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Model Railroader Al Lowe Lives on Little Rails

The train enthusiast and former video game designer will bring his engines and the mini-worlds they run through to the 40th Annual Model Railroad Show in January 2014.

01/02/2014 By Matthew Halverson

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with the Physics' Thig Nat

The MC discusses why the Physics made its new album—Digital Wildlife—available for free download.

12/18/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

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Jody Hall Brings Cupcakes to the Masses

The founder of Cupcake Royale looks back on 10 years of sweet success.

12/01/2013 By Matthew Halverson

Concert Roundup

Coming Soon: The Physics, Cathedrals 6, and Smooch

The local hip-hop trio releases a new album, Sera Cahoone plays a church, and Allen Stone sings for Seattle Children's Hospital.

11/18/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

Seattle Mayor's Race

Steinbrueck Endorses Murray for Mayor

Murray gets another big endorsement, as Steinbrueck makes it official.

10/17/2013 By Josh Feit


Bill Nye Is Still the Nuttiest Professor

Twenty years later, the Science Guy—and newly announced Dancing with the Stars cast member—reflects on the show that made science cool for kids and turned him into the country’s most beloved nerd.

09/03/2013 By Matthew Halverson

Summer in the City

The Best of Bumbershoot 2013: Saturday

Our top picks in music, comedy, and culture for the Labor Day weekend fest.

08/27/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

New Music

Shelby Earl's 'Swift Arrows' Is Streaming Online (Just for Today)

The Seattle singer-songwriter's new album drops today—have a listen.

07/23/2013 By Seattle Met Staff


A Primer on the Seattle Mayor’s Race

A primer on the candidates, the issues, and the personalities vying to run the city. Pay attention: There will be a quiz.

07/01/2013 By Erica C. Barnett and Josh Feit With Carryn Vande Griend


The Top Things to See or Do in July

See: Sir Paul McCartney at Safeco Field. Hear: Star Wars in iambic pentameter.

07/01/2013 By Laura Dannen


The New Sound of Seattle

From lyrical hip-hop to garage R&B, these three acts have what it takes to deliver our distinctly Seattle sound to the world.

06/14/2013 By Laura Dannen and Seth Sommerfeld


Meet the Challengers: Ed Murray

The Capitol Hill Democrat has plenty of experience in state politics but isn’t well known here in Seattle.

05/22/2013 By Josh Feit and Eric C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: 46th District Endorses Murray, Steinbrueck

Caffeinated News and Gossip featuring: mayor's race endorsements, city council proposals, Olympia rumors, and bikes.

05/17/2013 By Morning Fizz


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


Meet the Challengers: Peter Steinbrueck

The former city council member targets zoning in South Lake Union, police training, and Mayor McGinn’s management style.

03/20/2013 By Erica C. Barnett and Josh Feit


Meet the Candidates: Bruce Harrell

Seattle City Council member Bruce Harrell, jumping into the mayor’s race, says incumbent McGinn “doesn’t have a clue.”

02/20/2013 By Erica C. Barnett and Josh Feit


Taste Test: Mouthing Off About Toothpaste

We searched the city for some of the most interesting toothpaste flavors and had our brave panel of four “experts” try them all, rating each on taste and texture. We make no promises on its effectiveness, but cupcake toothpaste sure is delicious.

12/19/2012 By Amanda Zurita


Bob Seidensticker, the Reasonable Doubter

The atheist and author challenges religious beliefs with logical, thoughtful debate.

11/28/2012 By Matthew Halverson


Sheila Houston, Finder of Lost Children

As the director of outreach services for New Horizons Ministry, Sheila Houston counsels young sex workers.

12/23/2011 By Matthew Halverson