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Listen Here: Olympia's Own Strange Wilds

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Strange Wilds' debut album Subjective Concepts is out July 24 via Sub Pop. Finally, it's Friday. And sure, I could go kick my feet up and try to relax after a hectic week of work. But then what would I do with all this excess stressShow More Summary

Go to Ballard's Stoneburner for a Tropical Cocktail Without the Kitsch

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

At Stoneburner, you can enjoy tropical cocktails without a side of kitsch. Beth Crook While working on this week's review of Hotel Albatross in Ballard, I found myself deep in a confusing black hole of tiki drinks. Tiki, born in 1933...Show More Summary

The Gay, Life-Affirming, Gun-Controlling Art of Christopher Buening

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

'HUNTER' The guy in this is probably six inches tall, and made of ceramic. He's just called 'Hunter," but this dog won't hunt. ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF THE ARTIST Seattle artist Christopher Buening's show at Gallery4Culture was called Hunter Back then, as now, Buening genuinely wanted to gather objects together. Show More Summary

Don't Worry, Bigots! You're Still on Top

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Chill out, bigots. It's not like they're replacing the stars and bars with the rainbow. lazyllama/Shutterstock Dear Bigots, I know, I know, I know, you've had a bad week. Your flag's coming down. You can't even buy one at Walmart anymore. Show More Summary

Yussef El Guindi, 2015 Stranger Genius Award Nominee in Literature

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Surprisingly emotional. Kelly O Has a friend who describes being an “ethnic” playwright as: “A kiss and a slap.” Had to turn down PhD offers at Stanford and Yale: Because he needed a job to get a green card. Begins writing a new play...Show More Summary

Police Reports Illustrated: Sticking It To The Man

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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SAM Invokes New Spirits in the Ambitious Exhibition Disguise: Masks and Global African Art

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Zina Saro-Wiwa, proving them wrong when they say masks are too heavy for women’s heads. COURTESY OF SEATTLE ART MUSEUM The rippling hide of a cow splashed across the wall at Seattle Art Museum looks like just that. But keep looking, and a previously unseen form appears in its surface. Show More Summary

It Is Accomplished

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

As Gandhi never quite said, First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they attack you. Then you win. I remember one of the first TV debates I had on the then-strange question of civil marriage for gay couples. It was Crossfire,...Show More Summary

Charleston Police Officer Fired for Posting Pic of Himself Wearing Confederate Boxer Shorts on Facebook

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Movie poster for The Social Network, a movie based on a book, The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, about a popular website that has ended the distinction between private space and work space. Columbia Pictures WhatShow More Summary

"So You Reproduce Like a Starfish?" And Other Misconceptions About Asexuality

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Mike Force How our culture thinks and talks about gender and sexuality has evolved a lot in recent years. The marriage-equality dominoes are falling fast, more and more transgender people are telling their stories, and homophobic bullying is being addressed in schools nationwide. Show More Summary

Remember When Brian Brown Came to My House for Dinner?

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The head of the National Organization for Marriage came to my house for dinner in the summer of 2012 to debate me on same-sex marriage. Here's how the night ended: I'm detecting signs of stopping—our side has been winning at the polls, at the ballot boxes, and in the courts since Brian Brown came to dinner. Show More Summary

Obama's Remarks on Historic Marriage Equality Decision

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

We are people who believe every child is entitled to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. There is so much more work to be done to extend the full promise of America to every American. But today, we can say in no uncertainShow More Summary

The Morning News: SCOTUS Rules for Marriage in All 50 States, Heat Watch, and a New Home for Edge of the Circle Books

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Read the decision here. KOBBY DAGAN/Shutterstock HOLY FUCKING SHIT MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN ALL 50 STATES: So ruled SCOTUS 5-4 this morning. "The nature of marriage is that, through its enduring bond, two persons together can find other freedoms, such as expression, intimacy, and spirituality," the majority wrote. Show More Summary

Up Early for the Supreme Court—Marriage Decision Could Come Today or Monday

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Everyone is hoping it's today—because, you know, pride parades and shit. But SCOTUS's marriage equality decision is just one of five the court will hand down today and on Monday. So... we could be up early for nothing. Fingers crossed. where...Show More Summary

Blabbermouth: Our Week-in-Review Podcast Talks About Gayborhood Changes With Mayor Ed Murray and Author Jason Schmidt

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Everyone's talking about how Capitol Hill, Seattle's gay neighborhood, has gone through a lot of recent change. But what's it like to have watched that change over three decades, rather than just a few years? For this special, pre-recorded...Show More Summary

Peeping Tom Catches Bobby Jindal Announcing His Run For the White House

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Jindal will find this spy and give him some of that L'isiana jyustice. Andrew Cline / Shutterstock.com I don't know how I missed that Bobby Jindal announced his run for the presidency yesterday. It could have been because the spy who was hiding in the tree while Jindal made the announcement to his family didn't overnight me the tapes. Show More Summary

Washington Supreme Court Overturns Conviction of Black Seattle Teenager for "Obstruction"

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The doorway of the Beacon Hill home where Seattle police arrested Jordan for obstruction—a charge overturned today by the Supreme Court. Via Lila Silverstein Between 2006 and 2008, Seattle authorities filed 51 percent of all obstruction...Show More Summary

Garage Punk Bacchanal, Pizza Fest 2015, Will Be Bigger and Better

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Steal Shit Do Drugs would like to see your id. Seattle's wildest musical bacchanalia, Pizza Fest, returns for its sixth annual marathon of garage-punk shenanigans and excessive cheese and crust intake August 6-8 at El Corazon, the Funhouse,...Show More Summary

Single Christian Lady Bristol "Screw As I Say, Not As I Screw" Palin is Pregnant Again

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Big news, tweets Bristol Palin, with a link that takes you here: I wanted you guys to be the first to know that I am pregnant. Honestly, I’ve been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one. At the end of the day there’s nothing...Show More Summary

Fourth of July Will Not Be Deterred by Your Creeping Unease About the State of the Nation

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Rest assured, this man is not letting the state of the US economy ruin his Independence Day. Eli Sanders Look, I get it: Columbus Day is bullshit. Celebrating some genocidal maniac because of manifest destiny or whatever is totally untenable. Show More Summary

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