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Shabazz Palaces, Lese Majesty  Out now, Sub Pop, shabazzpalaces.com Palaceer Lazaro (aka

Shabazz Palaces, Lese Majesty  Out now, Sub Pop, shabazzpalaces.com Palaceer Lazaro (aka

Shabazz Palaces, Lese MajestyOut now, Sub Pop, shabazzpalaces.comPalaceer Lazaro (aka Ishmael Butler) is a rapper unconcerned with being easily understood. Which isn’t to say he’s… Continue reading

 

Ben Goldsmith gets to work. Photo by Morgen Schuler

In 2012, a 69-year-old black man killed a younger white man during

In 2012, a 69-year-old black man killed a younger white man during an altercation. At trial, King County prosecutors argued that Lovett Chambers fatally shot… Continue reading

 

There are bad stretches, then there’s the month that Seattle City Light

As it turned out, Kshama Sawant did not call for Jorge Carrasco’s

As it turned out, Kshama Sawant did not call for Jorge Carrasco’s job at this morning’s city council meeting. There were no fireworks. No verbal… Continue reading

 

A Parker Sonnet pen with a solid gold nib, ideal for writing about the wealthy. By snowmanradio at en.wikipedia

As the adage goes, money can’t buy you happiness. Whether earned or

As the adage goes, money can’t buy you happiness. Whether earned or inherited, exorbitant wealth can be more burden than boon. In other words, it’s… Continue reading

A Parker Sonnet pen with a solid gold nib, ideal for writing about the wealthy. By snowmanradio at en.wikipedia
Drivers line the streets in front of City Hall in protest last summer. Photo by Tegra Nuess

The taxi drivers of metropolitan Seattle are still smarting, it seems, from

The taxi drivers of metropolitan Seattle are still smarting, it seems, from the recently signed deal that legalized their app-based competition. That much was made… Continue reading

Drivers line the streets in front of City Hall in protest last summer. Photo by Tegra Nuess
Between the years 1997 and 2008, FutureSelect Portfolio Management, a Redmond-based financial

Between the years 1997 and 2008, FutureSelect Portfolio Management, a Redmond-based financial

Between the years 1997 and 2008, FutureSelect Portfolio Management, a Redmond-based financial services company, invested almost $200 million in Tremont’s Rye Funds. The company and… Continue reading

Between the years 1997 and 2008, FutureSelect Portfolio Management, a Redmond-based financial
Only one version of the measure designed to give Seattle voters another

Only one version of the measure designed to give Seattle voters another

Only one version of the measure designed to give Seattle voters another shot at stemming cuts to local metro bus service was approved by the… Continue reading

Only one version of the measure designed to give Seattle voters another
Macklemore performs to a sold out Key Arena in December 2013. Photo by John Lill

Say what you will about Macklemore, but there’s no doubt the guy

Say what you will about Macklemore, but there’s no doubt the guy has a sense of civic pride. Previously, he lent his image to a… Continue reading

Macklemore performs to a sold out Key Arena in December 2013. Photo by John Lill
Despite being approved by voters in 2012, the proposed plan to raze

Despite being approved by voters in 2012, the proposed plan to raze

Despite being approved by voters in 2012, the proposed plan to raze the King County Juvenile Detention Facility and replace it with a $210 million… Continue reading

Despite being approved by voters in 2012, the proposed plan to raze
In court documents, he’s referred to only as “FLB.” Son of what

In court documents, he’s referred to only as “FLB.” Son of what

In court documents, he’s referred to only as “FLB.” Son of what his advocates say was an abusive father, he dropped out of school to… Continue reading

In court documents, he’s referred to only as “FLB.” Son of what
Deb Greene, 65, was first in line to make her purchase. photo by Anna Erickson

The sale of pot for recreational consumption is now legal in Seattle,

The sale of pot for recreational consumption is now legal in Seattle, and about 150 people showed up in SODO today to make sure. That… Continue reading

Deb Greene, 65, was first in line to make her purchase. photo by Anna Erickson
Beal sought seclusion, and found it, in his forested new home.

 All Photos By Morgen SchulerThe very last thing Willis Earl Beal would

All Photos By Morgen SchulerThe very last thing Willis Earl Beal would want me to include in his introduction would be an allusion to Robert… Continue reading

Beal sought seclusion, and found it, in his forested new home.
Nick Starr revisits the scene of his undoing.

To understand Nick Starr, you have to set aside for a moment

To understand Nick Starr, you have to set aside for a moment what you know about his online persona. If you can, you’ll find he’s… Continue reading

Nick Starr revisits the scene of his undoing.
Last month, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center was the site of a

Last month, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center was the site of a

Last month, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center was the site of a pivotal work in a young playwright’s career. The play, The Purification Process, was… Continue reading

Last month, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center was the site of a

In the last four years, authorities have successfully traced 19,000 guns used

In the last four years, authorities have successfully traced 19,000 guns used in crimes in Mexico back to United States gun dealers. That's the news… Continue reading

The SPD’s Parking Enforcement division won’t be winning any city-wide popularity contests.

The SPD's Parking Enforcement division won't be winning any city-wide popularity contests. But as much as we might loath the cushman-car jockeys, they do provide… Continue reading

One of the few things that’s crystal clear about the two competing

One of the few things that's crystal clear about the two competing liquor privatization initiatives is that if either gets approved by voters this November,… Continue reading

When Republican Senate candidate Dino Rossi effectively gave Clint Didier and his

When Republican Senate candidate Dino Rossi effectively gave Clint Didier and his endorsement prerequisites the finger last week, you might have thought Rossi's chances of… Continue reading

Filmmaker and tenant Tyson Theroux stands in front of The Undre Arms, which has embraced the Internet, but little else in the way of modernity.

The Pit That Won’t Quit

The Undre Arms Apartments are full of survivors.

Filmmaker and tenant Tyson Theroux stands in front of The Undre Arms, which has embraced the Internet, but little else in the way of modernity.

The deal still has to be ratified by vote, but 500 workers

The deal still has to be ratified by vote, but 500 workers represented by the Washington State Council of County and City Employees have tentatively… Continue reading