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1999–2008: The Bush Years and The Stranger's Difficult Second Period

1999–2008: The Bush Years and The Stranger's Difficult Second Period by Sean Nelson T he first decade had only seemed hard. By the turn of the century, The Stranger had become part of Seattle’s cultural landscape—less a beloved companion than a party guest no one could remember inviting but who refused to leave for so long that they eventually got added to the lease. I confess to a sentimental and romantic attachment to this era that isn’t shared by all my colleagues, because I am basically a big soft cotton towel, but any way you look at The Stranger in the ’90s, things were going well.
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