Sam Machkovech began writing his first syndicated gaming column at the age of 15, mostly to prove his parents wrong about that whole “rotting your brain” thing. He has since served as a columnist for The Atlantic, The Stranger and The Daily, along with arts- and tech-writing credits at Ars Technica, Polygon, American Way, Publicola, the Dallas Observer and Unwinnable.

Recent Articles

News

Mayor’s Arts Award: Preston Singletary

Seattle glass artist Preston Singletary combines his traditional Tlingit iconography with beautiful abstraction.
News

Mayor’s Arts Award: 826 Seattle

Go through the "atomic teleporter" in the Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co. and you'll find an award-winning tutoring center hard at work.
Review

8-Bit Theatre Festival Fails To Press Start

The 8-Bit Theatre Festival, produced by The Schoolyard and advertised as a series of short plays and vignettes about old-school video games.
News

Art in the ‘Wood

A new creative hub takes shape in Seattle at Greenwood and 85th.
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8-bit Empathy

Richard Hofmeier wants to change video games, but success is getting in his way. When players click “start” in the video game Cart Life, an immigrant hops off a boat to start a new life in America running a newspaper stand. Across (virtual) town,...
Feature

Made in Seattle

A look at inspiration in three unlikely workshops. (Read this story now in our Seattle edition.)
Feature

Made in Seattle

A look at inspiration in three unlikely workshops. (Read this story now in our Seattle edition.)
Feature

Made in Seattle

Pinball machine photo by Bob Suh; accordion photo by Nate Watters; lamp photo courtesy of Graypants A look at inspiration in three unlikely workshops Seattle, home to dubious firsts and out-there inventions. The covered shopping mall, the smiley...