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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

SL Letter of the Day: Contacting An Asshole Ex

When I was seventeen I dated a 29-year-old guy. One time he tied me up (nekked) and blindfolded me, and—without saying anything—took some photos of me on his phone. At 17 I was less confident about the world so I didn't mention that I had heard the photos being taken. Show More Summary

Overheard in the HUMP! Jury Room—And the Lineup of Films For the 10th Annual HUMP!

The HUMP! Jury is a diverse group of Seattle/Portland-based queers, breeders, kinksters, out-and-proud vanillas, and binary-squashing gender rebels. HUMP! Jury members take their jobs very, very seriously. We gather once a year in a darkened conference room around a table heaped with carbs. Show More Summary

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

First, Brunch: Happy Indigenous Peoples Day! It's one of the holidays when Cicchetti offers a special under-$10 Mediterranean brunch menu. Till 3 pm only, so hurry! Then, 324 Minutes of Raw Nymphomania: That's about five and a half hours,...Show More Summary

A Review of the Weekend: Mystery Penis Appears Condo Window, and King Khan Shows His Nipples

• Late Friday night, in the window of a new Capitol Hill condo that rents 358-square-foot studio apartments for $1,380-$1,575, a large mysterious, penis appeared right at crotch level on one of the very stylish, expensive-champagne-swilling...Show More Summary

Crybaby's Room's Mix of Ultra-Rare '70s European Music, Disco Harmonics, Is a Rush

Seattle producer Jon McMillion is best known for his distinctive, soulful experimental-house releases on labels like Ostgut Ton, Orac, Nuearth Kitchen, and Zoombézoom. But besides reigning as one of this city’s foremost electronic musicians...Show More Summary

I, Anonymous: Suicide as Suicide Prevention

STEVEN WEISSMAN I have been considering taking my own life for some time now, but I never could figure out how to do it exactly. Not being a violent person, I hated the thought of wounding myself. I always kinda hoped I could just get hit by a car, or maybe a tree would fall on me, or catch a disease somehow. Show More Summary

Artspace Mt. Baker Lofts Achieves Diversity in Its Diverse Neighborhood: Yes!

Courtesy of Artspace Light rail on the left, Artspace Mt. Baker Lofts on the right, and The Original Philly's front and center. Last April, it was a fight. A record number of applicants showed up to compete—sleeping on the cold sidewalk—for the 57 new low-cost artist apartments at Artspace Mt. Show More Summary

Will a Mayoral Committee Stand Up for Renters?

GROWING LIKE CRAZY Can 28 people keep Seattle affordable? The rent is too goddamn high! You know it. We know it. It's spiraling out of control. Seattle experienced the largest rent increases (11 percent) of any major city over the past three years, according to census data, far outstripping wage growth. Show More Summary

Seahawks Get Weird, Lose Football Game

Ken Durden / Shutterstock.com Tony Romo back in the good old days when his name was still synonymous with failure. Nothing like a massive Tony Romo-shaped speed bump on the Seahawks' Insufferable Journey to Rewinnining the Super Bowl™ to make you not want to read about the Seahawks. Show More Summary

Republicans Are Responsible for the Ebola Crisis

Republicans are proud of their endless budget cuts. They love to quote Ronald Reagan's joke about how "the nine most terrifying words in the English language are 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help,'" which never fails to set Teabagger audiences into apoplectic fits of applause and mouth-breathing cheers of approval. Show More Summary

Happy Indigenous Peoples Day!

Let us celebrate Seattle's newest holiday with a classic clip from a legendary comedian: Charlie Hill, the Oneida-Mohawk-Cree stand-up, actor, and writer who distinguished himself as the first native American comic to appear on The Tonight...Show More Summary

Ebola Crisis: Lives Aren't the Only Thing at Stake

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