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.

Early Music Seattle Aims for New Audiences, New Directions, New Leadership

Early Music Seattle, a mainstay of Seattle's classical music for 45 years, is now embarking on some significant changes and multicultural broadening.

Starbucks’ Uncertain Leadership

The new chief will be taking the helm in very rough seas.

Has Seattle Lost Its Vibrant Downtown? Tips for Revival

Crime, homelessness, high rents, stymied urban politics, NIMBY opposition to building housing, lagging transit, family values from remote work, worker-liberation — all apply to Seattle.

Remembering Tom Alberg, the Man Who Made Modern Seattle

In short, the best exemplar of Seattle's deep traits.

The Memes That Maim: Seattle at the Crossroads

Seattle is a mid-sized city that ought to scale its dreams to its budgets.

How Seattle Built a First-Rate Chamber Music Festival

We have grown a full-form chamber music society of high musical distinction.

Post-Roe Scenarios: Catharsis or Escalation?

Once Prohibition was enacted in 1919 by the 18th Amendment, the cultural urgency quickly evaporated and few followed the law. Prohibition was repealed in 1933 and quickly became a dead letter. That's the encouraging, cathartic analogy for the abortion wars.

Get Thee to Columbus: An Idea to Revitalize Seattle

"Get thee to Columbus and see what fine, non-trophy architecture for ordinary buildings has done, together with an example of enlightened, locally focused philanthropy. "

A Glimmer of Hope for Passing Gun Legislation: A Quiet Breakfast Deal

Imagining a Joe and Mitch breakfast discussion. If the GOP agrees to some progress on gun control, what would be the trade-off?

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....

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