Eric Scigliano

Press passing

Press passing

NOT TO DIMINISH Daniel Pearl's courage and accomplishment or the horror of his murder and the vileness of his murderers, but the memorials to him… Continue reading

Press passing

Proper Victorians

For nigh on three decades, picturesque Victoria, BC, and its neighbors in the Capital Regional District have been dumping their raw sewage into two deep… Continue reading

Publisher's prerogative

Publisher’s prerogative

A LITTLE SYMPATHY, please, for Frank Blethen. "Ultraliberal, pro-labor" Seattle has so vexed this publisher, he threatens to take the Fanny out of Fairview—to move… Continue reading

Publisher's prerogative
The Bahamian-flagged oil tanker Prestige sinks off Spain. Picture this on Puget Sound.

Puget Sound’s Rustbuckets

Nearly half the oil tankers plying Washington waters would be banned from Europe for being too old.

The Bahamian-flagged oil tanker Prestige sinks off Spain. Picture this on Puget Sound.

Pyshed off

On the way out to Neah Bay to witness the unwinding of the Makah whale hunt and the protests against it, I saw two haunting… Continue reading

Radio Revolution or Airwave Anarchy?

NPR and the broadcast barons fight the FCC's attempt to make pirate radio legit and let a thousand stations bloom.

Rats Redux

Rats Redux

NO, IT'S NOT AN urban legend. Rats do swim up sewers and toilets. A dozen years ago, I heard splashing in the bathroom, lifted the… Continue reading

Rats Redux

Riot journal

The cops replace the WTO as the target of protesters' fear and anger in the last battle in Seattle.

Riot Junkies

Welcome to something not seen in these pages since the sun was shining and the days were long: a column with nothing to say about… Continue reading

Riot reruns

What a week, again. On Monday, Port Commission President Pat Davis received the World Affairs Councils "1999 World Citizen Award" for her leadership in bringing… Continue reading

Rogue Who?

Rogue Who?

There's a sick pleasure to watching President W, the poster child for crony capitalism and insider trading, prattle about corporate "accountability" and executive "responsibility"—straight-faced! But… Continue reading

Rogue Who?
Why is Hansa eating dirt?

Sandlot Showdown

Another elephant-beating scandal, this time over Baby Hansa.

Why is Hansa eating dirt?

Savage crimes

The big question in all the hoopla over Dan Savage licking Gary Bauer's doorknobs is, why's everyone so surprised? Granted, germ warfare puts a new… Continue reading

Mayor Grinch contemplates civil society.

Schell-shocked

What issue could possibly get police associations, right-wing talk radio ranters, and left-wing polemists like our own Geov Parrish all singing the same song? Mayor… Continue reading

Mayor Grinch contemplates civil society.

School spirit

I've gotta differ with my distinguished colleagues who've assailed the canonization of the late Seattle Schools super John Stanford. What's so terrible about a little… Continue reading

Scraping the bottom

Sam Wright says more endangered species time bombs are ticking in Puget Sound

See you at the dohyo, eh?

The boys of sumo descend on Vancouver, in a hokey, glorious cross-cultural match.

Seeing Seattleland

If you go near the Waterfront or Pioneer Square, you know what it's like to get stuck behind one of the plodding Percheron-pulled carriages, the… Continue reading

Sell-ebrate the ’60s

Hold onto your history books; the US Postal Service (with help from its faithful fans) has delivered the latest installment of "Celebrate the Century"—the century… Continue reading

The new downtown library takes shape.

Shelf Test

Seattle's library opts to keep useful, offbeat arts collections.

The new downtown library takes shape.