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12/2/21: IF YOU CAN READ THIS, IT DIDN’T HAPPEN
Dec 1st, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

‘Internet Ends’—or will it?; Comic Con returns (even with at least some stuff about comics!); Sawant recall backers spending big; COVID protocols cancel UW basketball game.

11/5/21: ZINE AND HEARD
Nov 4th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Short Run’s got a print catalog in lieu of an in-person comix/art fest; Lorena González concedes mayoral race to Bruce Harrell; Hanford workers urged to quit instead of getting vaxxed; Standard Time’s substandard status.

10/14/21: THE HARDER THEY FALLOUT
Oct 13th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

A literary mag has a ‘scary’ Hanford essay; a classic-cartoon producer dies in Gig Harbor; leaked emails support claims of sexism at Microsoft; the city settles a major police-killing lawsuit for half a million.

8/31/21: HALE IN THE FORECAST
Aug 30th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Remembering a local icon of cartooning and TV; why one Black activist won’t back Bruce Harrell for mayor; court upholds state ban on forced ‘conversion therapy’ against gays; Pacific Galleries antique mall might be saved.

8/24/21: FIRST THERE IS A MOUNTAIN, THEN…
Aug 23rd, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Mt. Rainier’s a lot less snowy and icy these days; state auditor’s office sez city’s ‘Black Brilliance Project’ grants were barely within the law; Portland police allowed far-right rally members to mostly just do their thing; 15 writers in search of Utopia.

8/11/21: DRAWING POWERS
Aug 10th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Another list of great works by Seattle comix artists; Heat Wave II approaches; GOP politicians bash state-worker-vaccine and school-masking requirements; City Hall Park encampment swept.

7/30/21: FRIEZE FRAME
Jul 29th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

‘Seattle Walk Report’ sequel book is out; the SPD commander blamed for CHOP response says he was framed; the Lummi Nation’s traveling totem pole gets to DC in a drive to save sacred spaces; the NYT seems to think Seattle’s in Silicon Valley.

6/17/21: FEATS OF CLAY
Jun 16th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Local biopic on ‘Claymation’ maker Will Vinton; frustration at the ‘two-yard line’ for reopening WA; Durkan blames protesters for leading her to quit; Showbox won’t reopen this weekend after all.

6/16/21: THE SCREENLESS VIEW
Jun 15th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

The new novelty of real museum-going; King County goes maskless on 6/29; from whence Seattle’s primary-campaign money is coming; remembering Vancouver’s 2011 hockey riot.

6/1/21: ‘CHOICE’ READING
May 31st, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

A children’s book explains abortion; democracy vouchers’ potential impact in this mayoral race; the state reopening countdown hits the 30-day mark; it’s the wrong time for so many state ferries to be broken.

5/24/21: ‘MUTUAL’ NETWORKS
May 23rd, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

SU law prof’s book exhorts ‘mutual aid’ efforts (and anti-capitalism); one Mariner has COVID; a network news story’s ex-SPD ‘spokes-cop’ has a history of harassment; Amazon expands its ‘executive’ ranks for better diversity stats.

4/29/21: MY ‘BONNIE’ LIES OVER THE MAGNOLIA BRIDGE
Apr 28th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Seattle cartoonist Shary Flenniken’s finally got a ‘Trots and Bonnie’ comix compilation; first capital-gains tax lawsuit; sewage overflow closes Alki Beach; could local vaccine supply exceed demand?

4/15/21: ‘FULFILLMENT’ AND DESPAIR
Apr 14th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

More Amazon workplace horror tales; why the city-charter-amendment campaign was conceived the way it was; all adults can get vaccines starting today (ideally); Tacoma ICE jail to close (in four years).

4/12/21: CROSSED WIRES
Apr 11th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

A global art-and-text ‘game of Telephone;’ some WA counties could backtrack from ‘Phase 3;’ union could appeal lost Amazon warehouse election; remembering a piano master and a cartooning ace.

4/9/21: BLACK + ‘MAGIC’ – PAIN
Apr 8th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Praising Black characters in ‘Magic: The Gathering;’ Amazon ahead in Alabama union vote; local National Archives branch saved from the wrecking ball; will parts of Washington revert to ‘Phase 2’ next week?

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