Knute Berger

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Knute
Berger
Editor at Large

A Seattle native, Berger was editor of Seattle Weekly three times in the '90s and '00s. He is also the founding editor and publisher of Eastsideweek, one of the country's first suburban alternative weeklies and a former editor at Washington magazine. Knute's column in Seattle magazine offers a critical look at the changing face of our city and region. As editor at large, Berger contributes his insight to Seattle's politics, culture and civic issues. Berger's Mossback column and reporting is featured on crosscut.com. He also has made regular appearances on KUOW and KCTS9. He is author of Pugetopolis, which contains some of his best Seattle magazine columns and, more recently, Space Needle: Spirit of Seattle, the culmination of his work as the Space Needle's writer-in-residence.

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Knute Berger weighs in on Seattle’s most iconic personalities, past and present, from popular musicians to historical figures

Twenty years after the WTO demonstrations, Knute Berger looks at how the far right came out ahead

Seattleites have been looking to the skies to innovate since the Klondike Gold Rush—Knute Berger explores our deep aviation roots

Knute Berger reflects on how birds add richness to our surroundings

An old UW building where the ‘Boys in the Boat’ hung out has many layers of history, says Knute Berger, who is all for the current effort to restore it to its former glory

Human composting will soon be a choice in our state, but Knute Berger has a different end in mind

Seattle has always been sports town—Knute Berger notes how in 1919, hockey and baseball were both making headlines

Knute Berger, recreating a historic moment, courtesy of the Museum of Flight’s Destination Moon exhibit

On the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Knute Berger wonders where our space dreams will take us next