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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Rainier Club members have long played a central role in shaping our city, Knute Berger recognizes, but so have citizen activists

Knute Berger remembers his family’s Mount Baker neighborhood from long before it was designated a historic place

Sometimes, jerseys speak louder than words

Seattleites are having a profound effect on the ways business and government operate

Where some Seattle behaviors are concerned, Knute Berger is coming around to the need for a little more broad-mindedness

During the 2000 presidential campaign, Senator McCain made a stop in Seattle

Seattle experienced a midlife crisis 30 years ago, says Knute Berger. Are we having another one today?

Times are difficult in our fair city, says Knute Berger. Will balance and livability ever return?