Knute Berger

Everything but the kitchen sink

The Henry turns a big pile of stuff into Art.

Evil Gone Wild

Evil Gone Wild

The messy realities of Abu Ghraib and Neil Goldschmidt.

Evil Gone Wild
The World of Tomorrow, shown in the postcard above, bears a striking resemblance to Rem Koolhaas' design for a new downtown library.

Fair of the century

Forty years later, the '62 World's Fair still resonates.

The World of Tomorrow, shown in the postcard above, bears a striking resemblance to Rem Koolhaas' design for a new downtown library.
Flying Dragons and Floating Hermaphrodites

Flying Dragons and Floating Hermaphrodites

The riches of alchemical literature are as good as gold.

Flying Dragons and Floating Hermaphrodites
Egan takes us back to pre-Katrina horrors.

From Dust to Dust

Timothy Egan's timely tale of the nation's worst eco-disaster.

Egan takes us back to pre-Katrina horrors.
Gary Locke has a dream... (...and it's very, very boring).

Gary Locke has a dream… (…and it’s very, very boring).

IF YOU WERE a hardworking manager of a state agency, you were rewarded last week by getting to hear Gary Locke give a speech about… Continue reading

Gary Locke has a dream... (...and it's very, very boring).
Gays, Mary K., Monorail

Gays, Mary K., Monorail

Picks and pans from the week's news.

Gays, Mary K., Monorail

Generation Xterminate

New reasons to sleep uneasy.

Globalizing Puget Sound

Globalizing Puget Sound

Beware bipartisan preaching of the regional prosperity gospel.

Globalizing Puget Sound
Gonzogate

Gonzogate

Hunter S. Thompson, Woodward and Bernstein: the mixed legacy of boomer journalism's icons.

Gonzogate
Googling in the Bunker

Googling in the Bunker

What I learned about homeland security.

Googling in the Bunker
Gov. Damaged Goods

Gov. Damaged Goods

It's not enough for Christine Gregoire to be a fighter. She needs to be a leader, not a lawyer.

Gov. Damaged Goods
Gregoire the Globalizer

Gregoire the Globalizer

Unquestioningly, the governor preaches a corporate view of competitiveness.

Gregoire the Globalizer
Grisly Man

Grisly Man

Lessons of a predator.

Grisly Man
He Is We

He Is We

Times are tough, but it's not Eyman's fault.

He Is We

Hobbits vs. Hobbes

Why Seattle isn't ready for the big, bad world.

How 9/11 Trumped N30

How 9/11 Trumped N30

Bush and bin Laden have changed the globalization game.

How 9/11 Trumped N30

How Green Is Our City?

We're about to find out.

How Should We Impeach Thee?

Let me count the ways . . .

How the future looked in 1962 and how it looks now.

How the future looked in 1962 and how it looks now.

WATCHING THE NEW Frank Gehry blob take shape at the foot of the Space Needle is exciting; it suggests there's still a little "world's fair"… Continue reading

How the future looked in 1962 and how it looks now.