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$15 Minimum Wage Movement Files Its Ballot Measure

King County Councilmember Larry Gossett speaking in favor of the #Vote15 charter amendment — 15 Now (@FifteenNow) April 14, 2014 This morning, 15 Now finally made good on a longtime threat to file their own minimum wage proposal as a city charter amendment. Show More Summary

Ohio Republican's Advertisement Accuses John Boehner of "Electile Dysfunction"

Apparently, some people think Speaker John Boehner is too far to the left. Those people are now running against Boehner, and putting together weird commercials framed as Viagra ads: This ad isn't quite as crazy as Jodi Ernst's hog-castrating video, but it does end with someone vomiting, random violence, and stink-face. Show More Summary

Florida Bill Prepares for Zombie Apocalypse by Lifting Gun Permit Requirements in Emergencies

Why don't they just go all the way and call this the Walking Dead Bill? In a crisis situation or evacuation for natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires, people with no criminal record would be allowed to carry a firearm without...Show More Summary

A Mysterious, Masked Collective Makes Music with Panache

Allegedly from a remote Swedish village immersed for centuries in voodoo beliefs, the masked collective Goat come at psychedelia from strange angles. Sure, they unfurl archetypal fuzz-toned and wah-wah-pedaled guitar plumage, but the rhythms tumble in... KEEP READING > >

Two Art Projects I Can't Help Relating to the Mudslide

Courtesy of the artist MOLLY MAC Never Louder Than A Hum at METHOD Gallery. Water breaks through the floodgates of the Grand Coulee Dam with the unthinkable ferocity associated with disasters, like the Oso mudslide I can't get out of my mind. Show More Summary

Inequality, Human Nature, and Dispersion of Outcomes

This post, “Incentives to produce” are incentives to rig the game," on inequality by the economist Steve Randy Waldman makes many excellent points, one of which maintains that the character of the dispersion of outcomes (the social incentives...Show More Summary

The Monday Morning News: New Banksy!

Could this be a new Banksy? Mural near GCHQ depicts agents listening in on phone box— Guardian news (@guardiannews) April 14, 2014 Three Booked Into Juvenile Jail for Allegedly Threatening Bus Driver: The incident took place early Saturday in North Seattle. Show More Summary

Currently Hanging: Introducing Leary Gallery

JG NEWTIMES The view through the art world's newest front door. After so much death, it's nice to see a little birth in the Seattle art gallery ranks. Leary Gallery, on Leary Way near the industrial-retail zone of Ballard (read: Fred...Show More Summary

Darkie Toothpaste in Vietnam

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A friend discovered this in a hotel room in Vietnam... Larry It seems that Asian companies only change or remove the darkie on their products when they are bought or absorbed by an American corporation (check out the Chinese evolution of Darkie to Darlie). Show More Summary

Organic Chemistry Is Hard!

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

There are lots of glowing testimonials at, a website where people can hire "smarter tutors" for "better results." Check 'em out: And I'm sure they're all totally legit—I mean, all of them except the one from that college student at UC Davis. Something about that one just isn't quite right. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

No More Lost Decades on Climate Change?

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

There's some hope amid the latest grim report: Delivering the latest stark news about climate change on Sunday, a United Nations panel warned that governments are not doing enough to avert profound risks in coming decades. But the experts...Show More Summary

The SECB Is Vulgar, Offensive, Impaired

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Walt in Belltown writes to say that he read the Stranger Election Control Board's endorsement to approve Prop 1, which would prevent Metro bus cuts by (1) raising sales tax by 0.1 percent and (2) increasing car-tab fees to $60 a year. Walt...Show More Summary

Barry Uhl Has a Colony of Misfits Inside His Brain

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Barry Uhl is a multimedia master of misfortune. Strange things happen on Wretched Knob. People mutate, turn invisible, and encounter the kind of elaborate deaths you'd think Chuck Palahniuk was responsible for. It's a small town of outcasts...Show More Summary

Tonight's Recommended Show: Mark McGuire's Gorgeous Guitarscapes

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Get Me Out Of Here by Mark McGuire (Barboza) Formerly of lovely post-rock outfit Emeralds, Mark McGuire officially announced last year he’d be leaving the group to pursue his solo career. Not that this was news, necessarily: The prolific McGuire has been making immaculate, swooning guitar-based compositions under his own name for years. Show More Summary

Green Sunday: Hanging Your Laundry

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Doing laundry today? This is how you should dry your clothes. It is nothing but obscene to use a drying machine on a sun-splendid day like this... Charles Mudede As for those who have apartments, check out how they do it in Singapore in the excellent movie Ilo Ilo. " [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Thoughts on Legacy, Courtesy of My Philosophy

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Blue Scholars What is your legacy? I started thinking this after a series of tweets—of all things—from Blue Scholar/the Bar MC Prometheus Brown. Last week was the 10th anniversary of the original edition of the Scholars' first album, he said. Show More Summary

Double Welles

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Though he is perhaps best known for his virtuosic performances in ads for sparkling wine and frozen peas, Orson Welles once made movies. At 25, he cowrote, directed, produced, and starred in his feature debut, Citizen Kane, a masterpiece which routinely ranks among the greatest films ever made. Show More Summary

The Sunday Morning News

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

New IPCC study on Global Warming: "Catastrophic climate change can be averted without sacrificing living standards." Desmond Tutu on Climate Change: "We need an apartheid-style boycott to save the planet." Stop the Fucking Fracking:Show More Summary

Filipino Like A Motherfcker Pt.2 : Talking to Prometheus Brown About The Bar's Barkada

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Part two of a two-part interview with Prometheus Brown of Blue Scholars and The Bar, on his recent release Barkada, community, and Filipino food: The importance of talking with your community is really driven home to me when Prometheus Brown and I begin to chat about where we've come from just to meet. Show More Summary

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