Feb 16th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

There’s no secret to KIRO-FM’s current format. The once-respectable news/talk station has largely fallen to the “hate talk” formula, a slick and refined shtick that’s drawing ratings around the nation (at the expense of America itself). Also today: whole towns in central Washington in the dark; more reaction to the Daniel Ramirez Medina arrest; police action vs. hate crimes; and what a “cryptid” is and why we may honor one.

Feb 2nd, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

Grave robbers are stealing precious carvings from the Lummi Reservation’s cemetery. We’ve also got scads of resistance headlines and scads of weekend event listings. But the big news: Seattle snow! However brief, it’s a precious miracle and an omen for brighter times again.

Jan 8th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

Pramila Jayapal did her best to derail the Electoral College vote’s certification after it was already too late, alas. But it’s never too late to join the Resistance. Or to read today’s e-missive about the next stages in police reform; how and why white liberals should learn to “talk about race;” some “dangerously pure” street drugs; and treating depression with a video game.

MISCmedia MAIL for 11/11/16: LEST WE FORGET
Nov 10th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

We end a bad, terrible, horrible, not-good week with a Veterans Day remembrance and many calls for solidarity, action, and empathy. Also the usual dozens of weekend event possibilities, and the death of a music legend.

MISCmedia MAIL for 5/24/16
May 23rd, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

The Mariners came home and, yes, lost. Also today: Vandalizing salmon pens; hospital workers stealing opioids; a suburban city official who wanted to know where every Muslim in town lived; human-rights activists claim “victory” at Amazon; and a big artificial-intelligence conference in town (for all us fake-smarties).

MISCmedia MAIL for 4/14/16
Apr 13th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

Today’s topics feature a much-less-appetizing truck cargo spill; Muslim-bashing in Mukilteo of all places; yet another Hendrix memorial (the biggest yet); Capitol Hill Art Walk choices; and how the news biz can’t both “foster diversity” and expect young adults to work for free.

MISCmedia MAIL for 4/8/16
Apr 7th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

Comicon begins, as does the Mariners’ home season. And we’re still here as before, pondering alleged racist “microaggression” at a certain cable news channel (NOT “that one”); how “diverse” Seattle’s neighborhoods really aren’t; folks in high rises who don’t like the prospect of other high rises; a Bauhaus Coffee resurrection?; and the usual scads of weekend things.

MISCmedia MAIL for 4/4/16
Apr 4th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

Hope springs eternal (or at least for a day) as the Mariners’ season begins. We also mention: whales vs. whales; the new 520 bridge non-charity walkathon; another hyper-sleazy “war against the poor” move; and, yeah, the end of the UW women’s hoop dreams (for this year).

MISCmedia MAIL for 3/7/16
Mar 6th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

The work week begins anew with secret sweetheart deals in Kent; attempts to bring commercial air travel back to Everett; the still-unapologetic Shell ship invader in Bellingham; Fantagraphics’ most prestigious contributor yet; and the Sounders’ season-opening meh.

MISCmedia MAIL for 2/16/16
Feb 16th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

It’s back to work and back to the news, including strange bedfellows against Trans restroom rights; a threat to a self-managed homeless camp; the death of a local theater legend; and Comcast rains on KING’s new-studio parade.

MISCMedia MAIL for 2/15/16
Feb 14th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

On Presidents’ Day in a Presidential year we talk about expressing your love with potatoes (really); cutting down old trees before neighbors can make a protest; Seattle’s biggest remaining manufacturing company may split for the ‘burbs; funding tech startups via bankrupt Australian mining firms; and just a little about the Supreme Court.

MISCmedia MAIL for 2/1/16
Jan 31st, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

A new month finds us still dealing with old problems: vast homelessness in Seattle and Tacoma; the still-not-over siege in eastern Oregon; the floundering of Seattle’s bike-share program; GOPers vs. reality.

MISCmedia MAIL for 1/15/16
Jan 15th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

Another pre-Seahawks playoff weekend begins with the sad fate of (some of) the Waterfront Streetcars; a poignant account of surviving poverty thru music; a fetishistically disgusting legislative proposal; fear of immigration raids; and the usual gazillion weekend activity options.

MISCmedia MAIL for 1/7/16
Jan 7th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

The Kid’s in the Hall. In other news today: Who’s really the rightful owner of that Oregon wildlife-refuge land?; Inslee’s campaign to reduce the “public health” crisis of gun violence; a respected sex-worker website’s shut down; don’t worry about all those li’l underground tremors.

MISCmedia MAIL for 12/15/15
Dec 14th, 2015 by Clark Humphrey

Your Tuesday e-mail missive discusses a beautiful, doomed Ballard warehouse; the law to let ride-share drivers organize; a professor who warned about Chipotle eight years ago; and why Krampus and why now?

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