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

3 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

3 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

The Morning News: The Seattle Times Editorial Board Reacts to Shell, Fremont Restaurant Owner Reacts to Black Brunch

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Highly inappropriate. (This is an image of the Kulluk, Shell's problem-plagued Arctic drilling rig from last season, grounded on a butt.) LOGINOVA ELENA/SHUTTERSTOCK; US COAST GUARD The Seattle Times Editorial Board Thinks Hosting an...Show More Summary

Seattle Has the Fast Growing Rich in the US

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A view of Seattle's one percent. Charles Mudede A post by the Brookings Institution makes the important and easily overlooked point that one of the leading social problems of our day, the problem of inequality, and a problem which was...Show More Summary

The Fate of Light Rail in Seattle Hinges on a Hearing This Week in Olympia

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Imagine all the people... actually able to get around and get their shit done. Sound Transit Imagine a light rail network connecting Ballard, West Seattle, Everett, and Tacoma to the heart of Seattle. Imagine hopping a train to any of those places, instead of trying to plan around hours of traffic-choked roadways. Show More Summary

This Salt-N-Peppa/Stooges Mashup Has Got Me Fucking Grinning

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Well, paint me with peanut butter and stab my chest with a broken drum stick! This mid-oughties 2 Many DJ's mashup of Salt-N-Pepa's pop classic "Push It" and the Stooges anti-pop classic "No Fun" has got me fucking grinning! Had I heard...Show More Summary

Bartender Crush: Adam at Rabbit Hole

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Brooklyn Benjestorf Name: Adam Where: Rabbit Hole Buy Him A Shot Of: "Tequila—hands down," Adam says. Ask Him to Make You A: Manhattan. "I make a pretty kickass variation on a Manhattan with cardamom bitters, a Scotch rinse, Carpano Antica, and a toasted orange peel. Show More Summary

Let the State Know How You Feel About Toxic Chemicals in the Water (By Midnight Tonight!)

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A leader of the Seattle Human Rights Commission wants you to tell the state how you feel about water pollution regulations, ASAP. Levi Hastings Back in July, I wrote: Washington State has two choices: a 10-times-higher rate of cancer among its population, particularly those who eat a lot of fish, or a bedraggled economy. Show More Summary

Vera Project Appoints Tim Lennon as New Executive Director

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Tim Lennon hopes to expand on Vera Project's arts and music legacy. The Vera Project has appointed Tim Lennon as executive director. He will start in that role in April. "I am honored and excited to be on board," Lennon said in an email interview. Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Irreconcilable Differences

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

So my hubby and I have been together 20 years. The messages have been mixed. He's attracted to women much older than myself and much closer in age to him—we have a 20 year age difference—and he's also attracted to men. He had a terrible...Show More Summary

The Walking Dead Chitty-Chat Club: Rick Grimes, Goodwill Ambassador

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Hey, did you guys catch last night's episode of The Walking Dead? Ummmm... I don't think Obama's gonna nominate Rick for any ambassador posts anytime soon! Let's talk more about it, okay? My spoiler-filled recap follows the jump, and as always, I'd love to hear your opinion. Show More Summary

I, Anonymous: No, I Won't Call the Cops for You

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

steven weissman When you texted asking me to call the cops for you, I didn't call them—on purpose. I didn't do anything except bite my finger and listen to what was going on upstairs and feel like shit. You managed to call the police yourself. Show More Summary

What Is "Clickbait"?

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Walk me through it. I'm a fish, I see shiny object, I go for it... Fishhook/Shutterstock I don’t understand what "clickbait" is. I thought I understood but now everyone's using the word in so many different ways I don't understand anymore. Show More Summary

A Reason Why a Young Somali American Might Join ISIS

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Young American, Abdi Nur, looking like a rock star in an unhappy part of the world. Charles Mudede One reason a young American might join ISIS, and a very important reason, is he/she might get on the cover of the New York Times! This...Show More Summary

Full Leaked Audio of Port Commissioner Bill Bryant Mocking Seattleites and Spilling Details About the Shell Deal

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Port commissioner Bill Bryant (left) made comments mocking Seattleites and The Stranger at a recent meeting of the Evergreen Republican Women's Club—and we now have the full audio of his remarks. Ann Anderson On Sunday, we posted excerpts...Show More Summary

The NCAA Tournament in Seattle: A Day-Two Rundown

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The state flag of Iowa, a place full of losers on Sunday. Iowa flag/Shutterstock I know very little about Iowa. I've driven through the state three times. I assume both the University of Iowa and Northern Iowa University are located there. Show More Summary

Amy Schumer at the Emerald Queen Casino Saturday Night

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Amy Schumer: It's not all coprophilia anymore A touching little moment happened in the unlikeliest place last night. Comedian/actress Amy Schumer performed a set of new-and newish material a the Emerald Queen Casino’s I-5 Showroom—or, as she referred to it, “an airplane hangar” at “the Emerald Something Casino"—for an over-capacity crowd. Show More Summary

City Council Will Consider Letter Asking Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to Reject Arctic Drilling

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Seattle city council will soon decide whether to sign a letter urging Jewell to "seriously consider the impacts to Seattle, the interconnected Pacific Ocean ecosystem, and the planet as you make decisions about oil and gas drilling...Show More Summary

Why Much of Poor Black Africa Is Already in the Future

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kudzani Moswela in Pumzi, an important black African Afrofuturist work. Focus Features The bulk of what's interesting in the Guardian's post on the current wave of black African Afrofuturism (which must be distinguished from black American...Show More Summary

The Morning News: Port Commissioner Mocks Seattleites in Leaked Audio, Starbucks to Stop #RaceTogether

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Baristas no longer have to push #RaceTogether. weedezign/Shutterstock.com Starbucks Baristas No Longer Have to Write “Race Together” on Cups: The company insists the end of the campaign has nothing to do with all the controversy. However,...Show More Summary

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