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All the People Killed by Police in the United States This Year (So Far)

In February, police in Pasco gunned down Antonio Zambrano-Montes after he threw rocks in a parking lot. YouTube Wow. This interactive graphic put together by the Guardian is harrowing. Six hundred and sixty-nine people have been killed by police in the United States this year so far, 14 of them in Washington State. Show More Summary

Blabbermouth: Our Week-in-Review Podcast Talks to Nick Licata About Affordable Housing and Charles Mudede About Cops

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Episode 15 of our Stranger week-in-review podcast. (Now available on iTunes.) Seattle City Council member Nick Licata is on the show this week! He talks about what he's learned about the city over the course of five terms (this one being...Show More Summary

What Evil Lurks in The Stanford Prison Experiment?

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"So, uh... when's lunch?" During the closing credits of Kyle Patrick Alvarez's The Stanford Prison Experiment, we see a glimpse of the broader perspective that the film itself declines to show. Essentially a straightforward reenactment...Show More Summary

The Hilarity and Tragedy of I Am Chris Farley

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

In the land of the skunks, he who has half a nose is king. Watching Chris Farley still feels weird. Everyone's favorite era of Saturday Night Live tends to be the one they grew up with, and for me, that was the SNL of the mid-1990s,Show More Summary

10 Frames: Scenes from Cascadia NW Arts & Music Fest, the Rural Alternative to CHBP

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Two performers seek shelter from the rain. Brooklyn Benjestorf It may have rained all weekend in Granite Falls, but that did nothing to dampen spirits at the first annual Cascadia NW Arts & Music Festival. If anything, the gray skies...Show More Summary

Here's What Mayor Ed Murray Promises to Do to Fight Anti-LGBTQ Hate Crimes

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

After 25-year-old Rob B Taylor was attacked in Georgetown this spring, Mayor Ed Murray convened a task force on anti-LGBTQ hate crimes. Courtesy of Rob B Taylor This spring, after a rise in hate crimes against LGBTQ people in the city,...Show More Summary

We Asked 12 People at a Bernie Sanders Rally: Why Do You Support Bernie?

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Last night, Bernie 2016 organized a nationwide rally to support the candidate's presidential run. The campaign estimates that 100,000 supporters from every state in the union turned out at roughly 3,500 meetings, all of which were happening simultaneously. Show More Summary

Defeated on the Willamette, Shell Takes the Fight to the Courts

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The bridge was up around 7 a.m., but the Fennica went back to the dock. What's a multibillion-dollar energy giant to do when 13 mean activists in hammocks block its ship from pressing Arctic plunder? Ask the courts for help, apparently. After...Show More Summary

Slog Poll: What Does It Mean That Portland Was Able to Block Shell and Seattle Wasn't?

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Nice one, Portland. But what does your victory against Shell say ABOUT US? Dave Newman/Shutterstock Thirteen Greenpeace activists are currently dangling off the St. Johns Bridge in Portland, trying to block Shell's search for Arctic oil. Show More Summary

Virtual Reality Gaming Company Endeavor One Taps Local Electronic Music Label Hush Hush Records for Soundtracks

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Endeavor One's Tom Doyle wants people to "feel the exhilaration of bounding through" some of the world's major cities. Endeavor One, a new Seattle-based virtual reality gaming company composed of AAA developers, has tapped local label...Show More Summary

Savage Love: Girl Party

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

joe newton I have always wanted to have a girls-only sex party, but I'm not sure how I feel about actually organizing one. What's the etiquette if I do organize one myself? Do I need to provide the dildos for people's harnesses? Or just...Show More Summary

The Real Seattle Art Fair Is Out of Sight—As International Art Dealers Flood the City, 100 Local Artists Grab the Mic

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Out of Sight: Casey Curran rides the golden wave. GREG LUNDGREN "It would be criminal," said Greg Lundgren, Seattle's go-gettingest artist/impresario/glass-tombstone-maker/art-bar-proprietor, "not to try to do something with all this...Show More Summary

Puget Sound's Spiking Water Temperatures and Drought Show Us What Our Future Could Look Like

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Scientists say what's happening in Puget Sound this year is "unprecedented." SB The scientists who gathered at the water's edge at the Shilsole Bay Marina this morning kept repeating themselves: This year is really, really strange. Water temperatures in Puget Sound are four degrees higher than normal. Show More Summary

What the Beggar on Link Light Rail Means

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The suitcase enjoying all of that room to itself is owned by the balding man. Charles Mudede During a recent light-rail trip between Columbia City and Beacon Hill, a certain individual gave his stylish suitcase the space of three seats, and as a consequence a number of riders were left standing. Show More Summary

Powerful Seattle Talent in Emboldened, a New Play About Tragic Jazz Innovator Buddy Bolden

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Some of the cast of Emboldened. Playwright and star Reginald André Jackson reclines on the couch as legendary cornet player Buddy Bolden. Courtesy of Freehold Theatre Lab Before Louis Armstrong, before Jelly Roll Morton, there was Buddy...Show More Summary

These Planes Will Be in the Sky with the Blue Angels Tomorrow—But One's Just Sitting in Westlake Center Right Now

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

You can meet all of the tan, French pilots today at Westlake from noon to 2 p.m. Mary Seton You hear those Blue Angels in the sky? Well, starting around 12:11 p.m. tomorrow, they will be joined by these guys. Actually, these guys will precede the Blue Angels in tomorrow's show. Show More Summary

The Hidden Reason Behind Seattle's Skyrocketing Housing Costs

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Velo apartments in Fremont: Although the building was marketed as bike-friendly and has a bicycle incorporated into its logo, the developer waited until parking spaces went unused before it decided to build more bike storage. MALCOLM SMITH Seattle is in the midst of a housing crisis. Show More Summary

It's Not Just for Buyers: Here Are a Few Things I Definitely Want to See at Seattle Art Fair

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This is a spectacular five-foot-tall portrait by Alice Neel of her son. COURTESY OF DAVID ZWIRNER GALLERY There's no law against bad art in New York. So you never know what you're going to get with an art fair, even when there are plenty of big New York galleries showing up. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Mayor Murray Turns Against His Housing Committee, and Protesters Turn Back Shell Ship in Portland

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Mayor Ed Murray: Turning on his own affordable housing committee. Kelly O After More Than 10 Months of Process by an Affordable Housing Committee HE APPOINTED, and After Initially Supporting His Committee's Recommendations to Modestly...Show More Summary

Fact-Checking the Fight Against Campaign Finance Reform in Seattle

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

MAKING IT RAIN: Campaign finance reform Initiative 122, which will be on the fall ballot, seeks to give everyone in Seattle up to $100 in “democracy vouchers.” Opponents have a lot to say about the idea. Is any of it true? A couple weeks back, the Seattle City Council voted to send a new plan for campaign finance reform to the November ballot. Show More Summary

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