Roger Downey

Benaroya countdown

Nine days to go until the grand opening of the Seattle Symphony's Benaroya Hall. Technicians from the company that made the heavy soundproof doors between… Continue reading

Benaroya Hall was built as a temple of the immaterial muse, but

Benaroya Hall was built as a temple of the immaterial muse, but its lobby celebrates materiality: Downtown Seattle has never looked more urban, and urbane,… Continue reading

Best Mixologist
Best Mixologist
Between two worlds

Between two worlds

Tamim Ansary delves for the meaning of 9/11 in his own life.

Between two worlds
Beyond the Fruitcake

Beyond the Fruitcake

Cataloging the random treasures of the season.

Beyond the Fruitcake
Red Mountain: 3,500 acres of grapes and romance.

Big Red

A patch of Washington farmland reaches for legendary status.

Red Mountain: 3,500 acres of grapes and romance.

Big Red

Wine is an insidious thing. On its own, no one has ever claimed that it's addictive. Yet constant drinkers of wine are liable to find… Continue reading

Big(ger)

Chateau Ste. Michelle is the biggest winery in Washington state. When you count all the labels produced under its umbrella, U.S. Tobacco's proudest non-cancer-producing property… Continue reading

Birth of a Theory

A brief history of intelligent design.

Tottenham sets one up.

Birth of the Booze

Seattle bartenders create a bevy of designer cocktails.

Tottenham sets one up.

Blaine boner

An archeologist takes some bones for a ride and all hell breaks loose.

Blender

Most careers in wine follow a stock pattern: Someone discovers wine, studies winemaking, works for someone's winery, ultimately sets up solo. Brian Carter has done… Continue reading

Block at the dock

Block at the dock

Port commissioner Jack Block was in the middle of controversial toxic waste shipment.

Block at the dock
Step inside for classy Cajun-Creole cuisine.

Block Builder

La Louisiana puts East Cherry back on the map.

Step inside for classy Cajun-Creole cuisine.

Blood: The Last Vampire

BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIREManga Entertainment, $24.95HIROYUKI KITAKUBO'S animated splatter-flick may go down in the record books as a harbinger of a new entertainment genre: the… Continue reading

Boneheaded

Why test K-Man's DNA if the tests are pointless?

Bones of Contention

How the discovery of a 9,000-year-old skeleton on the Columbia River may sink the land-bridge theory of North American settlement and has pitted science against Native American rights.

Books Quarterly: All the Myths of India in One Book

Well, not quite. But Roberto Calasso comes close.

Booze battles

Booze battles

Despite its many enemies, the Liquor Board lives on.

Booze battles
Born With the Kingdome

Born With the Kingdome

Thirty years ago in Seattle Weekly.

Born With the Kingdome