Back Fence

A Disneyland for Old Folks

As assisted living residences become modern and fun filled, does their new direction represent an improvement in dignity?

12/20/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Explainer

What to Have on Hand When That Big Earthquake Finally Hits

A Seattle dietitian explains how to pack for the apocalypse.

12/20/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Getaway Guide

The Seattleite’s Ultimate Guide to Hawaii

Come explore Hawaii’s four main islands with us, each with its own distinct vibe, perfect for Pacific Northwesterners.

12/19/2016 By Allison Williams and Ethan Chung

Sales and Events

Wear What When: December 19–25

Last-minute finds with Kate Spade, cocktails and candles with Moorea Seal, and discounts at Nordstrom.

12/19/2016 By Amanda Raschkow

Ice Cream Dispatch

Now Open: Central District Ice Cream Company

Home of creative ice cream sandwiches and candy by the pound.

12/15/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Morning Fizz

Ruling Puts Hold on Adding Density to Single-Family Neighborhoods

The city hearing examiner sides with a Queen Anne Community Council appeal about backyard cottages and mother-in-law apartments.

12/14/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Burgess Not Running for Fourth Term

The council's "conservative" won't seek reelection.

12/12/2016 By Josh Feit

Opening Dispatch

Now Open in the Bar Sajor Space: Copal

That wood-fired kitchen is now home to Latin American flavors (and the chef from the former Taco Gringos).

12/07/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Morning Fizz

Pro- and Anti-Union Uber Drivers Face Off at Raucous City Hall Meeting

Drivers disagree over union representation rules and Democrats may go with all-white picks to fill legislative vacancies.

12/07/2016 By Josh Feit

Kick It

6 Places to Watch the MLS Cup

Unless you're flying to Toronto , the best place to watch the championship game is out with fellow Seattleites. Visit these bars to drink beer, incite chants, and scream at televisions.

12/07/2016 By Darren Davis

Points of Reference

How the Head and the Heart Turned Commune Vibes and Classic Rock Influences Into 'Signs of Light'

Charity Rose Thielen chats about how Leonard Cohen, the Eagles, and a German set designer helped in the creation of the band's latest album.

12/06/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Morning Fizz

Musical Chairs at City Hall and in the State Legislature

Gonzaléz loses top staffer, Rossi back in state senate, and Uber rules take center stage.

12/06/2016 By Josh Feit

sales and events

Wear What When: December 5–11

Sip and shop with Butch Blum, find deals at the Gilt warehouse sale, and deck the halls with Filson.

12/05/2016 By Amanda Raschkow

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: December

Party through the season with a music festival, a Lego-building contest, or the world's biggest light maze.

12/02/2016 By Jack Russillo

Best of the City

Hidden Seattle

We ventured off beaten paths, to the back of iconic haunts, and up our tallest skyscraper, to reveal the city’s secret side. Presenting the Seattle you thought you knew.

12/01/2016 By Seattle Met Staff

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