Knute Berger

David Shields: Waking Seattle up to the Mobile, Alabama, within.

Seattle’s race problem

SEATTLE IS A PLACE where white people like to pretend that race doesn't matter. Despite the fact that race is in the news almost every… Continue reading

David Shields: Waking Seattle up to the Mobile, Alabama, within.
Selling Our Soul

Selling Our Soul

Big money is driving a track through the heart of Seattle Center.

Selling Our Soul

Send a message to Washington

This is the season when we usually turn reasonable- weigh the pros and cons, and pick the best candidate, regardless of party affiliation. Surely few… Continue reading

Serial Killer

Patrick O'Brian prepares to end his Aubrey-Maturin saga—maybe.

Show Us the Sonics' Money!

Show Us the Sonics’ Money!

Hey, Howard Schultz, let's soak the taxpaying public from our new community hot tub.

Show Us the Sonics' Money!

Sidewalk RIP

Don't go there today.

Sin City

Sin City

The latte tax is just a start. Heres a modest plan to restore fiscal health and improve Seattle.

Sin City
Sissy civilization

Sissy civilization

Pat Buchanan cowers before a bunch of brown hippie homo wimps.

Sissy civilization

Sorting out Canada

Let's catch terrorists but maintain some border sanity.

When Seattle looks deep down inside, does it see the face of a Seafair pirate?

Soul-searching in Seattle

HAS SEATTLE LOST its soul?That's the "angels on the head of a pin" question of our time. We sit around discussing what kind of soul… Continue reading

When Seattle looks deep down inside, does it see the face of a Seafair pirate?

Soundtrack to the Future

The Seattle World's Fair of 1962 was the last fair to look into the future with a straight face. From the confident thrust of the… Continue reading

Springtime for Hitler?

DO YOU SMELL fascism in the air? A little whiff of the Wehrmacht? A friend recently suggested that my head needed to be flexed for… Continue reading

We wore suits! Brewster and Berger in start-up mode, circa 1990.

Start-ups and shut downs

Rumors of my departure are accurate.

We wore suits! Brewster and Berger in start-up mode, circa 1990.

State Poised for Second Monorail Audit

Olympia's new authority to conduct performance audits is about to kick in, and it means more scrutiny for the Seattle Monorail Project.

Strait Flush

The floating 'crap' game that is the cruise-ship industry.

Strippergate and Starbucks

Strippergate and Starbucks

What the Colacurcios could learn from Seattle's leading companies.

Strippergate and Starbucks
Turn-of-the-century affordable housing: We live in an increasingly hollowed-out Northwest.

Stumped by growth

The quiet war against the land continues.

Turn-of-the-century affordable housing: We live in an increasingly hollowed-out Northwest.
Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse

How many licks does it take to get to the center of Seattle's dueling glossies?

Substance Abuse
They're cute, colorful, and by gosh they're even useful!

Sugar Plums and Paper Clips

Undoubtedly, someone on your list needs a personal shredder.

They're cute, colorful, and by gosh they're even useful!
SW Needs a New Arena

SW Needs a New Arena

It's a matter of fairness. And duct tape.

SW Needs a New Arena