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Redacted Erotic Fan Fiction: Seattle City Politics Edition

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

hinkstock Chapter Two: Dressing to the Left I drew the fabric taut. "How does that feel?" "How does it look?" "Oh, Council Member XXXXXXXXXXXXX. You're incorrigible." "Is that French for horny?" The banter had gone on long enough. Working as a personal tailor to a Seattle City Council member had its perks...

Adult Beginners Says It's Time to Grow Up

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Could be funnier? There are worse comedies than Adult Beginners, but only so many that are less funny. On the plus side, producer-turned-director Ross Katz's theatrical debut reflects the current economic climate, so it may play better...Show More Summary

Photos from Last Night's Clashes Between Anti-Capitalist Marchers and Police on Capitol Hill

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

On Broadway, a banner that seemed to be calling for the murder of police officers. Alex Garland A standoff with police. Alex Garland A protester argues with a man who decided to open-carry a rifle at the anti-capitalist march. Alex Garland Another sign about the police. Show More Summary

12 Images of Peaceful Protesting on May Day 2015

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

15 Now and a megaphone Kelly O Dancing and traditional dancers Kelly O KIDS!!! Kelly O The power of a loud drum Kelly O Non-riot geared police Kelly O LOOK, A TUBA! Kelly O Students 4 Workers Kelly O Hey, let's stick together on this...Show More Summary

Kathleen Hanna's Very Funny, Very Real Lecture at the Neptune

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

So much laughing and also crying. Kathleen Hanna delivered a lecture last Wednesday evening at the Neptune Theatre on the topic "Riot Grrrl Then and Now." The lecture was more like an oral memoir from her time in the Riot Grrrl movement...Show More Summary

The Week in Music Memorandum: Soul Singer Ben E. King and The Kingsmen's Jack Ely

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The well-loved and respected soul singer Ben E. King died yesterday; he was 76. King began his career in the mid '50s with vocal group the Five Crowns. In 1958, they were hired to replace the Drifters, all of whose members had been fired by their manager, George Treadwell. Show More Summary

Sawant Responds to Seattle Times Editorial Telling Her to Apologize. (Her Answer: No, Thanks.)

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

City council member Kshama Sawant says it's priorities, not her leadership style, that are causing divisions on the council. City of Seattle Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant doesn't directly acknowledge the demand that she apologize, but the message is clear. Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: This Old Cock

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'm a 34-year-old erotic massage therapist/hand job artist. It's interesting, gratifying, and I always have a good story to share with friends in the know. I love it. About six months ago I met a 78-year-old man in need of my services after grieving the loss of his wife. Show More Summary

What I Learned About Feminism from Binge-Watching All Six Seasons of Maude

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Come for the feminism, stay for the laughs. I must admit that before I received the recently released box set of the 1970s sitcom Maude—aka "Television's First Feminist"—I'd seen only a few clips of the iconic show. While Bea Arthur's...Show More Summary

Feds Finalize Rules for Crude-Oil Trains, and Some (Including Senator Maria Cantwell) Aren't Very Happy About It

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Derailed tank cars after the 2013 Lac-Mégantic disaster, which killed 47 people in Quebec. meunierd / Shutterstock.com Today, the federal Department of Transportation finally published rules to regulate oil trains. These trains haveShow More Summary

Saturday, May 2, Is Independent Bookstore Day, Because Literature Deserves a Party, Too

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Not pictured: ecstatic celebration. kelly o "California Bookstore Day's logo is a super-cute little bear," said Independent Bookstore Day cofounder Pete Mulvihill. "My favorite thing that happened on the first Bookstore Day was someone hand-sewed a bear, decorated it, and took it to every bookstore that was participating in the event. Show More Summary

How We Might Have Written About Baltimore If Baltimore Were In Another Country

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Some "civil unrest"...somewhere. smallroomphoto/Shutterstock I wish I'd seen this before my previous post—Karen Attiah at the Washington Post takes a pass at how the American press would be writing about Baltimore if Baltimore were in...Show More Summary

The 2015 HUMP Tour Comes to Seattle!

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

First things first: Um... I had nothing to do with the creation of the above HUMP! promo video. It's very well done—it's great, actually. Andy Blubaugh is an amazing filmmaker. But all that shit about how sexy I supposedly am? Blurgh. Show More Summary

Clouds of Sils Maria Looks at the State of 21st-Century Hollywood

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Taking a look at the past and the future. Those who are familiar with the films of the great French director Olivier Assayas will receive useful information from the place I locate his latest feature, Clouds of Sils Maria, in the body of his previous work: It’s somewhere between Irma Vep and Late August, Early September. Show More Summary

Debacle Fest Announces Exemplary Experimental Music Line-Up

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Guitar subversive Pink Void at last year's Debacle Fest; she's also performing this year. Allyce Andrew Debacle Fest has announced most of the lineup for its eighth annual event, which happens July 10-11 at Columbia City Theater this year. Show More Summary

When Is a Demonstration a Rally, When Is It a Riot, and When Is It a Rebellion?

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

May Day 2012: What do you call this? BK Last night, I met up with a friend who was born in Baltimore and asked him what he thought of the current situation—which some observers are calling a "riot" and others, like political commentator...Show More Summary

What's Happening in Seattle on May Day 2015

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Editor's note: This post will be updated throughout the day, with most recent posts at the top. For breaking news on May Day 2015 as it's happening, follow us @strangerslog, @heidigroover, @Ansel, @sydbrownstone, @AGarlandPhoto, and @drunkoftheweek. Show More Summary

New Music Study Says 33 Is the New "Old"

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

According to new research, 33 years old will be the year you stop listening to new music, and begin blasting NSYNC in your car. In data derived from Spotify listeners (combined with Echo Nest "artist popularity data"), pop culture/tech...Show More Summary

The Stranger Obtains a Secret Transcript of the Koch Brothers’ Auditioning of Republican Candidates

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Koch brothers, who will spend almost $900 million on this presidential campaign, have been auditioning Republican candidates in Dana Point, California. mandritoiu / Shutterstock Lights up on SCOTT WALKER, TED CRUZ, RAND PAUL, MARCO RUBIO, and JEB BUSH huddled under one side of a large proscenium. Show More Summary

Alan Keyes: Legalizing Gay Marriage a 'Just Cause For War'

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

He shall fight you at the rehearsal dinner, he shall fight on your wedding day, he shall fight you at your wedding reception. He shall fight you in the buffet line and by the chocolate fountain and on your honeymoon. He shall never surrender! Joining...Show More Summary

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