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The Golden Stethoscope Awards

Top Doctors 2008

And the honors go to… 333 medical practitioners in 85 specialties.

12/27/2008 Research by Stefan Durham With Lee Fehrenbacher and Sarah Anderson

Top Stories

Top Doctors 2008

Future Perfect

Seattle’s cutting-edge biogadgets and novel treatments—think lab-grown heart muscles and robotic limbs—are about to redefine health care. It’s guaranteed to take your breath away.

12/27/2008 With Jessica Voelker and Kelly Huffman By Stefan Durham and Lee Fehrenbacher

Article

Shades of Green

Greg Nickels’s Climate Action Plan brought him global glory as “America’s green mayor.” But is it civic transformation or eco-opportunism? We crunch the carbon counts, probe the mayor’s environmental conversion, and suggest some ways to make Seattle clean

12/27/2008 By Bruce Barcott

Article

Lord of the Reins

There was a time, not so long ago, when horse racing was dead in Washington State. There was a time when the career of Emerald Downs’ top jockey, Ricky Frazier, was dead too. Hell, there was a time when Ricky Frazier was nearly dead. A story of courage, c

12/27/2008 By James Ross Gardner

Article

Island Fantasy

With a little know-how (and many checklists), Denny and Holly Onslow found paradise.

12/27/2008 By Roger Brooks

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Article

Seeing Green

Adventure and boogers still abound, but Shrek the Musical aims to be something else: a story with heart.

12/27/2008 By Steve Wiecking

Article

Wicket Ways

Cross-campus treks. Intentionally ironic attire. Gonzo thwacking. What kind of croquet is this?  

12/27/2008 By Lee Fehrenbacher

Article

The Divorce Next Door

Once upon a time, two couples with two little girls had charmed parallel lives. And then they didn’t.

12/27/2008 By Emily White

Article

The Human Fish

From Green Lake to Olympic gold, the agony and the glory of Seattle’s greatest athlete.

12/27/2008 By Eric Scigliano

Article

Road Rash

A Microsoftie’s favorite sport is bad for the bones.

12/27/2008 By Lee Fehrenbacher

Article

Lord of the Reins

There was a time, not so long ago, when horse racing was dead in Washington State. There was a time when the career of Emerald Downs’ top jockey, Ricky Frazier, was dead too. Hell, there was a time when Ricky Frazier was nearly dead. A story of courage, c

12/27/2008 By James Ross Gardner

Article

Man of Many Acts

Bumbershoot booker Chris Porter tries to catch the trends, keep it Reel, and always have a backup when Devo bails for China.

12/27/2008 By Kevin Friedman

Eat & Drink

Article

Bee Sweet

Local beekeepers work to keep hives alive.

12/27/2008 By Jess Thomson

SHOT

Gin City

Of all the gin joints in all the world—we’ve got the best.

12/27/2008 By Anna Roth

BREW

Heavenly Hops

12/27/2008 By Jessica Voelker

Editor's Note

Article

A Note from the Editor

Miracle Cure

12/27/2008

Health & Wellness

The Golden Stethoscope Awards

Top Doctors 2008

And the honors go to… 333 medical practitioners in 85 specialties.

12/27/2008 Research by Stefan Durham With Lee Fehrenbacher and Sarah Anderson

Top Doctors 2008

Future Perfect

Seattle’s cutting-edge biogadgets and novel treatments—think lab-grown heart muscles and robotic limbs—are about to redefine health care. It’s guaranteed to take your breath away.

12/27/2008 With Jessica Voelker and Kelly Huffman By Stefan Durham and Lee Fehrenbacher

Unnecessary Study of the Month

Nature is Good

12/27/2008 By Christopher Werner

Home & Real Estate

Article

Island Fantasy

With a little know-how (and many checklists), Denny and Holly Onslow found paradise.

12/27/2008 By Roger Brooks

HIGH-DENSITY LIVING

Suite Dreams

Accessory dwelling units may benefit owners and tenants alike.

12/27/2008 By Christopher Werner

News & City Life

Article

Shades of Green

Greg Nickels’s Climate Action Plan brought him global glory as “America’s green mayor.” But is it civic transformation or eco-opportunism? We crunch the carbon counts, probe the mayor’s environmental conversion, and suggest some ways to make Seattle clean

12/27/2008 By Bruce Barcott

Article

Walking Town (or) Pedestrian Peril?

City hall is trying to stop crosswalk carnage and make Seattle safe for pedestrians, but sometimes its strategy seems to be forcing them off the street.

12/27/2008 By Sarah Anderson

Style & Shopping

Style Counsel

In Living Color

A conversation with Maureen Doherty: legal secretary, Reiki master, and world traveler.

12/27/2008 By Laura Cassidy

Article

Bare Markets

When it’s too hot to get dressed, don’t.

12/27/2008 By Rachelle Robinett

Travel & Outdoors

Article

Paradise Redone

Mount Rainier’s Paradise Inn is open again—and summer may never be the same.

12/27/2008 By Jim Gullo