Clark Humphrey

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Nice Downtowns: How Did They Get That Way?

"Visitors think, 'That's just how Seattle is.' But it wasn't." Lessons via places ranging from Fresno to Shanghai.<p>I had anticipated some of the rewards and discoveries of visiting cities in the process of economic and cultural recovery and re-invention. An <i>un</i>expected reward has been the chance to …

Urban Design

The Secret 1949 Radiation Experiment That Contaminated Washington State

The physicists who invented the nuclear bomb worked out of Los Alamos in California, but the people who did the dirty work of making the bombs were …

Nuclear Energy

Reggie Watts, the weirdest guy on late night TV: How “The Late Late Show” bandleader is redefining the sidekick role

The charismatic comic spoke to Salon about late night’s viral obsession, celebrity interviews and the sidekick role<p>No performer is better suited for a late night sidekick gig than Reggie Watts, a musician-comedian with ideas as weird as his hair is huge. And he's putting his idiosyncratic skills to …

Homeless People Need Homes: How Seattle Is Driving Down Chronic Homelessness

About a year ago, my friend Mark Putnam became director of the Committee to End Homelessness (CEH) in King County. I was excited and impressed when he recently announced that in just one year, the number of chronically homeless people in King County has decreased by over 30 percent.<p>This is a …

Homelessness

The woman written out of David Letterman's 'Late Show' history

The David Letterman tributes of the last few weeks have felt like the first big family reunion after your brother's divorce. You're so happy to see so many beloved old faces back together again, and yet ... you know there's a good reason for it, and God knows you can't bring it up, but still — you …

David Letterman's final broadcast was as subversive, as punk rock, as ever

David Letterman <i>gave</i> us comedy pathos, you know.<p>It's real easy to take it for granted after 33 years of more or less the same thing: Top 10 lists and …

A farewell to David Letterman and late night sexism

Amy Schumer has gained a cult following with her whip-smart humour and critique of gender stereotypes.<p>David Letterman's last episode of Late Show has …

Feminism

7 Stunning iOS Apps For Fiction Lovers

The best novels are immersive -- either their plots compel readers to turn page after page, or their ideas buzz wildly in our minds. But novels necessarily don't inundate <i>all</i> of our senses. Unlike most other artistic mediums, much of the sensory legwork must be completed on the part of the readers' …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

Responsive Web Design is Not the Future

The Look and Feel New Media site is a simple Flash website by today’s standards, but it was state of the art back when Flash was an innovative web …

Web Design

A Decade Of iTunes: Transforming Apple Was Only The Beginning

In my day, boys and girls, we downloaded songs onto our desktop computer. For free. Often illegally. Then we burned them onto CDs late into the night.<p>iTunes changed all that. iTunes required that we actually pay for our music. It corralled us into accepting copyright-restricted digital content, …

Meet the New Middle Class: Who They Are, What They Want, and What They Fear

After years of economic turmoil, most families now believe the most valuable--and elusive--possession in American life is economic security.<p>Reuters<p>Americans still believe they can reach for the stars, but they are increasingly fearful they are standing on a trapdoor as they try.<p>That's the deeply …

6 Terrifying Beauty Practices from History

Chemical peels that burn layers of skin from your face. Appetite suppressants that come with a risk of heart failure. Cosmetic surgeries that change …

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60 Free Film Noir Movies

During the 1940s and 50s, Hollywood entered a “noir” period, producing riveting films based on hard-boiled fiction. These films were set in dark …

Julie Bishop

CNN Quits Breaking News, Becomes “CNN Classic”

NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—In a sweeping format change that marks the end of an era for the nation’s first cable news outlet, CNN announced today that it would no longer air breaking news and would instead re-run news stories of the past “that we know we got right.”<p>The rebranded network, to …

Amazon’s Tax Dispute May Be Destined for the Supreme Court

One of the less-remembered legacies of Eliot Spitzer’s governorship was the “Amazon tax.”<p>It was his administration that came up with a plan to get …

Online Life

Watch the Winning Admiral Grocery Bagger on Letterman

Andrew Borracchini, the 18-year-old O'Dea High School senior and nationally renowned grocery bagger at West Seattle's Metropolitan Market made his television debut on <i>Late Show with David Letterman</i> last night. The two men squared off in a grocery bagging contest, where Borracchini proved why he won …

List: Rejected Schoolhouse Rock! Songs

“Alcohol-Dependent Presidents!”<p>“Two Hundred Thousand Dollars Later (An English Degree and I’m a Waiter)”<p>“Zippity Zap, Do the Income Gap!”<p>“I Got a …

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