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.

New Life for KCTS/Crosscut?

The original goal of goosing KCTS into a television channel of strong public impact has been lost in the maze of new media opportunities and priorities. 

Some Bold Takes: Presidents and City Councils

I'm intrigued by a prediction from a conservative friend in D.C., who suspects a plot by Democrats to hold onto the White House. His three-cushion shot goes this way...

Election 2023: The Dogs That Did Not Bark

A decade of progressivism and new population has converted the city hall bureaucracy, the media, the arts, and the nonprofits into a Seattle shade of deep blue.

Seattle Center’s New Director: Tackling A Massive Menu of Problems

The biggest problem is that the city has come to regard the Center as an orphan.

Stalemate: The Council, the House, the Middle East

At City Hall, the balance of power will likely be decided when the council (not voters) picks a replacement for Teresa Mosqueda, settling the split between center-left (led by Sara Nelson) and the retirement-depleted progressives (led by Morales).

Review: Seattle Opera Strips Down Handel Around a Star Soprano

The star of the show is Spanish soprano Vanessa Goikoetxea, who as Alcina has two of the best and most-affecting arias and performs well as the manic, maddened center of action.

Republican Rebels in Congress: Did They Miscalculate?

Did the rebels expect the Democrats once more to save McCarthy's hide?

Wanted: An Early Challenger to Mayor Half-a-Loaf

There ought to be a serious, substantive, energetic candidate entering the mayor's race. Right now. A candidate with strong ideas needs to start early, raising money, getting known, and getting educated about city issues.

Duwamish: The River Seattle Forgot

The whole drainage system was cut by three-quarters, rather than developing the large Duwamish basin. And the delta of the Duwamish was turned into a polluted industrial waterway, its meanders filled and its main stem dredged.

Seattle Arts are Struggling: Time for Some Fixes

Seattle, like many other cities, has built its arts facilities as a way to "save" downtown. But now, many cities such as Los Angeles are realizing that congestion, costs, and public safety are combining to create rival performance venues in nearby suburbs. That's happening here.