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"Men Against Fire" Is the Best Episode in Black Mirror's Third Season

by Charles Mudede Brother to brother in the future of combat in Men Against Fire. Netflix Black Mirror is a British TV show that can be described as The Twilight Zone for our moment, the social network moment. The brain behind the series is Charlie Brooker, and the total number of episodes is twelve. Show More Summary

Newt Gingrich to Megyn Kelly: "You Are Fascinated With Sex"

by Rich Smith When Newt Gingrich dons his shit-eating grin you know the world just got worse for someone you love. Christopher Halloran / Human side dish and former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich got into a tiff with FOX News' Megyn Kelly yesterday. Show More Summary

Never Bring a Violin to a Baseball Bat Fight

by Dan Savage Ladies and gentleman and non-binarians: The Shirtless Violinist. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

The Morning News: New NBA Arena Plans, Lying Cops, and a Very Slow Walk to Protest Comcast

by Heidi Groover Can Chris Hansen build a new arena in Sodo without public bonding? ANDERM//Shutterstock A Plan to Build a New Arena without Public Money: Chris Hansen announced a new plan to build an NBA/NHL arena in Sodo without city bonding. Show More Summary

This Horrifying Election Cycle Means It's a Really Good Time to Live in a State with Legal Weed

This Horrifying Election Cycle Means It's a Really Good Time to Live in a State with Legal Weed by David Schmader A s I write this, the United States is slogging through a dark and damning season of political tawdriness roiling withShow More Summary

Guest Editorial: It’s Time to Move Forward on Pot Tourism in Washington State

by Logan Bowers The writers, who are members of the Cannabis Organization of Retail Establishments, say legalizing marijuana tourism and cannabis cafes like the one above could be an enormous economic opportunity for Washington state. Show More Summary

QUEER SCIENCE! Contagious Mouse Pain and the Not-So-Secret Secret Behind Gendered STEM Fields

by Sydney Brownstone This animal friend may make you question the nature of the self. CREATIVENATURE R.ZWERVER / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM As of this week, I'm taking over Science News. Henceforth, Science News will be known as QUEER SCIENCE!,...Show More Summary

The Stranger Endorses Jay Inslee for Governor

by Stranger Election Control Board Jay Inslee isn't exactly a rock-throwing, kayak-paddling, oligarchy-smashing progressive radical. But he is a solid Democrat who does his best to make change. And his Republican opponent, Bill Bryant,...Show More Summary

Free Will Astrology

For the Week of October 26 by Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21–April 19): I invite you to fantasize about what your four great-grandmothers and four great-grandfathers may have been doing on November 1, 1930. What? You have no idea how to begin? You don't even know their names? If that's the case, I hope you'll remedy your ignorance. Show More Summary

Savage Love

Seven Nights by Dan Savage I love my wife, but I have a lot of resentment, disappointment, and insecurity over our sex life. After four years of marriage, huge angst remains that I have yet to get a handle on. Right now, with kids and...Show More Summary

Union Contract Prevents Seattle Police from Firing Officer Who Lied About KIRO 7

by Ansel Herz Lora Alcantara was seen on dashcam video making up derogatory stuff about a KIRO news crew and remarking, "fucking negro." SPD KIRO 7 reports: A Seattle Police Department sergeant will not face punishment after lying about the actions of a KIRO 7 reporter and photographer. Show More Summary

Watch: Pussy Riot's New Video for "Straight Outta Vagina"

by EOD Editorial Board Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist punk band best known for making a political statement that resulted in prison time for two of their members, have released a new song, "Straight Outta Vagina," a catchy ode to "where...Show More Summary

Your Complete Guide to Lit Crawl 2016 in Seattle

Including Five Itineraries From Stranger Books Editor Rich Smith by Stranger Things To Do Staff This Thursday, October 27, is the fifth annual Lit Crawl, a free, five-hour event featuring more than 35 readings in four "phases" at different locations across Capitol Hill and downtown. Show More Summary

Vacation from the Law

One Detective's High Times on the Taxpayers' Dime by Ansel Herz T iffany Atwood had a pretty sweet assignment at the King County Sheriff's Office. As a "background detective," her job was to visit police departments around the country and evaluate prospective officers the sheriff was considering hiring. Show More Summary

Oasis Are Still Self-Mythologizing in the Documentary Supersonic

Noel and Liam Gallagher Are Still Bigging Up Oasis in the Documentary Supersonic by Sean Nelson I t's only fitting that a documentary about the mid-1990s rise of the British band Oasis should contain every cliché from the rock 'n' roll handbook. Show More Summary

Festival Fatigue?

Has Seattle Reached Peak Music Festival? Big Ones Thrive, but Niche Events Face Small Crowds and Market Saturation by Dave Segal E arlier this month, 1990s Northwest punk-pop darlings Hazel climbed onto the main stage at Macefield Music Festival for what one assumed would be a hotly anticipated reunion show... Show More Summary

Go See Roz and Ray, a Romantic Drama About AIDS Research

Go See Roz and Ray, a Romantic Medical Drama Set in the AIDS Era by Rich Smith S eattle-based playwright Karen Hartman's Roz and Ray features only two actors, but this quiet little medical drama in the Leo K. Theatre (running through...Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Erotic Novels Need New Home

by Dan Savage I was wondering if you knew of a place online where we can donate erotic graphic novels. We're moving across country and we can't take them all. We'd love to find them a good home. Thank you! Getting Realistic About Possessions Heaped In Car P.S. Show More Summary

Seattle Shakespeare Company and Director Kelly Kitchens Find Humor and Horror in Feminist Reading of Medea

Seattle Shakespeare Company and Director Kelly Kitchens Find Humor and Horror in Feminist Reading of Medea by Rich Smith Y ou might find that headline a little glib, but if you look around at the fire-colored elms and oaks around us, you'll see that the earth kills its darlings every year. Show More Summary

The Handmaiden Is Charged by Erotic Bodies

The Handmaiden Is Charged by Erotic BodiesRelated Film: Related Content: | by Charles Mudede T hese are my favorite vampire movies: The Hunger, Only Lovers Left Alive, and Thirst. The third film is distinct from the first two in three ways: It's Asian, it is about illness and not so much immortality, and it is erotic in a very visceral sense. Show More Summary

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