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There Is a Newly Discovered Frog in Costa Rica with Skin Like Translucent Glass

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Glass-bottom frogs, you make the rocking world go round. J.P. Lawrence / Shutterstock I would like to celebrate and to welcome to your consciousness the newly discovered glass frog, Hyalinobatrachium diane. Light passes through its skin and reveals a treasure chest of organs. Show More Summary

Nightmarish Dreams and Trash Topiary—JD Banke and Elisabeth Higgins O'Connor's Squalid Art for a Squalid City

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

JD Banke: Did the door lock behind him? the stranger Pioneer Square was Seattle's first neighborhood. Based on the way things look down there, it's reasonable to imagine that the whole project of building a city on this land was cursed from the start. Show More Summary

Late Morning News: William Shatner's Seattle Pipeline, Education Strikes, and Howard Wright's Voting Record

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seattle has too much water, according to Captain Kirk. Everett Collection / Shutterstock.com I messed up, Slog. Morning news arrives before 9 a.m., and I forgot it was my turn! I'm sorry. Here's your belated morning news. William Shatner...Show More Summary

A Little Something For the LGBT Students At Pennsylvania's McGuffey High School

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Huffington Post reports on the hateful bullshit that went down at a high school in Pennsylvania last week... A Pennsylvania high school has come under media scrutiny after a group of students organized an "Anti-Gay Day" in response to the nationally-observed Day of Silence. Show More Summary

Missing Man in Alaska Found in Frozen Pond

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This frozen pond, which is on the edge of a wood, hopefully has no dead people in it. AnglianArt]/Shutterstock It's a sad story from Anchorage, Alaska. A 49-year-old man who has been missing since last August, was found on April 11 in a partially frozen pond. Show More Summary

CNN Hires 40 New Reporters for Chipotle-Tipping Beat

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Extry, extry. Rob Hainer / Shutterstock.com Good news, political junkies! CNN has you covered. They've bulked up their election reporting headcount with forty (40!) new faces to bring you the latest breaking news, whether it's Hillary's...Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: If You're Going to Protest Shell in a Kayak on Puget Sound, Know This

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Greg Whittaker of Alki Kayak Tours says that if you're not ready for cold water immersion, you're not ready to join the flotilla to protest Shell. Greg Whittaker Hey hippies! I know you’re gonna come out and protest Shell setting up shop in West Seattle, so I wanted to lay out a few ground rules if you are planning on getting on the water. Show More Summary

Real People Sit on Sheila Heti's Fictional Couch and She "Diagnoses" Them

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The author, conversationalist, and Canadian Sheila Heti. On a couch in a picture on a couch. Photo by Timothy Rysdyke For the last few weeks, a completely inexplicable thing has been appearing in The Stranger. Bizarre little interviews with real people whose identities have been obscured. Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: She Didn't Tell Him About Her Abortion When He Asked—But Did He Ask the Right Question?

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I am a 32 year-old straight woman, in a new relationship with a 32 year-old man. The (overly) detailed backstory: We met online one month ago. He travels for work, and when we began talking he was at a job two hours away from me. WeShow More Summary

Hey, Howard Wright, Wondering If You Voted in Seattle in 2013? You Didn't.

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

That's Howard Wright on the left, smiling at a mayor he didn't elect. City of Seattle Howard Wright—all-around rich guy and member of the family that built the Space Needle, which is now embroiled in controversy over how it treats its employees—is not one of the finalists selected today to fill outgoing city council member Sally Clark's seat. Show More Summary

City Council Selects Eight Finalists in Search to Replace Sally Clark

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Who will replace Sally Clark? The list just got shorter. City of Seattle A former council member, an outspoken housing advocate, and the economic development chair of the Seattle King County NAACP are among the eight finalists the Seattle...Show More Summary

I, Anonymous: Uber Considerate

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

steven weissman To the Uber driver who brought the drunken girl to my apartment building early one morning: Thank you. You could have just dropped her off and been on your way. But you hung around and tried to help her find her home....Show More Summary

Seattle Police Will Hire Programmer and Prolific Records Requester Tim Clemans

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Meet SPD's newest Information Technology Support Specialist. Ansel Herz The Seattle Police Department is taking the unconventional step of bringing a programmer who bombarded it with public records requests in-house. Chief OperatingShow More Summary

Marlon Brando Gets Some Props In New Hardcore Hiphop Track by Local Activist Gyasi Ross

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

It's called "Marlon Brando," it's slamming and in your face, it's about fishing rights, it's about US history, it's by local activist and artist Gyasi Ross. I will let it speak for itself. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

What Happened to the 22 Million Bees that Spilled onto the Highway?

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Doomed. l i g h t p o e t / shutterstock As you probably heard, last Friday morning a semi truck overturned, spilling approximately 22 million bees onto I-5. The bees swarmed. Hiveless. Potentially queenless. Confused. Photos of theShow More Summary

How Unfriended Took All of My Greatest Fears and Made a Movie Out of Them

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Ijeoma's three greatest fears: teenagers, the internet, and white people. Unfriended has taken everything I fear most—teenagers, the internet, and white people—and turned it into a horror film that, for the most part, is fun, smart,Show More Summary

Marco Rubio: Being Gay Isn't a Choice

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Looks like I won't have to issue a "choicer challenge" to Marco Rubio: It's not that Rubio is against gay marriage. No, no. no. It's just that Marco Rubio's own personal definition of marriage—which deserves to have force of law (why? because)—excludes same-sex marriage. Show More Summary

I Need to Remember to Always Keep Reachin' Up for Nicole Willis

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Don't judge, you guys, but it took me randomly spotting a copy of Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators' 45—"My Four Leaf Clover" b/w "Holdin' On"—while creeping on a clean copy of the Tenth Dymentions' killer, "the Bushman'," toShow More Summary

The Sawhorse Revolution Attempts to Build "Impossible City" in Nickelsville

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This is a Sawhorse-built watch tower at Smoke Farm. SR A couple of summers ago, I spent about a week hanging out at Smoke Farm, an hour north of Seattle, with the Sawhorse Revolution—the youth-oriented construction program that is, on its surface, about teaching young people how to use tools, work together, and build stuff. Show More Summary

Seattle’s Weirdest Improv Night Monster Planet Marks 5 Years of Blending Ambient Music and B-Movies

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

MP2.HLLWN by Monster Planet Monster Planet’s fusion of group-generated spontaneous electronic music and perversely tweaked B-movie projections makes it one of the greatest and most surreal Monday-night club experiences going in this city. Show More Summary

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