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Staff Biography

Nathan Vass

Syndicated Columnist

Nathan Vass is an artist, filmmaker, photographer, and author by day, and a Metro bus driver by night, where his community-building work has been showcased on TED, NPR, The Seattle Times, KING 5 and landed him a spot on Seattle Magazine’s 2018 list of the 35 Most Influential People in Seattle. He has shown in over forty photography shows is also the director of nine films, six of which have shown at festivals, and one of which premiered at Henry Art Gallery. His book, The Lines That Make Us, is a Seattle bestseller and 2019 WA State Book Awards finalist.

Recent Articles

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The View From Nathan’s Bus: The Glue That Holds Us Together

Was there a soul leftover at the end of this, another nighttime trip on the E Line? I looked in my rear-view mirror. Yes, there was. There are canned announcements you can play to...

The View From Nathan’s Bus: This Happens Too

“Yes, I have perhaps suffered more than you. Yet I do not succumb to despair.”-Chekhov I prefer to ride in the last train car but couldn’t tonight, as it reeked of fentanyl. Little did I...

The View from Nathan’s Bus: Our Fall of Discontent

The world was ending, or so we thought. The malaise people forgot previously existed was once again upon us, a new and bodied thing, stifling our ability to believe. There was the late summer...

The View From Nathan’s Bus: Of Dogs and Men

Look at the two of them swaggering onboard, one man tall and the other short, their arhythmic head-bobbing, shoulder-swagging, pimp-rolling gait living out as large a square of real estate as a few steps...

The View From Nathan’s Bus: Not Because It Is Easy

I like the ten P.M. crowd. If you drive buses through downtown at the top of this hour, you'll notice it contains what I call a "rush hour echo” -- a spike in activity entirely...