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1/18/21: STREAMING FOR SANITY
Jan 17th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Local indie-movie site’s now got original mental-health docs for young adults; SPD cop refuses to wear mask in hospital; promised federal COVID vaccine reserves don’t exist; what MLK Day means this year.

1/1/21: THE INS AND THE OUTS FOR A YEAR THAT’S GOTTA BE BETTER
Dec 31st, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Our 35th (Yes!) annual list of trends that will soar and decline over the coming 365.

12/28/20: UNHAPPY ENDING
Dec 27th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Seven Gables Theater movie memories; the local COVID curve’s still ‘flattening’ for now; Seahawks clinch division title; ‘excessive force’ lawsuit against the SPD could cost the city $600,000 or more.

12/25/20: THE FINAL CURTAIN?
Dec 24th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

On the day after the Seven Gables Theater burned, we look back on some recent local arts and culture stories, trends, and tales of survival.

12/18/20: NO CRIB FOR A BED
Dec 17th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Church stages ‘ICE cage’ nativity scene; judge OKs Cal Anderson encampment sweep; next vaccine shipments to WA cut back; Inslee’s next budget proposal includes a capital gains tax (again).

11/13/20: BLUBBER GO BOOM
Nov 12th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

The 50th anniversary of the ‘exploding whale’ film; Inslee wishes you’d spend T-Day at home; where I want new arts spaces to go when we can have them again; UW football season starts (finally) (maybe).

11/10/20: WHEN ART DOESN’T IMITATE LIFE
Nov 9th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Author Ted Chiang on how sci-fi doesn’t always mirror science and vice versa; how this cultural era can end (and why it must); a fatal police shooting in Woodinville; the city starts a real-estate entity to save and nurture art spaces.

11/5/20: THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME
Nov 4th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Local filmmaker fictionally stages her (real) dad’s death; parsing the local election results; ‘Every Vote Counts’ protests draw hundreds; a new one-day Washington record for new COVID cases.

10/30/20: OK, OK, ONE COSTUME IDEA
Oct 29th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

A singularly 2020-appropriate Halloween suggestion; Amazon surges while Starbucks struggles; Redfin’s accused of redlining; West Seattle’s got another broken bridge.

10/15/20: NOT A ‘MIXED’ MESSAGE
Oct 14th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

More on the ‘Keep Music Live’ fund drive; Durkan’s hand-picked ‘Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force’ and its discontents; conflicting tales about the Portland protest shooting suspect’s killing in Lacey; the state’s COVID response boss gives her notice.

10/7/20: BLACK TO THE LAND
Oct 6th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Promoting Black liberation at a ‘healing farm;’ cinemas can reopen (but many won’t); Congressional report says Amazon has ‘monopoly power’ over many sellers and suppliers; Storm makes getting a fourth WNBA crown look easy.

9/29/20: THE NEW (AB)NORMAL
Sep 28th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

A local artist’s constructions depict life in our chaotic times; seeking the truth among online seas of lies; a new local documentary explores social costs of imprisonment; almost half of King County adults work from home now.

8/28/20: I DON’T HEAR YOU SMILING!
Aug 27th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

A new Amazon wrist band warns if you’re not ‘happy’ enough; comparing our age to a cheesy BDSM movie (NOT ‘50 Shades’!); the Storm joins the pro-sports strike; CHOP murder victim’s dad sues for $3 billion.

8/27/20: THE LAST FADE-OUT
Aug 26th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

SIFF cofounder Darryl McDonald dies; Mariners and Sounders postpone games to honor Jacob Blake protests; SPD escalates accusations against local protesters; why is BC faring so much better in the virus battle than Washington?

8/25/20: NOW MUSEUM…
Aug 24th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

SAM and (later) Frye Museum to reopen; more COVID cases among the unhoused; why the Seattle public-safety status quo isn’t working for many; authors and publishers complain to Congress about Amazon’s power.

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