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Book Review: While the City Slept

by Dominique Scalia

Since I finished reading Eli Sanders’ While the City Slept: A Love Lost to Violence and a Young Man’s Descent into Madness, I have recommended it and tried to describe it to several people. In doing so, I keep falling back on this over-simplification: “it’s humanizing,” I say. I struggle to say what I mean. Continue reading Book Review: While the City Slept

The South Seattle Narrative: We Are the Stories We Tell Ourselves

by Dominique Scalia

Dominique addresses the crowd at the Emerald's one-year anniversary party. Photo Credit: Celia Berk
Dominique (Madam President) addresses the crowd at the Emerald’s one-year anniversary party. Photo Credit: Celia Berk

More than a year ago, I sat looking at Marcus Green from behind a beer at Rookie’s in Columbia City, listening to a pitch for what would become the South Seattle Emerald. He had already shown me a little of what he could do when we worked together on another project. But when he asked me to help him start a non-profit publication in South Seattle, I did not understand what it could mean for Marcus Green to truly live his vision of community-based journalism. All I knew was that Marcus was a wonderful writer and a talented and diligent interviewer, and that the people in this community had a story to tell that was not being told by any other publication. That was enough to get us started. Continue reading The South Seattle Narrative: We Are the Stories We Tell Ourselves