Seattle Is Built On Booms Logging, Fishing, Aerospace, And Now Tech This Anthology Gathers Essays, Interviews, Photography, And Comix To Reconstruct Community Hubs Lost To Growth From The Settlements Of Native American Tribes To The Incubators Of Grunge, From A Foxxxy Cabaret To An Old Spaghetti Factory, Ghosts Of Seattle Past Provides An Eyes On The Street View Of A City In Flux.The Ghosts Of Seattle Past Anthology Comes At A Critical Point Seattle Had The Country S Steepest Rent Hikes In 2015 The City Is Becoming A National Focal Point For Issues Of Development Both Recent Transplants And The Old Guard Are Trying To Figure Out How To Live In The New Landscape Through Their Warm, Conversational, Whip Smart Voices, The City Speaks Not Only To The Current Boom, But Also To Longer Brewing Problems Of Segregation, Queer Erasure, And Colonization Tracing The Issues Across Six Hand Drawn Maps, Seattle S Best Known Artists Including Elissa Washuta, Kate Lebo, And Paul Constant Join Community Lynchpins Including Chief Seattle S Great Great Great Great Grandson In A Dialogue As Incisively Political As It Is Richly Human.Anthology Curator Jaimee Garbacik Is A Book Editor, Writer, Artist, Youth Equity Advocate, And The Owner And Founder Of Footnote Editorial She Previously Authored Gender And Sexuality For Beginners, Currently On Curricula At Than A Dozen Universities.Josh Powell, Artist Behind The Anthology S Hand Drawn Maps, Is The Former Director Of All Ages Youth Led Music And Arts Organization The Vera Project And Co Founder Of Seattle Nonprofit The Bikery He Currently Works At Seattle S Largest Environmental Remediation Firm. 3.5 I liked this book for the most part This book is a collection of some reminiscences.It was a an interesting and personal selection of places and essays, personal looks at a city changing so fast.With some exceptions such as Cinema Books, Cellophane Square, The Last Exit a lot of my own lost Seattle of the 70 s and 80 s is not in this book Some of the ghosts here replaced them in the 1990 s A few of my newer lost favorites were not here a few were mentioned.North Hill Bakery, Sonic Boom,House, Horizon Books,Trinket and Treasure thrift,The T.V repair shop ,Reasonably Honest Dave s, even Kidd Valley all on 15thOthers even older That s Atomic next to Fallout ,Seattle Workers Brigade members Little Bread Co, C.C Grains, Corner Green Grocery, Black Duck Red Black Books,Cause Celebre Caf ,Emil s Caf later Sammie Sue s,Ali Baba now Linda sPuss Puss Caf ,Coffee Messiah,Different Drummer Books,The Cramp,Rexall Drug soda fountain on Broadway,Value Village m
Found this book in my local museum and thought it sounded interesting This is not ghosts in the spooky Halloweeny sense, but ghosts as in somewhere that no longer exists in Seattle, but for whatever reason is a memory in someone s life.Stories have been collected, detailing the contributor s memories of a now missing local site A chunk of time in their lives when the site meant something to them or played a large or small part in their being Not sure how they were collected, these are not famous people, or even widely known locally, but contributors who were willing to share a piece of themselves to be immortalized in this book.Included in the book are hand drawn maps of the areas portrayed in the book Notes also indicate a website that shows the sites that contributors have added and the ability to anonymously request an add for a personal favorite site I requested an
This is a terrific idea, but the actual read was disappointing The writing quality varied quite a bit, but none of it was that great The topics fell too hard on bars and nightclubs, and there were several giant gaps in what could have been covered. Interesting premise, odd execution. Interesting concept, but drags on a bit too long, and may have worked better with tighter editing, or perhaps by mixing up the interviews oral history style.
- 224 pages
- Ghosts of Seattle Past
- Jaimee Garbacik
- 06 March 2019 Jaimee Garbacik