Elsewhere: Cooped Up and Coping With Covid

We met in the sunshine in the park next to where we live across the river from Cambridge and the main Harvard campus. Meeting outdoors is safer in the times we’re in.

The Ninja Warriors Debate

TV entertainment now deeply undergirds the forms of our political discourse.  In the year 2016 we had...

Debate: battlers versus bridgers

Sen. Cory Booker was the real pro in the first debate, a man born to aspire to...

Let’s Be Practical

He's unfortunately going nowhere and the Thursday night moderators half the time wouldn't let him talk, but...

Round 1: Who Won? Who’s Done?

An unscientific poll of the foursome that watched the first round of the Democrat’s “Debates” where I was revealed substantial agreement.The winner?...

A Tough Two Hours…..

At least for moderators - how to get meaningful discussion in one minute and 30 second bursts with 10 different candidates often...

The Debate Of No Trump, No Biden

Nobody really disqualified themselves, though no one really stepped up to dominate. Inslee had a great first...

Dem Debate 1

Quick takes on the first debate which made history when three women stepped on stage.

10 Hot Takes on the First Democratic Debate Night

Ten hot takes on the first night of the first Democratic debate: 1) Warren dominated the first half of the debate. She had a clear...

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Why is Seattle so Good at Iconic Moments of Radicalism?

In 1885-1915, the state's formative period, "Washington attracted a prodigious share of radicals, socialists, and utopians," coming here because we were a state that welcomed radical change.

The Arts Online: Ten Great YouTubes that wouldn’t have been made without Lockdown

Deprived of their usual performance venues, artists have turned to the internet to make and disseminate their art. The art is evolving quickly

Capitol Hill’s Occupied Zone and how it Happened

Overall, observers and participants will need to continue thinking about how claiming a portion of public space for an underserved and discriminated community can initiate effective social and political change, and not perpetuate the status quo or ignite a right-wing backlash that pursues further repressive policies.

Reading: The Plague During Plague

This spring I decided to take a zoomed book class offered by Alliance Française Seattle. The assigned...

Paint The Town: Takiyah Ward and the Autonomous Zone’s Defining Mural

“Normally getting a project of this size done in the city of Seattle would have required months of bureaucracy, red tape, and writing grants, and trying to find the money, all of which can kill a creative vibe or project real quick.”