Eric Scigliano

The SeaRiver Long Beach in Port Angeles.

Ship Out of Shape

A patched-up oil tanker piques local fears.

The SeaRiver Long Beach in Port Angeles.

Sic transit media

Small schools howl as newly wired big districts pull the plug on the region's pioneering media library.

Sighing in their beer

The business of Redhook and bravado of Grant: two very different accounts of the microbrewery saga.

Slade slays ’em

What's the world coming to when Slade Gorton gets bigger laughs than John Keister? That was just one of the strange sights to be seen… Continue reading

Slow burns and fast

Slow burns and fast

IT WAS DɊ VU all over again last month, when another dock full of boats got sent to Davey Jones' barbecue because a city fireboat… Continue reading

Slow burns and fast

Sparrows and supertramps

I'VE SEEN RAIDERS CAPS in Vietnam and bootlegged Michael Jackson tapes in rural Cambodia. In Brazil, I tried (unsuccessfully) to buy a kid's T-shirt without… Continue reading

Speakeasy survival plan

Save any funeral flowers you were going to send to the Speakeasy Cafe, Seattle's seminal cybercafe and alternative performance space (and Belltown's communal living room).… Continue reading

Spilt decision

Oil spill prevention sinks like a stone.

Station break

In the usual way when big corporations swap and shuffle their little divisions, the people who operate KCMU-FM, the University of Washington's alternative music station,… Continue reading

Steal this plate

Steal this plate

Why is Washington state like a state prison? Because it's a cheap source of license plates. That at least appears to be the finding of… Continue reading

Steal this plate

Steller performance

Using sea lions to attack Seattle's trawler industry.

Jack Creighton's past follows him to United Airlines.

Strange board fellows

From Unocal to United for Seattle's Jack Creighton—with the Taliban between.

Jack Creighton's past follows him to United Airlines.
Can "states' rights" defend us against oil spills? The Supreme Court will decide.

Supreme showdown

Europe, Canada, the feds, and the tanker industry gang try to sink Washington's oil-spill protection.

Can "states' rights" defend us against oil spills? The Supreme Court will decide.
Taking a powder

Taking a powder

"AMERICANS SHOULD watch what they say" took on new meaning last week, after Seattle police responded to a panicked call from KIRO-TV about an envelope… Continue reading

Taking a powder

Tangled WebTV

How did a rare technology prototype from Microsoft wind up as one man's Hanukkah gift?

More tankers soon?

Tankers, ho!

IF YOU LIKED the logic by which the Supreme Court blocked the Florida recount and selected Bush as president, you'll love the decision by a… Continue reading

More tankers soon?

Ten years after

What a week. At the 10th anniversary celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall, George not Dubyuh) Bush was lauded for his leadership in… Continue reading

Ten years after

There amidst the junk mail was a pleasant surprise: Sam L., who stayed with me when he got to this country and then went to… Continue reading

Thanks, media

NO KIDDING: I was going to write a Thanksgiving column this week, celebrating all that the mass media have lately given us to be glad… Continue reading

That was the year that will be

Forget all this millennium hype. First we've got to get through 1999. We'll be so obsessed with entering "the 2000s" (or whatever you want to… Continue reading