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The Morning News: King County Sheriff's Deputies Are Wearing Black Bands Across Their Badges

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

King County Sheriff's Office King County cops will be wearing black bands over their badges "until midnight on the day of the last funeral" of the cops killed in Brooklyn. "There's Been an Awful Lot of Criticism of Police in the Last Few Weeks and Very Little Show of Support" So says King County Sheriff John Urquhart. Show More Summary

Some Records Shouldn't Be Reissued When There Are Plenty of Inexpensive Copies Around

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Look, I love the English progressive group the Moody Blues, but I don't quite "get" why we need THIS, a fancy reissue of the Moody's The Seventh Sojourn album. Uh, there are ZERO bonuses and this new reissue retails for $28!?! WHA? Out...Show More Summary

Video Editorial: Get With "the Process," Kshama

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Some words of advice for Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant. (Sources: Nov. 19 arrest; vote against the budget; tunnel talk; the Suncadia retreat; redevelopment of South Lake Union; campaign finance reform; Rasmussen fund raising;...Show More Summary

Elsa & Fred: Unconvincing Sentimentality

Throughout his career, British director Michael Radford has been making films about couples of various kinds, from the urban Brits of 1984 to the rural Italians of Il Postino. In his remake of the 2005 Spanish-Argentinian hit Elsa yShow More Summary

Chop Suey Sale, KEXP's New Home, Possible Magma Date

CHOP SUEY REPORTEDLY BEING EYED FOR PURCHASE BY LA ENTREPRENEURS Capitol Hill Seattle blog reported on December 8 that Los Angeles club owner Erin Carnes and LA musician Brianna Rettig have designs on buying Capitol Hill club Chop Suey. Show More Summary

The Best of Slog: What If We Screened The Interview in the Tunnel Below Pioneer Square?

The Bertha Saga Continues: The week began with the City Council grilling WSDOT about Bertha and Pioneer Square sinkage. Here's what we learned. Dominic Holden returned to Slog to tell us to stop with the tunnel while we're only slightly behind. Show More Summary

The Song of the Day Is the "5" Royales' "I Got to Know"

Slog Out, I'd hope '50s R&B vocal group the "5" Royales would need no introduction, 'cause they're one of the first groups who took steps to evolving gospel, R&B, and jump into what by the '60s would become soul. Also, they were from...Show More Summary

Annie: Annie Is Dead, Long Live Annie

The original Annie was such a feature of my childhood that I can’t even properly say if I “liked” it or not—did I like the bed I slept in or the house I lived in? It just was. But going in with a head full of nostalgia might not be the...Show More Summary

Our Critics' Top Picks for Today

X AND THE BLASTERS' UNBEATABLE SONGBOOKS X and the Blasters @ El CorazonEven on their now-34-year-old debut records, X and the Blasters had deeper musical roots than their peers, with X powering their punk with rockabilly beats and deep folk harmonies and the Blasters mining the golden intersection of rock ’n’ roll and country and western. Show More Summary

Council Wants to Hear from SPD About All Those Cops at Recent Protests

Eli Sanders Some have questioned the scale of police response to recent protests. Here, officers guard SPD headquarters as protesters arrive on Dec. 6. Council Member Kshama Sawant has questions for the Seattle Police Department. Among...Show More Summary

Poster of the Week

Artist Dalton James Rose is creating an incredible series of posters, each based on one of the 10 songs on Hallstrom's recent debut album, Out on the Borderlands, Down in the Valley. See more of Dalton's work at Hallstrom, Heels to the Hardwood, Xolie Morra & the Strange Kind play Fri Dec 19 at the Crocodile. Click here to leave a comment.

Murray Will Ask Council To Allow Homeless Encampments

Kelly O A kitchen and pantry at Nickelsville, a homeless encampment forced to leave its West Seattle location last year. Mayor Ed Murray says he’ll propose a new law next month allowing homeless encampments on a “limited number of unused,...Show More Summary

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: A Film Review in Three Parts

Will Gandalf ever cast another spell? (A: Yes) In 2012's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Bilbo Baggins and a bunch of mostly interchangeable dwarves set out to slay a dragon. In 2013's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the small heroes eventually reach the dragon's lair. Show More Summary

New Year's Eve and You

After a considerable amount of fact-gathering and research, we've determined that the evening of December 31 has the potential to be remarkably lively, especially for a Wednesday. At the Unicorn, the members of TacocaT will be DJing the hits of your dreams all night long. Show More Summary

What Happened When "Something Rotten!" Left the 5th Ave for Broadway?

Courtesy of the 5th Ave Now you have to go to New York to see it. Earlier this week, the 5th Avenue Theatre announced that Something Rotten!—a new musical comedy about an arrogant Shakespeare—had dropped out of the coming season andShow More Summary

Rand Paul Injects a Moat into the Debate Over Our Cuba Policy

Christopher Halloran / Dr. Ben Carson will be your one-stop shop for campaign hilarity. Two pieces of business from future presidential candidates: 1. All-but-certain Republican presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul...Show More Summary

Let's Say One Positive Thing About Bill Cosby

Once-near-universally loved comedian/actor Bill Cosby’s had a rough year, as anyone’s who looked at the internet or read the news realizes. His reputation’s currently swirling around the toilet and only his wife and daughter have stepped...Show More Summary

The Man in the Unitard Explains How He and His Naked Friends Got Trapped on Seattle's Great Wheel

Photo by Payton Beck "I had a pound of mushrooms, man," says Buster. "Have you ever seen a pound of mushrooms?" Do you remember the totally true comic from a few weeks ago about the drunk, high, naked people who were kept in a gondola...Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: A Thank-You Note (And Bonus Thank-You Pic)

I'm a 28-year-old straight man and my wife is a 31-year-old mostly straight woman. We have been married for four years. I recently discovered the lovecast and your column, and my wife and I have been voraciously consuming back episodes ever since. Show More Summary

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