Seattle’s wealthy once liked to hide, but today’s billionaires, says Knute Berger, are openly impacting the city and beyond
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.
Sports stadiums may not make economic sense, but they’re priceless in other ways
Cars shaped our city, but with clogged streets, we're looking for different options, says Knute Berger. What's next?
Almost a half century after Ted Bundy focused the nation on our region, Knute Berger wonders what this serial killer says about us today
"Most of our issues are very resolvable through mutual understanding and good governance, or should be."
Knute Berger takes a look at Schultz and his mixed messages
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The state’s east-west political divide is changing, says Knute Berger, and there are many issues on which the two parties could find common ground