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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In some ways, what's old is new with the Needle's $100 million makeover.

A little effort (on both sides) would go a long way.

Cultural appropriation is real. But playing food police is a slippery slope.

Seattle is a city built on Cinnamon Dolce Lattes.

Gray Matters: History, says Knute Berger, shows us that activism can make a positive difference in local projects.

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