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.

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.

Arts Funding: The Ten-Year Plan (Maybe 20?)

The latest setback in this long saga happened earlier this month when an effort to modify the legislative permission to impose a 0.1 percent increase in sales taxes died in the House Finance committee.

Failure to Howl (The Issues left Unspoken)

One of the ways to assess a State of the City address is to note the dogs that didn't bark.

David Guterson’s New Novel: Elegiac and Touched with Seattle Noir

Guterson's first novel in 10 years. As usual, he sets his story close to his heart and lived experience.

City Hall Dispatch: Three Reporters Leave While Local Media Churns

Rather than seeing these three departures as a sign of abandoning city hall reporting, the reality is there is a lot of churn in local media.

Local Tech Visionary Buys Seattle Media

It's an encouraging sign that a wealthy tech person as successful and energized as Jonathan Sposato would wade in and return an important media product to local ownership (he says he will include future investors). But the heyday of regional lifestyle magazines may have passed.

Nine Reasons Joe Biden Is Down

Steeped in D.C. Democratic politics, Biden seems more intent on serving various interest-group causes, if only in speeches and kitchen-sink legislation that can't make it to his desk.