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Revisiting the Town of the Most Famous Horse Sex Death in Recorded History

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Horse fuckers are not easy to detect in a community of horse lovers. kelly o Early in the morning of July 2, 2005, an unknown person abandoned a man in the emergency room of the Enumclaw Community Hospital. The man who'd been dropped off did not have a pulse. Show More Summary

Ezra Miller: The Sexiest Shaggy-Haired Out Bi Guy Alive

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I probably should've sat my ass down and watched Rachel Maddow's interview with Rick Santorum first thing this morning—that's what my freelance assignment editors on Twitter are telling me—but I watched the trailer for Madam Bovary instead. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Orcas in Puget Sound, NASA's New Planet, and New Details about the Man Killed by the SPD Last Week

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The population of 81 orcas counted is higher than last year, but still dangerously low. Tory Kallman/Shutterstock Researchers Say All the Puget Sound Orcas Are Present: On the annual tally of endangered orcas in Puget Sound, researchers counted 81, including four babies. Show More Summary

Finally, Momentum for Greater Density and More Affordable Housing in Seattle

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

JAMES YAMASAKI The long-awaited July 13 report from a committee tasked with solving Seattle's housing-affordability crisis ended up being another big win for Mayor Ed Murray. Like it or not, his trap-people-who-hate-each-other-in-a-secret-room-and-make-them-work-things-out...Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: City Attorney Pete Holmes Should Stop Prosecuting Black Lives Matter Protesters

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The authors of this editorial were arrested, prosecuted, and tried for blocking a Seattle freeway on Martin Luther King Day as part of a Black Lives Matter demonstration. A jury recently acquitted them, with one juror saying their actions were protected free speech. Show More Summary

Today I Got Pulled Over for Driving While Black

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

It happened on I-5, near Tacoma. That's him writing my ticket. Ijeoma Oluo Today I got what many in the black community call a “DWB.” Driving While Black is the act of getting behind the wheel while excessively pigmented, leading to a much higher chance of being stopped, ticketed, searched, and arrested than white people. Show More Summary

Free Will Astrology for the Week of July 22

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

FESTA/SHUTTERSTOCK CANCER (June 21–July 22): Charles Darwin is best known for his book The Origin of Species, which contains his seminal ideas about evolutionary biology. But while he was still alive, his best seller was The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms. Show More Summary

The Best Thing To Do Every Day This Week, Starting Tonight

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

An entire festival devoted to the character who may or may not be an actual cat is just one of your options WED JULY 22READING'Antigolf' Release PartyThis is going to be one of those readings where the audience will laugh very hard, but at different times. Show More Summary

Medics Sue Seattle Police Over Excessive Use of Force and Use of Blast Balls on May Day

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Police aim less-than-lethal weapons at protesters on May Day. Alex Garland Two medics, including one veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, are suing the Seattle Police Department alleging excessive force and suppression of theirShow More Summary

It Seems The Stranger's Spells for Edge of the Circle Books Backfired (Or: Thanks for the Dumpster Blaze, Magic Rich)

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This is what happens when you let inexperienced wizards named Rich Smith do magic. SB At 4:41 this morning I woke up to the smell of burning garbage. I walked over to my second-floor window, which was open, and looked down into the alleyway between my apartment building and the one next door. Show More Summary

'Our country is ruled by majoritarian pigs'

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

From Ta-Nehisi Coates's new book Between the World and Me, in light of Brian T. Encinia arresting Sandra Bland because Sandra Bland refused to put her body at his disposal: At this moment the phrase "police reform" has come into vogue, and the actions of our publicly appointed guardians have attracted attention presidential and pedestrian. Show More Summary

I Love Television: Do You Know Who I Am??

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I could’ve put down my pen and let the birds in my throat ?y—charming the globe with my musical ejaculations. Guys! I'm on vacation this week, so attempt to enjoy this vintage I Love Television™ column from way back in 2006! —Humpy Most people can only be successful in one career. Show More Summary

Maybe Sandra Bland Died "Because White Men Can't Police Their Imagination"

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

That's a line from the poet Claudia Rankine's book Citizen. It's printed facing a page of names of black men who've died at the hands of police. Clearly, black women are dying, too. Mary Seton Many armchair commenters are arguing over when the "inciting incident" occurred. Show More Summary

Obama Administration Gives Green Light for Shell to Drill Two Wells in the Chukchi Sea

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A shot of the Polar Pioneer sneaking out of Elliott Bay. Now Shell's Arctic drilling operation is waiting on... Portland. Kelly O From FuelFix: The Obama administration on Wednesday gave Shell permission to bore two new exploratory wells...Show More Summary

Jeff Bezos's Space Company Is Now Taking Sign-Ups for Rocket Ship Rides

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Would seeing this from a Blue Origin spacecraft change who you are? Vadim Sadovski/Shutterstock Earlier this year, Jeff Bezos's spaceflight company, Blue Origin, launched its first rocket ship (a vehicle that both the Huffington Post and Mashable compared to a penis) to a height 307,000 feet above the earth. Show More Summary

Sandra Bland Is Dead Because She Believed in Her Rights as an American

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia forces Sandra Bland out of her car with a weapon. YOUTUBE/TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY The video of the July 10 arrest of the black American woman, Sandra Bland, who died on July 13 in a Texas jail...Show More Summary

In Food News: Seattle Loses a Beloved Chef, Sizzle Pie Coming to Capitol Hill, and Shingletown Opens in Ballard

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Chef Tyler Moritz (right), with Aleks Dimitrijevich, at their restaurant La Bête in 2010. Kelly O First, some news that I hate to report: Yesterday, local chef Tyler Moritz died after his fight with stage 4 bladder cancer. Moritz was...Show More Summary

Decibel Festival Announces Lineup, and Some of It Is Amazing

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This morning Decibel Festival director Sean Horton and his team announced the full lineup for its 12th annual edition of electronic music and digital arts, which happens September 23-27. The 95 stylistically diverse acts will be playing 30 showcases in 10 venues located in Capitol Hill and downtown. Show More Summary

Free Pride Glasgow: "We made a mistake, and we apologise."

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Good news, Jinkx! Kelly O After first announcing that they were banning all drag acts from performing at their event and then announcing that trans and non-binary drag acts would be allowed but not cis drag acts, today Free Pride announced...Show More Summary

Mike O'Brien and the Mayor Have a New Oil Train Safety Resolution. But Will It Actually Protect Us?

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The oil train safety resolution isn't bad. But it isn't comforting, either. Seattle City Council The US Department of Transportation predicts an average of 10 crude oil or ethanol derailments a year over the next 20 years. Two trains...Show More Summary

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