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4/3/24: BIRD IS (STILL) THE WORD
Apr 2nd, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Storm legend, in new doc, states her case as Seattle sports’ GOAT; new SPD contract would include huge retroactive raises; outcry after Frye Art Museum curator’s layoff; Victor Steinbrueck’s little house to go for big bucks.

4/2/24: COURTING INFLUENCE
Apr 1st, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Online ‘influencers’ are a growing target of restaurant marketing; Rainier View principal transferred out; more protests against Tacoma ICE jail; MAGAts will invoke racism on any flimsy excuse.

3/28/24: DEATH AND DYSFUNCTION
Mar 27th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

PBS docu-series recounts local COVID responses; famed mountain climber Lou Whittaker dies; anti-fossil-fuel protest held at Amazon’s head offices; and, oh yeah, it’s baseball season.

3/26/24: DUTY NOW FOR THE (CLIMATE) FUTURE
Mar 25th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Northwest could face a future influx of ‘climate refugees;’ Boeing’s CEO, other execs quitting; ‘Strippers’ Bill of Rights’ signed into law, a “Lara Croft Tomb Raider’ attraction’s coming to Seattle.

3/22/24: A POEM CLOSE TO HOME
Mar 21st, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Public poetry coming to a storefront near you; feds say Apple’s ‘monopolistic’ behavior doomed Amazon, Microsoft smartphones; more Oso landslide remembrances; city’s auctioning off leftover pandemic PPE gear.

3/21/24: POP GOES THE SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE
Mar 20th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

MoPOP’s ‘Massive’ and the big messages in pop culture; Seattle’s affordable-housing spending drops; UW’s new athletic director splits for Nebraska; Nordstrom may ‘go private.’

3/15/24: PIXIES IN DIXIE
Mar 14th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Stacey Levine’s novel of two Florida sisters and a ‘shadowy’ Other; Shaun Scott runs to replace Frank Chopp in the Legislature; judge says King County deputies needn’t enforce Burien camping ban; a sad local anniversary.

3/8/24: ACROSS THE SOUND, AND A FEW DIMENSIONS
Mar 7th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Locally made sci-fi film premieres; Legislature goes home leaving a lot of dead bills; major racial gap remains in SPD use-of-force cases; Elon Musk disses Mackenzie Scott’s philanthropy (and its recipients).

3/6/24: MAKE ROOM! MAKE ROOM!
Mar 5th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

City finally releases new Comprehensive Plan, with far less new housing than advocates want; Muni Court judge denies allegations of bias; Burien makes homelessness (more) illegal; did Legislative Dems sell out LGBTQ youth?

3/1/24: POETRY AND TOURISM
Feb 29th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

A high-art video ode to Seattle; big WA labor union endorses ‘Uncommitted’ in Prez primary; trans worker sues Boeing over harassment; that famous CA-based burger chain’s coming to WA (but not near here).

2/27/24: STAGE, AND SCREEN
Feb 26th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Local TV special on a Black theater company’s struggle to stay alive; anti-rent-gouging bill dead in Olympia; FTC to fight big grocery merger plan; why Seattleites mourn Bartell Drugs.

2/22/24: ARRANGEMENTS IN BLACK
Feb 21st, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Black History Month art & music picks; cop who struck Jaahnavi Kandula won’t be charged; Seattle takes back part of Regional Homelessness Authority’s funding; Boeing’s 737 program head resigns.

2/21/24: OTHER NEEDLES, OTHER HAYSTACKS
Feb 20th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Fictional Seattles in film, TV, and games; Harrell’s ‘State of the City’ speech short on specifics; labor union supports big grocery merger; Amazon goes on the Dow Jones Industrials.

2/20/24: NEVER TO LATE TO BE YOU
Feb 19th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Ex-Seattle writer/producer self-outs as trans at age 63; Japanese Americans protest at ICE jail; county sues child-care contractor for nonpayment; Redmond rainbow crosswalk defaced in hate crime.

2/14/24: STILL PINE-ING
Feb 13th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Linda’s Tavern marks 30 years (without Linda); Alaska Air flight attendants authorize strike; ‘Twin Peaks’ museum exhibit coming to North Bend next week; the Smith Tower was almost turned residential.

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