Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

Blog Profile / Slog

Filed Under:United States / Seattle
Posts on Regator:72415
Posts / Week:215.3
Archived Since:March 23, 2008

Blog Post Archive

No Words Left: Hiphop's Silence or Fury on Ferguson

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

KILLER MIKE "At the bottom of our news tonight, there's been a new animal aimed at falling off the face of our Earth. Yes—young black teenagers are reported to be the oldest, and the newest, creatures added to the Endangered Species List. Show More Summary

What Do You Think of President Obama's Khaki Suit?

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Audacity of Taupe— Jared Keller (@jaredbkeller) August 28, 2014 My Twitter feed this afternoon was full of outrage over President Obama's sartorial choices. At a press conference today, Obama wore a suit that has alternately been described as khaki, taupe, tan, brown, and beige. Show More Summary

Ivar's Versus Ethan Stowell: The Fish 'n' Chips Face-Off

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O OLD-SCHOOL VERSUS NEW BALLARD Ivar’s, the Seattle classic, above. Ethan Stowell has a new fish 'n' chips place in Ballard called Chippy's. Fish 'n' chips there cost—GASP OH MY GOD I KNOW!!!—$14 to $18. But when's the last time...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Issues Statement on Ferguson

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"Imagine what we would feel and what we would do if white drivers were three times as likely to be searched by police during a traffic stop as black drivers, instead of the other way around," Hillary Clinton said at a (presumably very white) tech conference in San Francisco today. Show More Summary

Hey! Is That a Huge Richard Serra Sculpture at Paul Allen's Private Peninsula Lair?

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

'WELL, THAT'S A LOT OF INTERESTING QUESTIONS THERE' That rusty-colored sculpture on the left sure looks like a steel installation by the artist whose Wake is a centerpiece of Olympic Sculpture Park. People on Lopez Island talk about Paul Allen; he just comes up in conversation. Show More Summary

Tonight in Music: Little Dragon, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks and A Whole Lot More!

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

THE EVOLUTION OF LITTLE DRAGON'S ELECTRONIC POP (Showbox at the Market) Little Dragon began as a classily louche, luxuriously low-key electro-lounge act, with singer Yukimi Nagano's breathy voice cooing sweet anythings over retro-futurist triphop beats. Show More Summary

A Celebration of the End of Summer, with Music, Food, and Art

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

At the end of a Seattle summer, nobody requires a reason to walk outdoors, so what I’m about to recommend is all a bonus. Tonight I’d join the free tour through the sculpture park... KEEP READING > >

Seattle Police Deny Having or Using "Stingray" Cell Phone Data Sucking Device

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Matt9122/Shutterstock STINGRAY The animal after which a surveillance device used by Tacoma police, now under fire from civil liberties advocates, is named. It took many by surprise that civilian police at protests in Ferguson, Missouri, outfitted in camouflage and carrying assault rifles, looked like stormtroopers. Show More Summary

Does Ron Paul's Free Market Libertarianism Extend to Buying Political Endorsements?

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

In 2012, then-Iowa Republican State Senator Kent Sorenson switched his support from Michele Bachmann to Ron Paul just before the Iowa caucuses. Yesterday, Sorenson pled guilty on charges that someone paid him $73,000 in laundered money...Show More Summary

Harry Bailey Was a Horrible Police Chief

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I was on vacation the last three weeks—life is hard (see: Exhibit A below)—so I missed all sorts of awful news: Michael Brown, James Foley, Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall. But I also missed one piece of excellent news. Harry Bailey—the...Show More Summary

Here's What You Missed if You Weren't at the 2014 Literature Genius Showcase

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O AND THE NOMINEES ARE... Left to right: Shin Yu Pai, G. Willow Wilson, and Gary Groth. It is always nice to drink at a museum—or an aquarium, or a house of religion, or really any large space intended for a specific purpose and where you are usually instructed not to carry a beer around willy nilly. Show More Summary

Can You Spot the Historical Inaccuracy In the Preview for Ridley Scott's New Biblical Epic?

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

There isn't an airplane flying through a shot or a boom mic floating over an actor's head or one character wearing a Sixth Dynasty headdress standing next to a character wearing an Eleventh Dynasty headdress. Give up? The answer is after the jump... The current top comment on YouTube sums it up pretty well: The casting makes this a comedy. Show More Summary

Man Tased, Arrested for Crime of Being Black in St. Paul, Minnesota

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A man was sitting in a public place waiting to pick his kids up from school. He wasn't breaking any laws. A shop owner asked him to move—which the shop owner had no right to do—and the man got up and moved. He was then stopped by a cop who asked him his name. Show More Summary

Republicans Know They Have a Woman Problem, but They Can't Stop Saying Sexist Things

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A Republican-sponsored poll has confirmed what everyone knows: The Republican Party has a serious woman problem. A detailed report commissioned by two major Republican groups — including one backed by Karl Rove — paints a dismal picture...Show More Summary

Joan Rivers Has a Heart?

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

She does! And apparently it stopped this morning: Joan Rivers was rushed to a New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital this morning when she stopped breathing during throat surgery. Rivers was rushed to the hospital shortly after 9:30 AM ET in cardiac arrest. Show More Summary

Kathya Alexander is Reading Tonight in Madison Park; You Should Go Hear Her

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kathya Alexander Beacon I heard Kathya Alexander tell a story about dying a few months ago, and it froze the room to silence and pin drops. The sound of her voice has been imprinted on my brain ever since. A voice from the gut, riding slowly and austere over the slopes of her words. Show More Summary

Financially Strapped African Country to Allow Rich People to Shoot Their Wild Animals

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Inhabitat:Wild animals are now once again fair game in Zambia, as the African country recently lifted a 20-month ban on safari hunting. According to, the ban was put into place in January, 2013 due to allegations of corruption...Show More Summary

The Morning News: Invasions, Infections, Intrusions

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Russia Has Already Invaded Ukraine: Rebel leader in Ukraine says there are between 3000 and 4000 Russians—mostly Russian soldiers—fighting alongside Ukrainian rebels in rebel-held areas. Rebel leaders insists that they weren't sent into...Show More Summary

Ms. Gwen McCrae's Most Amazing Grunt

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

There are a LOT of grunts, whoops, and hollers in '50/'60s R&B, but I think the BESTEST grunt of ALL the grunts ever grunted might be one of the most unexpected and subtle grunts as delivered by Ms. Gwen McCrae. Okay, dig her most magnificent...Show More Summary

Anita Sarkeesian Threatened with Rape and Murder for Daring to Keep Critiquing Video Games

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Anita Sarkeesian, the woman behind a fantastic web series critiquing misogyny in video games, released another video this week. Funded as a Kickstarter project, Sarkeesian's "Tropes vs. Women in Video Games" series is an accessible but...Show More Summary

Recent Posting Activity


Posts per Week
Posts on Regator

Related Blogs

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC