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Sex and Cousins in The Automatic Hate

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Davis Green is the only son of his father Ronald and, as far as Davis knows, Ronald was an only son. But when Alexis Green shows up at Davis’s door claiming to be his cousin, he is drawn to her, and together they are drawn to the smoldering...Show More Summary

No Need To Keep Making Jokes About the Moon Juice Empress's Food Diary...

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This is feldspar. vvoe/Shutterstock ...for Julieanne Smolinski has bested your meager attempts. Breakfast is the same thing, every day: denuded feldspar. I soak it overnight in Mexican creek foam to create a pudding, which I suck from a vinegar-soaked sponge. Show More Summary

10 Places to Watch the Super Bowl That Are Better Than Your House

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Watch the game somewhere where they'll pour your beer for you. Africa Studio / Shutterstock Just because the Seahawks aren't in the Super Bowl doesn't mean you can't watch the game. If you don't have a TV or a planned place to watchShow More Summary

U.S. Military Releases Photos of Detainees Abused in American Wars

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

One of 198 images released by the Defense Department today, with no context or explanation. US Military The Intercept reports: The Pentagon today released 198 photos related to its investigations into abuse of detainees by U.S. forces...Show More Summary

Someone Marked Up All the Proofreading Errors in a New Magazine Called Ville and Sent It to Us

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Sent by priority mail, no less. Christopher Frizzelle Here is the magazine that was enclosed. I can't believe someone paid $6.45 to send this to us. Christopher Frizzelle I flipped it open and, to my surprise, I have heard of the people associated with this magazine. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz's Secret Longings

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"You know that 'TrusTed' logo?" asks Hlinko at DailyKos. "The one with TRUS and TED merged, yet separated via different colors? Turns out that when you Google 'TRUS,' the logo at once becomes hilarious and hilariously appropriate." And... Show More Summary

Senate Republicans Just Kicked Out Lynn Peterson, the State's Head of Transportation

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Lynn Peterson has been the head of the Washington State Department of Transportation since 2013. WSDOT The Republican-controlled state senate used their majority to deny a confirmation of Washington State Department of Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson this afternoon. Show More Summary

The Pride (and Prejudice and Zombies) of Jane Austen

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Heading into Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, there are only two things you're dying to see: Mr. Darcy and zombies. The more the better (especially of the Darcy variety). Well, good news for all you empire waistoids—this adaption of Seth Grahame-Smith's 2009 parody novel of Jane Austen's classic is playing with a full deck of whist cards. Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: Ethics Law to Stop the Politician-Lobbyist Revolving Door Dies in Olympia

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A bipartisan effort quietly killed a bill that would have "slowed down our state's revolving door," says State Senator Reuven Carlyle. Lisa Von Biela/Shutterstock It’s disappointing to report that bipartisanship broke out in OlympiaShow More Summary

Why Americans Will No Longer Be Able to Afford to Live in American Cities

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"Dah-ling, I love you but give me Park Avenue." alexpro9500/shutterstock.com It's all connected. Stocks and bonds are not making the kind of returns the rich want. The global economy is not growing fast enough. Large sections of it are not growing at all. Show More Summary

Last-Minute Plans: 34 Cheap & Easy Things To Do This Weekend

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Culture Club Cheese Bar will be serving up $5 plates of delicious, melted raclette on Sunday. CHRISBM / SHUTTERSTOCK It's almost the weekend—do you know what you're doing yet? If not, there are still lots of cheap and easy things to do that require very little advance planning. Show More Summary

I, Anonymous: It Wasn't Me, It Was You

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

STEVEN WEISSMAN I was wicked shitty and crazy to you. It sucks, and I'm sorry and embarrassed. I think about it often, and I've come up with some reasons I couldn't admit the ongoing stuff with your ex was about you, not about me being unworthy. Show More Summary

This Week on a Very Special Blabbermouth: Eli Sanders Discusses His New Book, While the City Slept

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

We don't like to talk about it too much, but ELI WROTE A BOOK! Substitute host (Stammerin') Sean Nelson interviews regular Blabbermouth host Eli Sanders about Sanders’s splendid new book, While the City Slept (Viking, $28), which tells...Show More Summary

On 911 Response Times, Seattle Police Have Been "Messing With the Numbers"

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Police have been "messing with the numbers" when it comes to 911 response times. City of Seattle For years, the SPD has been artificially lowering its purported response time to 911 calls—telling the public that police were meeting their goal of arriving on the scene in an average of seven minutes. Show More Summary

What the Fight Over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Tells Us About the Trans-Pacific Partnership

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I must begin this review with a confession. I had no idea that many of the chickens sold in supermarkets in the United States have been bathed in chlorine. I know all about hormone-enhanced beef and genetically tricked veggies. But somehow...Show More Summary

Tonight on TV: HBO's New Animated Show Animals

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

For those who like their animation on the darker side, you might want to check out HBO's Animals (debuting tonight, Feb 5, at 11:30 pm). Created by Mike Luciano and Phil Matarese (and helped along by the Duplass brothers), Animals features...Show More Summary

Dirty Bernie: The Phone Sex Hotline Where You Can Spank Whatever Kind of Monkey You Have with the Only Candidate Who Doesn't Use a Super PAC

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

On this episode, everybody's favorite democratic-socialist confronts a Bernie Bro. Mike Force This week, Dirty Bernie takes a whack at a Bernie Bro who calls up from his mother's basement in Iowa City. The Bro is fresh from a night of hard caucusing, and the red state's uncertain results have left him with a case of blue balls. Show More Summary

For the First Time in Years, the Seahawks Will Not Be Playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Super Bowl is on Sunday. As you know. EQRoy / Shutterstock.com For the first time in literally years (two, literally, two years) the Seahawks will not be playing in the Super Bowl. Instead we get the Carolina Panthers and the Denver...Show More Summary

Erin Pike Performs Only the Women’s Parts from the Most-Produced Plays in America, and It’s Brilliant

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The 11 most-produced plays in America are the source material for the dramatic collage That'swhatshesaid, written by Courtney Meaker. Erin Pike, above, performs every part herself. Tim Summers Erin Pike stands onstage and apologizes for over a minute. Show More Summary

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