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MIT Graduate Develops a Program that Will End Theft at Self-Checkout Machines

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

If you made it to the future, this is how it looks like. Charles Mudede Many of us were raised in a time that looked forward to the future, to the age of angels, to the days of miracles and wonder, to the time when most of our economical problems would be solved by new and amazing technologies. Show More Summary

How Seattle Agreed to Stash a Climate Bomb in Its Seaport

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Trying to stop Shell: That’s the “Noble Discoverer,” one of the rigs in Shell oil’s Arctic drilling fleet, in the background. JIRI REZAC / GREENPEACE F or months, secret negotiations that would end up helping the Royal DutchShow More Summary

The Duff: Even the Actually-Funny Mae Whitman Can’t Improve on the Prom Genre

Fake-sexy underwear is more important than self-esteem. You know the drill—high school is difficult and mean and hot and football and prom. But it’s 2015, so go ahead and hashtag some cyberbullying in there, plus a new acronym, of course: DUFF. Show More Summary

What We Do in the Shadows: As Zombie Films Become Too Numerous and Predictable, Vampire Films Are Getting Interesting

There is no ennui in this vampire movie. Now that we as a culture have seemingly settled on zombies as our primary monster metaphor, the somewhat ignored genre of vampire movies is busy getting weird. And the weirdness is a wonderful thing to behold. Show More Summary

Poster of the Week by Shogo Ota

Shogo Ota is a stylistic chameleon—this old-school tattoo look is a first for him, as far as I can remember—and his ongoing work for Neumos and Barboza has been pretty phenomenal. See more of Shogo's work at tiremanstudio.com.

Guest Editorial: If Benedict Cumberbatch Doesn't Win the Best Actor Oscar, I Shall Be Forced to Delete My Blog

Benedict Cumberbatch better win the Oscar—or else! By Lulu Manolis, webmaster at cumberbatchinmyhair.biz Hear my words, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and mark them well: I hereby declare, for all the world to see, that...Show More Summary

Re-bar Celebrates 25 Years of Transgression—DJs, Drag Queens, and Kicking Nirvana Out of Their Own Party

Not pictured: Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and Dave Grohl puking on the sidewalk. Last weekend, the beloved Seattle bar/nightclub/theater space Re-bar commemorated its 25th anniversary with a series of celebratory burlesque performances,...Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Come On, Snoopy

I am an older straight woman married to a man is younger than me, by about 12 years. We've been together eight years, married for one. He is handsome, friendly and charming. He tells me over and over that he loves me, I'm the only one for him, he thinks I'm sexy—all the things I do love to hear. Show More Summary

The High List: Recommended Events (and Nearby Snacks) for Stoners—Down for Slutever… and more!

Slutever, Lisa Prank, Childbirth, and Sharkie play the Narwhal Sun Feb 22. Budtender’s Ball MUSIC Fri Feb 20, Lo-Fi Performance Gallery (429 Eastlake Ave E) Well, this is a no-brainer. The first in a series of three (happening on the...Show More Summary

Trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's Wayward Pines

One of the big summer TV events on the horizon is M. Night Shyamalan's Wayward Pines on Fox, and here's the new trailer. Shyamalan—or as I like to call him, "Plots McTwisty"—has fallen out of favor with many of us, but this news series...Show More Summary

Chief Unveils New Rules for What Seattle Officers Can Say on Social Media

No longer allowed: postings that show disrespect toward "any race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, or any other protected class of individuals." Jeremy Sorese This afternoon, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole published a new social media policy—under development since last fall—on the department's website. Show More Summary

What's It Like to Live in the OK Hotel, 12 Feet from the Roaring Viaduct?

The view from the OK Hotel. Kelly O Artist Scotty Rickard lives so close to Seattle's viaduct that sometimes he fantasizes about jumping out of his window and trying to grab on to it, action-movie-style. "It would have to be a pretty far jump," he says from the third floor of the OK Hotel, guessing the giant concrete monolith is about 12 feet away. Show More Summary

Bartender Crush: Jeff at Lost Lake

Brooklyn Benjestorf Name: Jeff Where: Lost Lake Buy Him A Shot Of: Jameson Ask Him To Make You A: Margarita What He's Doing When He's Not At The Bar: "I'm at a different bar," Jeff says. Words To Live By: "Everybody dies but not everybody lives. I'm living." [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Struggling in Seattle, Big in Japan—Filmmaker John Jeffcoat on His Effort to Bring Tennis Pro to the World Stage

Tennis Pro’s Phil Peterson argues a line call with director John Jeffcoat. You probably don't know the Seattle power-pop trio Tennis Pro, even though they've been toiling away for seven years. They're one of thousands of bands in this city struggling to get their songs into your ears, but your apathy remains steadfast. Show More Summary

The Problem with Diva Worship—My Embarrassing Encounter with Stephanie Blythe, Star of Seattle Opera's Semele

Stephanie Blythe: worthy of worship. This is my embarrassing Stephanie Blythe story. A couple years ago, my wife, Chris, and I went to New York to see Mary Zimmerman's production of Armida at the Met. Renée Fleming was singing. As we...Show More Summary

What Makes Randy's, the 24-Hour Diner South of Boeing Field, Worth the Trip

Why don't more people know about this place? It's a classic, a rare island of unfussiness in a sea of increasingly froofy restaurants. Nick DePaolo Despite having a near-perfect chicken fried steak, the food at Randy's isn't much different from IHOP or Denny's, both of which exist within the boundaries of Seattle. Show More Summary

Remember Those People Who Wanted to Turn the Viaduct into an Elevated Park?

It’s not gonna happen, guys. The viaduct is no High Line. JOSHUA BOULET When no one in this city can agree on what to do about Bertha, or the tunnel, or cost overruns, there's a certain solace in standing in the shadow of the Alaskan Way Viaduct and staring into a truth we all know: That thing has to come down. In Kate Martin's Fremont living room, not even that is certain...

Rudy Giuliani's Racist Anti-Obama Comments Are a Desperate (and Successful) Plea for Attention

"Let's see...should I say something about the White House not being white anymore? No, I got it! I'll bring up his dead mother! That'll score me a slot on CNN for sure." Randy Miramontez / Shutterstock.com The only reason anyone still remembers Rudy Giuliani's name is because he happened to be mayor of New York City during 9/11. Show More Summary

Da Pino, Home to the Crankiest Italian Restaurateur in Seattle

Pino Rogano may suggest you try his house-made salumi and sausages. Kelly O My boyfriend likes really bad Chinese food—the beige and greasy kind, served in karaoke bars and bowling-alley card rooms. So early on in our relationship, when...Show More Summary

Seattle Sax Freak Skerik on His New Band DRKWAV, Miles Davis’s Electric Era, and the Bardo

DRKWAV (Skerik, far left): "Everything we were playing was like some dark soundtrack to some weird movie, with beats. " Royal Potato Family Records Seattle jazz-funk-punk saxophonist Skerik is one of the busiest and most interesting musicians in Seattle. Show More Summary

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