September 2010

2010 Spotlight Award: Macklemore

Mr. Clean: Hip-hop artist Macklemore makes the personal lyrical.

If traditional hip-hop lyrics are to be taken at their word, a rapper’s true nature is embodied in his car. So what does Macklemore drive? A Prius. Though the 28-year-old Seattle native, whose legal name is Ben Haggerty, jokingly worries it’ll ruin his street cred, the eco status symbol on wheels is an apt reflection…

Seattle Mag

Bar Hop: The Noble Fir

Rick Weersing and Ellen Kelly wanted to celebrate their passion for the outdoors with a space where

Married couple Rick Weersing (late of REI) and Ellen Kelly (a recently retired attorney) wanted to celebrate their passion for the outdoors with a space where avid hikers and nature enthusiasts could share their experiences—with a favorite beverage in hand. So in May they opened The Noble Fir (5316 Ballard Ave. NW; 206.420.7425; thenoblefir.com). The…

Grace Geiger

Cravings: Tacos

Here are five authentic taco purveyors that will have you demanding, “¡Uno más, por favor!”

Tacos have taken the spotlight, with tortillas providing the perfect blank canvas for playing with bright colors and bold flavors. Here are five authentic taco purveyors that will have you demanding, “¡Uno más, por favor!” Taco Gringos For those late-night munchies, check out this happening spot for tiny corn-tortilla-wrapped tacos that pack in serious flavor,…

Grace Geiger

Fall Arts Preview 2010

Our indispensable guide to autumn arts tells you what to see--and how to do it yourself

About five years ago, the advent of several new media websites brought with it much anxiety about the impact of technology on the arts. Would YouTube kill cinema? Would literature by replaced by Twitterature? Would Facebook deaden us to live, in-person encounters? We’re happy to report that in 2010, the arts are alive and well—especially…

Brangien Davis

Fashion: Seamless in Seattle 2010

2010’s hottest local up-and-coming fashion designers

Seattle has long struggled as a challenger in the fashion ring, but this year we finally upgraded to contender status. Our fleeced and frumpy reputation was KO’d by a growing number of fashion-focused events (Seattle Art Museum’s Remix runway shows, we’re talking about you), a brand-new citywide shopping week out (see page 103) and countless…

Kate Calamusa and Lauren Lynch

Seattle Style Guide 2010

From the uptown urbanite to the Northwest fleecester, from the retro glam-bot to the chic-y geek-ste

Seattle Signature Styles The 20 Seattleites on the following pages represent the epitome of local style, with day-to-day looks packing creative, personality-infused details. These style emblems embrace a larger trend: The “rules” of fashion need not apply.The Best Local Fashion Bloggers Snapping street style and talking eco-chic, our favorite local fashion bloggers are on the…

Kate Calamusa and Michelle LaFrance