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The Stranger's Fill-in-the-Blank "Why I'm Leaving Seattle" Form Letter for Artists

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The rise of social media (to say nothing of the rise of the cost of living) has made the "Dear Seattle, I'm moving away" letter more popular than ever. We've all thought about writing one, opting instead for a click of the Like button and a heartfelt "THIS" in reply. Show More Summary

Tonight, the Season Finale of Summer's Best Show, Mr. Robot

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Courtesy USA Network Now I'm not just saying this because this summer's TV offerings have been a snooze-fest (which they have), but the oddly named Mr. Robot on the USA network has taken TV lovers by storm, and if you haven't watched it yet? GET ON IT. Show More Summary

A Rally of Loners: (Ayn) Rand Paul at Town Hall

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I spoke with these young supporters after the rally. They liked Paul's "common sense solutions." Jack Dorito The crowd of about 500 felt small in the sun-blasted auditorium at Town Hall, which holds more than twice that many. I expected to see row upon row of cane-shaking elderly people in cowboy boots lining the pews. Show More Summary

Shelly Leavens Investigates a Disconcerting First Year in Mother//Hood

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Getting down to brass… TACKS. COURTESY OF SHELLY LEAVENS Life will unhinge a person. At one point in the last year, Shelly Leavens was on her own with her baby at their house trying to juggle a stupid number of tasks when she lookedShow More Summary

Matt Baume on the Rentboy.com Raid

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Required viewing. I'm beginning to think the Rentboy.com raid could be to the sex work decriminalization movement what Prop 8 was to the marriage equality movement: a "victory" for opponents of sexual freedom and personal autonomy that winds up backfiring on them spectacularly. Show More Summary

At the Smoke Farm Symposium, Artist John Criscitello Talked About Tech Gentrification—and Some Tech Guys Talked Back

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

One of Criscitello's street-art paintings discussed at this year's Smoke Farm Symposium. John Criscitello At last weekend's Smoke Farm Symposium, something unexpected happened. Artist John Criscitello, who's become one of the most elegantly...Show More Summary

Wine Tour Company Apologizes for Kicking a Book Club of Mostly Black Women Off Its Train

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

No loud sistahs are allowed on the wine train. Leonard Zhukovsky /Shutterstock.com On Saturday, August 22, 11 women, one of whom is white, were kicked off the Napa Valley Wine Train for laughing and talking too loudly. The police were called to deal with the situation. Show More Summary

Justin Vivian Bond On the Rentboy Raid

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This, this, THIS: I think that to many in our community this feels like a throwback to when the police raided gay bars in the 50s and 60s. Despite the salaciousness of the language in the complaint I don't think the charges will stick because basically the site provides a forum for people to meet and make personal arrangements on their own. Show More Summary

The First Paragraph of Frank Bruni's Column Yesterday About Donald Trump

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

So good: Let me get this straight. If I want the admiration and blessings of the most flamboyant, judgmental Christians in America, I should marry three times, do a queasy-making amount of sexual boasting, verbally degrade women, talk...Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: Today Is Women’s Equality Day, but in Washington, Women Still Don’t Have Equal Rights

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Sharon Nelson is the Democratic leader of the Washington State Senate and represents the 34th District, which includes parts of Burien, North Highline, Vashon and Maury Islands, and West Seattle. Courtesy of Sen. Nelson Women’s Equality Day, August 26, honors the day women gained the right to vote in the United States. Show More Summary

Don’t Miss These Events This Week: NEPO 5K Don’t Run Edition

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This year's NEPO 5K Don't Run: The End is NEPO is on Saturday. ART NEPO 5K Don’t Run: The End is NEPOWe think people who run are DUMB. So walk (or dance, skip, hop, or jump), don't run, through this annual 5K of art installations and performances made by local artists. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Seattle to Crackdown on Drivers Blocking Intersections, Police Vow to Track Down Local Shooters, Virginia TV Reporters Killed While On-Air

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Slog reader Doug Nellis sent in this photo yesterday. He said this Ride the Ducks vehicle was blocking the intersection at 3rd Avenue in downtown Seattle during rush hour. "Who cares that 3rd Avenue is a bus-only corridor and that people are trying to get home from work?" Doug says sardonically. Show More Summary

Two Journalists Shot and Killed During a Live Broadcast This Morning

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

New York Times: Two journalists were shot to death Wednesday morning while broadcasting live from a strip mall in Moneta, Va., near Roanoke, the police said... The Guardian: Reuters is reporting that the suspect has shot himself, citing a local ABC affiliate as its source. Show More Summary

Police Reform Advocates Say Federal Oversight Hasn't Gone Far Enough

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole and Mayor Ed Murray: A federal judge praised them for the progress they’ve made. CITY OF SEATTLE In the past year, following the federal takeover of the Seattle Police Department in 2011, the police department has been hailed by some as a national model of transparency and reform. Show More Summary

Last Days: Looks like Subway (and the Duggars) Need a New Spokesperson

Some people stand in the darkness, afraid to step into the light. Some people need to help somebody, when the edge of surrender's in sight. MONDAY, AUGUST 17 In news that will make you vomit your foot-long Veggie Delite, longtime Subway...Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Straightish Jocks and the Spectrum of Attraction

I have a question. I'm half-Mexican, 40's, gay, and male. In my youth I was a weak nerd who was made fun of by jocks—and now I am very attracted to young white straightish jocks. So much so that they're all I go for. And when I findShow More Summary

Know a Seattle Musician With An Extremely Photogenic Pet?

I'm looking to take some portraits of folks in the local music scene that have interesting pets! Know someone that has an exceptional looking cat, pup, bird, lizard, snake, or bunny? Nominate them in the comments! Bonus points for anyone with a hermit crab… This is Leroy, hangin' tough with Nicki, musician and singer in Seattle band Glitterbang. Show More Summary

Letters From Ashley Madison Users

Thank you for understand and speaking out against the judgmental glee that has overwhelmed the internet regarding the Ashley Madison hack. It made my heart feel so much better to read your words. My name was on that list and I have been suffering ever since it was leaked. I signed up five years ago. Show More Summary

Lawrence Lessig Wants to Hack the Presidency

If he can raise a million bucks in two weeks, Lessig will run for the presidency. His platform's one plank: make elections more equitable. George Koroneos / Shutterstock.com You might know Lawrence "Larry" Lessig if you've recently taken...Show More Summary

Felicia Day: Less Weird Than She Thinks She Is (Actually)

Felicia Day's writing reads like a chat log. She wanders through stories, using all caps and italics. She drops tangentially relevant memes onto the page. The name of her autobiography, You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), is as cumbersome as that of an emo band. Show More Summary

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