Timothy Egan

10/23/2014 - 2:25pm

    An editor with multiple graduate degrees once called me up with a story idea hatched among fellow trend-sniffers in Manhattan.

    "Indians," he said, with practiced urgency. "Something's going on with American Indians. Look into...

10/16/2014 - 1:32pm

    When you buy a new car, you dodge the sketchy salesman, read up on consumer ratings, get a feel for the ride. When you get married, you think about growing old with a person, love beyond lust, do a life gut check. And when you elect a federal lawmaker next...

09/04/2014 - 1:27pm

    Just a teardrop down from the Continental Divide, in one of the most remote hideaways in the United States, is a place that should be called Hope. At 6,700 feet above sea level, Centennial Valley is high, mostly dry, and slack-jaw beautiful. The fact that...

06/23/2014 - 3:36pm

    For some time, Republicans in Congress have given up the pretense of doing anything to improve the lot of most Americans. Raise the minimum wage? They won't even allow a vote. Cleaner air for all? They may partly shut down the government in a coming fight on behalf of major polluters. Add to that the...

04/03/2014 - 12:14am

    Don't tell me, please, that nobody saw one of the deadliest landslides in U.S. history coming. Say a prayer or send a donation for a community buried under a mountain of mud along a great river in Washington state, the Stillaguamish. Praise the emergency workers still trying to find a pulse of life in a...

03/27/2014 - 2:45am

    Here's how John Lennon wrote "Nowhere Man," as he recalled it in an interview that ran just before he was murdered in 1980: After working five hours trying to craft a song, he had nothing to show for it. "Then, 'Nowhere Man' came, words and music, the whole damn thing as I lay down....

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