Lisa Dahl Brings Swimming to the Central District

One coach’s quest to bring backstrokes to underprivileged communities.

04/25/2012 By Claudia Rowe


Sir Mix-a-Lot Reflects on “Baby Got Back,” 20 Years Later

Twenty years after his peak, Sir Mix-a-Lot is working on a new album, but don’t call it a comeback. He never left.

04/25/2012 By Matthew Halverson

Best Restaurants 2011

Best Restaurants 2011: The Restaurant Inspector Comes Calling

The dirty secrets of a restaurant inspector.

10/27/2011 By Jessica Voelker


A Bainbridge Island Bachelor Pad

Bainbridge Island architect Matthew Coates, whose firm specializes in sustainable buildings, designed a house with a hard exterior and a soft warm feeling inside. Owner Earl Dorsey fit right in.

08/19/2011 By Giselle Smith


Fall Arts Preview

A guide to the fresh faces and new spaces in the coming cultural season: Ludovic Morlot, Seattle Symphony’s new conductor; nongallery art venues like Robert Yoder’s Season; a spontaneous theater collective, Sandbox Radio Live; and the 60 best

08/09/2011 By Laura Dannen, Allison Williams, Lisa Han, and Adriana Grant


Insider’s Guide to Olympic National Park: Poet of the Park

Tim McNulty serves as unofficial poet laureate of Olympic National Park.

07/22/2011 By Allison Williams


Insider’s Guide to Olympic National Park: Essential Rain Gear

Essential rain gear for Olympic National Park.

07/22/2011 By Lisa Han


Insider’s Guide to Olympic National Park: The Marmot Brigade

This summer, more than 100 volunteers will scour Olympic National Park for evidence of Marmota olympus, our own special marmot.

07/22/2011 By Allison Williams


Insider’s Guide to Olympic National Park: Park Trails You Don’t Know

The best hiking trails you don’t know in Olympic National Park.

07/22/2011 By Allison Williams

Olympic National Park

Follow the Park Ranger (On a Bear Hunt)

Olympic National Park ranger Susannah “Sanny” Lustig leads us on a bear hunt.

07/22/2011 By Allison Williams


A Talk with Marcellus Turner, City Librarian, the Seattle Public Library

Marcellus Turner, Seattle Public Library’s new head librarian, doesn’t go by the book.

07/22/2011 By Matthew Halverson


Seattle Basketball Coach Gives Tips on Trash Ball

Gina Gildyard, Roosevelt High School’s varsity girls basketball coach, could whup you at trash ball—angling paper balls into those ubiquitous blue recycling bins at your nine-to-five. But that doesn’t mean she won’t offer you a few shooting tips so you ca

06/29/2011 By Clancey Denis


Northwest Food Lover Getaways

Chicken farming for beginners, foraging in the San Juans, biking through farm country, river rafting cooking school, and tons more Northwest culinary getaways for people who really like to eat.

06/24/2011 By Allison Williams


Trade Secrets: Make Houseplants Thrive

Three tips from Cindy Krepk. She and her husband own and operate Dog Mountain Farm and the School of the Lost Arts on a 20-acre spread in Carnation.

05/20/2011 By Clancey Denis


Mood Maker

Eric Hentz of Mallet is the designer behind the curtain at Seattle’s favorite party places. Here, he lifts the curtain on five memorable creations: Havana, Café Presse, Le Pichet, Ace Hotel, and Cure.

05/20/2011 By Christopher Werner


Almost Home

From Melinda Sontgerath, owner of Vashon Island’s Hardware Store, comes University Village restaurant 50 North, where the food is homey, nutritious, and really, really good. The neighbors love it.

05/20/2011 By Kathryn Robinson


Passing Through: Panic Room

Jodie Foster, director of recent release The Beaver, is serious about depression. Seriously.

05/20/2011 By Matthew Halverson


Trade Secrets: How to Take a Punch

Seattle boxing trainer Cappy Kotz teaches us how to take a punch.

04/22/2011 By Clancey Denis


The Best Places to Work …and Play: Anybody Work Here?

Tour state-of-the-art workplaces at some of Seattle’s most high-profile companies including Amazon, Microsoft and more.



The Citizen’s Guide to Seattle Beer: Cask and You Shall Receive

Seattle guide to finding cask-conditioned brews.

04/22/2011 By Jessica Voelker