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MISCmedia MAIL for 8/25/16: SPHERES OF INFLUENCE?
Aug 24th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

As we count down the days to the (still TBA) LOSER book reissue, we gawk at the contradictory messages implicit in Amazon’s big orbs; potential action (at last) to slow down homeless “sweeps;” a faculty unionization vote that might finally be counted two years later; Hope Solo’s latest troubles; and the biggest solar-power array in the state, coming to a furniture mart near you.

MISCmedia MAIL for 8/23/16: A DIP IN THE MONEY POOL
Aug 22nd, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

Global speculators, having been made less than welcome in Vancouver, are already driving Seattle real estate even higher. In other Tuesday topix: wildfires are back; airlines (and Sea-Tac) boom while Boeing struggles; Councilmember Herbold wants a replacement for the despised old business “head tax”; and Town Hall’s selling off its parking lots for two towers.

MISCmedia MAIL for 8/17/16: DE-BUNK-ING
Aug 16th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

There’s more rancor over the “Bunker” police precinct. Additionally, the judge in the police-reform case takes a stand; Councilmember Sawant makes a life change; City Light’s new boss was accused of sexist behavior at his previous job; a great indie grocery’s threatened; and Jacob Lawrence’s magnum opus’s coming here next year.

MISCmedia MAIL for 8/11/16: THE SOUND OF SCHMOOZE-IC
Aug 11th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

Paul Allen’s next big local spectacular will be a music festival and industry confab, coming to Pioneer Square in May. And we also look at another Black Lives Matter march; a fish-processing plant proposed for the soon-to-be-ex Weyerhaeuser campus; feudin’ whales; and an ex-governor’s questionable real-estate sale.

MISCmedia MAIL for 8/9/16: ‘TERRACED’ ART
Aug 8th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

This week marks 25 years of the ol’ WWW thang. But instead of getting caught up in nostalgia for Netscape and the sound of dial-up modems, we stay focused on the present day. Specifically, we observe anti-choice hustlers trying to get their paws on UW records; the Yesler Terrace redevelopment commissioning public art from one of its own residents; a Pioneer Square building finally getting redeveloped after being vacant almost a decade; good news for non-rich renters for once; and an electronic dance remix of “Spoonman” (why?).

MISCmedia MAIL FOR 8/5/16: A WORD FROM OUR SPONSONS
Aug 4th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

The biggest weekend of the year is here for both art lovers and Seattle old-timers. We’ve got a link to a guy who explains just why the hydroplane races are still important. We’ve also got a guy who quit running for office but made it to the top-two general election anyway; the need for affordable housing in the ‘burbs; the threat of technological thought-reading; a nascent “co-op” nightclub; and dozens of event listings, art-related and otherwise.

MISCmedia MAIL for 8/4/16: LOCKS, NO BAGELS
Aug 3rd, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

The Ballard Locks are a hundred years old, and can still get it up (and down). (Sorry.) In less groanfully punny talk, there’s one change in election results; Isaac Brock allegedly falls asleep while driving; union-busters are going door-to-door; a new study proves immigrants’ economic contributions; and Art Fair (with its satellites and alternatives) gets underway.

MISCmedia MAIL FOR 8/3/16: JAYAPAL AND HER PALS
Aug 2nd, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

In the major “open seat” this primary election, Pramila Jayapal looks promising for Jim McDermott’s spot in Congress; Jay Inslee will have to do better in the general; and Seattle’s housing levy wins big. And as for other stuff: Starbucks straws can be dangerous; so can McNeil Island drinking water; the City Council agrees to amend HALA; people who left the Ms game early missed a lot.

MISCmedia MAIL FOR 8/2/16: NOW SEATING
Aug 1st, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

Some King County bureaucrats are floating the (quite improbable) idea of moving county government functions out of downtown Seattle, so its buildings could be sold to developers. It’ll probably never happen but I’m still against it. Our other topics-O-the-day include one Central District businesswoman who’s NOT leaving; a way out of the false dichotomy between NIMBYs and free-marketeers i/r/t “affordable” housing; wildfires getting close to Hanford; the (obvious) problem with bus-only street lanes; and Amazon’s stock price exceeding that of Exxon.

MISCmedia MAIL for 8/1/16: DAMN.
Jul 31st, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

Damn. Another senseless shooting in my home county. Just damn. And in less tragic news, the Mariners almost win a series against MLB’s top team; a composting machine goes away; another pipe dreamer wants a state income tax; and gulls who eat their own.

MISCmedia MAIL for 7/25/16: OH YOU ‘KID’
Jul 24th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

There aren’t many people as universally admired, in and out of his line of work, than Ken Griffey Jr. We join a lot of other people honoring him on his Hall of Fame induction. We’ve also got stuff about another Bertha-related lawsuit; a victory for Seattle U activists; the death of Apodments®; and the time when the Tulalip Tribes outwitted He Who Must Not Be Named.

MISCmedia MAIL for 7/22/16: CRIMES AGAINST CULTURE
Jul 21st, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

In our weekend e-missive: Zara’s stealing designs from artists here and worldwide; the end of the UW’s li’l piece of brutalism; Seattle rents keep getting more obscene; a boatload of weekend activity listings; and a brief message as political/racial stuff gets truly nasty.

MISCmedia MAIL for 7/20/16: SOUNDS AND SIGHTS
Jul 20th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

KCTS is streaming the must-see doc about pioneer local rock photog Jini Dellaccio. Plus: a “racial reparations”-themed funding site; the notion that every Seattleite needs and always will need a private car; Tukwila police lawsuits; and a real made-in-Seattle feature film for the first time in how long?

MISCmedia MAIL for 7/14/16: COCA, CENTERED
Jul 13th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

At how many different spots have I seen Center on Contemporary Art (COCA) shows? At least a dozen. Now they’ve got a space of their very own, at least for the medium-term. Additionally, we peer at ever-weirder attempts to tie in to Pokémon Go mania; a commercial-health-insurance rift; Black Lives Matter’s potential futures; Seattle’s last big “undeveloped” land tract saved; and Breanna Stewart speaking out for women’s sports at the ESPYs.

MISCmedia MAIL for 7/13/16: SPOGwatch
Jul 12th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

The head of the Seattle police union, after scrubbing its social-media presence, has quit. Elsewhere, there’s nostalgia for when a teacher could buy a house here; the threat that climate change could bring even more people here; potential new life for an historic gay bar; and support for a local music legend.

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