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Mary Anne Carter's Broadsides Do More Than Illustrate Poems

Mary Anne Carter thought it fitting to put a poem that discusses both “cosmopolitan women” and abortion onto a dainty handkerchief. JULIA ROBINS A broadside is like one of those screen-printed band posters you see at indie rock shows and in Etsy shops, but for poetry. Show More Summary

Rand Paul Is Coming to Seattle Next Week at 8:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. on a school day? Come on, Rand. There better be bloody marys. Andrew Cline / Shutterstock.com The junior senator from Kentucky is holding a rally at Town Hall next week, presumably to announce his surprise at the fact thatShow More Summary

State Supreme Court Upholds SeaTac's Minimum Wage Law

Voters approved a $15 minimum wage for SeaTac in 2013. Courtesy of Working Washington In a 5-4 decision today, the Washington State Supreme Court upheld the city of SeaTac's $15-an-hour minimum wage law and ruled that it should apply to hospitality and airport workers. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Three Firefighters Killed by Wildfire, Seattle Breaks Heat Record, Local Jobless Rate Drops

This is what wildfires have been doing to Seattle sunsets in recent weeks. This photo was taken on Alki Beach in West Seattle on August 1. KR The State Is on Fire: Or it certainly seems that way. There are 20 large active wildfires burning in Washington State right now, mostly in the eastern part. Show More Summary

Low-Wage Workers May Finally Be Able to Sue Their Employers If They're Not Paid the Minimum Wage

Currently, employees have to go through an administrative civil process if their employer isn’t paying them adequately. alex garland Good news for workers: A massive, 100-plus-page bill currently circulating in the mayor's office would...Show More Summary

What the Northwest Wildfires Look Like from Space

Image of Northwest wildfires from the International Space Station. The astronaut sends his prayers down to us. Kjell Lindgren/ISS?NASA It's nice and all quiet here in Seattle. The sky is blue and there are sexy breezes slipping through the curtains of our bedrooms (more about this tomorrow on Slog). Show More Summary

Undercover Police Spied on Black Lives Matter Activists in New York City

New York City cops are doing more than arresting Black Lives Matter activists. They're surveiling them. a katz / Shutterstock.com The Intercept reports: Documents obtained by The Intercept confirm that undercover police officers attended numerous Black Lives Matter protests in New York City between December 2014 and February 2015. Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Cover Your Tracks

Originally posted on January 30, 2013. I recently caught my boyfriend watching porn. We have talked about it before, and he said he didn't watch it while he was in a relationship. But when I caught him there with his dick in his hand, I lost it. Show More Summary

10 Frames: A Selection of Shots from Menagerie at Kremwerk

Truly a unicorn: our lovely host, Shannon Colleen. Brooklyn Benjestorf Now in its second month running, Menagerie is a new house music and animal costume theme party every second Friday at Kremwerk. The party is hosted by Shannon Colleen in collusion with resident DJ BGeezy. Sarah Rose as a disco deer. Show More Summary

DIY Space the Josephine Is Urgently Raising Funds to Make a Comeback

The Josephine, once a hub of underground music and unconventional performance arts in Ballard, shut down in February after it received numerous noise complaints. But now lease holders and show bookers Malaki Stahl and Olivia Mendez have...Show More Summary

Hilliard's Launched a New Beer Last Night and You Should Try It

You can drink three glasses of the new sour beer from Hilliard's without feeling like you ate a five-pound bag of Sweet Tarts. Courtesy of Rachel Gallaher I must admit upfront: I love Hilliard's beer because Hilliard's loves the art world. Show More Summary

"Don't Let the Bastards Get You Down": An Open Letter to Jeff Bezos from Church of Scientology Head David Miscavige

David Miscavige considers the entire universe. Dear Jeff, Whoa! What the heck happened with that New York Times article, man? Did you guys forget to give them all free Prime memberships or what? No offense, but I've seen more flattering...Show More Summary

Hillary Does Not Compute Black Lives Matter's Requests

Hillary Clinton can't help you if you're not asking for specific solutions. JStone / Shutterstock.com On Monday, Black Lives Matter released video of their conversation with Hillary Clinton, which they had following a town hall meeting last week in New Hampshire. Show More Summary

In Food News: Manolin Named One of the Country's Best New Restaurants, Chop Shop Adds Breakfast and Lunch

Manolin is heavy on seafood and the seasonal bounty of the region. Jennifer Richard • Big news: Manolin was just named one of Bon Appétit ten best new restaurants in the country. "The star of the menu at this dream seafood spot isn't the daily catch, it's the seasonal mole—a mysterious sauce with more ingredients than we can remember," they write. Show More Summary

So You're Thinking About Checking to See If Your Husband or Wife Was On Ashely Madison

Three things to consider. 1. Do you really want to know? Many people who were cheated on and found out—because they found evidence, because the cheater wanted to unburden themselves, because a couples counselor insisted the cheater disclose,...Show More Summary

The Making of a Memorial to an Unknown Number of People Killed in Jamaica

Originally exhibited in a residential yard in Jamaica, Patterson’s memorial is on display at Seattle Art Museum through September 7. ANNIE PAUL The Jamaican artist Ebony G. Patterson followed the events as they happened just a few miles away from her home. Show More Summary

Morrissey (and His Many Necklaces) Meets Larry King

Larry King and Morrissey: The meeting for which no one was waiting, goes live at 11am. Listen, I understand: You're no longer interested in Morrissey (if indeed you ever were). You can't understand why people keep going on and on and on about him. Show More Summary

It's Not True the Cascadia Fault Has Been Totally Inactive

That was my impression, but Seattle Times science writer Sandi Doughton clears things up this morning. Initial results from a program to monitor the Cascadia Subduction Zone in unprecedented detail show that the fault off the Northwest...Show More Summary

Ashley Madison Hackers Dump Data Online

Wired: Hackers who stole sensitive customer information from the cheating site AshleyMadison.com appear to have made good on their threat to post the data online.... The data released by the hackers includes names, addresses and phone numbers submitted by users of the site, though it’s unclear if members provided legitimate details. Show More Summary

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