April 2018


Meet the Man Who is Building a Path for People of Color to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

With "The Trail Posse," Seattle journalist, outdoorsman and activist Glenn Nelson wants to change the demographics of who enjoys the great outdoors

Outdoorsman, journalist and activist Glenn Nelson in his natural habitat


Inye Wokoma’s Last Stand: One Man’s Fight To Save Seattle’s Central District

His family once owned almost a dozen homes in the rapidly gentrifying Central District. Now, Inye Wokoma is trying to hang on to just one as his family scatters throughout the region and he sees the neighborhood he knew disappearing

Inye Wokoma stands in front of his home at 913-915 24th Ave. The duplex was originally purchased by his grandfather, Franklin Green, and was the first of 11 homes once owned by members of his extended family in the Central District.


Q&A: Seattle Top Doctor Maria Chong Says Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Will Revolutionize Radiology

Maria Chong specializes in diagnostic radiology at Radia.

Dr. Maria Chong‘s specialty is detecting and diagnosing disease, especially cancer, through imaging


Datebook: 12 Best Things To Do in Seattle in April 2018

Our hand-picked list of best bets for entertainment this month

"Black Boys," a meditation on black male identity, is being premiered by On the Boards


ArtsWest Adapts a Dated Melodrama For the Times

"An Octoroon" will have a first look show on April 3 and then will run from April 19 to May 13.

From left to right: Actors Mike Dooly, Lamar Legend and Jose Abaoag each play three roles in ArtsWest’s "An Octoroon"


Meet the Seattle Top Doctor Performing Spinal Surgery with Shorter Hospital Stays and Quicker Recoveries

Northwest Neurosurgery spinal surgeon Stephen Houston is taking the delicate art of spinal surgery to the next level

Neurosurgeons perform very delicate surgeries, says Dr. Stephen Houston, but often these require only short hospital stays and result in quick recoveries


Q&A: Top Doctor Carrie Horwitch on Being an HIV Care Specialist and Why America Needs Universal Health Care

Horwitch is an internal medicine specialist at Virginia Mason who sees patients throughout their lifetime

As an internal medicine specialist, Dr. Carrie Horwitch sees patients throughout their lifetime


Seattle Scientists Have Invented Glasses That Might Stop Surging Cases of Nearsightedness in Children

Seattle scientists have invented glasses that may stop surging cases of myopia

This article appears in print in the April 2018 issue, as part of the Top Doctors cover story. Click here to subscribe. Some people swear by the paleo diet, but it’s the paleo lifestyle, with ample time spent outdoors, that may have prevented nearsightedness in paleolithic children. Our modern lifestyle, on the other hand, whereby kids spend more of…


The Problem with Weed

For men, getting high may have unexpected consequences

This article appears in print in the April 2018 issue, as part of the Top Doctors cover story. Click here to subscribe. When one man walked into the Men’s Health Center at the University of Washington Medical Center, he was shocked to find out that his daily marijuana habit might be partly to blame for his low sperm count. …


The Cancer Center in Bellevue Designed With Help From Cancer Survivors

Overlake Cancer Center aims to improve the cancer treatment experience

This article appears in print in the April 2018 issue, as part of the Top Doctors cover story. Click here to subscribe. A cancer diagnosis is often overwhelming for patients, who must sort through treatment options, make appointments with various specialists, whom often have offices in different locations and better understand the treatment process. The Overlake Cancer Center at…


Patients at This Seattle Surgery Center Can Go Home Just Hours After a Joint Replacement

At First Hill Surgery Center, patients can have a joint replaced in the morning and go home in the afternoon.

This article appears in print in the April 2018 issue, as part of the Top Doctors cover story. Click here to subscribe. These days, it can take longer to get your car’s tires replaced than to have one of your joints replaced. Seattle’s First Hill Surgery Center is now offering total knee and total hip replacement surgeries in an…


The Top Doctors in Seattle for 2018

Our 18th annual list of the region's best 446 physicians in 68 medical specialties

From left to right: Mahesh Mulumudi, M.D. of The Everett Clinic, Michelle Benoit, M.D. of Kaiser Permanente Washington Bellevue Medical Center and Maria Chong, M.D. of Radia

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The Pursuit of Nobility: Interview with Lenny Wilkens

One of Seattle’s greatest sports icons eyes return of NBA

On a recent edition of three-time Emmy-award winning sports TV talk show “Pardon The Interruption,” cohost Michael Wilbon heaped lavish praise on NBA legend and Seattle icon Lenny Wilkens in celebration of his 85th birthday.  Wilbon noted that he’s a “basketball Hall of Famer three times over” [as a player, coach and assistant coach of…

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New auditorium, better BMX track and a greener Seattle

Casket Case Bellevue company’s product featured in Taylor Swift video Social media absolutely lost it after a casket manufactured by Bellevue-based Titan Casket was featured in American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift’s recent “Anti-Hero” music video. Tweets and Instagram posts from Swift’s fans about the casket have generated tens of thousands of likes and retweets, resulting in…