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    THE-Ave.US was the first media to break the news that Mitt Romney was going to run for Apostle of the Mormon Church rather than seeking a second term as President.  Click here for timely stories about the Presidency under Mitt Romney.


    ST PAUL ICONEvery Sunday, THE Ave begins with a story about religion. Sometimes these are quotes from one of the bibles, other times they stories about how religious and anti religious people behave. Hopefully there is enough balance to please, offend, or stimulate folks who care about what is done in the name or names of deities. READMORE HERE.

  • THE Ave Scene

    21st ave E as bike wayOK ..this is where we live  … on the gentriest street in Seattle’s gentrifying Capital Hill neighborhood.   THE-Ave, talks about a broader scene .. centered on the UW but including the arts, the food, the politics, the “scene” surrounding UW.  The best way to see some of this gentler side of THE Ave is to click the map.

  • UW

    UW WeritasClicking this logo will bring you to a magazine coverage of the UW unlike anything on the UW campus.   This lede will take you to other  stories about the UW … the athletic department’s budget, the lack of free speech on campus, fights with Cougar U over their desire to make a rival medical school, racism in the Athletic Department, achievements of UW faculty that do not get heralded, relations with the city and state, and more.



    Roger RabbitRoger is our resident Chief Justice of the cabbage patch.  A former judge and a former journalist, this furry creature is cynical about most things, legalistic about law, and even .. at times … good at making fun.

  • BUCHENWALD: The Pain Continues

    Buchenwald 31 graphic iconThis tragic LEDE relates efforts by my brother and sister to destroy my father’s heritage as the commanding officer of the first American medical company to enter Buchenwald.  Robert Schwartz’s pictures rot in a safe in Boston. My wife and I  fight in the courts to get these preserved and released into the public domain before all the survivors die and can no longer see the pictures from April 1945.

Posts Tagged ‘art.architecture.Seattle’

October 15th, 2015 - 1:46 am § in The Ave Scene

With Kingdome Paid Off, what to do with $20 Million?

Remember the Kingdome? Well we have been paying it off until last January  … or our visitors have.  The  hotel and motel taxes in King County went to pay the debt not just for building the big wart but for the repairs when the ceiling tiles fell down. Now the debt is paid, what should we [[...]

October 7th, 2015 - 8:08 am § in The Ave Scene

SEATTLE: Cars do not need streets.

Seattle to kill two busy lanes, claims traffic won’t suffer BY JASON RANTZ, KIRO Radio Host | October 5, 2015 @ 3:20 pm Even though the First Hill streetcar is embarrassingly over-schedule and over-budget, the Seattle Department of Transportation is pushing for another streetcar. (SDOT) Commen[...]

June 9th, 2015 - 12:19 am § in The Ave Scene

SEATTLE TIMES: Seattle’s Too Damn Ugly

 Angry neighbors demand halt to ‘Eastern Bloc’-like cityscape in Seattle City Council members considering changes to development rules heard emotional testimony from homeowners upset about how their neighborhoods are changing.[...]

June 6th, 2015 - 8:31 am § in Americanism, Black, The Ave Scene

Whom would YOU Choose to Replace a Mural in Seattle’s Historic “Africatown”

This painted out wall once held a fine mural depicting soe of the history of Seattle’s African American Community. Then it was gone. A new mural is being painted nearby by a successful artists, Emily Charlotte Taibleson. I hope and assume she will do a great job, but I am sad that with all the[...]

May 7th, 2015 - 10:08 am § in The Ave Scene

Housing In Seattle: Should we have mixed income housing?

In a recent (AAUP) post on housing mobility among poor households, I wrote, “”Living next door to a middle class neighbor is going to give someone job skills to be more employable.”   I meant to write “… is NOT going to give someone job skills.”!! My apologies f[...]

January 9th, 2015 - 1:42 am § in The Ave Scene, Washington State

The Seattle 15?

Seattle Met Chooses Seattle Up and Coming Leaders Seattle Met is one of those glossy urban magazines one finds in hotel rooms and on the coffee tables of affluent friends.  The Met is also an interesting magazine because it has reached out to one the few remaining  political reporters in Seattle,[...]

November 3rd, 2014 - 7:10 pm § in The Ave Scene

Finally ,,, Bringing Rapid Transit to the PNW

Sound Transit floats $15B plan to expand mostly rail service As expected the Seattle Times kvetches about taxes.  Of course they have no problem when developers want to use public resources to build and build and build,  This time, however, everyone benefits.   King County gets to be green  by [...]

September 11th, 2014 - 2:46 am § in The Ave Scene

Burke Museum to pitch Legislature for a new building

The Seattle Times reports that the UW wants the legislature to fund a new builfing to replace the 52 year old  Burke Museum. The current building is too small toexhibit the collection and the lack of  air-conditioned or climate-control puts its extensive, important collections at risk. Its directo[...]

February 26th, 2014 - 4:14 am § in The Ave Scene

The Seattle Way of Preservng a Neighborhood

  Among the ugliest of new Seattle’s buildings is the structure next to the Ballad Bridge.  Imbedded within this concrete blob is a tiny house that once belonged to Edith Macefield.  Then in her 80’s, she refused to sell her little house on N. 48th St., despite being offered  $1 [...]

March 12th, 2012 - 6:24 am § in The Ave Scene

Seattle Public Library Grows Huge in Beijing

Yet for all that, the CCTV headquarters may be the greatest work of architecture built in this century. Mr. Koolhaas has always been interested in making buildings that expose the conflicting energies at work in society, and the CCTV building is the ultimate expression of that aim, beginning with th[...]