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The Silent-Reading Party Is Tonight! With Live Music from 6 pm to 8 pm

Ahhhhh. The air-conditioned Fireside Room. Courtesy of Sorrento Hotel Wow, it's so bright outside. Obnoxiously bright. If you tried to read a book outside after work today, you'd get a headache. The contrast alone. Black writing on a white page—no thanks. Show More Summary

Don't Get Too Drunk to Register to Vote This Week!

Eli went to a Fourth of July parade in western Montana once. This could be us IF YOU REGISTER TO VOTE BY JULY 6. Eli Sanders Citizens! Are you staring longingly out the window, waiting for a Fourth of July weekend in which you can play...Show More Summary

Chiho Aoshima's 64-Foot-Long Animation Reinvigorates Japanese Neo-Pop

'TAKAAMANOHARA’ (2015): This is only a freeze-frame, from a distance. The imagery moves constantly, and you can never take it all in. INSTALLATION VIEW OF “CHIHO AOSHIMA: REBIRTH OF THE WORLD,” 2015, ASIAN ART MUSEUM, SEATTLE ARTWORK©CHIHO AOSHIMA/KAIKAI KIKI CO., LTD. Show More Summary

After Developer Gets $3 Million Break on Housing Fee, Mike O'Brien Calls for Audit of City Planning Department

After the city's planning department charged a developer less than it should have in affordable housing fees, Council Member Mike O'Brien wants an audit of the department. Alex Garland Labor and housing advocates gathered with city council...Show More Summary

Ramiro's Place Apartments Offers Affordable Housing Option on Capitol Hill

On the plus side, it's only 52 cents per square inch. July Fool's! Sorry, I know microapartmentalizationizing is old news, but still. STILL! Pretty cool that they got Bruce Willis to star in their orientation video, though: Also: The name of the rental company is Karma Residential. Show More Summary

62 People Killed by Police in the Past 30 Days

The policing of America looks like a battlefield. AstroStar/Shutterstock According to study conducted by the Washington Post, a total of 462 people have been shot and killed by the police in 2015. We have five more months left in the year. Show More Summary

The Morning News: State Government Avoids Shutdown, Jay Inslee Signs a Budget Into Law Just Before Midnight

The state government: Still running this morning. Governor's Office "Twenty-One Minutes to Spare": So said State Senator Jim Hargrove after Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a $38.2 billion budget just before midnight, narrowly avoiding a shutdown of state government. Show More Summary

Health Care, Marriage Equality, and A-Plus Presidenting

MARK DAVIS / THINKSTOCK MONDAY, JUNE 22 This week of affordable health care, marriage equality, and an American president at the top of his game kicked off in California, where today a superior court judge struck down the Sodomite Suppression...Show More Summary

Federal Judge, Decrying Local Attempts to "Grab Power," Says He's the Boss of Police Reform (And It's Going Well)

Police chief Kathleen O'Toole, center in white jacket, listens while Judge James Robart holds forth about the SPD's reforms. Ansel Herz If you like big declarations from on high, then I have good news for you: James Robart, a 68-year-old...Show More Summary

District Date: Driving Around Southeast Seattle with Bruce Harrell, Then Listening to His Opponent Complain About Him

“People don’t pay attention to some of the stuff Bruce Harrell has done," says Bruce Harrell about Bruce Harrell. Kelly O I’m sitting on the sidelines of a basketball game with Council Member Bruce Harrell, the squeak of tennis shoes echoing in the community center gym. Show More Summary

Against the Odds, Summit Block Party Will Happen August 22

Many people thought Summit Hill Block Party was history after the Summit Inn—its operational base—was sold last year, but the event is happening after all, on August 22. 17 acts representing a healthy cross-section of Seattle's underground...Show More Summary

The Bozos in Olympia Have Killed the Bill to Increase Funding for Washington Filmmaking

Enough with Olympia, let's focus on this place. Photo by Chris Hadfield/NASA Washington Filmworks has announced that SB 6027 (the bill to expand the incentive fund for film production in Washington from $3.5 million to $10 million a year) "was not included in the final budget" of the state legislature. Show More Summary

We Are Now Your One-Stop Shop for Things to Do During Capitol Hill Block Party

This picture is from last year's CHBP, but the song remains the same, jean shorts-wise. Kelly O To the tune of "Ready or Not" by the Fugees: Like it or not, here it comes, it's going to find you and make you want it: Capitol Hill Block Party, 2015 edition. Show More Summary

You're Getting an Extra Second Today, Don't Waste It

Neil deGrasse Tyson is a giver. Helga Esteb/Shutterstock Neil deGrasse Tyson, friendly astrophysicist extraordinaire, has informed us via Facebook that the minute of 4:59 p.m. Pacific Time will have 61 seconds in it. Why is this happening!? He explains: Today marks the 26th time a Leap Second will be added to the calendar. Show More Summary

It's Heeeerrrreeee. Apple Music Has Launched. (On the Very Last New Music Tuesday.)

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

They've got The Chronic! No update on that new Dre album though. Today is the day. You can now add Apple Music to your list of potential streaming services. It's available on all iOS devices, and there's a desktop app for you PCs users. Show More Summary

Dylann Roof and His Fascination with a Seattle-Based White Power Group

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A man photographed at a Seattle ferry terminal two days after the Charleston shooting. Jay Trinidad As the internet has learned by now, alleged Charleston shooter Dylann Roof seems to have drawn some violent, racist inspiration fromShow More Summary

Dawn Cerny, 2015 Stranger Genius Award Nominee in Visual Art

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

“Get a bigger rape whistle.” Kelly O Makes: Prints, paintings, sculptures, jokes, and performances. Uses: Words, glitter, paper soldiers, tissues, and animal claws reaching hilariously into the frame. Has: A sense of humor that's pointed...Show More Summary

Surrounded by Protesters, Chris Christie Announces Run for Presidency

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

As we have been anticipating for days, Chris Christie, formerly a Republican favorite, currently a wannabe comeback kid, has finally stood behind a lectern at his alma mater, Livingston High School, and announced his run for the presidency. Show More Summary

Naked Bike Ride Drama in Portland: Nude Roller Skater vs. Homophobes

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

As the crowd gathered on Saturday night at Col. Summers Park in anticipation of the annual World Naked Bike Ride—not everyone in attendance were there to have a good time. Photographer Aaron Wessling was on the scene and witnessed a dust-up between a couple of homophobic/nude-hating Christians and the WNE crowd. Show More Summary

Elliott's and Ivar's Reopen, Pike Place Market Breaks New Ground, Ernest Loves Agnes Will Replace the Kingfish Cafe

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The new Ivar's Acres of Clams: It only cost $20 million. Ivar's Elliott’s Oyster House and Ivar’s Acres of Clams Reopen This Week After being closed for nine months due to the city’s seawall construction project, two of Seattle’s biggest...Show More Summary

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