The Passion of Christine Blasey Ford

Reneé Jeanne Falconetti in 'The Passion of Joan of Arc'

Films do a lot more than reflect our reality; they also mold it. Ninety years ago ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc’ told the story of a martyr of justice condemned to silence by legislative authority, cultural hierarchy and technology itself.

Pete Holmes’ white-washing of protest history

On May 5, 1970, protestors blocked I-5, demonstrating against both the bombing of Cambodia by the United States and the National Guard killing of four students at Kent State University. Photo courtesy of MOHAI–Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection

Seattle’s City Attorney recently attacked what he sees as the lawlessness of the city’s protestors—and established himself as a pundit-prosecutor on the incorrect side of history.

Blowing smoke

Seattle waterfront, Aug. 21, 2018. Photo by Shaun Scott.

The smoke of forest fires has dismantled the myth of Seattle’s environmental exceptionalism.

The Class Warfare of Seattle’s Business Community

Seattle City Council voted today to repeal the employee head tax it approved last month.

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.

What Is Home?

Seattle’s benign appearance belies a class and culture war for living space.

Black Bourgeois Panther

Killmonger faces off with T'Challa.

The spectacle surrounding ‘Black Panther’ is more progressive than the film itself.