David Brewster

David Brewster, a founding member of Post Alley, has a long career in publishing, having founded Seattle Weekly, Sasquatch Books, and Crosscut.com. His civic ventures have been Town Hall Seattle and FolioSeattle.

Needed: A Fresh Face Atop the 2024 Democratic Ticket

General McCaffrey dared to say: Joe Biden is too old and he's never going to get re-elected in 2024. So....

Mayor Harrell Doesn’t Suck so Far: So Here are Eight Suggestions

"City Hall is tired, and it needs vitamin-rich leaders who make the cushions bounce."

How Bud Krogh Quietly Helped in the Creation of Town Hall Seattle

The Town Hall connection emerged when out of the blue Krogh helped me understand why I and others were having such a hard time getting anywhere in our decade-long efforts to purchase the Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist for conversion to a music and civic venue on Seattle’s First Hill.

Pike Place Market Needs Fixing But Will Resist Attempts to Fix It

"The Market is really a medieval village, governed by mysterious informal practices, 'a mixture of anarchism and Bolshevism,' as the saying goes."

Department of Mergers & Acquisitions: A Prescription for Seattle Arts?

Maybe the best way to accomplish these unions is for there to be a source of funding (or loans) that dangles a five-year package of money and real estate -- but only if the merger takes place.

Can Seattle Arts Find a New Model for Flourishing After the Pandemic?

Arts organizations spawned in these boom years may have outpaced the audiences or the sources of revenue. Do we now have too many mouths to feed?

Six Routes Out of the Ukraine War

There are several win-win solutions, but Putin doesn't seem ready to negotiate and the Ukrainians are currently unlikely to make concessions after spilling this much blood.

Floyd McKay, the Passing of a Northwest Journalism Legend

When he moved from Oregon to Bellingham, he kept in touch with many journalism colleagues and admirers and students, dispensing wisdom, old-school ethics in journalism, and wise counsel.

Lost our Charm? Can Seattle Still Attract National Talent?

The guiding reality of Seattle (like Portland) is facing up to its de-magnetization through neglect, complacency, Amazon-dependency, and performative revolutionary politics.

New Hires at The Seattle Times, and a Messy Firing of a Kraken Reporter

The Times, which used to hire mostly from regional papers or within, is now taking advantage of the strong national market for journalists.

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