From The White House to South Seattle: My Brother’s Keeper

by Gregory Davis

My skepticism

I was invited to attend the White House My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Summit as a community representative by the City of Seattle. A prestigious opportunity for sure; my mother, wife and co-workers were excited, I suppose that’s all that matters really, in fact I was the one filled with skepticism. Continue reading From The White House to South Seattle: My Brother’s Keeper

Review: Zapoi!

by Mary Hubert

Coming into Zapoi!, I knew very little, save for this little nugget of information: It centers on a town in Russia where all of time is happening at once. I also Googled the word “Zapoi” before attending, and learned that it was old Russian slang for “alcohol abuse resulting in two or more days of continuous drunkenness”. Intriguing¸ I thought. I was all set for a wacky romp full of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, with a bit of a history lesson thrown in to boot. Continue reading Review: Zapoi!

Seattle University Students and Faculty Join in National Walk Out

by Alex Garland (originally published on the Dignity Virus)

Councilmember Kshama Sawant addresses students. Photo: Alex Garland
Councilmember Kshama Sawant addresses students. Photo: Alex Garland

On Wednesday February 25th, hundreds of Seattle University students and faculty walked out of class to join Seattle city council members Nick Licata and Kshama Sawant in a picket on the grounds of Seattle University. Continue reading Seattle University Students and Faculty Join in National Walk Out

Talk to Wendy (Love: The Good, The Bad, The Incredulous)

Wendy Olsen, MFT

Q: I’ve been with my wife for going on 13 year now. I love her, but to be honest I’ve never been in love with her.  Our marriage was somewhat out of necessity. I’ve spent the last 4 year trying to end things. We’ve had separations during that time and she’s even caught me a few different times with other women. However, no matter what she want let me leave.

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Seattle Real Estate Forecast: Sellers Rejoice, Buyers Lament

by Dorothy Driver

Seattle/King County Real Estate values have rebounded from the Great Corruption/Recession which began in 2008; some analysts are reporting that prices have returned to what they were in the peek market of 2007. Seattle Metropolitan neighborhood values increased sharply last year and the upward trend continues. Continue reading Seattle Real Estate Forecast: Sellers Rejoice, Buyers Lament

Sunday Stew: Arm and Arm

Note: This is the third in our Sunday Stew Essay Series by notable South End area essayists, touching on a diverse array of topics.  The second can be read here.

by Jaime Rodriguez

Seattle—the Emerald City, they call it—full of such life and splendid beauty. The downside to this is the murkiness that lies within this sprawling metropolis. When I speak of murkiness I speak of its deeply racist undertones. Continue reading Sunday Stew: Arm and Arm

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