The December 2012 Issue


Spend a Day in La Conner

Washington’s quaint waterfront town exudes charm and warmth despite the winter chill.


Best of 2012: Local Arts

Our favorite performances, original works and unexpected creations.


Obituaries 2012

We bid a final adieu to notable friends.


Best of 2012: Beauty, Salons and Spas

The best places in Seattle for haircuts, mani/pedis and massages, plus the best salon in the city.


Best of 2012

Seattle mag's picks for the best restaurants, shopping, sports and arts in 2012.


When Will Seattle Streets Be Safe Enough for Cyclists?

Will Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan Update finally make Seattle streets inviting for cyclists?


A New Approach to Publishing

Booktrope’s cofounders are establishing a team-based approach to publishing and marketing new books.


Best New Seattle Bands of 2012

Music expert Chris Estey helps us pick the best emerging bands from Seattle’s crowded 2012 scene.


Worst Moments of 2012 in Seattle

A few of the most shocking and biggest forehead-slapping fiascos that happened in Seattle in 2012.


Most Influential People in Seattle 2012

Meet the 62 biggest power players of our city, including the editors' pick for person of the year.


Best Shops in Seattle 2012

Our editors picked their favorite local boutiques for men and women's clothing, gifts and more.


Chris Hansen: Seattle Magazine’s Person of 2012

This San Francisco hedge fund manager who won the hearts of Sonics fans is our man of the year.