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The Yoga Studio That's Replacing a Black Christian Apparel Store in Columbia City

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The new studio does promise yoga for people of color. Charles Mudede Yoga is not new to Columbia City (the neighborhood already has two such businesses), and the gentrification of this racially diverse part of Seattle is quite honestly old news. Show More Summary

Why Doesn't Seattle Know About Black Box Festival, the SIFF for Art People?

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Pierre Huyghe’s ‘Untitled (Human Mask)’ 2014: To create this video, the French artist filmed the actual macaque waitress, Fuku-chan, where she works, a restaurant north of Tokyo. Black Box Festival brought this stunning new video toShow More Summary

Morning News: Union Leader Brushes Off Shell Protests As a "Nuisance," First Hill Streetcar Begins Testing on Capitol Hill

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The #PaddleInSeattle? For some, it's just a nuisance, nothing more. Ansel Herz Kayaktivsts Are a "Nuisance" to Tug Boat Workers: Gail McCormick, the head of the Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific, says his union's tug boaters are involved...Show More Summary

SIFF Notes 2015: All the Films You Must, Should, and Might Want to See Today, Wed. May 20

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Villa Touma: Why so glum, chum? Screening sold out? Week one of the 41st Annual Seattle International Film Festival was a a blur of galas, epics, indies, and chit chat all over the damn place. But now that you’ve got your c legs (it obviously stands for “cinema”) It’s time to hunker down to week two. Show More Summary

Good Morning—Oh Hey Look, It's the Most Beautiful Stranger Cover of All Time

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

N. Scott Trimble / Greenpeace Here's the kayak piece. Here's the piece about maternity leave. And here's the personal essay about sexting. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Speeding Locomotives, Self-Possessed Newscasters, and Seattle Rises Up Against Shell Oil

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Senator Bernie Sanders is shockingly sane. MARK WILSON / THINKSTOCK MONDAY, MAY 11 This week of speeding locomotives, self-possessed newscasters, and a heartening protest against a Northwest threat kicked off with a largely unremarkable...Show More Summary

Boring Report: The Capitol Hill Light Rail Station's Glowing

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

In other news, it's 9 pm and still light out. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

In Music News: Starbucks and Spotify Join Forces, While Sony's Leaked Contract Shows Huge Spotify Advances

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

All your baristas are now DJs, but don't worry. Your coffee will still taste terrible. mangpor2004 / Shutterstock.com • Starbucks is going to be turning its baristas into Spotify DJs. Yesterday, the two companies announced a partnership that will take place in more than 7,000 locations of the coffee franchise. Show More Summary

Mayor Murray Lobbies John Kerry on Somali Remittance Crisis

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Mayor Ed Murray talked to John Kerry about the Somali remittance crisis yesterday. Kelly O Mayor Ed Murray met with Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday during the Secretary’s visit to Seattle. As promised, the mayor took the opportunity...Show More Summary

Seattle-Area Teachers Walked Out in Huge Numbers Today Over Lack of Funding for Schools

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

No, The Stranger didn't buy a helicopter or use a drone. Photographer Alex Garland snapped this shot from the Space Needle of teachers and their supporters gearing up to march through downtown today. Alex Garland Thousands of teachers...Show More Summary

Why Is Shell So Bent On Losing Money in Arctic Drilling?

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Is the Arctic drill platform nothing more than a big middle finger to Seattle? Sydney Brownstone There is another huge problem with Shell's plan to drill for oil in the Arctic: The whole project—which is expensive, very risky, and politically controversial—is likely to lose lots of money for a long time and may never even be profitable. Show More Summary

The Port Turned John Kerry Away from Seattle Because of Shell Protests

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I mean, who wants to be near this guy (or gal, can't tell)? Right? Alex Garland Because of kayaktivist protests against Shell, the Port of Seattle turned Secretary of State John Kerry away from Seattle when he came to town to talk about...Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: You're Dating a Clown. Deal With It.

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Originally posted on July 20, 2011. I'm a 24-year-old female living in London, where I have just finished a degree in circus arts. I'm in a relationship with a great guy. The problem is that while I have had long- and short-term relationships before, he hasn't, and he can be very emotionally needy. Show More Summary

Los Angeles Is Raising Its Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Who wouldn't want to live here? Los Angeles / Shutterstock We're getting word that the sprawling, water-starved, asphalt-covered hellhole known as Los Angeles is raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour. The Los Angeles City Council...Show More Summary

In Writing News: Hemingway Punches Poet in the Face, Obama Takes a Jab at Bill Clinton Over Twitter

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Go ahead. Punch me. I'm a fucking bronze statue. 360b / Shutterstock.com • Did you know that Ernest Hemingway punched modernist poet Wallace Stevens in the face? The setting: Key West, 1936. At a party, Stevens makes Hemingway’s sister cry by calling Hemingway “a sap, no man.” Hemingway and Stevens step outside. Show More Summary

A Ton of New Restaurants Are Opening in Seattle This Year

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Another Nate's Wings and Waffles: One of many Seattle restaurants opening later this year. Kelly O Seattle has a slew of new restaurants set to open in 2015. Here's a quick rundown of what to expect in the coming months. Coming SoonShow More Summary

The Unnerve of It All—Colin Dawson's Spooky New Daisy Heroin Video

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Tenet: "a psychedelic experience erupting from the womb of the digital void." Stickers guitarist Colin Dawson returns in his Daisy Heroin audio/visual guise for a subliminally spooky trip into the hidden corners of your subconscious—on some questionable magic mushrooms. Show More Summary

Don't Worry, Kathleen, Drones Are Not Allowed in Seattle Parks. (I Found Out the Hard Way.)

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A drone above a "grassy field" in Seattle. Which is NOT ALLOWED if the grassy field is in a Seattle park. Amehime / Shutterstock.com Kathleen's understandably pissed that her glorious Sunday picnic in Magnuson Park was interrupted by drones. Show More Summary

Magnuson Park Picnic Interrupted by Loud, Motorized Mosquitos—Which Turned Out to Be Drones

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This looks like a really peaceful scene, right? KR Last Sunday was a beautifully glorious day in Seattle, and my boyfriend and I decided to enjoy it by having a picnic at Magnuson Park. We weren’t the only ones who had that idea. Soon, we were joined by families with kites, couples with dogs, Frisbee-throwers, and guitar-players. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Today's Teacher Protests, Drones, and the City's Enforcement Action Against Shell

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Garfield High School teacher Jesse Hagopian was pepper-sprayed by Seattle police after speaking at MLK Day earlier this year. Today, Garfield High School teachers will be striking over lack of public education funding from the state legislature. Show More Summary

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