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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Mayoral Candidates Fight Over the Future

Will they actually discuss their plans and policies before it's too late?
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The Evolution of Evan Flory-Barnes

"Björk meets Curtis Mayfield": The jazz musician and composer on his biggest show yet.
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Seattle Freeze

Escapism that speaks to decaying social fabric: searching for community in hockey.
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100 Days of Distraction

Satire is useless against a political world that's beyond meaning.
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Generational Movement

Dance artist Alex Crozier talks with Shaun Scott about his new show 'Millennials.'
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40 Years in the Wilderness

As the Mariners' season begins, Shaun Scott considers Seattle through the lens of its baseball history.
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Building ‘Kenbe Fem’

A happenstance meeting turned into a creative partnership that culminated in the film 'Kenbe Fem,' a documentary about David Pierre-Louis’ search for his family and mission to help rebuild Haiti.
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The Price of Watching Dave Chappelle

In his two new Netflix comedy specials released on Tuesday, March 21, Chappelle attempts to regain relevance. He succeeds, but for the wrong reasons.
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Barriers and Inspiration

Writer and organizer Gennette Cordova talks about an upcoming panel featuring women of color in the local arts scene.
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On Porter Ray’s ‘Watercolor,’ Time Keeps Slipping

The album reveals a Millennial rapper’s haunted mosaic—the losses, loves and longings of a young man who does not have the luxury of looking forward to an unfettered future.
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The Political Economy of Future

The rapper's lyrical lens has captured us as we never wanted to be: participants in a manically materialist world where money and love simulate the highs and lows of addiction.
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Amid Calls for a General Strike, Seattle Shows the Way (Again)

A tradition of general strikes in the United States started in Seattle in 1919 when 65,000 workers—in a city of 315,000 people—stayed home.