Mark D. Fefer

Fishy stories

Not just the crab is faux—Seattle companies cloak their greed in environmentalismas they fight for more of the Bering Sea action.

Flappuccino

Flappuccino

Arabs boycott Starbucks.

Flappuccino

Four-star financing

Ron Sims wants to help build a Westin hotel at Sea-Tac. Is it a suite deal for developers or a boon for the south county's poor?

Franken-forest

Franken-forest

Scientists are messing with the genes of trees: Is it a threat to the environment or a boon?

Franken-forest
Omar Sosa finds freedom in jazz.

Freeing the spirits

Omar Sosa's global sound has African roots and many flowers.

Omar Sosa finds freedom in jazz.
Froggie Went A-Courtin'

Froggie Went A-Courtin’

Get the gift right, or kiss them goodbye

Froggie Went A-Courtin'

Getting funkier with age

Rediscovered by hip-hoppers and acid-jazzbos, the Headhunters finally reunite.

Hosing down Hooters: Too many fries are clogging up the city's sewers.

Greasy shores

The city wants Lake Union restaurants to clean up after themselves.

Hosing down Hooters: Too many fries are clogging up the city's sewers.

Growth mismanagement

The county looks for new growth-management formulas—and prepares to sue itself.

He Likes ‘Like’

NPR's language libertarian approves of a changing English while finding plenty to criticize in political doublespeak.

Heavy Petting

Heavy Petting

Dating for the Plus-Size Crowd

Heavy Petting
Help [still] wanted

Help [still] wanted

Seattle's surviving high-tech companies get selective as the pool of employees grows.

Help [still] wanted
Anthony Whitfield in court.

HIV: Criminal Intent

Anthony Whitfield was recently convicted in Olympia in one of the nation's worst HIV assault cases. But his prosecution raises serious questions about who is being charged with spreading the AIDS virus and reveals the problems of trying to police private behavior for the public good.

Anthony Whitfield in court.
Hog heaven

Hog heaven

The Fish and Wildlife department is practically begging you to shoot down a pig.

Hog heaven
Food first: First Hill lost its grocery store.

Hole in the Hill

Local grocery falls to luxury apartment tower, but nothing rises in its place.

Food first: First Hill lost its grocery store.
Holiday Music You Can Dig

Holiday Music You Can Dig

Otis Redding, the Rev. Al Green, and Linus and Lucy balm your wintery soul.

Holiday Music You Can Dig
Home pilot

Home pilot

Paranoia gets played up at a Seattle conference and at a futuristic housing development in Renton.

Home pilot

Home Truths

ENGLISH AUTHOR David Lodge knows how to draw up a tight dramatic package, and in this novella, originally a play, the ironies and epiphanies unfold… Continue reading

How ‘Bout ‘The Lengthy Avenue to My House’? No?

My most felicitous phrase lives on, with no royalties attached.

The new Nordy's: corporate welfare or downtown investment?

Howdy, pardner

City Council candidates have some new ideas for working with the private sector. On Charlie Chong's wish list: more parking garages.

The new Nordy's: corporate welfare or downtown investment?