More than I thought, apparently.
For one, all three were named as Neighborhood Heroes, according to Seattle Magazine readers—along with many other non-costumed writers, business owners and community organizers. And to think, I don’t even own a can of pepper spray (though CHS’s Justin Carter (sic) has challenged me to mutual combat more times that I can count).
Thanks to everyone who voted for CDNews! I was not even aware there was a vote going, so it’s quite a surprise.
Also, if you pick up the issue, you’ll see lots of other CD folks featured, including the Best New Kids’ Shop Magpie (see our feature on Magpie here). Magpie is run by my landlord, so our little address in the CD represented pretty well in Seattle Mag this year.
However, you win some, and you lose some. Venerable anarchist newspaper Tides of Flame—whose uplifting imagery of the world exploding into flames inspired a generation—has printed its last issue (#25). Though there’s no mention of what CDNews did to curry the favor of the all-knowing editorial staff—an interesting story elsewhere in the issue actually mentions that we stopped by the “Jelly Squat” for regular updates—we were honored with a mention in their prestigious Fuck You goodbye list, nonetheless.
Farewell, Tides of Flame. You’re welcome for the free photographs.