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Capitol Hill Developer Ted Schroth Arrested on Suspicion of Poisoning 123 Trees Because They Compromised His View

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Stock photo of dead tree. Philip Lange/Shutterstock Let's take a little trip in the wayback machine to 2007, back to when our lives were easy and carefree, the word "bro" was seldom heard, and ending every third sentence with "...isShow More Summary

Seattle Reacts to the FCC's Big Internet Freedom Decision

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Sabrina Roach and Inye Wokoma hold up the spiffy logo for the new "Upgrade Seattle" campaign at a recent launch event. Upgrade Seattle In the immortal words of former Republican Senator Ted Stevens, "the Internet is not a big truck."...Show More Summary

Savage Love: Sick and Easy

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Joe Newton I have been reading your column for years, Dan, and now I'm writing you for the first time to ask for a favor. I met this dude online in December and I felt like we had a good connection. He "dumped" me, though, because he was busy and was going through career shit and lived halfway across the country from me. Show More Summary

I'm the DJ, He's the Former Number-One Box-Office Star in the World: On Will Smith's Fall from Commercial Grace

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Will Smith in Focus. Will Smith. Not too many years ago, that was the biggest name in Hollywood. It sold nearly $6 billion in tickets worldwide, and domestically, it represented the only actor to have eight consecutive films that made more than $100 million at the box office. Show More Summary

We Have a New Baby Orca! It Looks Energetic!

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This isn't a photo of the new baby orca, but imagine this lil' calf with "unique orangish color on the white areas." Monika Wieland/Shutterstock Stop paying attention to those llamas. (Although, yes, we should all acknowledge this.)Show More Summary

It's Net Neutrality, Bitches

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

NYT: The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to regulate broadband Internet service as a public utility, a milestone in regulating high-speed Internet service into American homes. Tom Wheeler, the commission chairman, said the F.C.C. Show More Summary

The Macklash Is On: THEESatisfaction, Palaceer, and Raz Simone Take Aim at Seattle Hiphop’s Biggest Star

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Black feminist sci-fi self-care. A smidge past a half-decade and a couple iterations back, you may recall that there was a group of acts dubiously lumped together as the "third wave" of Seattle hiphop. I remember the knowing half-joke...Show More Summary

BREAKING: OF COURSE They Caught the Black Llama First

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

And OF COURSE there are no stock photos of black llamas. stockphoto mania/Shutterstock The Internets went nuts today over two llamas that escaped from somewhere in Arizona, leading police on a chase that was broadcast live by a helicopter. This...Show More Summary

More About the Architectural Gentrification of Seattle and How Afrocentric Design Principles Can Stop It

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A model by UW architecture student Michelle Kang shows her view of Union Street’s much larger, interconnected African American families being dispersed by smaller, isolated newcomer families. Courtesy of Sharon Sutton In my feature this...Show More Summary

Auditor: Reforming the Seattle Police Department Remains an "Aspirational Goal"

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Anne Levinson, the person in charge of auditing the SPD's system of handling police misconduct. Courtesy of Anne Levinson Anne Levinson is a former municipal judge who now audits the Seattle Police Department's accountability system....Show More Summary

Meet the Architect Behind "Born Again Bertha" (Who Once Designed a Bike Freeway Using Viaduct Parts)

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The guy behind Born Again Bertha is local architect and cool dad John Kennedy, pictured here at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear held by Jon Stewart, one of Kennedy's idols, in 2010. Myra Lara If you happened to walk through Pioneer...Show More Summary

THEE History: A Photographic Timeline of How THEESatisfaction Came to Be

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Stasia “Stas” Irons is born in Tacoma! Catherine “Cat” Harris-White learns how to wink in Hawaii. If you have no idea who THEESatisfaction are, then you must be very new to this town. But even if you are a recent inhabitant of the 206, Stasia "Stas" Irons and Catherine "Cat" Harris-White are by no means obscure or underground. Show More Summary

Why Was the Space Needle Just Named "Corporate Leader of the Year"?

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Space Needle, flying a flag in solidarity with another iconic Seattle business. MAT HAYWARD/Shutterstock The Space Needle, a tall-ish observation tower you may have noticed just about a mile or so northwest of the retail core, is the de facto logo for one of the most liberal cities in America. Show More Summary

Think the City Should Allow More Homeless Encampments? Go Tell 'Em Tonight!

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Tent encampments, the city's Human Rights Commission says, "help provide safety and reduce risk of harm." Kelly O Homelessness is on the rise in Seattle. People are dying by falling from illegal encampments perched dangerously perched above freeways. Show More Summary

Another State Legislator Takes on Trans Urinators

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Crooks and Liars: Texas State Representative Debbie Riddle, a woman frighteningly over-concerned with your genitals, filed a bill in the Texas House that says... ...anyone over the age of 13 in a public facility of “a gender that isShow More Summary

I Hope There Are More Threeways in Season Three of House of Cards; I Bet Kevin Spacey Does, Too

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'm excited enough about season three I could almost strangle a dog. Jaguar PS / Shutterstock.com Last night, I started rewatching the first season of House of Cards with a friend who had only seen the British version. I'd forgotten the American House of Cards begins with Kevin Spacey strangling a dog. Show More Summary

Nine Photos from Yesterday's Protest Over Race Relations at the University of Washington

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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A Last-Ditch Effort to Preserve the Heart of the Central District

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The owners of the block on the left want to sell. On the right, you can see the neighborhood already changing. KELLY O The intersection of 23rd and Union in the Central District has become the symbolic heart of the fight against gentrification in Seattle. Show More Summary

I Want You to Listen: Christian Petersen's Music-Oriented Visual Art

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Reminds me of the '90s fur coat phase! I was stoked to see local contemporary visual artist, designer, and former small bicycle cyclist (he now rides a full-sized "fancy" bike), Christian Petersen, getting a nice li'l nod for his album artwork via local arts & fashion blog, Vanguard Seattle; it's a short Q&A in The Artist's Way section. Show More Summary

Attention Professional Arts Journalists: We Have the Job You’ve Been Looking For

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

We're hiring. a6photo/Shutterstock Do you like writing? Are you smart? Do you know and love the arts (music/film/TV/performance/books/comics)? Do you know and love Seattle? Do you have professional experience that differentiates youShow More Summary

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