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When the weekend rolls around, it seems there’s nothing to do—or too much to do. That’s where we come in. We’ve planned out a year’s worth of memorable days —urban explorations, out-of-bounds adventures, and relaxed, cultural happenings of the very Seattle kind. Plus: On the 10th anniversary of the WTO conference, the people most closely involved tell what really happened. And, Beat the Traffic!. How to save time, money—and get where you’re going on foot, by car, bike, train, or bus.

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5 Days In Seattle that Shook The World

In the last days of November 1999, Seattle became the first American city to host a meeting of the World Trade Organization. As the event unfolded, thousands of protesters seized downtown, blocking the talks, and Seattle’s dreams of global glory dis

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26 Perfect Saturdays

It’s not just you: Everybody’s working for the weekend. Yet when Saturday finally rolls around, it seems as though there’s nothing to do—or too much to do. That’s where we come in. We’ve planned out a year’s worth

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Occasions

Crab Season

Six restaurants to satisfy your shellfish craving.

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Checked Out

Seattle Public Library closed for a week this summer. Here’s why you should give a shhhh.

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To Be or Not to Bistro

The Francophiles are storming new Ballard restaurant Bastille, but do they come for the food?

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Chocolate for Dinner

Main course or dessert: When it comes to chocolate, Seattle’s eating it up. Plus, a recipe for savory chocolate corn tacos with pomegranate-tangerine pulled chicken from Theo Chocolate.

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Beat the Traffic!

We sleep at home and work at the office. But we live on the road—in our cars and buses and trains, on our bikes or feet or scooters or skateboards. Read how you can beat the traffic, avoid it, or live with it—whatever you ride or drive.

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Feature

Great Racers

Five of us met at 7:15 am on July 27, a steaming heat-wave morning. Our mission: to determine, not just how long it takes to make the same Eastside-to-downtown commute by various modes, but what pleasures, perils, stresses, and costs each one entails. We

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Letters to the Editor

Letters about previous articles from the Seattle metropolitan community.

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On the Town

Beautiful Creature Feature

Isabella Rosellini discusses her forays into Green Porno, a hilarious series of tongue-in-cheek, two-minute educational films for the Sundance Channel website.

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On The Town

Bloody Good Music

England’s macabre trio The Tiger Lilies brings their melancholy melodies to the Moore Theatre.

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What’s Cooking?

Prepare for the holiday season with cookware from these kitchen shops.

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Our House

Tara Graham bought architect Grace Schlitt’s home in Madrona, and found she fit right in.

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A Note from the Editor

10 Years After

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Passing Through

Ruthie in Wonderland

The feast may be over, but Gourmet’s erstwhile chief Ruth Reichl will dish again.

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Nate Expectations

Seattle hasn’t seen the end of basketball player Nate Robinson’s antics. Here’s what we can expect.

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The Secret Life of Trash

Lake Washington Girls Middle School student Naomi True had no idea that her science project would be used in Trash Track, the latest study to examine resource management and track the junk journey from dumpster to dump.

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I Said, Arrrruhhhooo!

Orcas in Puget Sound are shouting their conversations to be heard over the clamor of fishing boats and container ships. But there could be more at stake than just noisy underwater neighbors.

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They’ll Always Be With Us…

A year ago this month the Nickelsville homeless encampment, an itinerant community of some 90 individuals, asked to live for three months in the parking lot of University Congregational United Church of Christl, which led to this baffliing question: How c

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The Perfect Party

This month’s party guests: Bart Smith, Billy Joel, Maurice Sendak, Christopher DeLaurenti, Tamara Murphy, Toby Cecchini, Lt. Ehren Watada, and Caryl Turner.

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Will Work for Quote

City councilmember Tim Burgess is proposing legislation to quiet Seattle’s most persistent penny petitioners.

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Web Exclusive

Sweet Dreams

Tempted by a city stay over? Scope out images of Seattle newest hotels.

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A Diamond in the Rough

Documentarian Steve Cox profiles our first major MLB club in The Seattle Pilots: Short Flight into History.

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Secret Service

Speakeasy-style bars Knee High, Bathtub Gin, and Tavern Law find hush-hush brings big buzz.

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Dress Codes

Navigate November with watery earth tones and new neutrals.

Put a Brake on It

Seattle’s red light cameras.

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Snapshots

Photos from Feast at the Market, the Alzheimer’s Association’s Seattle Memory Walk, An Evening of Wine, the Children’s Golf Classic, the 9th Annual Governors’ Cup Golf Tournament, Laugh Your Way to Giving, Lunch for the Cure, and Seattle University’