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What Are You Doing Today? What Are You Doing Tonight?

Mary Randlett's portrait of Theodore Roethke is among her best known work. Mary Randlett: The Seattle-based photographer is releasing a new book of work with essays by Frances McCue, founding director of Hugo House. They'll be at Town...Show More Summary

The First-Ever Orcas Island Film Festival Was Awesome

You're aware you live in a city where you can just get on a seaplane that takes off from Lake Union and lands in the San Juan Islands in 35 minutes, right? You're aware of this? And are you aware that if you take off from Lake UnionShow More Summary

Hot Mug Shot: Man With Great Hair Arrested Desecrating Gravesite

What he did was wrong... Just in time for Halloween, police said a Beverly man has been arrested after shocked onlookers watched him digging up a grave in the historic Charter Street Cemetery in broad daylight. Brian Thomas Bennett, 26, 91 Hale St., Beverly, was charged with desecrating a place of burial and being disorderly.... Show More Summary

Bill the Butcher Shelled Out Major Cash to Pay for CEO J'Amy Owens' Deluxe Queen Anne Home

J’Amy Owens always has to “push the boundaries of conventional retailing.” Now the Seattle Times has dug up MORE dirt on the Bill the Butcher CEO—namely, that the cash-strapped company "spent hundreds of thousands of dollars over two...Show More Summary

Bridget Everett—Powerhouse Chanteuse, Filthy Storyteller, and Fearlessly Confrontational Lady of the Stage—Is Coming to Seattle

Asked about her favorite performers, Bridget Everett cites Dina Martina and Patti LuPone. The Village Voice calls Bridget Everett “the most exciting performer in New York City,” the New York Times hails her “big voice, big body, andShow More Summary

The People Take Over (and the Peacock Goes Viral) at the Frye Art Museum

COURTESY OF FRYE ART MUSEUM More than 4,000 amateur curators voted for their favorites among the 232 oil paintings in the Frye’s founding collection. That nude, called Stella, had never been exhibited before. We are the people's museum!" PR guru Jeffrey Hirsch exclaimed at the Frye Art Museum last week. Show More Summary

Mark Zuckerberg Just Gave $25 Million to Fight Ebola, but He Owes Us a Whole Lot More Than That

Frederic Legrand / Shutterstock Mark Zuckerberg wants to give you some of your money back, America. Isn't he a great guy? This morning, Mark Zuckerberg posted on his Facebook wall that he and his wife are "donating $25 million to the...Show More Summary

Penn Jillette, Arbiter of Cuntiness, Is Coming to Town

Jaguar PS/Shutterstock Penn Jillette is unafraid to denounce a cunt. Penn Jillette is a celebrity, a fact confirmed by his recent appearance on Celebrity Wife Swap. He's also one-half of the magic duo Penn & Teller, which will be performing in Seattle in November. Show More Summary

New Estimate for the Amount of Dark Matter in the Milky Way

NASA/HUBBLE What it is you must know and keep in mind at all times (during a shower, a meal, sex) is that only 4 percent of the universe (a universe that is expanding at a speed that even the speed of light can not overwhelm) makes any sense to us (to our thinking and to the bodies we clean, feed, and fuck). Show More Summary

The Morning News: Seattle Now Has Bike Share

Pronto Cycle Share You'll need a helmet. Seattle’s Bike-Share Program Launched Yesterday: Perhaps you saw some folks riding around on the green Alaska-Airlines-sponsored bikes? Yesterday, Ansel Herz laid out everything you need to know. Mayor...Show More Summary

How Chain Gangs Built Seattle

Seattle Municipal Archives Third and Union in 1911. "From the 1870s to shortly before World War I," writes Knute Berger, "chain gangs were a regular feature of our cityscape." Over at Crosscut, Knute Berger has waded deep into the history of Seattle's chain gangs. "Local reformers called it a 'relic of a barbarous age,'" Berger writes. Show More Summary

It Was Like Motörhead Didn't Even TRY!

I hate to be a complainer, but as much as I love Motörhead, I think they turned in one of the WORST stock versions of the garage-rock standard, "Louie Louie." Look y'all, I'd wish the Motörheads had goosed the song up a bit, not that...Show More Summary

Seattle Bicycle Share Launched Today! Here's What You Need to Know!

AH A Pronto Cycle Share employee loads bins with free helmets at a new bike share station near Seattle Central College. Pronto Cycle Share launched today in Seattle at 1 p.m., right around the time of a burst of sunshine over Capitol Hill. Show More Summary

Song of the Day Is Musk's "Last Stand/Rot Soft"

San Francisco quartet Musk have a new self-titled album on Holy Mountain Records that’s jam-packed with the sort of outrageously vicious, filthy rock and roll that’s as exhilarating as a knife fight while on meth (I can dream, can’t I?). Show More Summary

Happy Indigenous Day! Got Indigenous Art for Seattle's Waterfront?

On the heels of the mayor's announcement that today is Indigenous People's Day, the Office of Arts and Culture is calling for applicants for a new $250,000 art commission, to result in new art recognizing and reflecting the oldest way of life on this land and waterfront. Show More Summary

Kill the Messenger: How the CIA Helped Journalists Destroy One of Their Own

American reporter Gary Webb: the CIA’s public enemy number one. It's hard and heartbreaking to watch even the sweetest, most celebratory parts of Kill the Messenger. Because, by now, we know for certain what many of the players in this...Show More Summary

Indigenous Peoples Day Is Not an Assault on Italian-American Heritage

Kelly O Kshama Sawant thinks we should celebrate an Italian Heritage Day. As David Schmader already mentioned, today is Indigenous Peoples Day in Seattle, which is a day worth celebrating. (And you should definitely also read Seattlish's...Show More Summary

Growlers Frontman Brooks Nielsen Has a Lot of Stories, But, Um, He'd Rather You Hear the Songs

TAYLOR BONIN The Growlers' noirish and articulate guitar explorations have been slinking their way onto stereos with a quickness of late. The band's surfers-on-mushrooms reputation belies their industriousness, which includes at least...Show More Summary

Charles Mudede's Smoke Farm Symposium Talk "Adventures With Thomas Piketty"

We've just uploaded the talk Charles gave at this summer's Smoke Farm Symposium. Topics discussed: His father's past as a highly principled economist in Zimbabwe (he refused to use the information he learned about its stock market for...Show More Summary

So There Were "Northwest Rock Trading Cards?"

HUH!? I had NO IDEA "Northwest Rock Trading Cards" existed! Why y'all wanna keep such a sweet secret from me, Northwest Rock?! It appears these were used as promo adverts for the shops where you could pick 'em up. Um, I know it's been...Show More Summary

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