Knute Berger

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Knute
Berger
Editor at Large

A Seattle native, Berger has served as editor of  Seattle Weekly three times in the last two decades and authored the popular Mossback column on Seattle politics and goings-on. He is also the founding editor and publisher of Eastsideweek, one of the country's first suburban alternative weeklies and former editor of 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 also appears weekly on KUOW's "Weekday with Steve Scher" to review the news of the week. His Mossback column is now featured on crosscut.com. 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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Potholes are the one thing everyone agrees on. Drivers hate them. Cyclists hate them. Truckers hate them. Bus drivers hate them. Pedestrians hate them. Bumping, jolting, tripping, falling: our shared loathing is a rare point of civic unity

Despite a new administration in the “other” Washington that is pursuing trade and immigration policies antithetical to ones that have helped make this free-trade, diverse and immigrant-friendly city a success, Seattle remains optimistic about the future

National Public Radio broadcast a story last week about a Northwest institution that many people here take for granted. We’re used to hearing about the groundbreaking achievements of regional brands like Starbucks, Amazon and Microsoft. But Aplets & Cotlets?

From Boomers to Millennials, Seattle's generations need each other, especially as we all face the challenges ahead

We haven’t always been a progressive city, but Knute Berger finds hope in our continuing efforts to be better

Reflections on Black History Month, the advancement of civil rights and the lingering specter of racism; yes, even in progressive Seattle

The circus may be shuttering, but the alt-right provocateur remains a sideshow

A spooky model of the disk (UFO?) that Kenneth Arnold reported over the Cascades

A UFO sighting near Mount Rainer was the real start of our space age, says Knute Berger, and it fits right in with the Northwest psyche