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Maria Cantwell, Monday-Morning-Quarterbacking the Financial Crisisnew

It's a regular lovefest for Sen. Maria Cantwell, who recently teamed up with Sen. John McCain to try to re-regulate Wall Street. A week ago, Tina Brown's The Daily Beast declared Cantwell one of a dozen "rising political stars."
Seattle Weekly  |  Mark D. Fefer  |  01-11-2010  |  Politics

Biodiesel Blows Up, but Not in a Good Waynew

Interest in biofuels has sank, a drag for one Seattle start-up called Imperium Renewables, which built a gigantic biofuel-production plant in Grays Harbor County. Earlier this year, the company laid off most of its staff at the plant... and on Wed., Dec. 2, there was a massive explosion there.
Seattle Weekly  |  Mark D. Fefer  |  12-14-2009  |  Environment

A Seattle Entrepreneur Fizzles in Walla Walla Wine Countrynew

Paul Willms, mastermind behind last year’s Gary Locke-endorsed China 8, leaves another trail of unpaid bills.
Seattle Weekly  |  Mark D. Fefer  |  03-09-2009  |  Business & Labor

How Atheists Are Botching Their War on Religionnew

The atheist lobby and its standard-bearers attack all religion as dangerous and delusional. But religion can be a life-enriching experience that promotes community feeling and social values. Should we Imagine No Sports because of steroids, concussions, and Pioneer Square knife fights?
Seattle Weekly  |  Mark D. Fefer  |  02-02-2009  |  Commentary

Will Pop Culture Ever Embrace My Brooks?new

The Bothell-based sneaker company couldn't care less.
Seattle Weekly  |  Mark D. Fefer  |  04-28-2008  |  Fashion

How Gay Porn Gets a Pass in Seattlenew

Would female strippers on city-owned property go over as well as Mr. Nude Seattle?
Seattle Weekly  |  Mark D. Fefer  |  04-07-2008  |  Commentary

Groovy Community Doesn't Come Cheap at Lululemonnew

If there's one thing this city's been crying out for, it's a new place to buy expensive, highly technical T-shirts.
Seattle Weekly  |  Mark D. Fefer  |  01-07-2008  |  Shopping

The Wheelie Initiativenew

Passage of Proposition 1 prompts debate over how best to spend a small fortune in bicycle-amenity money.
Seattle Weekly  |  Mark D. Fefer and Brian Miller  |  11-27-2006  |  Politics

Know Logonew

How college degrees and museum shows became just another purchase.
Seattle Weekly  |  Mark D. Fefer  |  03-09-2005  |  Nonfiction

HIV: Criminal Intentnew

Anthony Whitfield was recently convicted in Olympia, Wash., in one of the nation's worst HIV assault cases. But his prosecution raises serious questions about who is being charged with spreading the AIDS virus -- or not.
Seattle Weekly  |  Mark D. Fefer  |  11-30-2004  |  Crime & Justice

He Likes 'Like'new

NPR's language libertarian approves of a changing English while finding plenty to criticize in political doublespeak.
Seattle Weekly  |  Mark D. Fefer  |  09-29-2004  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

How Old Are You Now, Dan Savage?new

Stranger Editor Dan Savage, who turns 40 on Oct. 7, might be taking that adage "you're only as old as you feel" a little too literally. This month found the potty-mouthed purveyor of sex advice low-balling his age to Seattle Post-Intelligencer reporter Mike Lewis. (Third item)
Seattle Weekly  |  Mark D. Fefer  |  05-26-2004  |  Media

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