Knute Berger

Welcome to the uncivil city.

Not-so-nice Seattle

Downtown turned into a giant shopping-free zone.

Welcome to the uncivil city.
World's worst mascot: Expo 2000's Twipsy gets my vote.

Observations from the new millennium’s first gee-whiz fair.

WORLD'S FAIRS AIN'T what they used to be. Once upon a time, they were wonder cabinets, collections of exotic curiosities from around the globe gathered… Continue reading

World's worst mascot: Expo 2000's Twipsy gets my vote.

Oh, Please, Not France

TWO-MINUTE HATELoads of Internet incoming from last week's "Conservative Crybabies" column, especially from many of our friends on the talk-radio right. They seemed to think… Continue reading

Old-School Headache

Old-School Headache

Bill Gates' alma mater, Lakeside School, stumbles on the way to reinventing itself in the name of diversity.

Old-School Headache
Gary Ridgway closing his deal.

On Death and Dealing

The Green River plea bargain and the case for capital punishment.

Gary Ridgway closing his deal.
Onward, Secular Soldiers!

Onward, Secular Soldiers!

America's Christian invasion of government should be a call to arms for those on the right, on the left, and in the center.

Onward, Secular Soldiers!
Opinion From the End Times

Opinion From the End Times

Some newspaper endorsements just don't pass the smell test.

Opinion From the End Times

Ouch, Canada

Our neighbors to the north fire back over my invasion column.

Ouch, Canada

Our neighbors to the north fire back over my invasion column.

Our Divided House of Horrors

Our Divided House of Horrors

America is a nation traumatized and frozen in a place resembling 2000.

Our Divided House of Horrors
Outside the Box

Outside the Box

The Bellevue Art Museum learns it's not always a good place to be.

Outside the Box
Owen's Ego Trips

Owen’s Ego Trips

The lieutenant governor's adventures in 'mission creep' are costing us real money.

Owen's Ego Trips
Paranoia Politics

Paranoia Politics

Some Democrats are nuttier than a tin of Almond Roca.

Paranoia Politics
Parting shots

Parting shots

Ten years of blood, sweat, tears, and joy at Seattle Weekly and Eastsideweek.

Parting shots
Party at Paul Allen's!

Party at Paul Allen’s!

Seattle sports heathens celebrate victory and the civic emergence of our billionaire of mystery.

Party at Paul Allen's!
Paul Allen's Kool-Aid

Paul Allen’s Kool-Aid

I took a sip in Allentown, and the future flashed before me.

Paul Allen's Kool-Aid
Pave-it-over populist

Pave-it-over populist

Tim Eyman's latest plan reveals him as the developers' shill.

Pave-it-over populist
Pentagon Pals

Pentagon Pals

It's time to call Boeing and others to account for influence peddling.

Pentagon Pals
Politics Among the Stars

Politics Among the Stars

Some boondoggles can still be worth doing.

Politics Among the Stars
Public Exposure

Public Exposure

Don't let Olympia make it easier to keep the public's business secret.

Public Exposure