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Take a Peek!: 20 Photos Inside the New Chop Suey

The new front bar, The Den, is open every day of the week at 4 pm. The huge picture windows are super dupes for people-watching. Kelly O Burt holds court above the main bar now. I once got detention in junior high school for taping this same image of Burt inside my best friend's school locker. Show More Summary

The Wrecking Crew Is an Excellent Doc About Session Musicians Everyone Has Heard but Nobody Knows

Tommy Tedesco and Carol Kaye. Are you a great but unjustly obscure musician? Be patient: Somebody eventually will make a documentary about your achievements. The Wrecking Crew—a self-contained universe of LA all-star session musicians...Show More Summary

How a Misunderstood True Story Involving Fargo Came to Be a Seattle Cinematographer's Best Work Yet

What, exactly, is she looking for out there? In the winter of 2013, the Tacoma-born and Ashland-based cinematographer Sean Porter got a cold call from Austin-based indie filmmakers David and Nathan Zellner, better known as the Zellner brothers. Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Burned

Originally posted on November 20, 2013. Last month at a house party, my boyfriend accidentally burned my chin, neck, and cleavage during a clumsily executed volcano shot. I was literally on fire for a few seconds. Some doctor appointments, burn creams, bandages, and awkward scabbing later, I'm healing nicely. Show More Summary

Environmental Groups Win First Round in Legal Effort to Keep Shell's Arctic Drilling Rigs Out of Seattle

Your elected Port of Seattle commissioners. They allowed a lease deal with Shell to proceed with little public notice or comment. But could a legal effort led by environmental groups undo the deal and stop Shell from parking its Arctic drilling fleet in Seattle? It looks more possible now. Show More Summary

Ethan Hawke Directed Seymour: An Introduction, a Film That's Actually Charming

Thankfully, this Ethan Hawke-directed documentary has nothing to do with the rambling J.D. Salinger novella of the same title. Instead, we meet Seymour Bernstein (born in 1927), a classical pianist and teacher with a mesmerizing voice...Show More Summary

Cascade Bicycle Club Announces Endorsements for City Council

Mike O'Brien loves bikes, and the Cascade Bicycle Club loves Mike O'Brien. (Sally Clark, left, once hit a cyclist with her car, but she's not running for reelection.) City of Seattle After some uncertainty about whether it would continue...Show More Summary

The First Part of the Bertha Rescue Mission Involved a Little Drama, a Lot of Waiting, and Plenty of Symbolism

Workers watch the first part of Bertha rise from the ground after more than a year of being broken. Alex Garland After nearly two years of being underground, and after more than a year of being stuck, the world's largest tunnel-boring...Show More Summary

The Little Bar That Actually Could: The Hideout Celebrates 10 Years of Being and Selling Art

Why do you think they call it “happy hour”? MEGUMI SHAUNA ARAI As construction cranes loom and news feeds clog with elegies to bygone hangs, it's a pleasure to report that at least one little bar that could actually could. The Hideout,...Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: Why It Matters for Seattle to Become a UNESCO City of Literature

Tree Swenson, on the left, is the executive director of Hugo House and co-founder of Copper Canyon Press. Seattle is a literary city—that’s clear. The literary conversation here is a roiling cacophony. Discussion, debate, and dispute are essential to keeping the ecosystem healthy. Show More Summary

What Is Luxury Communism?

This is what communism looks like? Vladimir Salman/Shutterstock The Guardian recently posted a piece about a movement that sees in the robotization of the factory, the self-checkout machines at retail stores (these are not even robots), and Amazon's coming delivery drones, a post-work society where luxury is finally democratized. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Oso One Year Later, Jean Godden's "White Guy Talk-a-Like" Opponents, and Home Pot Grows

The Oso mudslide on March 22, 2014 killed 43 people. Kelly O It's Been One Year Since the Oso Landslide: On Wednesday, the state Legislature awarded the Medal of Valor to the communities hit by the disaster. Now, those communities are bracing for the attention and emotions that'll come with the anniversary on Sunday. Show More Summary

Can We Force Jon Stewart to Keep Doing His Show?

The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive Either Fox News goes off the air the same day Stewart leaves the Daily Show or we chain Stewart to his desk and force him to keep doing the Daily Show. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles Proposes a New Bill Allowing Home Grows for Everyone

Yesterday, a bill hit Olympia that would allow everyone in the state over the age of 21 to grow a few marijuana plants (and deploy ladybugs to eat marijuana-loving aphids). Kelly O Yesterday was another lively one for medical marijuana. While...Show More Summary

Police Reports Illustrated: Sweaty, Suspicious, and Running to "Catch a Bus"

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Governor Jay Inslee: "I Have Huge Concerns About Drilling in the Arctic"

Governor Inslee made a strong statement about Arctic drilling during his Reddit AMA, but didn't address the climate side of the argument. Governor's Office/Flickr Governor Inslee came out with a pretty strong statement on Arctic drilling in his Reddit AMA this afternoon. Show More Summary

The New Modest Mouse Album Sounds Like Mouthwash

Trusted text-message source: Strangers to Ourselves is up there with dental hygiene. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Mayor Ed Murray Wants to Ban Smoking in Parks, and the City Says There's Nothing Unfair About That

Pretty soon you won't be able to smoke over there. City of Seattle This shit again. Anybody remember five years ago when then parks Superintendent Timothy Gallagher tried to institute a full ban on smoking in city parks? A bunch of people—including...Show More Summary

Savage Love: Loving Couples

I'm a straight guy in my 30s dating a woman in her mid-20s. We've been together for a year, and I'm crazy about her. In love, even. She's gorgeous, sweet, kind, loving, and very sexual. She's perfect. In her late teens and early 20s, she had a wild sex life. Show More Summary

After Watching It Follows, You'll Feel Like You're Being Followed

Even when the script doesn’t add up, David Robert Mitchell’s second feature (after 2010's The Myth of the American Sleepover) is an efficient fear-generating mechanism. Most horror films tap into a variety of fears, and It Follows is no exception. Show More Summary

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