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Eat, Play, and Stay on the Waterfront

Restaurants with views, parks with beaches, and hotel rooms right on the shore—find 43 ways to play on our waterfront.

04/17/2013 By Allison Williams

Top Stories

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Legends of the Fallen

A magnificent Douglas fir stood for more than 300 years at the edge of the Olympic National Forest. When Reid Johnston looked at it, all he could see was money.

04/17/2013 By Matthew Halverson

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10 Seattle Neighborhoods Annotated

Local real estate is showing robust signs of postrecession life—and so are neighborhoods.

04/17/2013 By Seattle Met Staff

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Arts & Culture

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The Graffiti Defense Coalition Finds Beauty in the Bending of Rules

And this summer Justin Hart’s organization is commissioning four public murals in Capitol Hill.

04/17/2013 By Matthew Halverson

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Seattle’s Secrets Are Revealed During ‘Seattle Confidential’

Ian Bell’s social theater gets locals talking about sex, crime, love, and the afterlife.

04/17/2013 By Laura Dannen

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The Top Things to See or Do in May

Fela! Sasquatch! SIFF! Events with exclamation marks!

04/17/2013 By Laura Dannen

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Nothing and Everything Is Sacred in Saint Genet’s ‘Paradisiacal Rites’

Warning: This performance art is not for the faint of heart.

04/17/2013 By Laura Dannen

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Discover Your Superpower

Inspired by Free Comic Book Day (May 4), when participating shops will be giving out, you guessed it, free comic books, we present this guide for wannabe superheroes.

04/17/2013

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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.

04/17/2013 By Allison Williams

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Twinline Motorcycles Hits the Small Screen

The custom bike builder revs up for an appearance in the Velocity Channel’s Cafe Racer TV.

04/17/2013 By Matthew Halverson

Eat & Drink

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Mezcal in Seattle

The smoky spirit has some ardent fans in Seattle. Two of them explain the magic.

04/17/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

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Seattle Restaurateurs Open Food Trucks

Four-wheelers from Plum, Ezell’s, Brass Tacks, and more hit the road.

04/17/2013 By Christopher Werner

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Shanik and Awe

The hotly anticipated sister to Vancouver’s Vij’s brings South Lake Union something all its own.

04/17/2013 By Kathryn Robinson

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Michael Pollan Preaches to the Choir

A Q&A with the food chain chronicler who speaks in Seattle in May.

04/17/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

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Alaskan Spot Prawns at Ray’s Boathouse

Chef Wayne Johnson talks us through one of his new seafood creations.

04/17/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

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Biodynamics Explained

As the organic farming offshoot expands, brush up on its very stringent requirements.

04/17/2013 By Karen Taylor Quinn

Editor's Note

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Nature and the City of Seattle

Scenic beauty and urban buzz connect at water’s edge.

04/17/2013 By Katherine Koberg

Health & Wellness

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Brain Changers

Does neuroplasticity make it easier for therapists to earn their money?

04/17/2013 By Kathryn Robinson

Home & Real Estate

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Real Estate 2013

Our most detailed annual real estate review ever covers 138 neighborhoods in and around Seattle.

04/17/2013 Research by Karen Taylor Quinn

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10 Seattle Neighborhoods Annotated

Local real estate is showing robust signs of postrecession life—and so are neighborhoods.

04/17/2013 By Seattle Met Staff

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Killer Antique Finds

Seattle antique curator Kassie Keith delivers advice on how to find and feature salvaged goods.

04/17/2013 By Karen Taylor Quinn

Inbox

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Toke Smart, Best Grind, and a Tiny Speed Trap

Letters to Seattle Met

04/17/2013

News & City Life

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Legends of the Fallen

A magnificent Douglas fir stood for more than 300 years at the edge of the Olympic National Forest. When Reid Johnston looked at it, all he could see was money.

04/17/2013 By Matthew Halverson

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Meet the Candidates: Tim Burgess

Seattle City Council member and mayoral candidate Tim Burgess traces his journey from conservative to born-again progressive.

04/17/2013 By Erica C. Barnett and Josh Feit

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Mayoral Candidates Spar Over Transportation Spending

Mayor Mike McGinn and challenger Tim Burgess have vastly different ideas for fixing Seattle’s dated infrastructure.

04/17/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

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A Microsoftie Helps Moroccans Keep Their Government in Line

Govpinion.com is like Yelp for politicians and public institutions.

04/17/2013 By Alexis Rehrmann

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The Seattle Times Paywall

The last daily standing now charges for its web content. Will that prove its worth to readers and critics?

04/17/2013 By James Ross Gardner

Style & Shopping

Style Counsel

Gabe Johnson, Horses Cut Shop

A conversation with Horses Cut Shop curator, T-shirt maker, and small-town icon enthusiast Gabe Johnson

04/17/2013 By Laura Cassidy

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Must-Haves for Kids

Our favorite local goodies, gear, and gadgets.

04/17/2013 By Amanda Zurita

Travel & Outdoors

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Big City, Big Nature

The view from Seattle waterfront designer James Corner

04/17/2013 By Lawrence W. Cheek