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An I Love TV™ Classic™ Column™... About Nipples!

Tom Welling is like 34 years old now (!!!), and his nips look like shit. Hey guys! I'm on vacation this week, so please enjoy this I Love Television™ classic from 2011, in which I talk waaaay too much about my nipples. Good luck! —Humpy In a week filled with crappy season finales, there's one TV show I hate—yet "hate" to see go. Show More Summary

Eight Photos from Yesterday's Port Meeting Protests

You can listen to the full meeting here. (Click on the audio tab.) Alex Garland It began, as all port commission meetings do, with a pledge of allegiance. Alex Garland And proceeded to more public testimony against parking Shell's Arctic drilling fleet at the port's Terminal 5. Show More Summary

Take Your Burning Rage from Yesterday's Traffic Mess and Fire It Toward Olympia

This was Seattle traffic yesterday. The red equals stop-and-go misery. It was like this for hours. SDOT Well, that was fun, wasn't it? Here's the Seattle Times on yesterday's traffic clusterfishfuck: A semitruck carrying a load of salmon...Show More Summary

March into APRIL: A User's Guide to the 2015 Authors, Publishers, and Readers of Independent Literature Festival

This year's lineup for the APRIL (Authors, Publishers, and Readers of Independent Literature) Festival is enticing, and larded with local talent. But before we go any further, do yourself a favor: Find $30 and hide it from yourself.Show More Summary

New Report Finds Slave-Caught Fish Permeate US Seafood Supply

I haven't seen Thai prawns for sale at a QFC since the slavery story broke last June. But according to a new investigation, slavery isn't limited to prawns. Brendan Kiley Remember the Thai slavery story last June? A Guardian investigation...Show More Summary

Crappy Frats, Creepy Racial Outreach, and the Transformation of Suge Knight into a Collapsing Crybaby

"Trust me. I'm almost as ethical as I am heterosexual." MONDAY, MARCH 16 This week of crappy frats, creepy racial outreach, and the wholesale transformation of Marion "Suge" Knight from a notoriously violent rap mogul into a continuously...Show More Summary

What Do Plastic Bags Want to Tell Their Makers?

This plastic bag wants to tell its maker, a New Yorker, something. Anna May Dutton A passage in Timothy Morton's Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World recently lead to my discovery of Ramin Bahrani's masterpiece...Show More Summary

Morning News: Protesters Pack the Port and Win Concessions on Shell Deal, Police Arrest Donut Shop Robbery Suspect

The #IdleNoMore movement's Olivia One Feather confronts Port of Seattle commissioners during a hearing on Tuesday. Alex Garland Protesters Packed the Port Again Yesterday: After almost two hours of public testimony, Port commissioners...Show More Summary

Washington Fire Chiefs Demand Transparency on Crude Oil Trains

Wayne Senter, executive director of the group Washington Fire Chiefs, has asked that the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway company reveal info about its crude oil routes by the end of next week. dragunov/Shutterstock Earlier thisShow More Summary

VOTE: What Should I Wear to Sakura-Con?

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The Decline of Western Civilization Gets Boxed!!

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Penelope Spheeris, excellent historian of rock decadence. s_bukley/Shutterstock.com WHOA! You guys, The Decline of Western Civilization, um, the trilogy, so like, all three of Penelope Spheeris's infamous rock and roll "lifestyle" documentaries—the...Show More Summary

Happy Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Spill. Here's Everything Wrong with the Seattle Times Backing Shell in Seattle.

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Seattle Times won a Pulitzer in 1990 for its investigative coverage of the lax safety standards that facilitated one of the worst man-made environmental disasters of our time. Why is the newspaper supporting a lease to host an Arctic...Show More Summary

Seattle Band Theoretics Beat Up Vangelis's "Blade Runner Opening Theme"

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seattle quintet Theoretics have remixed Vangelis's grandiloquent main theme for Ridley Scott's classic 1982 sci-fi film Blade Runner, bolstering the chugging rhythm with staunch backbeats and mostly dispensing with the first 90 or so seconds of atmosphere-setting and brass fanfares. Show More Summary

Attention Gertrude Stein Fans: Alice B. Toklas's Ghost Will Be at the Sorrento Tomorrow

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

That's Alice B. Toklas on the left, and Gertrude Stein on the right. Getty Images In this essay about Gertrude Stein two years ago, Rebecca Brown wrote, "I follow along when people talk and do my job and do not wander into traffic or get lost. Show More Summary

Not Your Hotwife

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Hotwifing came up in yesterday's SLLOTD... After my own affair I became a prostitute—with his befuddled blessing—but all of that is over. Now he wants me to be a hotwife. I want to be his sub. He has issues with being a Dom and I have...Show More Summary

Dave Montoure Drops Out of West Seattle Council Race

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Dave Montoure: The first candidate to drop out of the crowded race for a West Seattle council seat. Courtesy of Dave Montoure And now there are 10. Dave Montoure, who owns West 5 and last month joined the race for a city council seat...Show More Summary

Statewide Environmental Group Denounces Port Commissioner Bill Bryant's Comments on the Shell Deal

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Bill Bryant speaking at a tunnel project groundbreaking ceremony in 2012, after the Washington Conservation Voters endorsed his 2011 campaign. Washington State Department of Transportation Washington Conservation Voters endorsed port commissioner Bill Bryant for his 2011 election campaign. Show More Summary

Alison Stevenson Won't Suck Your Dick

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Alison Stevenson writes at Vice: I don't suck dick. That's the deal, plain and simple. I know this statement is sure to enrage heaps of men, and even women, who consider blowjobs a mandatory part of anyone's sexual repertoire. I totally get that. Show More Summary

Seattle Chefs, Restaurants, and Writers Named Finalists for James Beard Awards

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Willows Inn chef Blaine Wetzel is a finalist for Best Chef Northwest. The Stranger This morning the James Beard Foundation announced the finalists for its 2015 awards. Of the five finalists (well, technically seven, as two of the nominees...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Only Listens to Country Music Because 9/11

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

As if spending a Saturday night with Ted Cruz wasn't an awful enough prospect—you're going to spend that night listening to country music with Ted Cruz. Because 9/11. To paraphrase Quentin Crisp: "A lifetime of listening to country music...Show More Summary

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