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Love and lust, Seattle-style: 150 years of pioneering romance, marriage, and scandal. Plus, the spring arts calendar fills up with artists who are breaking new ground, our 2010 list of top dentists, and tips from leading dental professionals help keep a smile on your face.

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2010 Top Dentists

321 practitioners in King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties.

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Paper Hearts

Five paper, pen, and card shops that’ll put you back in touch with your inner epistolary artist.

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Oysters a la NOLA

At Steelhead Diner Kevin Davis pays tribute to Pacific Northwest ingredients by adding what he knows best: New Orleans flair. Here's his recipe for po'boys.

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150 Years of Love & Lust, Seattle-Style

20 tales of mad love, bad love, and glad love, plus 7 sex and love gurus.

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The New Faces of Seattle Arts

Seattle’s spring arts calendar fills up with artists who break new ground.

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Blastoff

West Seattle restaurant Fresh Bistro is a giddy culinary theme park.

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Turn of the Centuries

A conversation with dress designer Maresa Patterson.

A Note From the Editor

Lust Horizons

Letters to the Editor

Letters about previous articles from the Seattle metropolitan community.

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Civil Disobedience

Playing social vigilante almost always exacts
 a higher price than enduring the social offense.

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The Kid and the Pendulum

String master Sterling Quinn from Rainier Beach goes for a fifth title at the Pacific Northwest Yo-Yo Championships February 20.

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Dream Small

A garden shed can house whatever your heart desires, but a good building plan keeps things real.

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The Wi-Fi of Oz

Is Mayor Mike McGinn’s dream of municipal wi-fi a viable vision for America’s most techie city?

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Three-Minute History Lesson

Headless Sledmen and Blushing Commies: An Olympics Guide for the Rest of Us

A few nuggets from Seattle Times sports columnist Ron C. Judd’s book The Winter Olympics: An Insider’s Guide to the Legends, the Lore, and the Games.

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Pasta Twirling

Forthwith, the best pasta dishes in town, and where they live.

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The Natural

Efesté winery’s Brennon Leighton patiently coaxes fine wines from fruit, but he has no time for snobby jargon.

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Ginger Beer Is the Bomb

Homemade ginger brew makes for delicious cocktails. Seattle bartender Jamie Boudreau shares recipes and tips.

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Earthly Delights

In The Fiddle and the Drum, the Alberta Ballet crafts an abstract dance to Joni Mitchell’s songs.

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Italy, You're Fired

Donald Trump on the Trump Blog, posted December 16, 2009, at 2:13am

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Dental Health 101

Four of Seattle’s top dentists reveal how routine dental checkups can protect your smile.

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Game On

On February 20 ESPN sends the whole College GameDay crew to Hec Edmundson Pavilion for UW’s conference date with UCLA.

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Saviors at the Gate

Out-of-state buyers are helping to prop up the downtown condo market.

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Into the Wild

No one expects to land in a survival situation. And that’s why being prepared is the secret to making it out alive.

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Apolo Mission

Short-track speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno will slice up the ice for his third Winter Olympics this month. Here’s why he’s the Seattle Olympian to watch.

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A Watch in Time

Jody Laine of Tiempo Time Pieces and Jewelry wanted to fix watches. She didn’t realize that could also mean fixing people’s lives.

The Perfect Party

This month’s party guests: Ellen Van Wyk, Cheech and Chong, Milton Bradley, Colton Harris-Moore, Suzanne Vega, J.B. Dickey, David Newell, and Chris Liddell

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Full Metal Racket

Seattle’s budget is deep in the red. So why doesn’t the city score full market value on recycled metal?

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A Red Light History of Seattle

Prostitution runs as deep as rain through Seattle’s history. This is the chronicle of a city built on sin.

Nudes and Prudes

The Home Colony: a utopian community of free love, anarchism, communism, vegetarianism, and gender equality.

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The Romance that Made HistoryLink

Walt Crowley and Marie McCaffrey