Whales and moans

A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic," said Stalin, who understood such things too well. Likewise whale deaths. When the… Continue reading

Nina Frenkel

What a Disaster

Terrorism drills in Chicago (pneumonic plague) and Seattle (dirty bomb).

Nina Frenkel

What a long strange ‘Trek’ it’s been

It has come to this: On Saturday night, while respectable folk are out enjoying the early evening Seattle sun, I will be home baying at… Continue reading

What Ben Franklin Would Do

What Ben Franklin Would Do

The good doctor can help with our civic head cold.

What Ben Franklin Would Do

What Booze Ban?

Pioneer Square alcohol rules don't seem to have much effect.

New School principal Gary Tubbs knows he has something to prove.

What Can Money Buy?

As millionaire Stuart Sloan adopts a second school, test scores are beginning to come in for his first—and they aren't good.

New School principal Gary Tubbs knows he has something to prove.
80,000 gathered at Seattle Center to share their grief and support.

What comes next?

THIS IS NOT a time for quick, decisive action. And thankfully, despite the president's rhetoric that we are at war, the government so far has… Continue reading

80,000 gathered at Seattle Center to share their grief and support.
What Did I Do in the War?

What Did I Do in the War?

IN THE SUMMER of 1972, while George W. Bush was skipping his military physical, I was getting mine. I went through pre- induction testing at… Continue reading

What Did I Do in the War?

What did the ’90s mean to you?

Instant Nostalgia issue

  • Oct 9, 2006

What did they think?

The transit workers who sued last week to overturn Initiative 695 won't be the last to go to court. Holders of soon-to-be-downgraded state and local… Continue reading

ESW: First to sound a warning.

What do we do when wildlife is no longer wild?

CANADA GEESE have been much in the news lately, as wildlife officials prepared to adopt WTO tactics to corral and gas—albeit this time fatally—some 3,500… Continue reading

ESW: First to sound a warning.

What happened to the books?

An argument for keeping the next library bibliocentric.

What Happened?

My latest boyfriend dumped me because, in his words, "I really like you, I'm just not falling in love with you. I want to fall… Continue reading

What I’m Driving At

2003 Saab 9-3 Vector

What If Bush 'Wins'?

What If Bush ‘Wins’?

Sure, hope for the best. But we'd better have a plan if we get four more years.

  • Oct 9, 2006
What If Bush 'Wins'?

What If?

A Metro Driver Reflects on the Aurora Tragedy and Its Aftermath

What lies beneath

What lies beneath

The other underground tour reveals an ugly picture.

What lies beneath
What Little Boys Are Made Of

What Little Boys Are Made Of

Send them to special ed . . . especially if they're black.

What Little Boys Are Made Of

What matters

This heretical idea I'm getting that goodness or intelligence is more interesting than fame comes from, I think, doing an ethics column (which is how… Continue reading

Traffic: the gas tax's best friend.

What Money Can Buy

Stone-cold losers don't raise $1 million in 60 days.Many people have already written off Referendum 51 (R-51), the $7.7 billion gas tax increase on November's… Continue reading

Traffic: the gas tax's best friend.