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GQ Has a Piece Up About Stephen Colbert That's Pretty Amazing

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

He's amazing. His life story is enough to make you cry. Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com If your esteem for Colbert isn't already through the roof, read this piece in GQ. There are all kinds of interesting things in it: his take on people calling him influential, his take on moralism, his analogy that late-night TV shows are just like Chopped. Show More Summary

R.E.M.'s Chronic Town is as Old as Jesus (and Twice as Real)

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Happy birthday, Chronic Town If you are a sentimental sucker for rock anniversaries, today is a pretty good one. WHEREAS on the 24th day of August in the year of our lord 1982, the Athens, GA rock band R.E.M. released its debut EP, Chronic...Show More Summary

Did Subway's Former Pitchman Hurt Diary of a Teenage Girl at the Box Office?

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Bel Powley and Alexander Skarsgård in Marielle Heller's Diary of a Teenage Girl Sony Pictures Diary of a Teenage Girl, which is based on an autobiographical graphic novel of the same name by Phoebe Gloeckner, had its widest release, 69 theaters, this weekend and made a total of $180,000. Show More Summary

I Went to the Hugo Awards in Spokane This Weekend. Here's What I Saw.

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Would haters hijack the Hugos? The INB Performing Arts Center in Spokane was more Doctor Who shirts than evening gowns on Saturday night, but most people had at least put on their nice pants. This is as fancy as speculative fiction gets. Show More Summary

Octopuses Are Not Aliens—Nick Lane's New Book Explains Why

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

You worship DNA; Nick Lane worships ATP. WIDE-EYED ENTERTAINMENT LTD. On August 14, a writer for Geek.com, Meredith Placko, posted a story with this headline: "Scientists Declare That Octopuses Are Basically Aliens." If you have a Facebook account, you certainly saw this headline in your news feed. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Restaurants Around the Country Copying Seattle, Wildfires Still Raging, Stock Market Going Crazy

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seattle restauranteur Renee Erickson is in the New York Times business section today. Kelly O The Walrus and the Carpenter, Ivar's, and Canlis Are in the New York Times This Morning: In a piece about restaurants across the country going tipless. Show More Summary

Seattle to Get Seven New "Hyperlocal" Low-Power Radio Stations

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A pop-up radio station at Seattle's downtown library. Low power to the people! BPT Community activists in Seattle have been working to create low-power FM radio stations for the past two years, and success is in sight: Seven local stations...Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Flirtation, Innocent and Otherwise

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'm coming to you because your sage advice makes me trust that you can help me out. I'm a straightish, pregnant 33-year-old in Colorado. I've been married for two years and with my husband for six. Here's my dilemma/issue: my husband and I seem to have very different ideas about male/female friendship boundaries. Show More Summary

The Future Will Recognize The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet as Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Best Film After Amélie

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet will most likely not be properly appreciated by the audiences and critics of its time. This is a movie that’s destined for future glory. Maybe two or so decades from now, it will be recognized asShow More Summary

Authorized Doc Listen to Me Marlon Offers a Privileged View of Brando's Thought Process (and Penis)

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse." Documentaries engineered by a subject's estate deserve a dose of skepticism. Access to rare materials is no small thing, but complete artistic control tends to make for better art. In...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Will Get the Nomination, Say Most Republicans in New Poll

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Republicans take another step toward fulfilling the Democrats' dream of a Trump nomination. a katz / Shutterstock.com A recently released Rasmussen poll shows that 57 percent of likely Republican voters think that Trump will snag the nomination, the Hill reports. Show More Summary

The President of the Seattle Police Union Believes the Obama Administration Has Created a "War on Cops"

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Ron Smith, president of the Seattle Police Officers' Guild, speaks to reporters on Wednesday. Alex Garland This is some pathetic news right here. Ron Smith, the veteran Seattle cop who represents about 1,200 Seattle police officers as...Show More Summary

Port Commission Candidate Goodspaceguy Thinks Airport Workers Making $15 an Hour Is "Terrible"

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Goodspaceguy attended a July 14 port commission meeting to declare his opposition to the minimum wage. Port of Seattle When port commission candidate Goodspaceguy responded this morning to my request for comment on the Washington State...Show More Summary

Drunk of the Week: You Got Time to Lean, You Got Time to Clean!

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Leroy, star of this week's Drunk of the Week, was photographed while he cleaned the backstage area of Chop Suey in the best housekeeping uniform I've ever seen! What's the weirdest thing you've ever worn to clean the house? Leroy, of Australian band Gooch Palms Kelly O Kelly O Kelly O [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

The Guardian Trolls Its Own Interview with Jonathan Franzen Before Anyone Else Gets the Chance

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Guardian has offered the clickbait hot take of its own interview with Jonathan Franzen, the entirety of which will be published tomorrow, really taking the wind out of the sails of sanctimonious bloggers around the world. Screenshot Had...Show More Summary

Is Legalization Really Responsible for More Car Crashes?

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

People lined up to buy marijuana when it was legalized last year. The Stranger Yesterday, state traffic-safety officials released some alarming-sounding news: In 2014, the year recreational pot stores opened for business in Washington,...Show More Summary

Last Night Boots Riley and Friends Talked Bullets, Love, Music, Class, and Public Enemy. The Coup Plays Tonight.

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Geo, Boots Riley, Jesse Hagopian, and Kimya Dawson last night at the UW Bookstore. JG Have you ever been near a gun going off? You have no choice, said Boots Riley. You have to run. Riley grew up first in Detroit, then in Oakland. He was a radical activist, along with his family, before he was the rapper he's known as now. Show More Summary

Yadesa Bojia Designed a Flag That Once Hung Behind Muammar el-Qaddafi. Now He Designs Menus for Some of Seattle's Ethiopian Restaurants.

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Yadesa Bojia, who was born in Ambo, Ethiopia, has provided his services as a designer and events coordinator to a new class of ambitious Ethiopian restaurateurs. JENNIFER RICHARD Here is one connection between Seattle and former Libyan dictator Muammar el-Qaddafi: Yadesa Bojia. Show More Summary

An Evolutionary Explanation for Why Humans Can't Resist Seal Pups

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seal pups are sensory traps. Tim Saxon/Shutterstock As Sydney Brownstone's story "Hey Seattleites, Stop Trying to "Save' Seal Pups" explains, humans have a powerful weakness for the eyes and general cuteness of seal pups. This attraction is all the more crippling when the seal appears to have been abandoned on some beach. Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: Nine Ways to Be a White Ally in the Fight Against Institutional and Structural Racism

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

There were mixed reactions from the crowd watching Black Lives Matter activists interrupt Bernie Sanders in Seattle. Sydney Brownstone When two #BlackLivesMatter activists disrupted a rally where Bernie Sanders was speaking, it pushed...Show More Summary

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