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In this issue:

Arts & Culture

On the Town

A Question For…

Bellingham’s Andrew Connor, of the Cody Rivers Show and artistic director of SketchFest Seattle Comedy Festival, reveals the magic behind his comical stage genius.

08/13/2009 By Steve Wiecking


What Not to Dare

Is Madonna too old to wear rabbit ears? Am I? What does it mean, dressing my age?

08/13/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

On the Town

Fall Arts from A to Z

From Rufus Wainwright to August: Osage County, Michelangelo to Stephen Sondheim and Frank Rich, this is your primer to Seattle’s best fall bets in theater, art, music, books, and dance.

08/11/2009 By Steve Wiecking

Passing Through

Mr. President

Dennis Haysbert, the president on Fox’s 24 and the face of Allstate Insurance Company commercials, remains diplomatic about The Details, the movie he’s making in Seattle with Tobey Maguire.

08/10/2009 By Steve Wiecking

On the Town

Such Sweet Sorrow

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Lucien Postlewaite shares why he loved taking the lead in Roméo et Juliette.

08/10/2009 By Steve Wiecking

Eat & Drink


Puttin’ Roots Down

Believe it or not, ginger does grown in Washington. Plus, Matthew Dillon of the Corson Building shares a recipe for braised hanging tender with ginger.

08/12/2009 By Jess Thomson


Premier Crew

11 top wine experts pick the best 100 Northwest wines under $50. Included: Video coverage on selecting the best wines for your buck, courtesy

08/11/2009 By Jessica Voelker



A recap of the media war over the opening of 15th Ave Coffee and Tea.



Hotel Hopping

Hotel restaurants making news.

08/10/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


Chic Cheek to Cheek

New Capitol Hill restaurant the Tin Table is where the smart set goes to get a kick from champagne.

08/10/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Editor's Note


A Note from the Editor

The Bank Job

08/10/2009 By Katherine Koberg

Home & Real Estate


Shock to the System

New federal mortgage rules under the Home Valuation Code of Conduct may hurt homeowners more than it helps. Plus, Mukilteo ranks as one of the country’s best small towns.

08/13/2009 By Matthew Halverson


High-Style Tiles

Amely Wurmbrand uses mosaic and tiles to lend artful touches to her modern Shoreline home.

08/10/2009 By Christopher Werner



Letters to the Editor

Letters about previous articles from the Seattle metropolitan community.


News & City Life



By the time Luke Elliott Sommer finished U.S. Army Ranger School his mind had become a precision weapon capable of planning strategic attacks on buildings in enemy territory. Then he came home and orchestrated a robbery of the Bank of America on South Tac

08/14/2009 By James Ross Gardner


On Track

Sound Transit’s $2.4 billion light rail launched on July 18, when 51,000 riders took it for an inaugural spin. Here’s what it took.



Give a Dawg a Bone

Even if the Washington Huskies are riding a losing streak, here are five reasons to actually get pumped about the purple and gold football season.

08/11/2009 By Matthew Halverson


The Scan Clan

Seattle start-up Earth Class Mail just signed a licensing deal with Swiss Post Box, which digitizes mail for the nation of Switzerland.

08/10/2009 By Karen Quinn


Bill Versus the Hurricane

Bill Gates has applied for five patents for hurricane-fighting technology intended to turn Katrina-like catastrophes into gentle ocean breezes. Not so fast, say weather experts.

08/10/2009 By Karen Quinn


Phamily Newspaper

Two generations of of the Pham family bridge the news business and the Vietnamese community with Northwest Vietnamese News.

08/10/2009 By Eric Scigliano

Style & Shopping


East Beats West?

The brand new shops at the Bravern include Neiman Marcus, Hermès, and Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, and they give Bellevue a style edge.

08/10/2009 By Laura Cassidy

Style Counsel

Close Knit

A conversation with retailers Butch Blum and Kay Smith-Blum.

08/10/2009 By Laura Cassidy

Travel & Outdoors


Wine Country Weekends

Celebrate the harvest at premier wine destinations around Washington: Lake Chelan, Whidbey Island, Woodinville, and Kirkland.

08/12/2009 By James Ross Gardner and Jessica Voelker


See Spot Run

See Spot run, jump, tunnel, and weave at Sandra Katzen’s Vortex Agility and Dog Training facility in Kent.

08/10/2009 By Matthew Halverson