Mark D. Fefer

Figure A)  No blabbering

How to Lord It Over Your Employees: Charles Leggett

"A master of both bluster and subtlety" schools me on taking command of the conference room.

Figure A)  No blabbering
From left: John Anderson, UW professor Les Atlas, and Paul Willms at the China8 launch last year.

An Ill-Fated, Dragon-Headed, Slow Boat to China

How an eccentric entrepreneur with novel technology, big talk, and the backing of Gary Locke managed to fall short of the Games.

From left: John Anderson, UW professor Les Atlas, and Paul Willms at the China8 launch last year.
Arriving soon: More of the usual blather?

Station Break

Sound Transit makes a bet on voters' light-rail delusions.

Arriving soon: More of the usual blather?
Futbol in America?Strictly a wash.

Soccer’s About to be Huge in Seattle

Yet again. For the hundredth time.

Futbol in America?Strictly a wash.
Tom McCabe (right), leader of the BIAW, in 1997, before things got complicated.

The Tear-Down

One more attempt to strip the BIAW of its pro-Rossi war chest. This time, in court.

Tom McCabe (right), leader of the BIAW, in 1997, before things got complicated.
The Art World Made Him Do It

The Art World Made Him Do It

L’affaire Lippens.

The Art World Made Him Do It
Residents of Othello North won’t have much use for these shops.

The Intersection of Gentrification and Neglect

The Rainier Valley’s becoming nicer, more expensive, and less inclusive.

Residents of Othello North won’t have much use for these shops.
Will Pop Culture Ever Embrace My Brooks?

Will Pop Culture Ever Embrace My Brooks?

The Bothell-based sneaker company couldn’t care less.

Will Pop Culture Ever Embrace My Brooks?

Jackie Ryan

Friday, April 11

City-approved: Cole Ryan cooling off.

How Gay Porn Gets a Pass

Would female strippers on city-owned property go over as well as Mr. Nude Seattle?

City-approved: Cole Ryan cooling off.
C’mon, Steve. “Renovate” these babies.

Pimp My Privy!

Why Steve Ballmer and the city should sink their millions into public toilets, not the Supes.

C’mon, Steve. “Renovate” these babies.

David Shields

Somewhere between the raves that adorn its jacket (from Raban, Tisdale, Vivian Gornick, and others) and last week’s nasty-ish take-down by Alex Beam in the… Continue reading

Varmint (CD release)

Sophisticated musicians playing plainspoken music can result in eitheran annoying irony-fest or a beautiful embrace of simple pleasures. Inthe case of this great little Wayne… Continue reading

From a bed in the woods to a 1BR apartment.

Your Neighbor’s Last Roof Was the Viaduct

Does it bother you that the county is renting him a place next to you?

From a bed in the woods to a 1BR apartment.
The problems just kept ballooning for Pure Weight Loss Centers.

How Honesty Killed Pure Weight Loss

And old habits were reborn.

The problems just kept ballooning for Pure Weight Loss Centers.
A container ship being worked at the Port’s Harbor Island terminal.

Eyman and I Finally Agree: This Port Tax Sucks

If L.A. and Vancouver live without it, I think we can, too.

A container ship being worked at the Port’s Harbor Island terminal.
Eliane Elias

Eliane Elias

Tuesday, February 12

Eliane Elias
Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band

Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band

Latin jazz with a dark heart

Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band
Seattle Symphony musical director Gerard Schwarz: perpetrator of “outrages” or nuisance-suit victim?

Tuxedo Disjunction

Not every toxic work situation can be remedied in court. A Seattle Symphony lawsuit is teaching that lesson the hard way.

Seattle Symphony musical director Gerard Schwarz: perpetrator of “outrages” or nuisance-suit victim?
For a burgeoning yoga apparel company, friendship is the bottom line. Sort of.

The M.F. Truth: Just Lu It

Groovy, non-consumerist community doesn't come cheap at Lululemon.

For a burgeoning yoga apparel company, friendship is the bottom line. Sort of.