by Linda Jansen
Do the one percent ride the bus?
If they did, our public transit system would look a lot different than it does today! The 1% have other choices and they probably can’t imagine what it’s like to depend on a public service like transit. It is us 99%ers who ride the bus, and our access to public transit can have a huge impact on our lives. Continue reading Do the 1% Ride the Bus?
by John Helmiere
What do the oil drilling projects in the Arctic, gentrification in the Rainier Valley, and the police shootings of unarmed black men everywhere have in common? Continue reading Articles of Faith: Those Who We Throw Away
On Thursday, May 14th two local non-profits, the Rainier Beach Empowerment Coalition and Rainier Beach Moving Forward, will host the Rainier Beach 2015 Town Hall. Continue reading Rainier Beach to Host Community Town Hall
by Emily Williamson
Agnostic, libertarian, anarchist
Decline, dismiss, reject
We write each other off
With a single click. Continue reading Sunday Stew: Online Dating
by Celia Y. Weisman (Painting by Pat Matthews)
Whenever one of us kids sassed him at the dinner table, my father would say “America!” with that bemused yet humorous smile lingering on his lips, right below that bushy signature mustache. He’d say it twice, and we always waited for the second pronouncement, because it was delivered with such perfection of timing and intonation: “America!” Though he held the entire family captive as audience, this moment of theater was directed specifically to his father, the Austrian-born Jew Sam Weisman, former rag peddler of Manhattan’s lower East side, who watched his son grow up to become a big-time NYC doctor. Continue reading Sunday Stew: America! America!
(This article was originally published on the Seattle Globalist and has been reprinted with permission)
by Anna Goren
As central Seattle’s long-time establishments shutter their doors to make way for a gentrifying urban core, one restaurateur is carving a new spot in South Seattle.
Continue reading Catfish Corner Reborn Near Rainier Beach Link Station
by drea chicas, columnist
I was born into a family of fighters. Papi and his family were raised fighting injustice during the Salvadoran civil war. My brother learned to confront adversity with rage both in the street and at home. My sister used her voice and fists to protect herself. I actively threw left hooks of silence and Mami fought on her knees. Continue reading I Was Born Into a Family of Fighters