Gentrification threatens to erase the cultural underpinnings of Seattle’s once predominantly black neighborhood.

Trying to predict the future is humbling—but even when we know we’ll probably be wildly wrong, it’s fodder for good conversation

Trying to predict the future is humbling, but even when we know we'll probably be wildly wrong, it's fodder for good conversation

Brett, the proud father of two teenagers, smiles, shakes his head and shrugs his shoulders. “I don’t know where to begin,” he says in response to a question about how the kids are doing. “Bella is in love again—with a different guy.