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3/9/21: TRANS MISSION
Mar 8th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Local theater group’s Lego animation disses JK Rowling’s anti-trans Tweets; re-reading news stories from COVID’s beginning; WA reaches 2 million vaccine shots; Seattle schools might try to partly reopen even without a teachers’ contract.

1/25/21: PRESIDENTIAL FUNK
Jan 24th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Inaugural poem set to a local funk-rock track; waiting lists for vaccine-clinic helpers are getting as long as those for the vaccines themselves; Tacoma police SUV runs over street-race spectators; Microsoft’s developing chatbots based on dead people.

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.

12/25/20: 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.

12/23/20: OF ODES AND CODES
Dec 22nd, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Where poetry, programming, and Amazon intersect; train cars with crude oil catch fire; homeless-services group refutes KOMO’s depiction of it; a few of the big COVID relief bill’s various pieces and their various effects.

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.

9/10/20: SMOKE GETS IN YOUR…
Sep 10th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Wildfires bring still more destruction and foul air; Tim Eyman sends out phony ‘recall Durkan’ petitions; Pullman cites WSU b-ball coach for a ‘mini block party’; Ijeoma Oluo on raising kids to survive a racist nation.

9/2/20: RETURNING THE MEMORIES
Sep 1st, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Sending WWII-era Japanese souvenirs back to Japan; Cal Anderson Park ‘swept’ again; police-oversight cases skyrocket; making a ‘City of Literature’ that tells more people’s stories.

8/14/20: BY GEORGE
Aug 13th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Temporary ‘Black Lives Matter’ art/slogans adorn a UW statue’s base; a virtual community meeting about SPD gets testy; the same city councilmembers issue differing statements about police chief Best’s departure; a very hot weekend’s coming.

CONTINUING ‘REACTIONS’
Aug 6th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Tri-Cities composer honors atomic bombings’ 75th anniversary; Cliff Mass goes anti-anti-fascist, loses radio gig; UW researchers’ ‘protein scaffolding’ could help make better vaccines; SPD responds to critics with a new web site.

6/17/20: BRINGING DARKNESS INTO LIGHT
Jun 16th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Meet one of the Black photographers of Black Lives Matter; Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda proposes a ‘payroll tax lite’; CHOP protest site gets a little more official; there’s no Comic-Con or PAX this year.

4/15/20: ‘MISSING’ PIECES
Apr 14th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

T-shirts to remember what’s not in your life; we’re apparently making great progress but can’t let up; Amazon fires workers who dissed its warehouse safety practices; Matt Shea claims the pandemic’s just a sham Marxist plot.

10/14/20: LISTEN TO YOUR MAMAS
Apr 13th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

An anonymous street artist’s words from role-model women; a three-state pact (we’re by far the hardest-hit) will coordinate COVID responses; Inslee’s early releases may not make prisoners safer; a legal settlement ends the ‘Uber union’ push for now.

4/13/20: THEN WHAT HAPPENS?
Apr 12th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Speculation on the stay-home regime’s next stages and eventual end; Boeing’s small-scale restart; what it’ll take to revive live-music spaces; a local author’s tale of tattooed pigs gets the LeVar Burton treatment.

4/6/20: THE CALM DURING THE STORM
Apr 5th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Slo-mo drone scenes of a depopulated downtown; Boeing plants won’t reopen yet; why the initial local COVID responses failed; Thunderpussy (finally) gets to trademark its name!

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