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The BFG: Just Like E.T., but Bigger!

The BFG: Just Like E.T., but Bigger! by Ned Lannamann F orget the Disney/Spielberg pedigree: The most important merger in the making of The BFG is the reunion of the director with Melissa Mathison, who wrote the screenplay for 1982's E.T. Show More Summary

Angela Garbes Talks to KUOW About Her Stranger Feature "What I Gained from Having a Miscarriage"

by Christopher Frizzelle When it comes to pregnancy loss, there's so much we don't talk about or understand. LILY PADULA The conversation on KUOW begins with a discussion of the word "miscarriage" itself—a misnomer, Angela says. TheShow More Summary

No, Saudi Arabia Isn't Paying Hillary Clinton To Kill Gays

by Matt Baume "Oh, brother." Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com Okay, so I posted this video on Monday about how Donald Trump has a pretty lousy record when it comes to LGBTs. And inevitably, the comment section developed some cesspools...Show More Summary

Our Kind of Traitor Is a Ripping Story of International Intrigue

Our Kind of Traitor Is a Ripping Story of International Intrigue by Ned Lannamann E wan MacGregor and Naomie Harris are a bit too glamorous to convincingly play a poetics professor and his lawyer wife, but Stellan Skarsgård is greatShow More Summary

Will Samuel L. Jackson Lick the Gorilla’s Balls? And Other Questions Raised by The Legend of Tarzan

Will Samuel L. Jackson Lick the Gorilla’s Balls? And Other Questions Raised by The Legend of Tarzan by Charles Mudede T he moment that finally caught my attention in Hollywood’s latest attempt at getting contemporary audiences to care about the story of Tarzan came just after Samuel L. Show More Summary

Ciudad Is Open in Georgetown, Tavoláta Brings Pasta (And a Service Charge) to Capitol Hill, And Other Food News

by Angela Garbes Grilled meats, flat breads, and vegetables at Georgetown's Ciudad. Jordan Nicholson Ciudad, a collaboration between two well-known Seattle entrepreneurs, Marcus Lalario (95 Slide, Alive & Well, Fat’s Chicken and Waffles) and chef Matt Dillon (Sitka & Spruce, Bar Sajor, London Plane), is now open in Georgetown. Show More Summary

PSA: Resist Their Cuteness and Do Not Touch the Baby Seals

by Ana Sofia Knauf DON'T DO IT. PAWS It's that time of year again. As newborn seal pups venture out on their own after being weaned from their mothers, they are appearing on Pacific Northwest Beaches. If you beach-goers happen to see...Show More Summary

How I Learned To Stop Worrying About Bernie Or Busters and Love the Polls

by Dan Savage Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock Some of you spineless fuckers are gonna spend the entire summer and fall worrying about a Bern or Bust crowd that doesn't exist.— Diable Noir (@eclecticbrotha) June 29, 2016 By reading Jamelle Bouie: Two...Show More Summary

The Morning News: A Day of Media Coverage Focused on Homelessness in Seattle

by Heidi Groover Gary, who has been homeless since 2001, lived at the Dearborn Nickelsville encampment until its residents were evicted in March. At the time, he said he was "done with encampments" and not sure where to go. HG #SeaHomeless:...Show More Summary

Is Just Want Privacy Hiding Help from a National Extremist Organization?

by Sydney Brownstone A complaint filed with the state Public Disclosure Commission claims that Washington's anti-trans activists are getting outside help. Alex Garland LGBTQ advocacy group Equal Rights Washington (ERW) has filed a complaint...Show More Summary

We Saw You Carrying Awesome Signs in the Pride Parade and Getting into a Drunken Brawl at Tacos Guaymas

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

We Saw You Carrying Awesome Signs in the Pride Parade and Getting into a Drunken Brawl at Tacos Guaymas by Stranger Staff PUTTING THE B IN LGBT We couldn't quite see your face in the herd of people marching down the center of Fourth Avenue during Sunday's Pride Parade. Show More Summary

And When I Die, I Won't Stay Dead Makes Beat Poet Bob Kaufman's Mysterious Life Even More Mysterious

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

And When I Die, I Won't Stay Dead Makes Beat Poet Bob Kaufman's Mysterious Life Even More Mysterious by Rich Smith S peaking to a crowd at the Festival of California Poets in 2007, poet and scholar Harryette Mullen introduced Bob Kaufman's...Show More Summary

Capitalism and Privilege Can't Thwart Romantic Desire in Maged Zaher's The Consequences of My Body

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Book Review: Capitalism and Privilege Can't Thwart Romantic Desire in Maged Zaher's The Consequences of My Body by Rich Smith P eople who haven't actually read a poem in a while often conflate the art with soft-focus romantic gushery. Show More Summary

Electronic Music Stars Get Old, Too

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Electronic Music Stars Get Old, Too. But DJ Shadow, Moby, and Aphex Twin Are Still Working Hard on New Records. by Dave Segal T heory: Electronic-music luminaries typically age with more dignity than do rock stars. This could be down...Show More Summary

Record Review: Amy Blaschke's Melodic, Melancholy Breaking the Blues Is a Perfect Hybrid of Seattle and LA

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Record Review: Amy Blaschke's Melodic, Melancholy Breaking the Blues Is a Perfect Hybrid of Seattle and LA by Sean Nelson AMY BLASCHKE Breaking the Blues (Bird on a Lyre Records) T he idea that the internet killed regionalism is a popular myth, but music is not Walmart. Show More Summary

Anti-Trans Signature Gatherers Show Up at Pride

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I-1515 Signature Gatherers Are Out in Force, and They're Being Told to Give People Few Details About Their Anti-Trans Ballot Initiative by Sydney Brownstone A ccording to the online resource guide for Just Want Privacy signature gatherers,...Show More Summary

Ride the Ducks Cites "Discriminatory" Law to Deny Relief to Families of Crash Victims

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A Century-Old Law Prevents Ride the Ducks Crash Victims from Recovering Damages by Ansel Herz R ide the Ducks, the tour company fined $308,000 by state regulators after one of its vehicles caused a fatal crash on Highway 99 last fall,...Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Pregnancy Derails Poly Bliss

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage My husband of six years and I have been dating a woman since February. She moved in with a friend a few doors down in October, and it took us to February to realize the attraction was mutual. She and my husband have always had a stronger connection than she and I; I am her first female relationship. Show More Summary

Donald Shows Off Ivanka Like a Glowing Modern Toy He Does Not Know How to Operate, Melania Thinks

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Christopher Frizzelle Ivanka and Melania Trump, photographed in New York City in April. lev radin / Shutterstock.com That's a line—"like a glowing modern toy that he did not know how to operate"—from a piece of fiction by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie that the New York Times Book Review just published today. Show More Summary

Don Shelton Will Take Over as The Seattle Times's Editor

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ana Sofia Knauf SEATTLE MUNICIPAL ARCHIVES Lots of local media news today! The Seattle Times announced today that Don Shelton, their current sports editor, will step up as the paper's editor. Shelton, who has worked at the paper for 29 years, will fill the role Kathy Best vacated in May. Show More Summary

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