Bullets, bomb threats, cowgirls and the blues

 

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which may soon be mourned as a shuttered daily, attracted top-drawer talent in the mid-’70s, writes Jean Godden in Crosscut.com. Novelist Tom Robbins was on staff, as was legendary science-fiction writer Frank Herbert, creator of the Dune series. During that tumultuous decade, bomb threats became routine and there were regular anti-war demonstrations outside the newspaper office. Godden waxes especially nostalgic about the drunken woman who visited and “shot up the lobby because her letter to the editor hadn’t yet appeared in print.”

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