a href="../../../style-and-shopping/articles/fall-fashion-2010/"><strong>Fall Fashion 2010</strong></a>.</p>

In this issue:

Arts & Culture


The Perfect Party

This month’s party guests: Ryan Boudinot, Paul Allen, Bill Gaines, Lindsay Lohan, Betsey Johnson, Roger Bumgarner, the Roosevelt High Thriller Club, Ben Franz-Knight



The Man Who Loved Seattle Too Much

Grant Cogswell, whose 2001 city council campaign is the backdrop for Stephen Gyllenhaal's film Grassroots, found hope in Seattle’s possibilities. He tried to give it a monorail and a new civic vision, but discovered that happy endings are only in movies.

09/15/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Arts Crush

Here are our top picks for Theatre Puget Sound’s month-long Arts Crush.

09/14/2010 By Alexandra Notman


Dead and Loving It

The guys behind the annual Red, White, and Dead Zombie Walk introduce ZomBcon, the first-ever zombie-culture convention.

09/14/2010 By Tiffany Wan


Hello, Picasso

Seattle Art Museum welcomes more than 150 Picasso masterpieces on loan from the Musée National Picasso in Paris.


Eat & Drink

Where to Eat Now

East of Eatin'

Wallingford's Cantinetta recently launched its Eastside spinoff, joining a large and growing cadre of Seattle favorites' Barrio, Boom Noodle, Monsoon-striking east for downtown Bellevue.

09/16/2010 By Kathryn Robinson


Something Fishy

The state department of ecology announced this past summer that our local waters are unusually contaminated with toxins—and may affect prized freshwater creatures. Dave McBride from the Washington State Department of Health dishes on the fish to avoid.

09/15/2010 By Alexandra Notman


Still Secret

There’s no reliable metric for gauging the popularity of home distilling, but signs indicate it’s on the rise. At the internationally popular website, membership grew from 4,900 to 5,500 between February an

09/15/2010 By Paul Clarke


Makeover on Melrose

What Matt Dillon, of the Corson Building and Melrose Market’s Sitka and Spruce, learned on the way to the table.

09/15/2010 By Kathryn Robinson


A Match Made in Ballard

With their new restaurants, Staple and Fancy Mercantile and The Walrus and the Carpenter, Ethan Stowell and Renee Erickson aren’t collaborating so much as symbiotically thriving in the historic Kolstrand building on Ballard Avenue.

09/14/2010 By Kathryn Robinson

Editor's Note


A Note from the Editor

Closet Case

09/14/2010 By Katherine Koberg

Health & Wellness


I Wanna Inhale

Initiative 1068 to legalize marijuana may have gone up in smoke…but its whiff lingers on.

09/15/2010 By Kathryn Robinson

Home & Real Estate


The Shorter Short Sale

Want to save time on a short-sale purchase? Be the second bidder.

09/16/2010 By Matthew Halverson


Hot ’Hoods: Queen Anne

The extended first-time homebuyer credit helped buoy business into the early summer months, but sales slowed after that. Queen Anne is part of only one area in Seattle that didn’t slow down from June to July.

09/15/2010 By Matthew Halverson


Can You Repeat That?

Sticking to neutrals and solids will result in a blah, incomplete-feeling space. Here are some tips from interior designers Faith Sheridan and Wendy Allen on how to pull off patterns at home.

09/15/2010 By Hannah Bostwick



Letters to the Editor


News & City Life


Wiki Geek

WikiLeaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum, developer for the Tor project and the hacker behind the biggest info breach in recent military history, speaks.

09/15/2010 By Alexandra Notman


Let Your Fingers Do the Talking

Council member Mike O’Brien wages war on the Yellow Pages.


Past Lives

Riding High

Engineers, politicians, and business owners have anguished for years over how to juggle tearing down the old waterfront viaduct and building whatever we wind up putting in its place—and how much of the waterfront will be shut down as a result. Their count

09/15/2010 By Eric Scigliano


The Littlest Arms Dealer

BrickArms creator Will Chapman outfits Legos for World War Wee.

09/15/2010 By Matthew Halverson


"Teh Biznuss" Man

This month Ben Huh, who three years ago bought I Can Has Cheezburger, releases Teh Itteh Bitteh Book of Kittehs, a photographic compendium of kittens gone wild.

09/15/2010 By Matthew Halverson


Change We Can Root For

Former University of Washington president Mark Emmert takes over the NCAA’s top job in October. We humbly present five ways he can improve collegiate sports and help out UW in the process.

09/14/2010 By Matthew Halverson

Seattle Voter’s Crib Sheet

Boozy Ballot Initiatives

Liquor privatization initiatives 1100 and 1105 will appear on the ballot. If one (or both) passes, it will forever alter how liquor is made, moved, and sold here. Let’s look at the nitty-gritty.

09/14/2010 By Jessica Voelker


Get Rich Slow

Fifteen smart ways to manage your money now per three local financial advisors: Ken Smith, Therese Govern, and Dennis Daugs.

09/13/2010 By Jessica Voelker

Style & Shopping


Off Broadway

All the world’s a stage for designer and seamster Mark Mitchell, but he’s nothing if not well-rounded.

09/14/2010 By Laura Cassidy

Travel & Outdoors

Get Out

Ship of Ghouls

Even at sea, an outing with the Advanced Ghost Hunters of Seattle and Tacoma is a deadly serious search for why things go bump in the night.

09/16/2010 By Matthew Halverson


Party Crash Landing

From a lawsuit filed by Bellevue resident Jewel Thomas against American Airlines for terrifying her during a September 2008, Seattle–to–New York flight that was diverted to Chicago O’Hare due to an onboard power failure.



Small Town, Washington

Ten fall getaways to historic hamlets, country villages, and sweet rural spots.

09/15/2010 By James Ross Gardner

Web Exclusives


Party Pics

Pictures from Seafair Torchlight Run, Guest Chef on the Waterfront, Sunset Supper at the Market, Auction of Washington Wines, Bellevue Art Museum’s Artful Evening, 13th Annual Hope Heart Classic, and Northwest Kidney Centers’ Seafair Sunday fundraiser.