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Survival of the richest: priced out of Seattle

An old colleague and friend recently sent out an appeal for help. Due to health and financial problems, he and his partner were struggling to…

Book City: Seattle’s unlikely developer-bookstore owner Ron Sher

Ron Sher uses books to help build vital communities. As founder and CEO of Sher Partners, his work ranges from redeveloping Crossroads Shopping Center to…

Puget Sound drivers: What will make you get out of your car?

One of the proposed solutions to Seattle’s innumerable transportation problems: Spend money and lots of it. In early May, Mayor Ed Murray raised his (already…

Women and weight: A conversation with actress Kathy Najimy

You might recognize Kathy Najimy as the goofy brunette witch in Hocus Pocus or chipper Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act. Or perhaps you wouldn’t, given…

Will the Legislature strike back at teacher walkouts?

Tuesday's sharpest feedback about a bill to dock striking teachers' pay and benefits came from who didn't show up at the hearing. The Washington Senate…

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 Weekend List, Festival Edition: NW Folklife, Black Box 2.0, Sasquatch! – and Bettye LaVette at Jazz Alley

* Denotes items that are $15 or less ShortsFest at SIFF * Looking at the SIFF schedule can be overwhelming but ShortsFest is always a…

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…

Council hesitates about costs of promised low-income car tab rebate

When Seattle voters approved Proposition 1 to increase bus service, they agreed to a $60 increase in the price of car tabs. To balance concerns…

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…

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…

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

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

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…

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. Traditionally, 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…

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…

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…

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…

Survival of the richest: priced out of Seattle

An old colleague and friend recently sent out an appeal for help. Due to health and financial problems, he and his partner were struggling to…

Book City: Seattle’s unlikely developer-bookstore owner Ron Sher

Ron Sher uses books to help build vital communities. As founder and CEO of Sher Partners, his work ranges from redeveloping Crossroads Shopping Center to…

The Weekend List, Festival Edition: NW Folklife, Black Box 2.0, Sasquatch! – and Bettye LaVette at Jazz Alley

* Denotes items that are $15 or less ShortsFest at SIFF * Looking at the SIFF schedule can be overwhelming but ShortsFest is always a…

Council hesitates about costs of promised low-income car tab rebate

When Seattle voters approved Proposition 1 to increase bus service, they agreed to a $60 increase in the price of car tabs. To balance concerns…