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Rand Paul Is Dangerous Because Rand Paul Is Occasionally Right

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Yesterday, I said that Rand Paul is on the right track to become a threatening Republican presidential candidate. Today, an aide for President Obama backed me up: Speaking to reporters, counselor to the president Dan Pfeiffer said the...Show More Summary

Damn the Weather Is Damn Good

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O This is the Caesar salad sandwich that now haunts my dreams. Damn the Weather looks exactly right, and it's got great people involved, and it's brand-new in Pioneer Square; then there's the issue of whether you like the name or not. Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Anal Entitlement

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I am on vacation for all of July. But I've invited Mistress Matisse to handle the Savage Love letters of the day. Mistress Matisse is a writer, a dominatrix and a sex worker’s rights activist. She has a blog here and twitter here. The archive of her Stranger column, Control Tower, is here. Show More Summary

Canadian Music Festival Bans Aboriginal Headdresses

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Bass Coast Project in Merritt BC has given its attendees one week's warning that they can't wear their douchey appropriated headdresses to their festival: Post by Bass Coast Project. Between this and Emerald Queen Casino canceling their Ted Nugent shows, it's a great week for the dignity of Cascadian music culture. Show More Summary

What Else but the Capitol Hill Block Party?

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

You know it’s officially summer when the Pike/Pine corridor puts on its best neon hot shorts and revs up for three days of music, day drinking, sunburns, weed wafts, and sunshine! This year’s Capitol Hill Block Party boasts a great local lineup—Childbirth, Neighbors, Country Lips... KEEP READING > >

Theater Schmeater Returns with a Silly Wayne Rawley Comedy

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Courtesy of Theater Schmeater ATTACK OF THE KILLER MURDER... OF DEATH! Everyone's a suspect—including the sweet young production assistant. Playwright Wayne Rawley is at his best when he's skating a loose line between real tragedy and...Show More Summary

State Representative Mike Hope Resigns After Someone Notices That He Registered to Vote in Ohio

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Currently amusing our newsroom, via the Everett Herald:Republican state Rep. Mike Hope resigned Thursday after it was revealed he's been registered to vote in two states, Washington and Ohio, since last summer... Wednesday night, Hope emailed Barbara Baker, chief clerk of the House of Representatives, informing her he intended to step down. Show More Summary

Hercules Has a Secret, but It's Not the Good Kind of Secret

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Here's the trailer for Hercules, the new movie directed by Brett Ratner that opens in theaters today: This movie has a secret. Its secret is revealed in the first five minutes of the movie, but it's nowhere in the trailer. I don't think I can really talk about the movie without revealing this secret. Show More Summary

What I’m Packing for My Great Horror Campout

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Ten Thirty One Productions This Saturday night, most of you will be out drinking, twerking, vaping, selfie-ing, and maybe even remembering to catch some music at Capitol Hill Block Party. I, however, will be somewhere far preferable: out in the woods, trapped in a horror movie. The Great Horror Campout is exactly what it sounds like. Show More Summary

Who Are You Seeing Today at Capitol Hill Block Party?

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

kelly o Kelly O is brave enough to see Crypts tonight. Block Party starts in five hours! Do you have sunscreen? Do you have a neon fanny pack? Do you have a pot brownie to eat right before you walk in (not actually recommended)? Most...Show More Summary

BREAKING NEWS: Seattle Man Starts Kickstarter Campaign for the World's Largest Dick Drawing

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

So many puns should be inserted here. Also, apologies. According to E! online, Alex Wong, recent Seattle college grad (which college?), has launched a Kickstarter campaign to make the world's largest—except, really, not largest but longest—dick...Show More Summary

Lucy: Powers for Algernon

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Lucy can see your cell phone conversations and strum them like a harp, because she uses more of her brain than you do. The trailers for Lucy indicate fairly straightforward superhero fare: Scarlett Johansson is forced into service as...Show More Summary

The Morning News: This Week's Airline Death Toll, Possible Gaza Ceasefire, Isis FGM Report Seemingly Debunked, and More

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

@Air_Algerie toute mes condoleances pour toute les familles des victimes de #Crash et tous les membres de l'equipage allahyar hamhoum :'( — lisaa (@Lisa16Lisaa) July 24, 2014 • No Survivors in Yesterday's Air Algerie Plane Crash: All 118 who were aboard were killed. Show More Summary

Black Males Disproportionately Ticketed for Smoking Pot in Public

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

New York Times:Between January and June, Seattle police wrote 82 tickets for public consumption of pot in a state that voted in 2012 to legalize the sale of cannabis to adults for recreational use but does not allow it to be used inShow More Summary

Not Registered to Vote? You Can Do It in Person Through Monday

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seattle Municipal Archives You miss opportunities like this one (from a 1968 Seattle ballot measure) when you're not registered to vote! A reminder from King County Elections: King County residents not currently registered to vote in...Show More Summary

Emerald Queen Casino Cancels Upcoming Ted Nugent Shows

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I was out this evening at a press screening of the new Brett Ratner Hercules movie—you'll have to wait until tomorrow morning to read my review; place your bets now on whether I liked it or not—and so I missed the very welcome news that...Show More Summary

In Culture News: Teen Tix Wins Praise, Philip K. Dick Is Coming to TV, and Google Glass Banned from Comic-Con

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Teen Tix Wins Mayor's Arts Award, Gets Coverage in American Theatre: We've been loving Teen Tix, which facilitates teens getting $5 tickets to all kinds of cultural institutions from smaller theaters to Pacific Northwest Ballet, since 2009 when they made our Stranger Genius short list. Show More Summary

Railway Claims Oil Transport Through Seattle Is "Safe" Despite Derailment; Local Officials Not So Certain

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Courtesy of Josh Fogt The derailed train, this morning in Interbay. Gus Melonas, spokesperson for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, called earlier this afternoon to offer more details on this morning's oil train derailment under...Show More Summary

In His Final Book, Harvey Pekar Explains Israel to You

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

When Harvey Pekar died in 2010, he left behind a book-length collaboration with illustrator JT Waldman called Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me. Israel, which was in process at the time of Pekar's death, is a rarity in Pekar's body of work, which is mostly interested in anecdotes and the quotidian details of his life as a file clerk in Cleveland. Show More Summary

Now Open: Bell + Whete, Cafe Barjot, and Nine More New Seattle Spots

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog Meaty, meaty Bell + Whete. BELL + WHETE • Belltown: Somewhat bizarrely, this sibling of Local 360 celebrates the cuisine of the conquering Normans of yore, including "modern interpretations of old world dishes,...Show More Summary

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