Many people have no idea how to find a doctor. They often rely on recommendations from friends or colleagues, or whomever their health system suggests. Personal referrals matter, but, in partnership with Castle Connolly, we’ve created a comprehensive guide of notable doctors throughout the Puget Sound area. For more than two decades, “Seattle” magazine has published a list of the region’s top doctors. None paid to be included. All were nominated by their peers.

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Back in 1970, almost three years prior to Roe v. Wade, Washington voters became the first in the country to vote to legalize abortion. This “Seattle” magazine cover, from 1969, reflects the debate raging across the state at the time.

Is marriage becoming a bridge too far?

I’ve been thinking about marriage lately. Or non-marriage, as it turns out.

The stats for the last couple of years show fewer people marrying than a decade ago, people marrying later, and that while married people are happier than unmarried people, surveys show they are not as happy as they were previously.

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Letter to Seattle is a new feature highlighting the good deeds and positive experiences in our region. This is a letter from Liz Tran, a former student at Cornish College of the Arts, a private art college in Seattle founded in 1914. Tran graduated in 2002 with a B.F.A. in painting and print art. Submissions welcomed at rob@seattlemag.com.

Dear Cornish College of the Arts,

The artifact in this issue not only plays a peripheral role in the history of this very magazine, but also tells the local story of one of the most prolific talents in the world of advertising. It is a relic from a time when Seattle’s oldest brewery was grabbing the region’s attention with its quirky and offbeat television commercials.  


Myth has it that the sport of pickleball — a game invented on Bainbridge Island back in 1965 by Congressman Joel Pritchard, businessman Bill Bell and Barney McCallum — was named after a dog. It wasn’t.

The turbulent journey of Covid-19 has taught us many lessons about the strengths and weaknesses of our health care system.

In particular, the pandemic has shone a bright light on long-existing disparities in health care access, experience and outcomes that affect so many populations and communities in the United States.

Dr. Nancy Davidson spent more than 30 years as an oncologist before cancer truly hit close to home. In 2011, Davidson’s active, nonsmoking, 53-year-old sister, Leslie Davidson, received a diagnosis of non-small-cell carcinoma of the lungs. Two weeks later, Leslie was dead.