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  • LEDES

    TA MUG iconThis LEDE is a new feature on THE Ave.  The lede in a newspaper is the paragraph that initially draws readers into a story. On THE-Ave.US, stories can be spread across  many posts so we will use ledes to draw your attention to stories about specific topics or to authors who write here on TA.

    For example, you can click here for stories about the UW or here for timely stories about the presidency under Mitt Romney.

  • SUNDAY REVELATIONS

    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.

  • SOUTH CAROLINA

    Some months BBQ SC ago I started writing about South Carolina.  In part I started because of the fight between that state and Washington state about jobs for Boeing.  What I have found is almost unbelievable.  The cradle of the confederacy, remains almost incredibly foreign to any place I have lived.  Teen births, gun abuse, anti union laws, racism, … I have relatives who chose to live there but I doubt I would ever want to visit their home. CLICK the BBQ guy to readmore.

  • UW

    mR sMITH GOES TO THE uwThe UW was and is the soil from which THE Ave developed.  This lede will take you to stories about the UW … the athletic department’s budget, the lack of free speech on campus, the achievements of the UW that do not get heralded, relations with the city and state, and more. Recent stories have dealt wit a very strange fight over the UW logo.

  • ROGER RABBIT

     

    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.

  • LEGAL THUGS

    legal thuggeryLegal thugs …. they are a pestilence.  I found the lady here watching at the edge of a labor meeting in Seattle.  Who was she?  From her clothing, manicured nails and skeptical posture I took her for some corporate type, perhaps a corporate lawyer looking for an edge.   Lawyers working for corporations seem to be pretty good at that and pretty bad at any sense of ethics.  Indeed, I believe Law 101 teaches them that the first principle of the law is that “it is OK if you can get away with it.” This may be a caricature but I have been collecting stories about lawyers who use perjury as a device, extort money from targets afraid of the costs of law suits, hold forth while hiding under fictions that they are not acting as lawyers, and much more.   Read about this under the tag for legal thuggery.

Posts Tagged ‘urban scene’

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 [...]

July 26th, 2012 - 9:43 am § in America, politics, USA

Detroit

Last year I visited this same place.  I was in Ann Arbor to celebrate a bat mitzvah but spent as much free time as  coud “seeing Detroit.” In the past, the death of an American city  have beem translated into iconic works by Capa, Smith, Frank, or their modern equivalents working for [...]

August 17th, 2011 - 5:53 pm § in America, The Ave Scene

Totem House: an obituary

Totem House was one of Seattle’s Few non-Thai but inexpensive places to eat fish.  It is now being replaced by a branch of the Red Mill … one more burger joint?  The sign now says they re-open this month. Albert Fikes stumbled into the offices of The Seattle Salmon, severely dehydrated[...]

February 20th, 2011 - 2:03 pm § in Misc.

History Cafe Invades Cap Hill

More and more Seattleites identify themselves as "Locovores". At the most recent History Cafe, we were regaled by tales of urban agriculture past and present in the comfortable, living-room atmosphere of Capitol Hill's Roy St. Coffee. [...]

February 20th, 2011 - 7:00 am § in The Ave Scene

Seattle’s Unique Opportunity: The Waterfront

This is the city founded centuries  ago by people from the Salish Sea.  The longboats of our Samish and Duwamish predecessors were part of a network of native navigation reaching from Tacoma to Alaska.  The white men came and replaced Chief Seattle’s home but the waterfront remained the cor[...]