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Features

Seattle's Fight to Save The Showbox, Its Most Important Venue

Artists like Pearl Jam and Duke Ellington once graced its stage. Now activists are trying to save it from demolition.
Alex Coffey
4.8.19
Late Capitalism

‘Privacy Is Becoming a Luxury’: What Data Leaks Are Like for the Poor

"I felt like my identity or whatever didn't matter to them."
Elizabeth Brico
3.14.19
Chinese food

Haggis and Chow Mein Collide at Seattle's Gung Haggis Fat Choy

The annual dinner celebrates Chinese New Year and Burns Night, both of which tend to fall around the same time.
C. E. Bick
3.11.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Local News Editor Got Fired for Warping Trump's Face on Live TV

You may have lost your job, but you have won our lifelong admiration.
River Donaghey
1.11.19
Work

Five Million People Got a Much-Needed Raise for the New Year

Thanks to increases in the minimum wage across the United States, low-wage workers will collectively bring in $5.4 billion more in 2019 than they did in 2018.
FREE Staff
1.1.19
Late Capitalism

Amazon Has New York Afraid of Becoming Seattle on Steroids

Higher rent. More tech bros. And a massive monopoly beloved by the people who run things getting a ton of tax breaks. Can it be stopped?
Ankita Rao
12.3.18
Late Capitalism

This Is How People Can Actually Afford to Live in Seattle

"If I was trying to save money and live where I live, I literally couldn’t go out and do anything.”
Matt Pentz
11.14.18
FOIA

Why Seattle Accidentally Sent This Activist the First 256 Characters of 32 Million Internal Emails

How this self-described FOIA-nerd uses city data to make your life better.
Karl Bode
10.31.18
Late Capitalism

Forcing Bosses to Pay More Works, and It's Spreading

The most credible argument against a $15 minimum wage is collapsing.
Matt Taylor
10.23.18
deep dive

Mike's Chili Parlor Is the Best Bar in Seattle If You Love Dives

It also happens to sell the city's best chili.
Mike Seely
9.27.18
wine

How All the West Coast Wildfires Could Affect the Taste of Wine

Last year’s wildfires were so bad that many West Coast wineries were forced to dump wine made from the smoky grapes.
Lauren Rothman
9.14.18
News

Everything We Know About Richard Russell, the Man Who Stole and Crashed a Plane

The 29-year-old rambled about "sweet nothings" and doing "barrel rolls" to air traffic control before crashing the plane into an island in Washington.
Drew Schwartz
8.13.18
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