Nobody really disqualified themselves, though no one really stepped up to dominate. Inslee had a great first answer on climate change, painting his state as a leader. But he really shat the bed with his "only one candidate on this stage" comment grabbing ownershipship on women's rights. Klobuchar slapped him down for it (and rightly so). Almost entirely absent from the … [Read more...] about The Debate Of No Trump, No Biden
Has ever so dreary a car tunnel been constructed as the one we just built to replace the Seattle waterfront viaduct? The two-and-a-half-mile tube is about as artless a roadway as the looming elevated hulk it replaces, its concrete ceilings and roadways and sterile white walls broken up only by stick-figure drawings indicating distance to the nearest escape. It's an utterly … [Read more...] about Total Bore: Why Did Seattle’s New Waterfront Tunnel Have To Be So Ugly?
Let's stipulate up front that Trump's a bad guy and a disaster as president. But there are more and more stories these days that attribute things he's said in ways he probably didn't mean. Take the wave of stories over the weekend that reported he had called Meghan Markle "nasty." And there's even tape: This came after an exchange with the reporter where he had told … [Read more...] about Nasty Little Orwell
Theme music for a radio show is like graphics and fonts and paper format for a magazine. Music establishes the neighborhood, telegraphs what's going on, reinforces the mood, and establishes the emotional tone. It's the glue between stories and episodes and voices. It's a strand that instantly lets you know where you are when you tune in. For 40 years since NPR's "Morning … [Read more...] about “Morning Edition” And The Theme Music From Nowhere
The Stranger's Charles Mudede offers this provocative idea: that Tacoma might eclipse Seattle as an arts town: "My point: As the arts are in decline in Seattle, they are clearly ascending in Tacoma. And if this trend continues, it's not impossible to imagine a situation where the latter effectively becomes the center of the region's arts." As evidence, he points to … [Read more...] about Has Tacoma Become A Better Place For The Arts Than Seattle?