The December 2016 Issue

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Betty MacDonald: Once, Bigger Than Semple

Betty MacDonald, more popular than Maria Semple in her time, is the subject of a new biography

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2016: The WTF Year in Review

#manintree perhaps best summarizes the overall WTF zeitgeist of 2016

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A Brief History of Rotary Viewpoint Park’s Totem Pole

There’s more to West Seattle’s totem pole than meets the eye

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Cuniform, a Sustainable Styling Agency, is Goodwill Indeed

Stylists Christine Tran and Colton Dixon Winger are paying it (fashion) forward

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Billy Footwear Adaptive Shoes Take Anyone, Anywhere

Billy Price designs adaptive shoes that work for anybody

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Cider House Rules, Seattle Style

As Northwest hard ciders evolve, so do the flavor profiles at a growing number of local cider bars

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Uniting Music Lovers and Makers Through Tech

Two websites that curate alternative shows create community and revenue for musicians

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Food We Love: Tonkotsu Ramen at Arashi Ramen

Warm up with this aromatic, velvety bowl of comfort

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Corvus and Co.’s Antivenom Cocktail Recipe

Savor the herbaceous highlights of this multilayered bourbon- and vermouth-based cocktail

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Seattle Seawalls No Longer a Shore Thing

Bulkheads and other forms of ‘armoring’ line 92 percent of Seattle’s marine shoreline. Removing these can help restore habitat for endangered species—but can also erode land. Not surprisingly, some homeowners are resisting

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Seattle Companies Seek Opportunities in Virtual Reality

Virtual reality offers a different way to see the world. Seattle companies are jumping on board—and believe it will change the way we live

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Value-Based Health Plans: Healing Medicine?

Our medical costs are out of control. Some local companies are trying value-based health plans. Are they the answer?