Press Release (Sample)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Punk Rock Pioneers Subject-Verb to Play Benefit Concert for Tsunami Victims Seattle, WA, January 11, 2005 - Noise rock pioneers Subject-Verb will perform a South Asia tsunami benefit concert Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in Pioneer Square's Occidental Park. The band hopes that the performance will raise enough money to provide … Continue reading Press Release (Sample)

When Thinking Globally and Acting Locally Is No Longer Optional: Why Seattle Needs Buses (Sample)

By James Slone Originally published at the Urbanist (2014) The scientific evidence for anthropogenic climate change is now irrefutable.* Climate change is not some far off disaster that can be passed on to our descendants in the distant future, scientists are not conspiring against drivers or the oil companies, and environmentalists are not making it all … Continue reading When Thinking Globally and Acting Locally Is No Longer Optional: Why Seattle Needs Buses (Sample)

Memorandum of Understanding (Sample)

Ms. Jane Chu Chairman National Endowment for the Arts 400 7th Street SW Washington, D.C. 20506 Dear Ms. Chu, As an organization committed to creating a sustainable Pacific Northwest, Forterra is pleased to partner with the Seattle Art Museum to carry out the work outlined in their National Endowment for the Arts’ Creativity Connects proposal. … Continue reading Memorandum of Understanding (Sample)

Grant Proposal Problem Statement (Sample)

THE NEED FOR NATURAL STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE: King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties are growing at a breakneck pace, with a combined population of nearly four million and one million more expected by 2040. The Puget Sound coastal cities where most of this growth is concentrated lie at the bottom of a hydrologic basin, dependent on healthy … Continue reading Grant Proposal Problem Statement (Sample)

Conservation Campaign Letter (Sample)

The Best of the Rest Old-Growth Conservation Campaign [Organization Name withheld] has a comprehensive multi-year strategy to preserve the last of the old-growth forests in Washington State. These unique, one-of-a-kind forests are of central importance to this region’s natural beauty, ecological sustainability and cultural identity. They are an iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest’s heritage. … Continue reading Conservation Campaign Letter (Sample)

Boris “Noise” (Music Review Sample)

Reviewed by James Slone Japan’s ultimate power trio Boris have been blasting out heavy rockers, sludgy drone doom and psychedelic hardcore for nearly two decades now, entering a highly productive and musically diverse phase with 2011’s New Album. This era saw the band draw on J-pop, shoegaze and electronic elements to both broaden their appeal and … Continue reading Boris “Noise” (Music Review Sample)

Growing Bold (Article Sample)

By James Slone, Illustrations by Minh Nguyen Originally published in Ampersand Magazine Western Washington is a gardener’s paradise. Our mild maritime climate, rich soil and extensive network of community gardens make growing edible plants relatively easy for the green-thumbed. Most of us stick to the predictable assortment of fruits and veggies. But there are some uniquely … Continue reading Growing Bold (Article Sample)

Conifer Boutique (TripAdvisor Hotel Review)

Review of Conifer Boutique Hotel Reviewed July 4, 2016 Great location, wonderful rooms and amenities, and exceptional service make Conifer Boutique a fantastic hotel My friend and I stayed at the Conifer Boutique Hotel during our week-long visit to Hanoi in May, and had a truly three-star hotel experience. Before flying to Hanoi, we had stayed … Continue reading Conifer Boutique (TripAdvisor Hotel Review)

G.I. Joe: the Rise of Cobra (Film Review)

By James Slone Originally published by in 2010. Like “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” before it, “G.I. Joe: the Rise of Cobra” enlists pop culture nostalgia to sell toys and tickets. Both the Transformers and G.I. Joe properties have been lucrative for Hasbro in the last few years, raking in millions upon millions of … Continue reading G.I. Joe: the Rise of Cobra (Film Review)