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9/13/18: THESE CHARMING ABS
Sep 12th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

A musical mash-up of Morrissey and workout-DVD reviews (!); the Storm’s righteous total triumph; detained immigrant youth at risk of abuse; local tourism biz deals with shutoff of public ad money.

8/3/18: THIRTY YEARS AFTER
Aug 2nd, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

How Sub Pop triumphed; some places we wish weren’t demolished; Matt Manweller rants against #MeToo and ‘liberals’; David Meinert’s business world shrinks some more.

4/9/18: HIS OWN PROMISED LAND
Apr 8th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

A local civil-rights legend passes; an historic nightlife spot’s possibly threatened; a pending victory for BC pipeline opponents; how not to rename a supermarket.

3/26/18: MARCHING AS TO PEACE
Mar 25th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

Scenes from the March for Our Lives; for-profit immigration jail vs. Tacoma; Green Lake fish & chips stand not ‘landmarked’; what’s really behind the Michael Bennett indictment?

3/23/18: NEWS ON THE MARCH
Mar 22nd, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

The aware, activist teens behind March For Our Lives; ‘Portlandia’ RIP; the state of booze in the state; a possible precedent toward Net censorship; one affluent guy you’re glad you’re not.

12/28/17: ALL THAT, WELL, YOU KNOW…
Dec 27th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

The year’s penultimate MISCmedia MAIL discusses great photos of a long-gone Seattle few people were aware of when it was around; a local underwear biz with sketchy (not in a good way) ads; cyclists suing Sound Transit; and Jews helping Muslims.

11/24/17: DISAPPEARANCE, THEN & NOW
Nov 23rd, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

In your truncated post-holiday missive: art and the fading visibility of blacks now and Chinese Americans then; sex-while-driving crash; #BlackLivesMatter So White (at least in Seattle); a new place to buy our book ‘Loser’ in person (for a limited time).

11/20/17: HE’S A LEGEND AND A LANDMARK
Nov 20th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

We begin another week with a Scott McCaughey health scare; Amazon’s ‘gig economy’ drivers; a UW student/refugee threatened with deportation; and ‘naughty’ skywriting & its discontents.

11/9/17: GOODNIGHT, MOON
Nov 9th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

Jenny Durkan’s officially 2017 Seattle mayor #4; the state Senate ‘flips’; coastal seabirds are dying off; UW will inspect Nike contractors’ plants; teens in one OR town are officially forbidden to have sex.

10/30/17: SUNK TRANSIT
Oct 30th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

We begin another wacky week of news with more supposedly-clever ways to abandon bike-share vehicles; NFL protests get more “meta”; and letting building owners sell their “airspace.”

8/30/17: SMOKE GETS IN YOUR…
Aug 29th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

I’m not complaining about a little haze in the air, compared to three to four feet of rain elsewhere. It just makes breathing a little tough for some of us. Other subjects this day: Figuring out the finances of Jenny Durkan’s free-tuition plan; obscene price gouging in Texas (and one free-marketeer who likes it); a union official who embezzled cash and tried to cover it up by disbanding the union; and a realty exec insists we’re not in a housing bubble, no way, don’t even think about it.

8/17/17: DOWN THE PIKE
Aug 16th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

Let us recall another Seattle progressive triumph, in an age of another not-all-there Republican president. It’s the late John Stamets’ 1987 pix of the restored Pike Place Market, now on display again. Among our other topics this day: wildfires rage in Grant County; concrete-truck drivers go on strike; a walking trail’s set to reopen; and more local folk have more reaction to the ongoing sociopolitical meltdown.

8/7/17: STATE OF THE ART (OF THE STATE)
Aug 7th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

Seattle’s big, annual arts-travaganzas have come and gone, with subjects of identity and resistance scattered throughout. We touch upon that in Monday’s missive, as well as the sad decline of the hydros; alleged “shaming” harassment at an officially “inclusive” fandom convention; a phony Starbucks “meme” graphic; and how much Nikkita Oliver may have already changed local politics.

7/26/17: THE LAST LUBE
Jul 25th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

Babeland will still be a pan-gender sex-toy shop. It just won’t be our own pan-gender sex toy shop. We also explore a fun new look for an ex-department store; a strange anti-pot billboard that looks just so ’80s; big bucks for cherries; and a Seattle-set TV drama’s unexplained continued existence.

6/19/17: THE MADNESS CONTINUES
Jun 19th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

Another week, another police shooting of an innocent African-American. This time, it was a pregnant mother shot in her home, in front of the children. And somebody thought a “mammy” mascot costume would be perfect for the Solstice Parade. In less horrific news, Amazon dives deep into “brick and mortar” retail; electric conservation leads to higher rates; and a Pioneer Square rebuild gets stalled.

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