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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F*ck Living Rich and Dying Broke

The Power Summit brings Black brilliance—cultural, political, financial—to SAM.
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White Womanhood at the Movies

Three new films offer a broad—and discouraging—take on white American femininity.
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New York’s Neoliberal Turn

Where jazz once modeled mid-century capitalism’s embrace of collaboration, rap—with its celebration of individual wealth accumulation at all costs—is the representative musical tributary of neoliberalism.
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This Shit Is Real

As municipal elections loom, it's time for liberal Seattle to put up or shut up.
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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.