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Is Frank Ocean Streaming His Latest Album Live Right Now?

by Jessica Fu The entire internet is looking at Frank Ocean like... Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com Rumors about the new Frank Ocean album, reportedly titled Boys Don't Cry have come and go and come and go. But at this very moment, actual music is streaming out of the musician's official website boysdontcry.co. Show More Summary

EOD: We Asked Founding Gawker Editor Elizabeth Spiers for her Favorite Gawker Post

by The Stranger Elizabeth Spiers in 2003, the year Gawker was founded Doc Searle Today, we've been paying homage to our comrades in journalism, the often great, often problematic Gawker.com, who announced today that they will be ceasing publication next week. Show More Summary

SPD Chief Kathleen O'Toole Meets With Hillary Clinton in New York

by Ansel Herz Chief O'Toole was invited to meet with Clinton by her campaign. City of Seattle Kicking off the meeting with the heads of eight police departments today, Hillary Clinton talked for four minutes about police-community relations...Show More Summary

The 23 Best Movies Playing in Seattle This Weekend

Our Film Critics' Picks For August 18-21, From Pete's Dragon to Clue by Stranger Things To Do Staff Instead of heading to the movies only to be disappointed by yet another so-so remake (we're looking at you, Ben-Hur) try one of the movies below, each of which has been approved by our film critics. Show More Summary

Capitol Hill's Trump Statue Could Be a Safety Hazard, Says SDOT

by Ana Sofia Knauf The Don might be getting the boot. ASK Bad news for anyone who's been itching to see a certain naked statue in Capitol Hill: It might need to be removed. The statue is creating a safety hazard because oglers are standing...Show More Summary

Who's Leading Jill Stein In Texas Polls? Deez Nuts.

by Rich Smith She is also tied with the dead gorilla, Harambe. COURTESY JILL STEIN FOR PRESIDENT The first official presidential debates are coming up on September 26th, which means it's time for Jill Stein to stand up for DemocracyShow More Summary

Thank You for Your Service: 10 Gawker Articles We Loved

by Sydney Brownstone https://t.co/Xz0XDuYNdJ Shutting Down, Associated Sites Being Sold To Univision https://t.co/x2vxOxueMX— NPR (@NPR) August 18, 2016 A billionaire venture capitalist with a long-standing grudge against Gawker Media...Show More Summary

Department of Justice Will Stop Using Private Prisons; Immigration Agents Won't

by Ansel Herz The announcement doesn't affect this for-profit jail in Tacoma. Ansel Herz Big news today from the Department of Justice and Bureau of Prisons: They're going to stop relying on for-profit companies to run their prisons....Show More Summary

My Complicated Love/Hate (But Mostly Love) Relationship With Gawker

My Complicated Love/Hate (But Mostly Love) Relationship With Gawker by Tricia Romano When I started writing a nightlife column for the Village Voice back in 2002, Gawker was just a fledging site, written by one person, Elizabeth Spiers. Show More Summary

Cult Classic Fantastic Planet Has Its Own Vibe

by Andrew Wright Many movies may aspire to cult status, but only a few can slither right in and stake an unquestionable claim. The 1973 French/Czechoslovakian animated film Fantastic Planet, thankfully, is absolutely one of the latter. Show More Summary

Trump Statue Update: He Now Has a Hat

by Ana Sofia Knauf The hat, which reads "Make Me Cum Again," somehow makes the statue even more cringe-inducing. ASK When we visited the veiny, life-size statue around 1 p.m., there was a crowd of people gathered around it gawking, snickering, and taking photos. Show More Summary

Why Nate Parker Should Never Have Made The Birth of a Nation

by Charles Mudede Nate Parker in poster for The Birth of a Nation) Fox Searchlight The black director, star, and co-writer of Birth of a Nation, a film that generated a terrific amount of buzz at Sundance 2016, where it sold for a record-breaking...Show More Summary

Uber Drivers Face Uncertain Future as Mayor, City Council Shrink Away from Unionization Law

by Heidi Groover Eight months after Uber and Lyft drivers won the right to unionize, the city is still struggling to implement the law. HG In December, Seattle passed a never-before-tried law allowing drivers for app-based ride companies like Uber and Lyft to unionize. Show More Summary

Overturned Truck Shuts Down I-5 Near Tacoma

by Jessica Fu All lanes of the I-5 in the Tacoma and Fife areas are being cleared, due to a tanker truck that overturned on the freeway. Tacoma/Fife: Both directions of I-5 are closed due to overturned semi tanker that is leaking. Avoid the area. Show More Summary

Much Beloved Drag Queen Darcelle Achieves Guinness World Record

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Andrew Tonry Want to know another awesome thing about Portland? Their vibrant drag community. And the most beloved leader of that community is undoubtedly Darcelle (aka Walter Cole)—owner and grand maven of Darcelle XV Showplace, America's longest running drag show. Show More Summary

Mr. Robot Recap: The Twist in Episode 7 Is Big But a Bit Trying

by Charles Mudede This father is in the head of his son. USA Network Fans of Mr. Robot, a TV show about hackers who on June 9, 2015 successfully collapse a global economic system that looks and functions very much like our Chimerical one, might want to watch Werner Herzog's new documentary Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World. Show More Summary

Voice of the Eagle Traces Mystical Folk Guitarist Robbie Basho’s Quest for Transcendence

Voice of the Eagle Traces Mystical Folk Guitarist Robbie Basho’s Quest for Transcendence by Dave Segal I f director/producer Liam Barker had simply assembled a collage of pretty nature footage while laying American mystical folk guitarist Robbie Basho’s coruscating river of music over it for 90 minutes, he would’ve created a superior documentary. Show More Summary

Today in Stupid: Police Say Ryan Lochte Made Up Robbery Story To Cover Up a Gas Station Altercation

by Jennifer Campbell Have I got a story for you! Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com Swimmer Ryan Lochte may have helped create an international incident. Police in Rio are now saying Lochte and fellow swimmer Jimmy Feigen fabricated a story...Show More Summary

There's a Horrifying Statue of Donald Trump in Capitol Hill

by Ana Sofia Knauf "His pubes look like ramen," said one Stranger staffer. ASK This veiny, mayonnaise-colored Republican presidential nominee is standing on the corner of 11th Avenue and Pike Street. ASK [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

What Trump Means By His Confusing "Mr. Brexit" Tweet

by Rich Smith Mr. Trump is currently searching for a Union Jack flag that's just as big as this U.S. flag. Please send all tips to @realDonaldTrump Andrew Cline / Shutterstock.com Someone let Donald Trump have his phone again this morning. Show More Summary

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