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Archived Since:March 23, 2008

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Savage Love Letter of the Day: Gone Camping

My partner and I consider ourselves to be monogamish and/or open. We hadn't tested the idea of having sex with anyone else until recently—we had fooled around with others, but no sex—and it went very poorly. My partner thinks I'm the...Show More Summary

The Vibrant, Nuclear-Hued Glow of Tangerine

Good movies can sometimes give off a hum—a feeling that the energy and chemistry on-screen can't be constrained by the edges of the frame. Tangerine, the latest from cowriter/director Sean Baker (Starlet), fits this description and then some, creating a kinetic rush with enough spillover juice to light up Los Angeles for a year. Show More Summary

Why We're Not Talking about Bernie vs. Hillary: A Dialogue with Dan Savage and Rich Smith

An unfair, predictable fight. shutterstock.com DAN SAVAGE: So, Rich, you’re new here, I don't think we've actually met, and you’re writing about the 2016 presidential election. Eight years ago, when Obama was running against Hillary, Slog was a war zone—Hillary supporters duking it out with Obama supporters. Show More Summary

An Open Letter to Warren Buffett: Put Public Safety Before Profit and Prioritize Oil Train Regulation

Last year's oil train derailment under the Magnolia Bridge. In this open letter, Seattle City Council member Mike O'Brien calls on Warren Buffett to use his influence "as the largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, which owns notShow More Summary

Really Awful Word of the Day: Cuckservative

Oh god, is "cuckservative" really becoming a thing now? http://t.co/9yFGF0qVfT— Josh Barro (@jbarro) July 24, 2015 God help me, but I'm going to have to link to the odious Daily Caller: Erick Erickson recently stumbled across the term...Show More Summary

The Stranger's Capitol Hill Block Party Guide: The Only Capitol Hill Block Party Guide You'll Ever Need

The Capitol Hill Block Party began as a humble little neighborhood street fair. Over the past 15 years, it has blossomed into a full-fledged orgy of music, heat, food, and naked sweat-drenched flesh. If you've never been, or even if you have, it can be a lot to take in. Show More Summary

Can a Documentary Save Black Lives? Murder Victim Jordan Davis's Father Hopes 3½ Minutes, 10 Bullets Can and Will

Jordan Davis’s parents stand up for justice. In November 23, 2012, while sitting in a parked car with three friends, 17-year-old Jordan Davis was shot and killed by 45-year-old Michael Dunn following a verbal dispute over loud music....Show More Summary

This Key & Peele Skit Is Problematic

Surprised some asshole YouTube commenter hasn't cried reverse racism yet—because, you know, whiteface. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Drunk of the Week: These Shorts Are So Short!

What can we even call shorts this short? The term "Daisy Dukes" seems a little too generous... My mom said (uh, YES SHE DOES TOO read Drunk of the Week, each and every week) that she'd normally call shorts like these "nut-huggers." But...Show More Summary

Hack the CD's Cultural Innovation Conference Attempts to Disrupt Gentrification in the Central District

Niela Hampton of Afrikanections and Domonique Meeks of Hack the CD doing some innovating. Zithri Saleem Back in May, The Seattle Times published a story about the Central District with the following headline: “Historically black Central...Show More Summary

To the Barricades!

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In Food News: Pizzeria Gabbiano Earns Top Honor, Madrona Eatery Is Closing, and Salmonella Strikes Seattle

Pizzeria Gabbiano: One of the best new restaurants in America, according to Eater. Kelly O Pizzeria Gabbiano Named One of the Best Restaurants in the CountryEater released its list of "The 21 Best New Restaurants in America" this week,...Show More Summary

Why We're Endorsing Debora Juarez for City Council District No. 5

Debora Juarez Courtesy Debora Juarez North Seattle is more than legal weed shops around the Aurora Bridge. North Seattle is also a lot of single-family housing, a place with awful transit options, and a bunch of neighborhoods that seriously lack in sidewalks. Show More Summary

Jeff Bezos Makes $7 Billion in Under 45 minutes

Amazon's newly constructed headquarters in downtown Seattle, designed by NBBJ. Charles Mudede Because Amazon jumped from $482 per share to $563 yesterday after a surprising earnings report, Jeff Bezos made 7 billion bones in under 45 minutes. Show More Summary

Police Reports Illustrated: When Being a Good Samaritan Goes Really, Really Bad

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Says the Arc of History Bends Toward Chaos

Did you see Ta-Nehisi Coates on The Daily Show last night? He was talking about his new book, Between the World and Me, which everyone in the office (okay, maybe just Jen and Sean, but it FEELS like everybody) has read. Except me. IShow More Summary

Michelle Handelman's Irma Vep, The Last Breath Adds Gender Subversion and Class Critique to a 100-Year-Old Anagram

Irma Vep, The Last Breath: An unstable outlaw of a gender. Irma Vep was born fully formed in 1915, a woman who was never a girl, a gangster whose name was an anagram for "vampire," and a popular enigma whose mouth had two meanings: Lips closed, she had a secret; mouth wide, she was ready to suck the life out of everything. Show More Summary

Jeb! Bush: Let's Phase Out Medicare

TPM: The phase-out brigade is back! But now instead of George W. Bush wanting to phase out Social Security, it's Jeb Bush wanting to phase out Medicare. The former Florida governor opined Wednesday on the future of Medicare, a program he said "we need to figure out a way to phase out.... Show More Summary

The Morning News: Death of Donnie Chin Mourned, Plan B Victory Announced, and Paul's Boutique Dissected

Donnie Chin, director of the International District Emergency Center, was shot to death early in his car Thursday morning. Officials from the governor to the mayor are expressing shock and grief. f11photo / Shutterstock.com Grief Over...Show More Summary

Blabbermouth: Our Week-in-Review Podcast Looks at Housing Crisis Solutions, one Very Tiny Home, and an Art Fair!

Episode 14 of our Stranger week-in-review podcast. (Now available on iTunes.) In case you haven't heard, a GRAND BARGAIN has been reached by a mayoral committee tasked with solving Seattle's housing crisis. How grand is this bargain?...Show More Summary

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