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Interviews With Two Women Who Dated Jian Ghomeshi

21 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The top headline at the CBC news program As It Happens right now: We speak to a woman—anonymously—who claims she was hit by Jian Ghomeshi The interview is hard to listen to and it's damning. This woman's story is similar to the stories...Show More Summary

The Song of the Day is "Mourning Bird" by Ahamefule Oluo

23 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This song, released just yesterday, by composer and trumpeter Ahamefule J. Oluo (of Seattle quartet Industrial Revelation, winners of the 2014 Genius Award for Music), and lyricist/singer okanomode. The album, NOW I'M FINE, out December...Show More Summary

Data Breaker: Bob Moses's House Erotics, Wolf Eyes' Horrorscapes, Digitalism

23 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

WEDNESDAY 10/29 BOB MOSES'S EROTIC-CITY HOUSE TUNES At first I thought, why is a 66-year-old jazz drummer playing a show at Barboza? But it turns out that Bob Moses is not the guy who kept time with luminaries like Larry Coryell, Gary Burton, Jack DeJohnette's Compost, and Tisziji Muñoz, but rather a young Canadian electronic duo. Show More Summary

Meet Will Smith, Newaxeyes' "Elusive Fifth Member"

Tyler Coray From the Black Constellation to Eyvind Kang to Newaxeyes, Will Smith is mixing with some of Seattle's best musicians. Seattle quartet Newaxeyes are one of the city’s most interesting and exciting bands, as I outline in this week’s paper. Show More Summary

Citizenfour: Laura Poitras's Documentary Takes Us into the Hong Kong Hotel Room Where Edward Snowden Changed the World

For a film that largely takes place in a Hong Kong hotel room, Laura Poitras's Citizenfour—a deeply embedded documentary about Edward Snowden's revelations of the US's extensive spying program—is a gut-clenching thriller. It begins with...Show More Summary

State Representative Roger Freeman, 48, Has Died

Washington State Legislature RIP, Representative Freeman. Freshman Federal Way legislator Roger Freeman (D-30) passed away this morning following a yearlong battle with cancer, according to various sources. He was elected a state representative in 2012, after serving on the Federal Way City Council and spending 18 years as a public defender. Show More Summary

Newaxeyes' Warped Perspectives on Music, Information, and Millennials

The combined age of Seattle foursome Newaxeyes is 100. Yes, they're Millennials—but the good kind, the kind that form an innovative band, perhaps this city's soon-to-be best, if things continue as they have in the 16 months they've been...Show More Summary

"I'm going to stand up for fucking Christians."

JMG: At an In-N-Out Burger in California, a man carrying a bible had been holding the door open for customers all day. Because reasons. When the staff declined to thank him for this strange behavior, the man had a screaming meltdownShow More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Help For CLIT, Thanks From WTBO

I read Can't Let It Transpire's letter to you about her problems with clitoral stimulation, and would really really love to be able to give her my thoughts, as a woman who has experienced what she's experiencing, if you'd be willing to pass them on. I'm 11 years older than CLIT, and direct clitoral stimulation has always been painful to me. Show More Summary

Need to File a Complaint About the Seattle Police? Go to the 18th Floor of the Pacific Building Downtown

Ansel Herz Office of Professional Accountability Director Pierce Murphy shows off the big new logo on the wall of the agency's new location: 720 3rd Ave., 18th Floor. The Office of Professional Accountability (OPA) has moved out of its...Show More Summary

What Are You Doing Today? What Are You Doing Tonight?

See if you can spot the butt Party at Cairo: Tonight, the multidisciplinary hive of indie arts and crafts is having a thing, with art from pieces by nine artists, a performance by the Awesome With of Rad and a slideshow by a guy named Doug Newman. Show More Summary

Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Should: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Dubstep Remix

This dubstep mix of Nirvana's Top 40 hit, "Smells Like Teen Spirit," was made by RIOT 87; the pair are self described as "Serbia's top duo experts of explosive EDM!" I thought dubstep was only a thing for like a minute, or maybe like a WEEK and everyone hated it. Show More Summary

Savage Love: Inanimate Objections

Joe Newton My son is 15 going on 16, and he's been experimenting with masturbation. At the moment, I pretty much just think fine, whatever, he's a teenager, there's very little I can do about it. So long as he doesn't get porn-obsessed and start letting his grades slip, it's fine. Show More Summary

Win Two V.I.P. Tickets to Bump! with Ben and Bunny

Ben and Bunny Happy Halloweek, dearest ‘mos and ‘mo-adjacents! Who (and/or what) are you going to be? Well, you better figure it out fast, bub, because the Grand Prize for the best costume at Bump! on Thursday is $1,000, and lord knows you need the money. Show More Summary

Mormon Misson Destroys Mormon Kid's Faith

After isolating him at the Mission Training Center for months—no phone calls, no visits, no access to the Internet—the Mormon Church sent teenage "elder" Greg Hawkins to the Philippines for two years, where he lived in vermin-infested living quarters, used non-flushing toilets, and gradually lost his faith. Show More Summary

Umm... Hello? NOT IMPRESSED

On May 29, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary climbed to the top of Mount Everest. Umm... hello? NOT IMPRESSED. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to step on the moon. Umm... hello? NOT IMPRESSED. On December...Show More Summary

Axe Body Spray Kindly Asks Users to Stop Reeking of Axe Body Spray

A new ad campaign aimed at curbing use of Axe Body Spray, tweeted by Axe Body Spray: When was the last time a company publicly implored customers to use less of its product? The nearest precedent I can think of is when Super Size Me compelled McDonald's to admit that customers shouldn't eat its products exclusively. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Challenge to Charter Schools Goes Before Washington State Supreme Court

Areipa.lt/Shutterstock Would voters have approved charter schools in 2012 if they'd known they might be competing for taxpayer money with under-funded public schools? State Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Charter Schools: "If citizens...Show More Summary

Columbia Center Is Our Finger of God

CM Our Church Steeple Last week, I was in a downtown room with Knute Berger, a local veteran journalist and Crosscut's "chief Northwest native." The reason for us being in this room was to prepare for a big Town Hall event coordinated by Ampersand, a journal that recently published our thoughts on density. Show More Summary

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