Eric Scigliano

The color of money

Everyone gets ticked off at his or her bank sometimes. But imagine how Rodrick Gatterson and Azizi Ansari felt when they went to cash a… Continue reading

Fire fight: The police and fire departments clashed over the Coe investigation.

The fire this time

The Coe School blaze leaves no answers—just new questions and a shake-up in Seattle's arson investigations.

Fire fight: The police and fire departments clashed over the Coe investigation.
The first casualty

The first casualty

CALL IT A RETURN to the New Normalcy. America's might roared off to pound Kandahar, a place 99 percent of Americans had never heard of… Continue reading

The first casualty
The Myths and Myopia of Lewis and Clark

The Myths and Myopia of Lewis and Clark

These first ugly Americans bequeathed hubris, self-righteousness, and double standards.

The Myths and Myopia of Lewis and Clark

The National Starr

So, the Special Pornographer has delivered his 485-page brief. Starr says he had to recount every lurid detail (sometimes, Dr. Freud, a cigar isn't just… Continue reading

The people’s monikers

Move over, Safeco. The envelopes have been opened and the pigeons debanded, and we've tallied all the proposed truthful names for a certain overpriced boondoggle… Continue reading

The Petro Bonus

A neglected loophole in the state tax code.

The Pits

Maury Island has the gravel Sea-Tac's runway needs. It also has arsenic-laden soil, a vulnerable aquifer, and some very worried islanders.

The ships hit the fan

The 'New Carissa' crack-up and other near-disasters show why rescue tugs are needed, and why they might not be enough.

The sky is falling! Again!

Those who pay attention know that journalistic math is usually an oxymoron; only police estimates of drug "street value" top news reports of crowd size… Continue reading

The tracks of their fears

Sound Transit jettisons Northgate, Southcenter, and North Capitol Hill, and passes a cautious rail plan. Maybe we don't have to give up so much...

The tug that could

Talk about an ounce of prevention matching a pound of cure. As of a week ago, the salvage and cleanup costs for the New Carissa… Continue reading

The Westlake Serbs

As Westlake Park rabble-rousing goes, this was barely a peep. The eight or so Serbo-Seattleites who turned out last Wednesday to protest the bombing of… Continue reading

The Wild Side

Big crush

They love mornings

It would be nice to be able to say, "Told you so." But in all the reams that I and other reporters, commentators, pundits, and… Continue reading

Thin blue line

Newspapers take what's variously called the "flag," "nameplate," or "masthead"—the way their names appear atop the front page—very seriously, and none more so than The… Continue reading

Time after time

Time after time

ANOTHER YEAR, another wallow in journalistic retrospection. Sure as bowl games and supersales follow the holidays, so does another annual rite of excess: journalistic reviews… Continue reading

Time after time
Jackson away from his typewriter.

Tin Ears and Golden Oscars

No matter how many of its 11 nominations ROTK converts into statuary on Sunday night, here's one it doesn't deserve.

Jackson away from his typewriter.
Tipping the messenger

Tipping the messenger

WHAT DO WE ink-stained and cybershocked wretches crave almost as much as money? "Impact"—reassurance that our words not only get read but also have some… Continue reading

Tipping the messenger
Told ya so

Told ya so

Three hundred and sixty-four days ago, this column invited readers to predict the grand, glorious, ignominious events of 1999. (You do remember 1999, don't you?… Continue reading

Told ya so