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SIFF NOTES 2015: All the Films You Must, Should, and Might Want to See This Weekend, Fri-Sun May 29-31

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Don't miss Lamb: 9:45om tonight at SIFF Cinema Uptown, 11am tomorrow at Harvard Exit Look, it's fine if you want to lie to me. Just don't lie to yourself. I know it's sunny. I know it's warm. I know what happens to Seattle when these things happen. Show More Summary

Drunk of the Week: What Do You Do?

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Well, what would YOU do? >>> Would you take my shoes? Kelly O

Supreme Court Poised to Fuck Urban America

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I should probably be posting something about Denny Hastert—the former Republican Speaker of the House appears to be guilty of duggary—but this is the only thing I can think about... The Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear a caseShow More Summary

It's Official: Smoking Is About to Be Banned in Seattle Parks

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seattle parks will soon have a full ban on smoking instead of the current rule against smoking within 25 feet of other people. simone mescolini/Shutterstock Last night, the Board of Park Commissioners unanimously voted to approve a ban on smoking cigarettes in city parks. Show More Summary

Even If You Hate Writing, You're Going to Love James Franco and David Shields's I Think You're Totally Wrong

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The way Shields questions Powell and then questions his own questions is strangely exciting to watch. I must begin by confessing that I hate writing, and I do not consider myself a writer. I might be a reader, but certainly not a writer. Show More Summary

Aloha Is Another Movie About a Sad White Guy

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

On the upside, at least they don’t buy a zoo. At this point, you know what you're getting with a Cameron Crowe movie: a sad white guy trying to find himself, a series of on-the-nose music cues, and a bunch of great actors who don't get much to do. Show More Summary

Seafood-Focused, Latin American-Inspired Manolin Is Like the Best Kind of Beach Vacation

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The dishes are distinct and inspired, and the decor makes you want to stay awhile. JENNIFER RICHARD Manolin feels like a beach vacation—not the cheesy kind with blended drinks and fresh towels, but the kind of oasis you might discover...Show More Summary

Let the Franzen Feeding Frenzy Frommence

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Purity: No one has read it, but everyone already has an opinion You really don’t have to be a big reader or overly concerned with state of the novel to have an opinion of Jonathan Franzen. For the past week, I have been carrying around an advance reader’s copy of Franzen’s new novel Purity, due for release in September. Show More Summary

Police Reports Illustrated: Five Men Share Their Feelings

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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This Is the Most Ridiculous Letter to the Editor We've Received All Day

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A Stranger reader who identifies himself as Neale Frothingham writes: Why does The Stranger continually, inaccurately, and misleadingly refer to the young men shot by police in Olympia, and other suspects without firearms, as "unarmed"? Frothingham is referring to this and this. Show More Summary

You Know That One Thing You're Not Allowed to Talk About? That's the Subject of Akio Takamori's Ceramics

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Akio Takamori's ‘Girl in Yellow Jacket’: Piggybacking, watching you. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND JAMES HARRIS GALLERY The great ceramicist Akio Takamori is also a great lover of photographs. One of his favorites is the dusky 1893 portrait taken by the French photographer Nadar of his floppy-haired son and two Japanese samurai visiting Paris. Show More Summary

The Healing Power of Soup at Hue Ky Mi Gia

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Noodle soup at Hue Ky Mi Gia: Brimming with fried shallots, scallions, chives, crackly pork skin, lettuce, chrysanthemum leaves, and Chinese celery. The Stranger I went to bed on Sunday looking forward to Memorial Day, not only because...Show More Summary

Murder Victim Jordan Davis’s Father on the Life-Saving Potential of the Documentary 3½ Minutes, 10 Bullets

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Jordan Davis's mother, Lucia McBath. I’m on the phone with a man who is living my worst nightmare. What Ron Davis does, every day, in honor of his son Jordan Davis, is beautiful, painful, and—sadly—necessary. “Um… I’m just going to dive in,” I say nervously. Show More Summary

Mayor Picks Obama Appointee to Enforce Minimum Wage, Goes Against Business and Labor Recommendations

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Mayor Ed Murray signed history-making minimum wage legislation last year. Now someone has to enforce that law. City of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will announce this morning that he's appointing former US Department of Labor adviser andShow More Summary

Fox News Panel Uses Logical Fallacy to Slam Seattle Kayaktivists

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This is how Fox News's Greg Gutfeld laughs. YouTube On Fox News's imaginatively named The Five program, which airs weekdays at 5 p.m., a five-person panel took on Seattle's kayaktivists this week with the network's trademark wit andShow More Summary

There Is No Justification for Hurting Black People in Order to Teach White People a Lesson, Says Shane McCrae

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Poet, professor, and inspiration for a petition to remove Vanessa Place from her position at AWP tells The Stranger in an interview, "You can't fight dehumanization by dehumanizing." Shane McCrae When Shane McCrae, poet and professor...Show More Summary

Don't Miss Whim W’Him’s Dark, Dreamy, Damn Near Impossible Dance Show X-POSED This Weekend Only!

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

X-POSED May 29-31, 8pm at Cornish Performing Arts Center. I know what you're thinking: That doesn't look so impossible. But what if I told you they hold that jump for 25 minutes? Bamberg Fine Arts Whim W’Him’s seven company dancers stand in a rough semi-circle, panting and staring up at French choreographer Manuel Vignoulle with raised eyebrows. Show More Summary

Value Village Flower Bed Death Watch

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

It's dead: According to a Value Village employee I spoke with... the flower garden was planted by the store's new manager, who was both unfamiliar with the neighborhood and unswayed by her staffers. "We told her those flowers would all be trampled to death or drowned in piss and vomit within weeks," he told me. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Ban on Smoking in Parks Moves Forward, Olympia Heads Into Another Special Session

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

One step closer to banned after last night's parks board meeting. Sabphoto/Shutterstock Parks Smoking Ban Likely to Take Effect In Early July: Heidi Groover reports: "The Board of Parks Commissioners voted last night in support of aShow More Summary

Blabbermouth: Our Week-in-Review Podcast Looks at a Police Shooting, the Woman Who Tied Herself to a Ship, & Rhubarb!

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Blabbermouth: Episode eight of our Stranger week-in-review podcast. (Now available on iTunes!) BrAt82/Shutterstock As an investigation into the shooting of two young, unarmed black men by an Olympia police officer continues, CharlesShow More Summary

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