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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Roger Downey

Born in Canada moved to Peru's altiplano at the age of six; came to the U.S. at 10 to discover that you don't use your feet to dribble the ball. Learned from the git-go that "America" is an idea, not a place.

Review: Seattle Opera’s Cinderella – Dickens Meets Rossini Meets Tim Burton

Seattle Opera’s current staging of Cenerentola is mostly fun to watch. It is also a great example of how much work having fun can be, on both sides of the imaginary footlights.

Scootergeddon? Ready or Not, Here They Come

The rush to electric scooters as a solution to urban congestion and traffic woes is hitting town in a very Seattle way: cautiously, processed-to-death—and maybe too late.

6.1 QUAKE OFF THE OREGON COAST!!!

Permission of University of Idaho Shhhh . . . there, there . . .it's all right. Breathe deeply . . .now tell me: what kind...

Two Writers: One Bernadette

If ever a film was sure to raise cries of “It’s not like the book,” Where’d You Go, Bernadette? is that film.

August 8th: Time to bite “The ‘Burger”?

The first fast food  promoted like a summer blockbuster is coming to drive-ins country wide . . . Or is it? Burger King started teasing...

Whole lotta shakin an’ a little exp’lanatin’

When Apple News forwarded a reported on a 2.3 magnitude earthquake near Moores Mill, Alabama, it was clear the cycle of online...

Transition Without Tears At Benaroya Hall

Ludovic Morlot Photo:  Lisa-Marie Mazzucco Sunday afternoon, Ludovic Morlot concluded eight seasons of imaginative programming and fine music-making with the Seattle...

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An Anatomy of Boeing’s Problems. And Seattle’s.

As for the impact on Seattle if Boeing is really crippled, I wonder how well local planners are taking that into account.

Gordon Sondland – The Transactional Witness And His Northwest Power Moves

How does a businessman whose image at home has been relatively benign, if at times controversial, find himself in this sort of hot water, with the heat being turned up by both parties?

Trump Trashes Yet Another Strong Woman

Should any president now or in the future be allowed to get away with such behavior?

After Day One: Failure To Move The Needle

While everybody here is pretty much on the mark for the way they and people in the liberal bubble saw and reacted...