Category Archives: Culture

Charter School Power Broker Turns Public Education Into Private Profits

A cautionary tale about education as Washington's own voters send in their ballots, courtesy of ProPublica.org.

The Potlatch Decade

Another Monday brings another excerpt from the forthcoming Seattle history book by Star regular Jeff Stevens. This chapter's all about Seattle in the 1910s: the A-Y-P Exposition, the Potlatch Riot, and -- last but not least -- the Seattle General Strike. Not exactly a boring decade.

Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?

R.V. Murphy muses on yet another panhandling proposal devised by the wealthy for the poor.

Tales of a Renegade Teen Publisher

Courtesy of Uncommon Journalism, a tale of a modern day publishing rebel.

West Coast Reciprocities

Seattle has always wanted to be San Francisco, according to Star regular Jeff Stevens. That's the thesis of the latest excerpt from his upcoming Seattle history book, featured at the Star this fine Monday morning. Click, read, enjoy.

Weekly E-book: Republic, Lost

This week we bring you a nice clean EPUB of Lawrence Lessig's book about political corruption.

The End of Rice Boy

We conclude Evan Dahm's marvelous graphic novel, Rice Boy, this weekend. If you haven't read it all...do so.

The Circles of Bon Odori

Tamiko Nimura introduces her daughters to Bon Odori, the Japanese tradition of dance where the past co-mingles with the present and future.

September 14, 1961: First Hill vs. I-5

Once upon a time, citizen activists tried to stop the construction of Interstate 5 through Seattle. Jeff Stevens tells the tale.

Nineteen Eighty Nine

A fresh excerpt from City of Anxiety: An Alternative History of Seattle, a book-length work in progress by Star regular Jeff Stevens.