Shaun Scott is a Seattle-based writer and historian. He is the author of the book Millennials and the Moments That Made Us: A Cultural History of the U.S. from 1982-Present (Zero Books, 2018). His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated and Jacobin Magazine.

Recent Articles

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Quit Your Job: ‘Sorry to Bother You’ and the Case for Universal Basic Income

If it weren’t for capitalism, we wouldn’t have the masterpiece that is 'Sorry to Bother You.' But wouldn’t you rather have free money instead?
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What Drake Won—and What He Lost—on the Way to ‘Scorpion’

'Scorpion' contains a collage of loaded racial codes that comment on the way race is lived in America.
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The Class Warfare of Seattle’s Business Community

The fight against the so-called “Amazon Tax” is part of a broader effort to curry support for pro-business political sentiment. This is not a new fight, but an outgrowth of an old fight that American conservatives have been waging since the 1970s.

A Radical Café-bookstore Opens in Beacon Hill

In Estelita’s Library, Edwin Lindo hopes to create a space where writers, artists and intellectuals interested in social transformation can get educated and inspired.
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What Is Home?

Seattle’s benign appearance belies a class and culture war for living space.
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The Spectacle of Repression in Ravenna Woods

On Tuesday afternoon, the Seattle Police Department stood atop the Orwellian peak of the city’s political landscape, writes columnist Shaun Scott.
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Identity Politics in ‘The Young Karl Marx’

Now streaming on iTunes, 'The Young Karl Marx' speaks to the ways that America's modern left is understood—and misunderstood.
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Black Bourgeois Panther

The spectacle surrounding 'Black Panther' is more progressive than the film itself.
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Seattle Socialists Resurrect Fred Hampton

On Monday at the Grand Illusion, the group is screening a 1971 documentary about the Black Panther leader who was gunned down by the police in 1969.

K Ishibashi and Densho’s Day of Remembrance

Musician and filmmaker K Ishibashi retraced the natural settings and epic logistics required to jail 120,000 Japanese Americans in just a few months in 1942, after President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066.
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In Defense of Call-out Culture

A call-out never pushed away anyone who didn’t already have a foot out the door.
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The Debate About the Debate About the Housing Crisis

Seattle's discourse about housing often passes out of politics and enters into something resembling a culture war.