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I'm the DJ, He's the Former Number-One Box-Office Star in the World: On Will Smith's Fall from Commercial Grace

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Will Smith in Focus. Will Smith. Not too many years ago, that was the biggest name in Hollywood. It sold nearly $6 billion in tickets worldwide, and domestically, it represented the only actor to have eight consecutive films that made more than $100 million at the box office. Show More Summary

We Have a New Baby Orca! It Looks Energetic!

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This isn't a photo of the new baby orca, but imagine this lil' calf with "unique orangish color on the white areas." Monika Wieland/Shutterstock Stop paying attention to those llamas. (Although, yes, we should all acknowledge this.)Show More Summary

It's Net Neutrality, Bitches

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

NYT: The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to regulate broadband Internet service as a public utility, a milestone in regulating high-speed Internet service into American homes. Tom Wheeler, the commission chairman, said the F.C.C. Show More Summary

The Macklash Is On: THEESatisfaction, Palaceer, and Raz Simone Take Aim at Seattle Hiphop’s Biggest Star

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Black feminist sci-fi self-care. A smidge past a half-decade and a couple iterations back, you may recall that there was a group of acts dubiously lumped together as the "third wave" of Seattle hiphop. I remember the knowing half-joke...Show More Summary

BREAKING: OF COURSE They Caught the Black Llama First

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

And OF COURSE there are no stock photos of black llamas. stockphoto mania/Shutterstock The Internets went nuts today over two llamas that escaped from somewhere in Arizona, leading police on a chase that was broadcast live by a helicopter. This...Show More Summary

More About the Architectural Gentrification of Seattle and How Afrocentric Design Principles Can Stop It

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A model by UW architecture student Michelle Kang shows her view of Union Street’s much larger, interconnected African American families being dispersed by smaller, isolated newcomer families. Courtesy of Sharon Sutton In my feature this...Show More Summary

Auditor: Reforming the Seattle Police Department Remains an "Aspirational Goal"

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Anne Levinson, the person in charge of auditing the SPD's system of handling police misconduct. Courtesy of Anne Levinson Anne Levinson is a former municipal judge who now audits the Seattle Police Department's accountability system....Show More Summary

Meet the Architect Behind "Born Again Bertha" (Who Once Designed a Bike Freeway Using Viaduct Parts)

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The guy behind Born Again Bertha is local architect and cool dad John Kennedy, pictured here at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear held by Jon Stewart, one of Kennedy's idols, in 2010. Myra Lara If you happened to walk through Pioneer...Show More Summary

THEE History: A Photographic Timeline of How THEESatisfaction Came to Be

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Stasia “Stas” Irons is born in Tacoma! Catherine “Cat” Harris-White learns how to wink in Hawaii. If you have no idea who THEESatisfaction are, then you must be very new to this town. But even if you are a recent inhabitant of the 206, Stasia "Stas" Irons and Catherine "Cat" Harris-White are by no means obscure or underground. Show More Summary

Why Was the Space Needle Just Named "Corporate Leader of the Year"?

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Space Needle, flying a flag in solidarity with another iconic Seattle business. MAT HAYWARD/Shutterstock The Space Needle, a tall-ish observation tower you may have noticed just about a mile or so northwest of the retail core, is the de facto logo for one of the most liberal cities in America. Show More Summary

Think the City Should Allow More Homeless Encampments? Go Tell 'Em Tonight!

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Tent encampments, the city's Human Rights Commission says, "help provide safety and reduce risk of harm." Kelly O Homelessness is on the rise in Seattle. People are dying by falling from illegal encampments perched dangerously perched above freeways. Show More Summary

Another State Legislator Takes on Trans Urinators

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Crooks and Liars: Texas State Representative Debbie Riddle, a woman frighteningly over-concerned with your genitals, filed a bill in the Texas House that says... ...anyone over the age of 13 in a public facility of “a gender that isShow More Summary

I Hope There Are More Threeways in Season Three of House of Cards; I Bet Kevin Spacey Does, Too

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'm excited enough about season three I could almost strangle a dog. Jaguar PS / Shutterstock.com Last night, I started rewatching the first season of House of Cards with a friend who had only seen the British version. I'd forgotten the American House of Cards begins with Kevin Spacey strangling a dog. Show More Summary

Nine Photos from Yesterday's Protest Over Race Relations at the University of Washington

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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A Last-Ditch Effort to Preserve the Heart of the Central District

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The owners of the block on the left want to sell. On the right, you can see the neighborhood already changing. KELLY O The intersection of 23rd and Union in the Central District has become the symbolic heart of the fight against gentrification in Seattle. Show More Summary

I Want You to Listen: Christian Petersen's Music-Oriented Visual Art

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Reminds me of the '90s fur coat phase! I was stoked to see local contemporary visual artist, designer, and former small bicycle cyclist (he now rides a full-sized "fancy" bike), Christian Petersen, getting a nice li'l nod for his album artwork via local arts & fashion blog, Vanguard Seattle; it's a short Q&A in The Artist's Way section. Show More Summary

Attention Professional Arts Journalists: We Have the Job You’ve Been Looking For

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

We're hiring. a6photo/Shutterstock Do you like writing? Are you smart? Do you know and love the arts (music/film/TV/performance/books/comics)? Do you know and love Seattle? Do you have professional experience that differentiates youShow More Summary

The Morning News: Students Declare "State of Emergency" Over Race Relations at University of Washington

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Students at the University of Washington declared a "state of emergency" yesterday and called for administrators to "address the obvious race issues present on our campuses." Joshua Kelety Students on Three UW Campuses Demand Changes for Minority Students: "Hundreds of students walked out of class for protests Wednesday afternoon," KIRO reports. Show More Summary

MIT Graduate Develops a Program that Will End Theft at Self-Checkout Machines

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

If you made it to the future, this is how it looks like. Charles Mudede Many of us were raised in a time that looked forward to the future, to the age of angels, to the days of miracles and wonder, to the time when most of our economical problems would be solved by new and amazing technologies. Show More Summary

How Seattle Agreed to Stash a Climate Bomb in Its Seaport

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Trying to stop Shell: That’s the “Noble Discoverer,” one of the rigs in Shell oil’s Arctic drilling fleet, in the background. JIRI REZAC / GREENPEACE F or months, secret negotiations that would end up helping the Royal DutchShow More Summary

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