Beacon Hill Blues: 3 local artists ponder the “G-word”

We met at the Station, a coffee house on 16th Ave. South in Beacon Hill. The small, unassuming shop feels like the epicenter of a…

Editor in chief Mary Bruno leaving Crosscut

First rule of journalism: Don’t bury the lede. I am leaving Crosscut at the end of June to write a book. Very excited about the…

Like “Rashomon”, Olympia’s budget truth depends on whom you ask

Olympia's state budget talks are like Rashomon. The 1950 Japanese film has four people telling radically different stories about the same crime — the truth…

The Solowheel: Transportation solution or Segway sequel?

Ted McDonald glides up to Seattle’s Solowheel headquarters on his tiny electric “unicycle,” gracefully slows, steps off and picks up the 25 pound wheel with one…

Guest Opinion: WSU should drive smarter Palouse water actions

Washington State University promotes its research contributions with the tagline “Tomorrow begins here.” When I watched a TV ad touting aerospace biofuel research, the phrase…

Guest Opinion: When it comes to oil drilling, the enemy isn’t us

"I remember thinking how ironic it was when Greenpeace started using gasoline-powered boats to block oil tankers, or when people drove to protests against oil…

Yesler Terrace 2.0, this time with private developers

Mayor Ed Murray was on hand to celebrate the opening of Anthem apartments on Tuesday. Anthem is the first private development in the Seattle Housing…

Now Showing: “Blackhat” from Michael Mann, action painter

Even on his worst day Michael Mann can run circles around nearly every other director working today. His frenetic set pieces and gorgeously fluid camera…

Charles Johnson: Subdue racism by ‘Taming the Ox’ of the self

In an ancient Buddhist parable, an ox runs away from a young herder. A series of ten drawings shows the boy searching everywhere for the…

Summer camp: Good time for almost everyone?

No doubt the spring weather has many kids — and their parents — looking forward eagerly to summer camp. They probably envision warm days filled…

Mossback does Milan’s Expo 2015

The “selfie” makes a perfect metaphor for a world’s fair: an event where the nations of Earth gather to show off what they know, and…

Republicans want union contract talks open to the public

A bill to require that closed-door collective bargaining talks with state employees be open to the public will likely receive a vote by the full…

Senate eager to add more money for drought prep

The Washington Senate Ways & Means Committee unanimously recommended Tuesday that $18 million be allocated to fight Washington’s drought for the remainder of fiscal 2013-2015…

To reduce prostitution, Seattle gets experimental

In the north parking lot of the Aurora Avenue Home Depot, a woman loads her car with bags of mulch, two men fill a U-haul…

The Weekend List: With guest curator Mark Siano

Mark Siano has a thing for soft rock. “Phil Collins, Lionel Richie songs — they were rambling, glorious celebrations of really mellow music.” He says this…

To reduce prostitution, Seattle gets experimental

In the north parking lot of the Aurora Avenue Home Depot, a woman loads her car with bags of mulch, two men fill a U-haul…

Smartypants Guide to Civic Cocktail: Gov. Jay Inslee and Cliff Mass

It should be a great evening of discussion: June's Civic Cocktail features Gov. Jay Inslee and one of the region's renowned meteorologists, Cliff Mass. Come…

Smartypants guide to navigating a complex world

Get ready for "Navigating a Complex World" tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. as a general, a diplomat, a development professional, an entrepreneur and a…

Yesler Terrace 2.0, this time with private developers

Mayor Ed Murray was on hand to celebrate the opening of Anthem apartments on Tuesday. Anthem is the first private development in the Seattle Housing…

The Solowheel: Transportation solution or Segway sequel?

Ted McDonald glides up to Seattle’s Solowheel headquarters on his tiny electric “unicycle,” gracefully slows, steps off and picks up the 25 pound wheel with one…

Senate eager to add more money for drought prep

The Washington Senate Ways & Means Committee unanimously recommended Tuesday that $18 million be allocated to fight Washington’s drought for the remainder of fiscal 2013-2015…

Republicans want union contract talks open to the public

A bill to require that closed-door collective bargaining talks with state employees be open to the public will likely receive a vote by the full…

Mossback does Milan’s Expo 2015

The “selfie” makes a perfect metaphor for a world’s fair: an event where the nations of Earth gather to show off what they know, and…

Beacon Hill Blues: 3 local artists ponder the “G-word”

We met at the Station, a coffee house on 16th Ave. South in Beacon Hill. The small, unassuming shop feels like the epicenter of a…

Guest Opinion: When it comes to oil drilling, the enemy isn’t us

"I remember thinking how ironic it was when Greenpeace started using gasoline-powered boats to block oil tankers, or when people drove to protests against oil…

Viral Video: SIFF’s bewitching, “Be Watching” trailer

The Seattle International Film Festival is in full swing right now, offering the usual overdose of features, shorts, documentaries and special events, aimed right at…

Charles Johnson: Subdue racism by ‘Taming the Ox’ of the self

In an ancient Buddhist parable, an ox runs away from a young herder. A series of ten drawings shows the boy searching everywhere for the…

Summer camp: Good time for almost everyone?

No doubt the spring weather has many kids — and their parents — looking forward eagerly to summer camp. They probably envision warm days filled…

Now Showing: “Blackhat” from Michael Mann, action painter

Even on his worst day Michael Mann can run circles around nearly every other director working today. His frenetic set pieces and gorgeously fluid camera…