About Politics

Coronavirus Didn’t Bring the Economy Down. 40 Years of Greed and Corporate Malfeasance Did.”

“Is That Minimum-Wage Study Real, or Is It Bogus?

In a New Letter, Corporate America Admits It’s Greedy as Hell

The flat white goes sour: Watching Howard Schultz make the case for his own presidency

What to Do When A Restaurant Puts a Minimum-Wage Service Charge on Your Bill

I’m from Seattle. Here’s What Amazon Will Do to New York City.

Down and Out in Tampa and Charlotte: How and why the 2012 Republican and Democratic conventions nearly broke me in half

About books

Books without Borders: My life at the world’s dumbest bookstore chain

Nourishing “long roots”: In a year, Madison Books has forged an essential role in one of Seattle’s oldest communities

Missing Kim-An Lieberman

Where the Words Grow on Trees

Denise Levertov Should Be More Famous

Who Reviews the Reviewer?

“The Secret Life (and Death) Under the Skin of Michel Faber’s Book of Strange New Things

About Everything Else

Conspicuous Consumption: How I became the sort of person who can eat 23 spring rolls in two minutes

Haunted by the Radness of Subconscious Malls

The Transmogrification of Kesha Rose Sebert

The Death of the Anchor Store